Lightroom mobile: Are the professionals being ignored?

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I'm starting to think that the developers of Lightroom for mobile are forgetting about the the professional photographer and instead focusing more on the person that just likes to take cool pictures on their phone. It seems that many of the "pretty simple" requests have not only not been implemented but have been ignored entirely without even a simple "yeah we're working on that". It's a shame because I feel like this very powerful mobile app is only lacking just a handful of very important features that could make the workflow of the professional photographer almost entirely mobile.
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Yep agreed , I am loving the interface on my iPad Pro . And trying to ditch the laptop for location shooting due to short battery life.

It’s quite a good workflow being able to sync back to studio computer.
I wish there was tethering firstly , as a long time Capture one Pro user I need to shoot tethered, tho have made a workaround -
Use canon connect to stream the images wirelessly from my 5d Mikva at time of shooting , then after every ‘shot session’ import the raws to my iPad where I can review and do a quick grade .

One major shortcoming is why can’t we select all or several in main album overview then copy and apply settings like normal , or 5 star a whole selection this way.

The selection (or lack of it) and commands process is back to front . Select images , then choose to move , delete , duplicate (which is missing for doing alternative grades ) or paste adjustments etc.

It’s nearly there , if they can make it. A it more user friendly like these basics it would be great .
Oh and importing presets , or at least saving your own , more often I make a new preset for each job .

Exporting is s joke too, only 15 images at a time can be selected , and only one 2048 size .

I hope it will get more fully functioned soon.
This is the start of no laptops in the field for photography which is a godsend really.

Funny if they get it right quickly , Pro by the hoards will jump on it with an iPad Pro as the prefered kit of choice .
Capture one is sitting in it’s behind as far as I can see , but when they do they may have a fully fledged winner on their hands as they understand our workflow and needs .

Lightroom (classic) has always been an ugly and n intuitive thing until now , I really love the slick CC interface , and the rendering quality is really good from what used to be .

Also huge shame desktop CC is not fully fledged either - no curves or split Toning when the module app does !
Common adobe sort it out , you have revolutionary winner on your hands but trying to be too quirky and smart with it .
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@Steves comments (man I wish there were an easy quoting system in this forum):

It’s quite a good workflow being able to sync back to studio computer. 
I wish there was tethering firstly , as a long time Capture one Pro user I need to shoot tethered, tho have made a workaround - 
Tethering is quite the beast, though it's something we do hear regularly. Obviously, tethering in Lr Classic could be made better and there's no tethering in Lr CC or mobile. It's something we discuss often however don't have any news to report at this time.
Use canon connect to stream the images wirelessly from my 5d Mikva at time of shooting , then after every ‘shot session’ import the raws to my iPad where I can review and do a quick grade . 
Are you transmitting raw files or just jpegs? Most cameras don't transmit raws unfortunately, and in order to transfer raws you need a high-end camera with a separate wifi transmitter (think Canon 1DX or Nikon D5)
One major shortcoming is why can’t we select all or several in main album overview then copy and apply settings like normal , or 5 star a whole selection this way. 
The selection (or lack of it) and commands process is back to front . Select images , then choose to move , delete , duplicate (which is missing for doing alternative grades ) or paste adjustments etc. 
Multi-select and batch workflows are on the list, it's just quite difficult to do on a mobile app where you don't have as much ram, can't run in the background, etc, etc, etc. For example, if you were to batch process 1000 raw files, you'd probably expect that the thumbnails would get updated. Running 1000 raw files on your phone or tablet would A. take forever and B. drain your battery to 0 quite quickly, and there's nothing that upsets a mobile user quite like destroying one's battery (we already get that enough, even though we try to be somewhat conservative, which of course is relative since we've got a pro-caliber image processing chain running on your mobile handset).

Of course, there are options like having the server render all of said files and return updated thumbnails, which we're exploring, just nothing ready for primetime at this point.
Oh and importing presets , or at least saving your own , more often I make a new preset for each job . 
Yeah, this one has taken us a lot longer than we had hoped. Believe me, it's something we want (heck, I want it bad).
Exporting is s joke too, only 15 images at a time can be selected , and only one 2048 size . 
I hope it will get more fully functioned soon. 
As mentioned on another thread, there's plenty of reasons why we have this arbitrary limitation of 15 at a time.

However, there is no limitation of 2048 only. There's full resolution and 2048. I get that there's a desire for a non-JPEG output, such as TIFF or PNG, however I wonder how often one would want to come up with an arbitrary output resolution. 2048 was selected since that's the max of social networks, so if you're just uploading to Facebook or Instagram, why upload more than the resolution that they'd downsample to anyway? Save time on processing and uploading. But if not uploading at 2048, why not just go full res? 
Funny if they get it right quickly , Pro by the hoards will jump on it with an iPad Pro as the prefered kit of choice . 
We're getting there, give us some credit ;) I mean, we've got pressure sensitive brush support, full resolution editing, integration with Files, and more. 
Also huge shame desktop CC is not fully fledged either - no curves or split Toning when the module app does ! 
Would you have rathered we didn't add Curves and Split Toning to mobile when we had the chance? Or perhaps just waited another year for Lr CC to come out? I'm being a bit flip, but those are really the options. I'll flip it around and say thanks for your enthusiasm and of course curves and split toning are known to be important (and they're coming soon!). ;)
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Sorry to provide the impression that we're not listening to the professionals, we certainly are. Sometimes it's really hard to say something about a feature and if it'll be implemented or not. On one side we get slammed if we say something non-committal, like "we value all of our customers and will continue to evaluate those features that are important" and the other side when we think we've got something and say "it's coming!" but then it turns out to be much harder than we expected (for any of a million reasons) we get slammed for promising and then not delivering. So, sometimes, requests are met with silence. Hopefully, we can find some happy middle ground here.
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15 photos at a time is practically worthless. Why not set the limitation to 50, 100, or even 2 just to screw with us. Lol