Lightroom Mobile is a very good version 1.0 effort to bridge the gap between my desktop PC and my IPad. Installing and utilizing Lightroom Mobile is not quite as simple as downloading an app from the App Store or ITunes. First, you must have the newest version of Lightroom (version 5.4), Second, you must have an Adobe ID and be a subscriber to Adobe Creative Cloud.
The app is free and is an enhanced benefit to Creative Cloud (CC) members. I am a subscriber to the Photoshop Photography Program of Creative Cloud (Until May 31, 2014 it is $ 9.99 month at: (https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+lightroom?promoid=KKVFF).
This is a great deal for any photographer to be able to have the absolutely newest versions of Photoshop and Lightroom. When you compare the yearly cost of a subscription with the cost of software upgrades every other year (the previous process), it works out to be more cost effective in the long run.
Overall, the look and feel of Lightroom Mobile is very simple and it syncs up very well with the desktop version of Lightroom. In fact, the synchronization is very fast and almost hidden in the background as you work with the applications. The overriding concept is that you set up collections in your desktop PC and then you instruct Lightroom Mobile to slurp up all the pictures in any of the collections you have triggered to move to Mobile.
In order to setup the linking of Lightroom and Mobile you have to turn on synchronization in the Identity Plate (in the upper right corner of your desktop Lightroom).
Matt Kloskowski has created a great "getting started" tutorial on Lightroom Mobile. Check it out by clicking on this URL: Getting Started on Lightroom Mobile
I have mixed feelings about Lightroom Mobile: first of all it works quite well for me, but because it requires a subscription to Creative Cloud it might not be useful to everyone. Since I already have a Creative Cloud membership and I focus on Lightroom 5 as my post processing application of choice and it does provide a really slick way to synchronize my Lightroom favorites with my IPad it is a great choice for workflow.
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