Last week saw the next iteration of the very powerful Lightroom mobile app from Adobe. There were a few visual and organizational changes to the interface which actually make things a bit easier to use especially on an iPhone. The biggest change though is the introduction of the new 'pro' mode on the camera. Now not only can you shoot in RAW dng files but also you can adjust your own settings. The available options include ISO, exposure, white balance (which is a bit pointless since you can shoot in RAW and therefore change that in post production, but it's still nice to have!) and exposure compensation. Unfortunately you cannot change aperture as the iPhone has a fixed f/2.2 (6s) f/1.8 (7 & 7plus wide) and f/2.8 (7plus telephoto).
I have included some shots for you to look at that I have taken using the app over the last few days.
I wouldn't say that this now makes taking photos any easier with Lightroom Mobile but it now allows for you to be more creative in how you take your iPhone photos and achieving the 'feel' that you want to the image. Manual settings are difficult to work out at first but once you start to understand the relationship in the 'exposure triangle' of the 3 main settings then it becomes a lot easier.
A cool little feature that has also been added is the grid lines for composition which can be added either as a standard thirds or as the golden ratio. More about that though in another post.