We are very proud to announce the release of 2 Way Lightroom Sync functionality in the Mosaic iOS App. From the Mosaic App, you can now rate and flag your Lightroom photos! These changes will get automatically added back to your Lightroom catalog. This is all in addition to our already supported Lightroom to iOS integration of your Lightroom catalogs, folders, collections, stars, flags, keywords and capture time. You can get the Mosaic App for free!
Now after a day of shooting, you can pop your SD card into your computer, import the photos into Lightroom, grab your iPad, sit on the couch and go through the photos. Pick out the good ones, reject the bad ones, and share your favorites to Twitter or Facebook.
If there’s been one feature that we have been asked about the most, it is this one. Personally, I have been testing this feature for weeks. I have enjoyed going back through old photos and finding lost gems. The Mosaic App actually makes rating and flagging your photos fun! I found myself rating old and new photos while waiting in line at the supermarket on my iPhone and in bed before I feel asleep on my iPad. My wife also has started rating our family photos often telling me, lovingly, that I picked the wrong photos as the best. :)
This functionality has been something we’ve wanted ever since we launched Mosaic. We wanted to provide this feature in the same automated, hand-free way that users of Mosaic have come to expect. There is no moving of files or remembering to sync. Mosaic takes care of this automatically for you in the background. Just make a change in the iOS app and about 2 minutes later the file will change in Lightroom. To get new changes made in Lightroom, just “pull to refresh” in the iOS App.
So you may be asking yourself, “What about adding keywords to photos and putting photos into Lightroom collections?” Yes, we know. We want this too! We are actively working on this, but we wanted to release this functionality first.
Another common request has been including more metadata about the files in Mosaic. In turn, we have added much more EXIF data to view from the Mosaic App. Mosaic now includes information on the filename, capture time, collections, keywords, camera, lens, exposure, focal length, ISO, flash and image size.
You might notice that the initial synchronization of your Lightroom catalog to your iOS device takes a couple minutes. This is because we are downloading your catalogs metadata to the device. (This is rather small so it doesn’t take up much space on your iPad or iPhone.) This will make folder, catalog and metadata search much faster in the App. This also sets the stage for complete offline mode as a feature to be added later.
Please see this section in our support forum to learn more about how two way Lightroom sync works in the Mosaic App. Although you will hopefully find it intuitive, this can answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
Please upgrade your account either on our website or through iOS in-App purchase to get more from your Mosaic account. You will also have to download the latest version of the Mosaic desktop client here for this functionality to work.
Please share this announcement with your fellow photographer friends so we can continue to innovate and develop!
As always, thank you for using Mosaic and keep taking beautiful photos!