Retouching on the go is a new and popular theme which has been popping up more often these days with apps like Lightroom CC Mobile and Adobe Fix. While they won’t be taking the place of their desktop siblings anytime soon, they do offer a reasonable alternative for simple work on the go.
This tutorial shows the process of retouching an image using Adobe’s mobile apps by removing blemishes and brightening teeth using masks and basic global adjustments such as curves. Now that many new DSLRs come with Wi-Fi functionality, this allows you to shoot and transfer photos directly to your mobile devices, rather than having to rely on images captured on a smartphone as in the example.
Lightroom CC for mobile supports JPEG, PNG, Adobe DNG image formats. If you are a paid Creative Cloud member or have an active Creative Cloud trial, you can also import and edit RAW files from your camera using your iPad, iPad Pro, iPhone, Android device, or Chromebook.
Admittedly this is in no way a replacement solution to working from a proper workstation. It does, however, offer a decent alternative for photographers and retouchers to work on the go for high volume, quick turnaround, or less complex jobs.
At the current pace of new technological innovation, it’s pretty clear that we’re going to see more and more tools to help us work more efficiently and effectively outside of the comfort of your workspace.