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Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Badrottie, May 1, 2014.
Will Apple ever made one for iOS? Look at how Adobe did with Lightroom mobile for iOS.
Personally, I would find Aperture impossible to use on my iPad. The screen is too small. The hit zones for activating tools would require a styles the size of a pin. A snap shot of my friends race car is a 21 MB RAW file. Right there are two things an iPad can't manage, large files and RAW format.
I'm just an average user around here, but in the words of Kevin O'Leary, "I'm out"
BTW: Being deaf is no excuse for poor grammar.
Lightroom mobile misses a lot of functions from the Mac version.
But at least Adobe have a product in the marketplace - Lightroom on the iPad isn't designed to replace the desktop version more of a compliment to it - the ability to work with clients on the look and style of imaging is a great concept. You don't need the full capability of either Aperture or LR in a mobile platform.
First we need 10.9.3 for 4K support.
Then we need 4K monitors, such as an updated ATD.
Then we need a new Mac version of Aperture to take advantage of the above.
Then. just maybe, we need Aperture lite for IOS. Personally I don't get that at all. Not remotely enough resources (CPU, GPU, memory, keyboard, mouse to do any serious editing. I would much rather have my calibrated rMBP for that.
I'd love an Aperture Mobile app if it could let me sift through a collection linked to my library and I could:
- mark photos for deletion
- rate photos
- add/update keywords
- minor editing, like cropping and a few things would be nice.
- since these are non-destrucable (is that the word) you could edit more and see a better version on the main computer.
ALL this would be based off JPGs, like the JPG previews in Aperture (if using RAW files) I understand that editing won't be exactly the same from a JPG preview to the native RAW file but that's why things like CROP could be used. or vignette features.
Actually, I think the iPad has some killer editing apps. Maybe because it's more like using my old dodge and burn techniques in an analog darkroom, but it's a blast to work on photos on it. But I agree it's more of a one-at-a-time deal.
But you gotta consider the direction photography is going for the vast, vast majority of people. Pro and hobbyist photographers are a small market compared to the swarms snapping away with their iPads and iPhones. And as resolution has increased those folks are getting photo collections that rival the size of what a pro might have had in years past. Just type "photo" in the app section of the iTunes Store and see what I mean. Those folks are outgrowing iPhoto, and might need something more like Aperture. Which might not be good news for its future if you're a pro or hobbyist; do you really wanna pay for Instagram like filters?
And consider that most point and shoots and new cameras are gonna come with wifi. That means more syncing with iPads, not less. Remote shooting. Instant uploads to web sites. It's a huge market I expect. Bigger than that for 4K monitors
I'd be curious to see the number of purchases of iPhoto iOS version vs Aperture. And I'd bet lots of folks have at least a Mac and an iOS device. And judging from inquiries like this thread, I'd bet there'd be a big interest in an iPad version; maybe not full on, but at least something that would sync and allow basic operations. LR did take a stab at it, but kinda whiffed IMHO.
I wonder if LR mobile support for RAW format?
They haven't touched Aperture for the Mac for 4 years, unlikely they're gonna make it for the iPad.
Ridiculous. In the last 4 years, it's been updated 25 times. Aperture 3.5 was made available last October, and was updated as recently as last November. I'd hardly call that "not touching".
Back to the original question..."Will Apple ever made one for iOS? Look at how Adobe did with Lightroom mobile for iOS?"
I surely hope not. I routinely take my 15" rMBP into the field to capture images from SDXC cards, do initial culling and editing. The rMBP has a 15" calibrated Retina screen, quad CPU, dedicated GPU, 16GB of memory, a keyboard, trackpad and ports for a mouse or Wacom tablet. And it has Aperture, LR, and many plugins. How will you get the Nik Collection, Perfect Photo Suite 8, DXO Optics, PSE, or PS6 or other plugins installed and working on your iPad? Using the iPad assumes the editing capabilities in an LR or Aperture are sufficient for all your editing needs. Not.
But trying to use the iPad to seriously edit photos is just slightly better than trying to do that on an iPhone.
I think you are missing the point of what LR on the iPad does. It's a compliment to LR - something you can take images you've worked on to a client, then apply any basic adjustments to tailor it their needs.
My hypothesis: Using LR on iPad will add steps and limit editing capabilities while using the iPad, compared to keeping images on a Mac with LR and plugins (real world case).
Someone please explain a workflow using LR on iPad that uses the same or fewer steps with the same editing capabilities compared to keeping the files on a Mac where you have LR and all your plugins. Obviously I am missing how LR on iPad streamlines workflow and adds or even maintains editing capabilities throughout the workflow.