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How to Email or Text an Image from Lightroom Mobile

Here’s a question a friend texted me last week; he asked how he can email a photo from Lightroom mobile, so I thought I’d share the answer here today. Here goes:

STEP ONE: Go to Lightroom on your mobile device and tap on the collection (errr, I mean ‘Album’ —  that’s what it’s called on mobile) that has the image you want to share to see the images inside that album (these are iPhone shots I took from went I took my son to see KISS and Def Leppard in concert. Really great show, and we had really good seats just by total luck).

STEP TWO: Tap on the thumbnail of image you want to share and it shows up large on screen, and then up in the top right corner, tapthe Share button (shown circled above in red).

STEP THREE: This brings up a list of options that are actually beyond just sharing (which makes it interesting that they chose the Share icon to represent things like Editing the image in a different app, or saving the image to your camera roll, but that’s for another day. For now, tap the “Share” button (shown circled in red above) again. (Yes, you have to tap Share twice: once on the previous screen and then once here on this screen).

STEP FOUR: This brings up an image size dialog where you choose which size you want to share this image at — a smaller 2000+ pixel size (on the long edge), or the full resolution image. Tap on whichever you’d like.

STEP FIVE: Once you choose your sharing size, up pops your phone’s choices for where you can share this image (text, email, dropbox, etc.). That’s all there is to it.

Hope you found that helpful.

Don’t forget tomorrow — my next “Lightroom in 60-Seconds” video tip.

I started this new series last Tuesday, and now every Tuesday I’m posting one of these video tips. Hope you’ll stop by and check it out tomorrow.

Today’s the last today to enter the Worldwide Photo Walk Photo Competition.

If you participated in the annual Worldwide Photo Walk, today’s the deadline to enter the photo contest. We have some pretty incredible prizes this year (thanks to Canon and Adobe and B&H Photo and Platypod and Skylum and more), so go enter right now.

Have a great Monday, everybody!


P.S. I’m in Richmond on week from today with my new “Ultimate Photography Crash Course” full-day seminar, and this Thursday I’m in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, so come out and spend the day with me. We have hundreds of photographers already signed up, so don’t be the only one to miss out. Also, coming to Atlanta next month. Looking forward to seeing everybody. Tickets and info here.



  1. Gary Kranston 14 October, 2019 at 11:17 Reply

    Thanks for the tip Scott! My question goes off on a tangent – I agree with Rudi – how did you get such clean shots on an iPhone? I leave every concert I go to frustrated because I can’t make my iPhone shoot fast enough in those conditions to get a good shot without blur and burned out hot spots. I’m actually looking into something like a Sony RX 10 point and shoot (since I can’t bring a DSLR into the show as a spectator) just to have something better for concerts!

  2. Claire Jones 14 October, 2019 at 08:45 Reply

    I use the ability to iMessage photos from Lightroom Mobile all the time – it is a quite brilliant feature. On Saturday, it took me less than a minute to get an image of a player scoring a try off my Nikon D5 into Lightroom Mobile,, edit it and then messaged to the Press Bench. They had it up on Instagram and Twitter moments later!

    Love it!

  3. Rudi 14 October, 2019 at 06:35 Reply

    Great shots with iPhone indeed! Shoot them this year on their End of the Road tour. Simple three chords R’n’R but yes, a hell of a show.

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