Can 12.9" iPad Pro handle Photoshop editing with iMac ?

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  1. mjoshi123 macrumors 6502

    mjoshi123

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    My primary computer is iMac 27" i7 fully loaded machine. But sometimes I don't like to sit in front of machine and edit. Or sometimes I'm on the go and feel like having a device that can be loaded with Photoshop and Lightroom to carry on with my editing work.
    Is it possible for iPad Pro 12.9" to be good as a secondary source to be used with iMac to take on some of Photoshop and Lightroom work ? Are there any apps that allows me to use my iPad Pro and share my iMac screen and resources to do editing (as long as I'm at my home) ?
    Need to decide between iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4.
     
  2. eltoslightfoot macrumors regular

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    I will let others chime in as well, but if that is your primary purpose, you would probably be better off with the SP4. I do simple edits and simple creations with Adobe apps on the iPad, and I also use Aviary for editing. None of these is the full version of Photoshop. I still need real photoshop and go to my desktop for that.

    One possibility you should look into could be Astropad. It does have some lag, but it might work to communicate back to your iMac.
     
  3. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    Astrodog basically turns your iPad into a drawing tablet and it can also be wirelessly connected to your workstation running photoshop
     
  4. Jeff R macrumors 6502

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    Astro Dog :p
     
  5. mjoshi123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    mjoshi123

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    Thank you all for taking time out to respond, much appreciated.
     
  6. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    oops astropad lol
     
  7. mjoshi123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    okay question before i go buying astropad, Will it allow me to do this two things ?
    1) I've LR 6 & Photoshop. I donot have CC subscription as I dont like paying every month for renting software.
    Will I be able to see LR that is on my iMac on my iPad Screen and work with it from my iPad ?
    This part is important as that is primary reason for me to get iPad Pro otherwise I would just go with a regular laptop.

    My current workflow is most of my work happens in LR and for final touchup if needed I run few actions from Photoshop.
    So if I can do culling of images in LR from my iPad Pro it would be a good start as I wont have to sit in front of iMac to do that part.
     
  8. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    Are you familiar with a Wacom tablet?
     
  9. mjoshi123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried it once but didnt get hold of it.
     

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