In case this is of any interest - I've done some testing with the iPad Pro and RAW files. its very nearly there.
But raw is supported if you stick to the native apps. The iPad handles the canon cr2 file beautifully. It's just the Lightroom issue. If you want to cull images and share some instantly then it will be fineI think that this is the current functionality on the Air 2 - Lightroom Mobile can't work with RAW images but it will work with DNG format. No surprise since DNG is Adobe's proprietary format and Lightroom (non-Mobile) supports conversion from RAW to DNG. Bottom line, RAW is still not supported.
Well this is what I always thought. But I can't explain why the stock iPad photos app seems to be using the sidecar info differently.Inside of each RAW file normally is what is a JPG sidecar which allows for fast previewing of the RAW file. If Apple is only loading the sidecar file inside of the RAW, it means that the amount of data it is pulling from is only a portion of the full RAW file. For this reason, you need a separate RAW converter app. The JPG inside of the RAW can still be post processed but you have less latitude to process the photo than if you took a RAW file and then processed it to display the maximum amount of detail and exposure before applying other post processing.
Adobe saysNo surprise since DNG is Adobe's proprietary format and Lightroom (non-Mobile) supports conversion from RAW to DNG.
It's NEF, CR2, ARW, etc that are proprietary... Though as neither Canon nor Adobe are willing to add the functionality, you're still stuck.The Digital Negative (DNG) Specification describes a non-proprietary file format for storing camera raw files that can be used by a wide range of hardware and software vendors.
Close - $10.95/month. Thanks for the heads-up (I shoot Canon RAW).Just a note for anyone else looking at this old thread. Lightroom on iPad pro now supports canons cr2 format. I just exported from my flashair wifi card to my iPad pro and started editing in lightroom. It's a nice setup if you are on the go. The drawback is you need to subscribe to an Adobe CC plan ($9.99 a month? - not sure because I have one through work)