Adobe introduces Lightroom for iPad, iPhone coming soon.

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  1. pmxperience macrumors regular

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    As I understand this from the earlier preview, your files are stored 'in the cloud' and a preview is downloaded to the iPad. Does that mean you will be able to sync catalogues over two computers as well? It looks neat but I don't really see myself uploading my huge Lightroom catalogs to CC.

    I'm still much more excited by the Wacom Cintiq Companion where I could run full lightroom and photoshop and have an accurate drawing tool. It is yucky Windows but it might just be my future laptop replacement.
     
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    So the question is....is the app enough to get yourself sucked into the Adobe cloud for a minimum of $9.99 a month? For me the answer is easy and simple....not.
     
  5. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    Not a user of it but somebody doesn't like the Lightroom Mobile App.

    twitter link
    #Lightroom Mobile:

    - no ratings
    - no captioning
    - no keywording
    - no EXIF (at least with my Fuji X20)
    - exporting low res shots.

    W.T.F.
     
  6. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Let's not forget the 800 pound gorilla in the room. :apple:


    Where is the major Aperture update that should now be companioned with an Aperture lite for use on IOS devices?
     
  7. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    I've talked about how nice Aperture is to my brother but told him to hold off on buying it because there's "surely" an update soon...and maybe a Mobile-connected version.

    There's an App I've been thinking of purchasing that connects to Aperture (not as robust as the Lightroom version) but I am holding off on that as well because I fear if I buy that, Apple will update and that app will either NOT work with the new version or Apple will have a matching App.
     
  8. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    No reason to hold off on Aperture. Your brother will gets his money's worth regardless of what Apple does.

    Not sure if I would get a iPad app right now. Wait at least until WWDC.
     
  9. twitch31 macrumors regular

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    $9.99 gets you Lightroom, Photoshop CC and Lightroom mobile.

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    There is EXIF data. There is no rating but it is possible to reject or flag photos.

    I used it quite a bit last night and find it's really good for an initial pass of a batch of photos. I can flag photos I like and reject those I don't. For those I like I crop them and do some basic developing (exposure, shadows, highlights, etc).

    Once back at the iMac I will rate all those flagged photos and develop them further (CA's, perspective, noise, sharpening etc etc). It is much nicer editing on the iPad so I don't have to spend as much time on my iMac.
     
  10. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Already have LR, and I deleted Photoshop and Elements long ago in favor of Pixelmator and Perfect Photo Suite 8.
     
  11. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    I think whoever it was doesn't get what it's for.

    No Ratings I suppose is a valid point - if you're viewing images with a client, it would be nice to be to rate images - though you can flag them, so it's not all bad.

    No captioning / Keywording - The latter is the biggest loss for me

    No Exif - There is basic exposrure Exif information on my images

    Exporting low res, you only work on the preview - so you don't have to download large files.

    I guess the person on twitter wanted full LR on the iPad - We knew that wasn't going to happen.

    Best thing of all this is Rev 1, so improvements should follow.
     
  12. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Agree - not bad for 1.0 product on iPad. People think an iPad should run a full ver Lightroom must have very vivid imaginations or some really great west coast tobacco ;)
     
  13. Commy1 macrumors 6502a

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    I know that many people have given up on Aperture, but I'm excited for Apple response to this. If Adobe uses Apple hardware more than Apple does in a field it's tried to be involved in then I'll switch.
     
  14. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    What response? When? Are you hoping for a new Aperture at WWDC in June? Are you expecting an Apeture lite for IOS 7 as part of that?

    I also would love to see Apple finally step up with a killer Aperture package for OS and IOS and a new 4K capable ATD II,.....I have not seen or heard anything that gives support to those dreams. Hope springs eternal.
     

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