I was pretty sceptical to the idea of using a tablet to do photo editing instead of a computer. I didn’t want to take a laptop on our road trip and I had just picked up an iPad Pro 12.9” with 256gb of space. I wanted to put it to the test to see if it could be a viable tool for the photographer on the road. I also picked up the Apple Pencil. Fortunately Adobe updated Lightroom mobile’s interface to be more in tune with its computer counterpart at the time of my purchase. What’s nice about Lightroom mobile is that it supports camera raw files! I could import the photos from my SD card reader directly into Lightroom and start editing. Did I mention Lightroom is free on the iOS App Store? Free is best!
This photo was actually taken with an iPhone 7 Plus!
Now I apologize for these bigger file sizes. I’m actually writing this post on the iPad Pro right now. One drawback is that I can’t customize the size of the images I export in Lightroom mobile. It defaults to a 2048 pixel wide image. The editing tools of the app and image quality are fantastic. I was really impressed on the amount of editing I could do with a mobile app. It convinced me that the iPad Pro is certainly a viable tool for a travelling photographer without having to take a laptop with them. All these images I posted were edited on the iPad. With an Adobe CC subscription you can also sync the changes on the iPad to your computer where you can continue editing.
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