iPad Pro Which iPad Pro for Raw photo editing

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bigbadneil, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. bigbadneil macrumors 6502

    bigbadneil

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    Hi
    My initial thought was to get the new 12.9" iPad Pro1TB model but after reviewing and buying the I decided to get the 256GB model instead.

    But now after reading this blog http://austinmann.com/trek/ipad-pro-photographer-iceland I may just get myself the 1TB model after all (I too have the Hasselblad 100c Camera that has RAW files of around 250MB each).

    My question is this, is the 6GB of RAM really going to make a huge difference over the 4GB of RAM in say the 256GB model especially with Photoshop CC coming to the iPad pro in the New Year?

    Neil
     
  2. wittyphrase macrumors regular

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    I’d say most people wouldn’t notice the difference but if you’re shooting a Hasselblad, those are monstrous files. It suggests to me you’re working as a professional photographer and if you’re going to lean on the iPad as your primary device for editing I can’t see why you wouldn’t want to max it out. And when they do release the full PS app for the iPad please record yourself editing those raw files so I can see what that’s like!
     
  3. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816

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    Austin is a cool dude. I got the 1TB ipad pro. I will be editing photos & videos as well and i think the extra ram will help - especially when photoshop comes out. I went with the 11” model however. I travel a lot, and preffered it’s size. I would highly recommend taking a look at the 11” if you travel. Yes, the new 12.9” with slimmer bezels is more portable than the last one, but i still found it too big for my needs. But thats me.

    Wether you go with the 11” or 12.9”, these things scream!
     
  4. sparksd, Dec 21, 2018
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    sparksd macrumors 68020

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    One comment - like in the video, I use a RAVPower FileHub and Samsung SSD with my iPP 10.5 for RAW photo backup. The SSD is super fast but the RAVPower is not. It is still best available for doing this but don't expect blazing transfer speeds.
     
  5. bigbadneil thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you have and use the Keyboard? I'm in too minds about getting that........
    Neil
     
  6. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816

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    Actually no. With ipads, i prefer to go keyboardless. Although, many of the people i know and follow who edit video & photos do prefer the keyboard to do shortcuts with. So i say, whatever works for you.
     
  7. Robertjan88 macrumors regular

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    What kind of speeds do you get when transferring files to and from the iPad using RavPower?
     
  8. Beards macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the additional RAM was because of the much larger 1TB Hard Drive requiring a larger amount of memory for paging the drive.
     
  9. sparksd macrumors 68020

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