(And pssst... there’s a sale! Details below.)
From the Adobe Blog on June 19:
Starting today, Lightroom CC, our cloud-based photo service, can synchronize both presets and profiles, including custom-created presets and third-party presets and profiles. This means you can have access to any preset that you’ve made or purchased on all of your devices, enabling you to truly edit your photos anywhere.
Note that this syncing only works with Lightroom CC. Lightroom Classic was updated as well, but Adobe is being true to their word that cloud-based syncing workflows are not a part of Classic’s improvement roadmap.
So this means, and again I really have to say finally, if you use any of my Prolost Profiles and/or Presets in Lightroom CC desktop, they will now sync to the mobile versions. And it’s a good, smart sync too — you can manage which profiles and presets are visible on Lightroom CC for iOS and Android.
What this means for me is that my Lightroom workflow — which has always been heavily based around presets, and now profiles as well — works completely on my iPhone. Put another way, the camera I always have with me has most of my desktop-based post-processing workflow built right in.
#yourfilter is better than #nofilter
There are no shortage of fun, easy and/or creative ways to post-process your iPhone photos, but what excites me about this is that, whether you use Profiles or Presets, and whether you build your own, or buy from folks like me, you can now curate your own collection of mobile photo looks. And you can apply them to raw DNGs that you can shoot with increasingly sophisticated control, using your phone’s camera. This is far more sophisticated than simply applying filters to our mobile photos. It’s more akin to choosing your own digital film stock.
Slow is Smooth
The reason I didn’t blog about this promptly was that I was visiting Yosemite National Park with my family. I had my Sony a7S II with me of course, but I shot a lot with my iPhone as well. Along with Preset & Profile sync, Lightroom CC for iOS also now features a “technology preview” of a Long Exposure mode, with optional built-in stabilization so you can get silky slow-shutter shots without a trpid. I tried it out on Yosemite’s beautiful waterfalls, and then was able to complete all the post I would ever want to do on these shots right there on my iPhone X.
Celebrating with a Sale
I’m so excited about this Lightroom release that I’m putting all my Lightroom Presets and Profiles on sale through July 4th. Use coupon code FINALLY to get 40% off.