Leica rolls out FOTOS 2.0 app with free and pro versions

Pro version supports DNG raw and integrates with Adobe Lightroom

Leica FOTOS app allows for image transfers on the go
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Leica has released FOTOS 2.0, the latest version of its app, which is available in both free and pro versions.

Speed is at the heart of the FOTOS app update, Leica says, with gallery loading speeds and image data transfer rates now twice as fast as before.

The app is available for both the iPhone and Android phones. The free option allows users to curate image galleries and share photos.

FOTOS Pro supports DNG raw files, offers a remote video mode and integrates with Adobe Lightroom.

What’s more, Leica FOTOS Pro is available as an integrated app for the iPad.

The differences between Leica FOTOS free app vs Pro

Leica FOTOS Pro, incl. Leica FOTOS for iPad

Paid subscription required

Available for Apple iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones

Made for iPad: All current iPadOS control functions such as Split-View and Drag & Drop are supported to ensure an even smoother workflow. With the added horsepower of an iPad, utilize a mobile editing solution with speed and versatility like never before.

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All functions of the free version: All features and functions of the Leica FOTOS free version included in the Pro version.

Adobe Lightroom integration (for iOS/iPadOS): Deeper, more detailed post-processing is now easier than ever before. With a tap on the Lightroom logo button embedded within the FOTOS Pro app, the selected image opens directly in the Lightroom Develop window for processing, or in the Lightroom Library view if multiple images are selected.

RAW file transfer: In addition to JPGs, images in DNG RAW format can also be transferred from the camera to the mobile device to maximize the potential for post-processing and getting the most quality possible out of each edited file.

Video mode: The camera’s video mode can also be remotely controlled from the FOTOS Pro app. As well as almost all camera settings, this also includes the filming process itself – the mobile device becomes a helpful off-camera monitor for additional viewing while filming. Wireless transfer of recorded videos to a mobile device is not yet implemented.

Leica FOTOS (free option)

Available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones

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Image viewing: Viewing of captured images on the high-resolution screen of the connected mobile device, including display of exposure data. Assess sharpness, detail and check relevant photographic info, and know you got the shot just as you wanted.

Image transfer: Pictures in JPG format can now be transferred from the camera to the mobile device up to double the previous speeds. Stay quick on your feet with the fastest access to your shareable photos.

Remote camera control: Change settings, compose remotely and capture pictures via your connected device. Ideal for shooting from difficult angles or when the camera is out of reach.

Settings: All of the camera’s relevant exposure parameters such as ISO, exposure compensation, shutter speed and metering mode can be set remotely from the app. Ideal for making changes on the fly while the camera is set up for a remote shot.

Post-processing & Sharing: Pictures can be shared to social media networks and/or post-processed and edited in any one of a number of popular apps. Complete your creative vision and share it with the world. Optional saving to a dedicated Leica Album on your device.

Currently, Leica FOTOS supports the following cameras: Leica S (Typ 007), Leica SL/SL2, Leica M10, Leica M10-P, Leica M10-D, Leica Q/Q2, Leica TL/TL2, Leica CL, Leica C-Lux, Leica D-Lux and Leica V-Lux. Further camera models will be added in the near future.

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