Editing photos on your iPad with Lightroom

1 month 1 week ago #652083 by Tony Imaging
Yesterday I would have thought editing photos on iPad more as a novelty.  However I subscribe to Peter McKinnon on YouTube and just watched his video from yesterday and I think I'm kind of sold on this idea.

Now half of me thinks yeah, this could be a good idea, while the other half things he might have been trying to sell his Lightroom Presets.

Have you tried editing on your iPad?



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1 month 6 days ago #652125 by garyrhook
Yes.


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1 month 6 days ago #652141 by Nikon Shooter
No, not on mine but students had to go that way because
  1. the money was not there for a working station and/ or
  2. they don't ambition to go RAW.
Personally, I wouldn't go for it as it is not compatible with my
projects and workflow.

NB: presets are not teaching you how to cook — read to render!

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1 month 6 days ago #652162 by Shadowfixer1

Nikon Shooter wrote: No, not on mine but students had to go that way because

  1. the money was not there for a working station and/ or
  2. they don't ambition to go RAW.
Personally, I wouldn't go for it as it is not compatible with my
projects and workflow.

NB: presets are not teaching you how to cook — read to render!

Why the "they don't ambition to go RAW" comment. You work on RAW files on the iPad just like a desktop except you use Lightroom and not Lightroom Classic. Lightroom is cloud based so the images are in the cloud. Your comment doesn't necessarily apply. It may apply if using other software but not Lightroom.

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1 month 6 days ago #652190 by MM Images

Shadowfixer1 wrote:

Nikon Shooter wrote: No, not on mine but students had to go that way because

  1. the money was not there for a working station and/ or
  2. they don't ambition to go RAW.
Personally, I wouldn't go for it as it is not compatible with my
projects and workflow.

NB: presets are not teaching you how to cook — read to render!

Why the "they don't ambition to go RAW" comment. You work on RAW files on the iPad just like a desktop except you use Lightroom and not Lightroom Classic. Lightroom is cloud based so the images are in the cloud. Your comment doesn't necessarily apply. It may apply if using other software but not Lightroom.


So would have access to edited photos on all devices with LR cloud installed? Or do you have to download the image each time?  I have LR classic.  But would be nice to have a more shared environment with my photos.  


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1 month 6 days ago #652191 by Nikon Shooter

Shadowfixer1 wrote: Why the "they don't ambition to go RAW" comment.


Because…
  • tablets don't have the computing power of workstations
  • there is no way to calibrate the tablet screen as well
Sure, if one has only very few files to work but can be of more
interest for jpg shooters.

Just observe the way he works on his tablet sliding from an end
to the other…

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1 month 6 days ago #652192 by Shadowfixer1

Nikon Shooter wrote:

Shadowfixer1 wrote: Why the "they don't ambition to go RAW" comment.



Just observe the way he works on his tablet sliding from an end
to the other…

That's the way he works. Nothing to do with the iPad. I think you don't completely understand how Lightroom and the iPad work together.

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1 month 6 days ago #652193 by Shadowfixer1

MM Images wrote:

Shadowfixer1 wrote:

Nikon Shooter wrote: No, not on mine but students had to go that way because

  1. the money was not there for a working station and/ or
  2. they don't ambition to go RAW.
Personally, I wouldn't go for it as it is not compatible with my
projects and workflow.

NB: presets are not teaching you how to cook — read to render!

Why the "they don't ambition to go RAW" comment. You work on RAW files on the iPad just like a desktop except you use Lightroom and not Lightroom Classic. Lightroom is cloud based so the images are in the cloud. Your comment doesn't necessarily apply. It may apply if using other software but not Lightroom.


So would have access to edited photos on all devices with LR cloud installed? Or do you have to download the image each time?  I have LR classic.  But would be nice to have a more shared environment with my photos.  

It works on the images in the cloud. I consider it like working on images by remote control. The iPad is like the controller for a drone. You manipulate the iPad but the results take place elsewhere.

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1 month 6 days ago #652202 by garyrhook

Nikon Shooter wrote:

  • tablets don't have the computing power of workstations


Define "workstation"? That's always been a moving target.

And it's not universally true. The high end iPad Pro and the MS Surface, by way of example, are perfectly suitable to doing "real work".

  • there is no way to calibrate the tablet screen as well


That's not entirely true either. For example, Pantone's ColorTrue app (iOS) supports calibration (on certain models) using certain devices.


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1 month 6 days ago #652203 by garyrhook

MM Images wrote: So would have access to edited photos on all devices with LR cloud installed? Or do you have to download the image each time?  I have LR classic.  But would be nice to have a more shared environment with my photos.  


If you want to have your images in LR Classic, but access them on your iPad using the mobile app, you:
  • Create a collection
  • Set that collection to sync with the iPad
  • On the iPad, you'll work with a Smart Preview. Changes get synced back to LR Classic.
  • Your RAW file stays on your desktop/laptop system.
Getting this set up the first time takes a bit of learning, but I went through it so I could use the iPad to cull 14K photos. Turned out to be a good way to work.

Additionally, I've moved JPGs off of my Nikons and tweaked them on the iPad. You can't get the RAW files over to the tablet, but you wouldn't want to do that anyways: they're too large.

The Smart Previews work a treat, IMHO.


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3 weeks 3 days ago #653631 by Tiffany Miller
Lightroom for iPad and also apple iphone are currently definitely cost-free, no desktop computer application or subscription needed. Something Adobe really did not explain in its existing flurry of thing news is that its Lightroom for iPad and also apple iphone applications are now offered for any person to make use of, definitely cost-free.


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