Adobe “Sneak Peeks” New “Direct Import” Feature for iPhone and iPads

Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty shares a sneak peek at a feature that’s due to be released by the end of the year for Apple iPhone’s and iPads — direct import without having the images go to your camera roll first. Great video – check it out:

I love when Adobe sneaks stuff like this! Thanks, Tom. 🙂

Have a great Thursday, everybody!


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  1. Rudi 15 November, 2019 at 08:14 Reply

    For me it’s working today. Open files, plug in card reader and select the files and press the share button and then select lightroom. That’s it.

  2. Craig 14 November, 2019 at 20:07 Reply

    Can you write an article comparing iPads to determine which one works well with LR and which don’t? Like usb 2 vs 3 and / vs 4 ram, screen, pencil, etc.

  3. Dave Smith 14 November, 2019 at 16:45 Reply

    While I like and appreciate the import change, I’d like to see improvements to export, as well. Exporting a dng file is only one at a time. I would like to sync the photos directly to Lightroom Classic, but Classic wants to sync files to Lightroom mobile. I went through all of my collections to see that no collections were marked with the double-headed checkmark, but still more than 400 files were synced from Classic to Mobile.

  4. Jon Busby 14 November, 2019 at 04:52 Reply

    Definitely a step in the right direction.

    As a portrait photographer my next wish would be for the camera to tether directly into the iPad, ideally to a specific folder. Whilst removing the clunkiness of camera roll is to be welcomed you still need to take the card out of your camera, put it in a card reader and import. Imagine if you used a tether Tool cable directly into LR. yes there are workarounds but they rarely manage RAW files. Plus if you tether you (and your clients) can see your images much more efficiently, either on site during a live session or remotely using Collections.

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