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450 Points

Thu, Jul 18, 2019 10:48 PM

Implemented

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Lightroom Mobile: Allow Direct Importing images into iPad with ios 13

I'm using Lightroom Mobile (4.3.2) on an iPadPro-2018. I want to import images from an SD card into LR.
Here's my import process:
-Attach card reader to UBS-C port, insert SD card
-Open Files.app and browser to the SD Card
-Select the photos you want to import into LR
-Select "Share" in the lower left corner of the Files.app

At this point, I should be able to select Lightroom. However, the LR option ONLY appears if the number of files is 10 or fewer. More than 10 files and the Lightroom icon does not appear. With this process, no more than 10 images can be imported into LR at a time.

Has anyone experienced this issue? Has anyone found a workaround? And yes, I have reported this to Apple.

Thanks for your feedback.


Peter

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2 Messages

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70 Points

a year ago

Also having this issue but exacerbated by ten fold. Only able to import 1 RAW Carr file at a time.

17 Messages

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516 Points

a year ago

Apple announced that its new iPadOS will let apps like Lightroom import photos directly. Hoping a new Lightroom version with this capability will be released with final iOS 13 release, in a few days.

2 Messages

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70 Points

a year ago

Same here. Just hoping that’ll apply to this use scenario because it seems both likely and unlikely all at the same time. (USB-C to SD import of RAW)

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64 Points

a year ago

Tested with iOS 13 and 13.1 betas, the issue still exists.
LumaFusion has no issue importing more than 10 files at a time, so I guess it's a Lightroom related problem.

2 Messages

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74 Points

a year ago

I have installed the official iPadOS 13.1. When importing files I still can’t see my external drive in Lightroom, but I can see it in the Apple files app. Clearly Adobe hasn’t built in support yet

1 Message

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106 Points

a year ago

Ideally, Lightroom CC on iPad (and iPhone if possible?) would be able to import photos directly from an attached SD card or USB hard drive, exactly like it does on the desktop.

150 Messages

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3.3K Points

a year ago

I’m a “the glass is half full” kinda guy.
I am hoping Adobe will pushing out an iPadOS update soon allowing full access to an attached drive...

1 Message

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62 Points

a year ago

Adobe needs to take this issue and implement access to attached drives in the Files app rather than relying on Apple to Share the drive and files to Lightroom. Apple finally allowing full access to external drives after all these years is revolutionary—take advantage of it. 

Adobe Administrator

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8.1K Messages

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116.8K Points

a year ago

If this feature request is important to you make sure you are hitting the [Me Too] button at the top right. This number is tracked in our internal systems and has bearing on if and when a feature is implemented,  Continue to put your comments in however. 

Thanks.
 

Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

11 Messages

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276 Points

I‘m a bit surprised that Adobe would need a reminder of this feature being important to people.

Seeing that specifically „apps like Lightroom“ were pointed out during the first presentations of iPadOS 13 (regarding the ability to, for example, import directly from a connected SD-Card), the silence from Adobe and lack of updates is worrisome.
I think everybody agrees that the current way of importing from SD-Card to Lightroom on an iPad (going through the Photos app first) is crap, and people were very much looking forward to a much improved workflow now that Apple has delivered the necessary foundation for such a feature.
Adobe, we‘re waiting for you.

Champion

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5.8K Messages

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102.3K Points

> Adobe, we‘re waiting for you.

A little gentle googling suggests Adobe may be waiting on an API from Apple that's still listed on their "later this year" release dates. 

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276 Points

Well so far my googling didn't include the term "API", maybe due to that I didn't stumble across that result.
Found it now though, thank you for pointing it out!

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516 Points

For anyone that don’t want to lose five minutes with Googling : it’s the « Image Capture API » that Adobe may be waiting for. More information on https://www.apple.com/in/ipados/featu...

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516 Points

Though I’m not sure this is a requirement for importing pictures from an SD card : « External drive support » is already there, that allows to
« Access files on a USB drive, SD card or hard drive »

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516 Points

a year ago

Hi Rikk,
Apple officially announced that iOS 13 allows apps « like Lightroom » to import pictures directly.
I tend to think that Adobe was involved and that a next update will make this a reality.

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140 Points

a year ago

Adobe is a huge Company but they very slow upgrade their product.
They just like to show how benefit they have each quarter.
 I hope Capture one will launch their product on iPad Os and adobe will have a competitor.

2 Messages

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74 Points

a year ago

Since I installed iPad OS 13 on my iPad Pro (2018) I've been able to access my Lacie Copilot drive via the USB-C connection. In Lightroom on my iPad I can now import photos via the Files option. So for me at least the problem is solved. Lightroom wasn't updated so I deduce that connection to  external drives was a iOS issue and not something Adobe had control over.

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282 Points

+ 1  Importing more than 10 files at a time is not possible from SD Card so I guess it's a Lightroom related problem :-(

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82 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile: Does anyone know if you ́re able to tethering from camera with ....

Lightroom tethering to ipad pro

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80 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Import from hard drive - IPadOS.

Apple is upgrading to iPadOS for all us iPad users that adds some pretty important new functions.

I can now use a usb-c dongle in my iPad and connect a external harddrive to that and a SD card. I can then copy files from the card to the drive. 

But in LR I lack the options to import files. In short we need a way to import files with the new files tools. Would be perfect to be able to edit all the raw files on my external drive. 
I am feeling hopefull that Adobe will the see the very GREAT opportunity and added usability that this will add to LR mobile.   

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460 Points

a year ago

I'm truly surprised that we have to vote on this as a feature request, when it was specifically called out in the Apple event and "sneaked" as a feature of iPadOS! If memory serves, they even showed a brief glimpse of Lightroom importing this way. I've added my vote (#32, that is a sadly low number). But this should be a premiere feature of Lightroom on iPad! Adobe engineers should be all over this one!