Is there a portrait camera mode in LR for mobile IOS

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May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018

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Good afternoon.

Is there a portrait camera mode in LR for mobile IOS?

If not is there a raw mode in IOS camera portrait mode whereby then the two (raw) images it takes can be imported into LR for Mobile and edited?

regards, David

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Adobe Community Professional , May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018
Hi Wireless,LR Mobile doesn’t have this feature.Moreover, the Apple camera app doesn’t create two raw images in its own Portrait mode. It creates a depth map, and stores it as a channel in the image. You can use this channel to create a depth mask in Photoshop to apply a lens blur. What you’ll need is:1. A Mac running High Sierra2. A photo captured in the iOS Camera app using its Portrait mode3. For the photo, you’ll need the .heic file, not the jpg.You can use Photoshop CC 2018 to open the .hei...

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Hi Wireless,

LR Mobile doesn’t have this feature.

Moreover, the Apple camera app doesn’t create two raw images in its own Portrait mode. It creates a depth map, and stores it as a channel in the image. You can use this channel to create a depth mask in Photoshop to apply a lens blur. What you’ll need is:

1. A Mac running High Sierra

2. A photo captured in the iOS Camera app using its Portrait mode

3. For the photo, you’ll need the .heic file, not the jpg.

You can use Photoshop CC 2018 to open the .heic File, which you’ll want to save as a TIF or PSD format.

Here’s a video describing how to use the depth map to create your own blur effect (you may want to jump ahead in the video to about 5:40, as the beginning just describes using camera raw to prepare the image).

Mike

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Thanks.  That's quite a video in many ways.

Are the portrait images taken in portrait mode with the iphone camera and then imported into LR for mobile and then synced up to LR classic in the heic form (in windows)?

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I’m sorry to say that the .heic format isn’t supported by LR so far. If you take a Portrait mode image with the phone, it produces both .heic and jpg, and the jpg (without the depth effect) is what gets imported to LR Mobile.

Mike

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Okay, seems odd that that adobe has the capability in PS but has not added to LR.  I guess the layers format or information is an issue being it's lightroom.

However phone apps such as ProCam can capture depth data.  Adobe with its resources should get up to speed on this.  Portrait mode is quite a feature lacking because it works so well in many scenarios, portraits in particular.  : )

Is it possible to take the heic file over to a windows desktop and then import into PS?  After all it's still just a file right?

If so where is the normal procedure to move an heic file to desktop?

I assume one would have to connect to Itunes or somehow upload the file to a service such as dropbox, or even email it oneself. 

-David

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