Thanks to a recent Adobe Lightroom update, it’s now even easier to capture DSLR-level images on an iPhone or iPad.
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Another nice addition in the update, users can now easily take advantage of gestures in the Rate & Review mode.
Starting with version 2.7, users can capture HDR images in RAW format. In a blog post, Adobe detailed how the new feature works:
The new HDR mode works by automatically scanning the scene to determine the correct exposure range and then capturing three DNG files which are then automatically aligned, merged, deghosted, and tonemapped in the app. You get a 16-bit floating point DNG, with all of the benefits of both an HDR and a raw photo, which is processed by the same algorithms with the same quality as the HDR technology built into Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom.
The feature will only be available on iOS devices that capture DNG files. Currently, that’s the iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, and 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
There are also a number of other additional features arriving in the update. All iOS users can export original files directly to their Camera Roll.
In the Review & Rate mode, you can now take advantage of gestures to speed up that process.
With a new 3D Touch option and Notification Center widget, photographers can now more quickly start the app’s camera.
Finally, a new Prevent From Sleep option will keep the screen from locking as long as the device is plugged in. You can find that in Settings.
There are two separate Adobe Lightroom apps to download for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models. Both apps are free to download, but you’ll need to have a subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud that starts at $9.99 per month.
You can sign up for a free, 30-day trial Creative Cloud trial here.
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