Learn a great way to sync your RAW files and edits while on the go using Lightroom


posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:30 AM EDT


If you're traveling or out in the field, that doesn't mean you can't be productive with your RAW processing. You can get started on your phone or tablet and then be able to seamlessly continue working on your files as soon as you get back home. There are multiple ways to do this and Ted Forbes shows us a very convenient way using Lightroom in the video below.

You can use Lightroom Mobile Sync to get your image files on the cloud and fully synced with your desktop Lightroom library. Lightroom Mobile used to feel a lot like a scaled-down version of Lightroom, but with recent updates, Forbes considers the software to be more than sufficient to use for processing on the road without needing to redo the work later on his computer.

Ideally, you want your entire image library, every shot you've taken and want, to be in one single place. One of Lightroom's biggest strengths is its asset management and overall organizational structure. Forbes' workflow includes plugging an SD card reader into his iPad, importing the images from the SD card into the iOS Camera Roll. After that, you can then import them into a newly-created Album in Lightroom Mobile. All the RAW files and any edits he does to them in Lightroom, they'll sync with the Cloud and download to Lightroom on his computer. See the workflow in action in the video below.

(Via The Art of Photography