Lightroom Mobile Book, The

Lightroom Mobile Book, The : How to extend the power of what you do in Lightroom to your mobile devices

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Scott Kelby, the #1 best-selling Lightroom book author, brings you everything you need to know about Lightroom Mobile in his newest book.

Lightroom Mobile, which is kind of like an extension of the regular desktop version of Lightroom, allows users to use Lightroom on their iPads, iPhones, and Android devices. This is really handy because it lets you do a lot of the main things you use the desktop version for, but with Lightroom Mobile, you can easily do them on your mobile device. Plus, it's "free," and that's a hard price to beat.

The Lightroom Mobile Book, first shows you how to get up and running quickly. Then, comes the fun stuff, like telling Lightroom on your computer which collections you want access to over in Lightroom Mobile. Plus, you'll learn how to manage your collections, add Pick flags and star ratings, move images, play slide shows, and a bunch of other important stuff you'll want to know right up front. Then, you'll learn how to edit your images in Lightroom Mobile, using the same Basic panel features found in the desktop version of Lightroom-it's the same sliders that do the same thing, and it's even in the same order. You'll also learn how to easily crop images, as well as use the in-app camera. You'll learn step by step how to set up Lightroom on your desktop and mobile device, so that during a shoot, you can hand your client your tablet and not only can they see the images coming in live as you shoot, they can make their own Picks, comments, and even share the link with someone at a different location, so they can be part of the shoot, and the approval process, too!

There are lots of other handy features you'll want to know about, and Scott tells you exactly how to use them just like he was sitting there beside you, using the same casual style as if he were telling a friend.

In The Lightroom Mobile Book, Scott brings the whole process together in a clear, concise, and visual way. There is no faster, more straight-to-the-point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom Mobile than with this groundbreaking book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 10mm | 265g
  • New Riders Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 013454725X
  • 9780134547251
  • 952,211

Table of contents

Chapter One: Getting Your Images Into Lightroom Mobile

Download and Sign In to Lightroom Mobile

Choose Your Options

Sign In to Lightroom on Your Desktop

Turn On Sync with Lightroom Mobile

Choosing Which Collections to Sync

You Can Only Sync One Catalog

Chapter Two: Working with Collections

Creating a New Collection

Adding Images to a New Collection

Seeing Your New Collection on Your Desktop

Seeing Where Your Original Images Are Saved

Choosing How to Sort Your Collections

Seeing Your Images in Grid View

Changing the Size of Your Thumbnails

Choosing Grid View Options

Choosing Your Image Sorting Options

Using Segmented View

Manually Rearranging Your Thumbnails

Setting a Cover Photo

Copying and Moving Images

Selecting Multiple Images

Seeing an Image in Loupe View

Zooming In

Hiding the Loupe View Interface

Using the Filmstrip

Starting a Slide Show

Flagging Your Images as Picks or Rejects

Adding Star Ratings

Using Filters to See Your Best Images

Seeing Your Picks and Star Ratings on Your Desktop

Chapter Three: Editing Your Images

Editing Your Images

Setting the White Balance

Using the Temperature and Tint Sliders

Resetting an Edit Slider

Using the White Balance Selector Tool

Adjusting the Overall Brightness (Exposure)

Automatically Correcting Your Images with Auto Tone

Adding Contrast

Fixing Brightest Areas (Highlights)

Dealing with Highlight Problems (Clipping)

Fixing Backlit Photos or Opening Up Shadows

Expanding Your Tonal Range (Whites and Blacks)

Bringing Out Texture with Clarity

Adding More Color to Your Image

Desaturating an Image

Adding Pick Flags and Star Ratings While Editing

Applying Changes Made to One Photo to Other Photos

Seeing a Before/After

Resetting Your Image

Editing in Camera Roll

Editing in a Web Browser

Seeing (and Adding) Metadata in Lightroom Web

Chapter Four: Going Beyond the Basic Edits

Using the Tone Curve: Point Curve

Using the Tone Curve: Parametric Curve

Using the Tone Curve: RGB Channels

Adding Edge Darkening (Vignetting)

Converting to Black and White

Creating Split-Toning Effects

Adjusting Individual Colors in Your Image

Fixing Hazy Images

Fixing Skies (and Other Stuff) with the Graduated (Linear) Filter

Creating Spotlight Effects Using the Radial Filter

Applying Auto Lens Corrections

Editing RAW Photos from Your DSLR

Applying Develop Module Presets

Using Preset Previews

Adjusting Presets

Applying More Than One Preset

Copying-and-Pasting Settings from One Image to Another

Copying-and-Pasting Features That Aren't in Lightroom Mobile

Making Collections of Adjust-ments Not in Lightroom Mobile

Making a Collection for Third-Party Presets

Chapter Five: Cropping and Stuff Like Cropping

Cropping an Image

Applying Preset Cropping Ratios

Free-Form Cropping

Straightening an Image

Manually Rotate an Image

Rotating an Image 90

Flipping an Image

Flipping the Crop to Tall

Chapter Six: Sharing Your Images

Sharing an Image

Sharing a Collection

Opening an Image in Another App

Share or Open with Metadata. Or Not

Create in Spark Page

Saving to Camera Roll (or Gallery)

View Images in Presentation Mode

Viewing Images on Apple TV

Chapter Seven: Sharing Your Shoot Live

Shoot Tethered

Set Up Your Tethered Shoot

Create a New Collection

Sync Your New Collection

Send Images to Your Target Collection

What Your Client Sees

Have Your Client Add Flags or Star Ratings

Make Your Collection Public

What Your Offsite Client Sees

Favorites Made Offsite

Comments Made Offsite

What You'll See in Lightroom

Chapter Eight: Using the Built-In Camera

Accessing the Camera

Using the Camera Features

Shooting RAW Images with Android Camera Phones

Previewing Your Last Capture

Setting a Custom White Balance

iPhone Users: Get to Lightroom's Camera Faster

Using Live Shooting Presets

Finding the Shots You Just Took

Chapter Nine: All the Other Stuff

Applying Your Copyright Info Automatically

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

You Can Use It Without Using Lightroom on Your Computer

Finding Images That Aren't Syncing

Moving Pop-Up Menus for Easier Editing

The Benefits of Working Offline

Working with Video

Turning a Collection Into a Video Automatically

Why Download the High-Resolution Version

Clear Your Cache If You Run Out of Space
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About Scott Kelby

Scott is Editor, Publisher, and co-founder of Photoshop User magazine, and is co-host of The Grid, the weekly, live talk show for photographers. He is also President and CEO of KelbyOne, an online educational community for learning Photo?shop, Lightroom, and photography.

Scott is a photographer, designer, and award-winning author of more than 80 books, including Photoshop for Lightroom Users, Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop, Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image, The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, and The Best of The Digital Photography Book Series.

For the past six years, Scott has been honored with the distinction of being the #1 best-selling author of photography technique books. His book, The Digital Photography Book, part 1, is now the best-selling book on digital photography in history. His books have been translated into dozens of different languages, including Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Polish, Taiwanese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Arabic, Swedish, Turkish, Hebrew, and Portuguese, among others. He is a recipient of the prestigious ASP International Award, presented annually by the American Society of Photographers for "...contributions in a special or significant way to the ideals of Professional Photography as an art and a science." And, he also a recent recipient of the prestigious HIPA Award for his contributions to photography education worldwide.

Scott is Training Director for the official Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. He's a frequent speaker at conferences and trade shows around the world, is featured in a series of online learning courses at, and has been training Photoshop users and photographers since 1993.

For more information on Scott, visit him at:

His daily blog:

Twitter: @scottkelby



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