Photoshop kinda sucked when Adobe introduced it to the iPad last year. Months in, Photoshop for iOS is still such a flummoxing disappointment when I need to tinker with an image on my tablet. I pay for Adobe’s Photography Plan (its ability to automatically sync images between devices keeps me sane), but still need to use the currently more capable Affinity Photo for iPad, for some tasks. Happily, Photoshop’s development team has been taking baby steps, since its initial release, to provide more of the functionality seen in the app’s desktop version. Their latest addition? The ability send images between the iOS iteration of Lightroom to Photoshop.
From The Verge:
Moving files into and between Adobe’s apps has been one of the small but frustrating challenges of using them on the iPad. It was years before you could import photos directly from an SD card. Moving back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop is a really common workflow for editors, so this addition should make the process a lot quicker and more convenient. Editors could do it before, but they’d have to manually export and import the updated files every time they wanted to change apps.
Now, if they’d just get luminosity range masking up and running in Lightroom for iOS, I’d have one less reason to sit in front of my computer. If you’re an iPad user, moving an image over to Photoshop from Lightroom to edit, is a cinch.
If you haven’t done so already, update Lightroom for iOS up to it’s most recent release. Update the iOS version of Photoshop as well, for good measure. Now, open up Lightroom and select a photo. Next, tape the Share icon in the interface’s top, right corner. Just a little under halfway down the drop down menu, you’ll find ‘Send to Photoshop‘. Boom: you’re in business.
Image via Séamus Bellamy