Adobe today announced a December update for its photography app, the most important feature of which is the ability to import photos directly for iOS and iPadOS in Lightroom. iOS and iPadOS 13.2 now allow the original files to be imported directly into Lightroom from the camera and memory card.
Previously, users had to export photos to an iPhone or iPad local album before they could import them in Lightroom, and because the photo data was so large, you might have to delete them from your iOS device later to save space.
Now, users will be able to completely bypass iOS albums and complete a direct import of internal and external storage in one step.
Users have been looking forward to direct importing since Lightroom for iOS was released, but it didn’t get closer until iPadOS could support external storage connections. Earlier this year, Apple also used the addition of Siri shortcuts to support the feature in disguise.
IOS and iPad OS devices also get advanced export capabilities for Android and ChromeOS devices that were signed in november. Users can export multiple photos as original, DNG, JPEG, and TIF files, and provide more custom metadata including watermarks, file names, output sharpening and color space options.
As part of today’s update, users can also add photos to a shared Lightroom album over the network, desktop, and mobile devices.