This is the beginning of a series where I am going to explore the capabilities of mobile photo editing on the iPad. The tools I will use for this series are: iPad Air with Lightroom Mobile, Photoshop Mix and Photoshop Touch and an iPhone 6 Plus taking the photos. No other apps will be used to edit the photos.
My first question is: Can Lightroom Mobile save a bad picture? Subject number one is a photo I took out my office window. The photo is skewed, poorly lit, shot thru glass with glare, and of a dull subject. With this starting point, can I pull out enough light and color in the subject to present a decent photo?
Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
Exposure: 1/220 sec
Focal Length: 4.15mm
ISO Speed: 32
Image after Lightroom Mobile:
Image after Photoshop Touch:
I am really impressed. The ability to balance the lighting and color in Lightroom Mobile and the ability to clean up a few problem areas with Photoshop Touch worked really well. While it is true a well composed image would have turned out much better, every once in a while we capture images that are less than ideal. Working with these "non-stellar" images as opposed to perfectly lit and composed images teaches us what is possible in post-process editing and where we need to push to capture "The Shot" in camera.