I came home with around 3300 pictures on different SD cards from the holiday. Images, all taken in Raw and me had to feed them to Lightroom and sort and edit them. I had taken hundreds of photos with my cell phone, maybe even a few thousand. How do you treat such a huge number of pictures during and after the holidays?
Traveling as light as possible was the intention. With my latest 18-55 mm lens and my Galaxy Note 4, I brought my FujiX-Pro-1for shooting. In addition, just my Nexus 9 (an Android tablet) with a USB cable and connector for the adapter. Only Lightroom and Photoshop desktop, which only made the luggage heavier and I didn’t want to edit the Raw files.
On the way
On the way, I took the Fuji and the Galaxy Note to my heart’s content. Raw on the Fuji, Remember 4 jpeg. My wife took a lot of pictures with her Moto G and watched in the hotel room the evening what we had done that day. Our mutual jpegs came on Google Photos-if the wifi cooperated a little-and then on a Holiday 2019 joint album. A pick came from that album on the Facebook wall of my girlfriend, so if they wanted to, the home front could follow the journey a bit.
The pictures on the Fuji were on an SD card in Raw. I could have chosen to simultaneously shoot Raw and JPEG with the camera, but I didn’t. I could hang the camera with a cable and adapter on the Android tablet, then the camera importer started up there, which wanted only JPEGs to be imported. There was no recognition of the Raw files on the SD card. If on the Facebook page there were some nice pictures of that day that were great, I put it in the camera to jpeg. Fuji’s camera software was pretty nice, but no comparison, of course, with the possibilities offered by Lightroom and Photoshop. With the pictures I shot, I couldn’t do anything to make panoramas later. For an overview.
Edit on the go
I used three applications to edit the images on the go: Google Images, Snapseed, and Mobile Lightroom. There are limited editing options in Google Photos. Color and striking are the simple options to adjust light and dark. I used Google Photos if I didn’t want to adjust too much, I used Snapseed in almost every case if I wanted to change more. You have a lot more options with Snapseed than with Google Photos. You can also selectively correct it, for example, and beautifully transform an image into black and white. The possibilities are very wide. I’ve done less with Lightroom Mobile, though Lightroom Mobile has many of the well-known Lightroom desktop tools that I’m used to using.
Why isn’t it? It had to do with Google Photos, Snapseed and Lightroom Mobile working together. I can go to Snapseed very easily from Google Photos, where all my photos on the Galaxy Note go automatically. If I have edited and saved the photo in Snapseed, that photo will also appear in Google photos automatically. It is not possible to share an image from Google Photos with Lightroom Mobile: Google Photos does not include the Lr Mobile app among all the various sharing options. So either I had to add a photo to Lr Mobile manually or I had to configure Lr Mobile so every picture I took ended up in it. I didn’t want the latter and generally adding pictures didn’t work because I was able to exchange them Holiday.
During the tour, this way of handling the vacation pictures worked great. A collection of our images has been posted to Facebook and people liked to be able to follow our journey in this way. Once back home, I had four cards that I had to sort and edit with a total of 3300 Raw photos. In a next blog post about that.