Real-world working review of the new iPad pro

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  1. macdaddy1991 macrumors regular

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    like many of you, today I have the new 12.9” Pro coming (about to leave to pick it up from ups). I also have a large shoot this weekend for a fashion show. How many of you would be interested in a real-world working review of this new pro from the perspective of a photographer. Thinking about trying to use it exclusively to edit this weekends shoot.
     
  2. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    I would be very interested in that. It would be great to see how it copes, I've nothing as demanding as that right off the bat, so yeah, would be great.
     
  3. teohyc macrumors regular

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    I'm interested as well, especially at how productive it is compared to a laptop.
     
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    I don’t plan on buying those iPads, but I will be interested to see such review.
     
  6. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000

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    I would be very interested in your review but I wouldn't call it real world, at least to me.
    You and other creative groups were exactly who they were marketing the device to.
    It was all I saw during the keynote.
    I want to see what someone in the business world thinks about the device.
     
  7. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    It isn't intended for the business world, that's why. However a friend and his boss intend to use it to manage servers via RDP, but a laptop still seems better for that to me due to the mouse pointer.
     
  8. flur macrumors 68020

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    He’s a real person in the real world. That makes it a real-world review. If it’s not for you, pass on by. As another real person in the real world who does photography (like, well, a large percentage of real people), I’d be very happy to see this review.

    Also, I work as a business consultant and can give you a real world business review without even having the device in hand. Excel stinks without a mouse/trackpad, so it’s a difficult option for business and the Surface Pro wins hands down.
     
  9. jonnyb098 macrumors 68030

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    For photography the iPad is a perfect device with the pencil. I use it exclusively to edit. The problem is its lacking for many other pro needs like desktop class video editing, etc.
     
  10. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    Nice! Looking forward to it. Are you using this iPad for the show in replace of a Mac? Or in tandem with other devices? Like going solo with the pro alone lol?
     
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    Agreed with the “real world” assessment.

    Though, I would point out that not everybody in the business world uses excel, or at least not beyond simplistic features. I agree, the Excel experience stinks on Excel, but it is decent enough to use in a “review” mode. For me, Word and PowerPoint are excellent on the iPad, as are most web tools, conferencing, etc.

    From a “business world” perspective it really is my go-to portable solution. I create, edit, and present powerpoints and word docs. I use OneNote extensively.

    True, there are things that a desktop is needed, especially in the development arena, but the iPad is my front-line mobile device.
     
  13. JP913 macrumors regular

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    I would assume then that the new iPad Pro's work exactly like the previous generation iPP's and other non-Pro iPad's for "business" use.

    Just out of curiosity, what do you want/ need to see tested on the new iPP?
     
  14. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I bought the new iPad primarily for couch surfing and videos, 12.9 1TB. I am curious how it compares to the previous 12.9 in terms of size and feel.
     
  15. seadragon Contributor

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    I would be interested. I use my 12.9 iPad Pro (2nd gen) for processing my photos in Lightroom. There is nothing like using the pencil and actually "drawing" edits directly onto the photo. Much better than using a Wacom tablet on a normal computer IMO.

    One thing I don't like is that Apple forces all photo imports to go through the Photos app. I'd love to bypass that altogether and import my raw files directly into LR. These are the things that Apple could do that would really open things up.
     
  16. macduke macrumors G4

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    That would be great. Do you use Lightroom on the iPad? If so, do you use the cloud storage to sync to your Mac for printing or any final finishing?

    I currently use Lightroom in this way: I have folders synced to the creative cloud that only upload smart previews. I dump them on my Mac to an external 2TB SSD, and have everything archived to dual large spinning drives. I have them automatically imported into some folders that sync to the cloud. Those folders show up on my iPad Pro and I can flat, star, edit them on there but I can only output lower resolution of like 2500px or something, which is fine for sharing to the web, so I do that sometimes. If there is something I need to edit in more detail I will sometimes import to Affinity Photo, but I don't get the full resolution unless I sign up with Adobe to put the full resolution in the cloud so I have to edit them again on my Mac if I want to print them. I also have my display calibrated with my printer and paper profiles so I make final tweaks on my Mac before printing.

    So I'd be interested if you or any other photographers on here use Adobe's cloud to store full resolution. I have 42MP files from a Sony a7R III so they're a little on the big side, especially when I shoot uncompressed RAW (like 85MB a photo or something), which isn't very often but still it might take a while to load. It would be nice to be able to export full resolution into other editing apps, or to be able to crop heavily on things like wildlife photos where my telephoto lens doesn't quite reach but I still have lots of resolution to play with. Also, when you have full resolution photos in there, does it allow you to zoom in while retaining sharpness, or is it still a smart preview until you export it so that it runs smoothly?
     
  17. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    I think there is a youtube video talking about this. Apparently, Adobe had to make Siri shortcuts to basically load to LR and then automatically delete them from the photos app. I would agree it's quite ridiculous
     
  18. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000

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    I am not sure what the percentage of total IPP buyers are photographers, artists and film/photo editors but I don't think it is the majority.
    I have no doubt it lives up to those tasks without issue, they went out of their way to show it.

    I'd like some examples of wasn't shown.
    Journalism, note taking, admin/MS Office work, annotation, printing, scanning documents and editing them, tasks lists, coding, etc.
    I could go on.
     
  19. flur macrumors 68020

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    I’d like to know this as well, as this is the workflow I’m looking to do. Yesterday I synced several gigs of photos to CC, but according to Adobe, I don’t have anything in the cloud (which is very confusing to me, maybe it doesn’t show quantity until the next session?) I’ve just picked up my new IPP and haven’t even unboxed it yet, but when I do, I guess I’ll find out if anything is out there to pull down.

    I shoot Canon RAW CR2 format, which I *think* is uncompressed (I believe CR3 is compressed), but I shoot APS-C 24MP, so my files are quite a bit smaller than what you’re working with.
     
  20. macduke macrumors G4

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    Yeah, I have tried talking with Adobe's support about this in the past, but they are so hopelessly confused about their own product that they couldn't answer any of my questions. It was actually really pathetic and made me wary of trying it out because I didn't want to jack up my existing workflow. Part of me wants to start a new Adobe account and test it on that one first.
     
  21. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

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    Lawyer review: iPad Pro replaced stacks upon stacks upon stacks of yellow legal pads. And a significant reduction in the amount of files/documents to carry around, or the need to print, annotate, scan, and send docs back to office. Notes searchable on a moments notice, too.

    Now, coming from the 10.5," I'm torn between 11" and 12.5."
     
  22. Hippocrates macrumors member

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    I am just wondering if Apple Pencil would help in this case? I use Numbers quite extensively on iPad, but it's hard to point at a cell very precisely with fingers.
     
  23. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    Other than zooming in and out for finger use. I do find the Pencil much better for this.
    It's an incredibly precise tool, in fact I find it an excellent alternative to a mouse - for instance when I'm using Remote Desktop software.
     
  24. Hippocrates macrumors member

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    My work involves lots of readings and paperwork as well. Thought about getting 11" iPad Pro but rationally I feel that the power of A12x chip will be wasted with all these simple tasks that don't require much computational capability lol. Apple has to produce a wider range of professional apps or to incentivise the developers to do so. Till now, there's no solid programming tool, data analytics/machine learning and scientific tool that could benefit from the power of iPad Pro.
     
  25. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    I'd really recommend you give the new 12.9" a go. The size reduction this time out makes an incredible difference.
     

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