Synchronise and share work with your devices
Adobe’s app for iOS and Android enables you to synchronise files from your mobile apps with your main computer. Although it’s primarily designed for photograph management, it’s still a helpful app for your artwork.
As you’d expect from Adobe, the interface is well designed and easy to use. You can set up Lightroom mobile to automatically sync with any computer that’s running the desktop version of the program: it’s a quick and efficient way to make sure all your photos and artwork are saved online. So if you lose your mobile device, at least you won’t lose your work.
The whole process of syncing your art is fast, and crucially you can leave it to look after your work in the background. However, the service does require an Adobe Creative Cloud account, which begins at £8.57 a month. If you use a lot of Adobe’s programs then it’s a nice addition, although you can get hold of similar synchronisation tools for free from services such as Dropbox ( www.dropbox.com).
Helpfully, Lightroom enables you to tweak and edit your files after you’ve uploaded them.
Lightroom’s syncing process is automatic, but you also can dip in and choose what to archive.