Ability to create copy (DOESN’T HAVE TO BE VIRTUAL) in Lightroom on iPad & iOS

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Every half-serious photographer needs the ability to create multiple edits of a photo. The sole (!) reason iPad is not yet viable as a fully usable device for photographers is that Lightroom does not allow the creation of copies, and in fact actively blocks work-arounds by not allowing duplicate imports. This is crazy — it is such a basic feature of any app, much less one aimed at professionals, and every single other photo editing app (!!) supports creating copies. I lug a laptop around the world because Adobe seems to have never attempted to use an iPad in any serious way. There is a separate discussion going on about virtual copies — at first I thought Adobe is just ignoring the feedback for years, but I now realise that perhaps they are unable to implement virtual copies — after all, they’ve removed them from Lightroom CC on desktop. Fair enough, the good news is that all we really need is a basic copy feature — PLEASE. With iPadOS and iOS 13 around the corner there is no justifiable rationale for this omission. I can only suspect that CC’s cloud solution can’t deal with copies, which wouldn’t surprise anyone, but which by no means is an excuse for selling a ‘professional’ app to people when it does not support any remotely professional workflow. PLEASE fix this, Adobe, and please fix it quick. It’s such a simple change.
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Merlin Sutter

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Christian Fürst

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I fully support this request. Why is it possible to move files within th database from directory to directory without a problem, but not copy it? Or is the database system the culprit? Anyway, would be great if you could implement it sooner than later

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