Enhance LR Mobile with cloning

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I think LRM is great and use it to cull and edit all of my photos. As I import into LR (desktop) from my memory card, I add the photos to a new collection that is synced to LRM. I can do 80 - 90% of my editing on my iPad Pro 12.9 inch with Apple pencil. I do review all photos later on my desktop to ensure everything looks good before I print, export or publish.

As I said, I am very happy with LRM but would really like to see the ability to clone using my Apple pencil. It would reduce the time required on my desktop and make mobile editing more efficient.
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Denny Riffert

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Daniel Krähmer

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You write "As I import into LR (desktop) from my memory card, I add the photos to a new collection that is synced to LRM." When I tried this I found that LrD did not identify the newly imported files with those that I imported earlier in LrM on the iPad. So I have to sync the image data via the cloud.
Are you saying that is a way to avoid this? Any help on this is highly appreciated.
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Kent Messamore

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I agree with you about cloning  and healing in LRM.  You can easily jump out to Photoshop Fix to do the cloning and healing (works great with Apple Pencil on iPad Pro, but why do we have to jump to another app?
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Denny Riffert

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But as I understand it, in Photoshop Fix the file is no longer RAW as in LRM
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Denny Riffert

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Daniel - I import raw files from my camera memory card into LR desktop. In import menu, I select add imported photos in a new collection (can not be a smart collection) that will be synced with LR mobile. Works perfectly
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Daniel Krähmer

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Hmm – for me it doesn't work. First, I import image files from my memory card into LrM on the iPad and do some adjustments. Then I import the same image files from the same memory card into LrD. Even if I take care that the imported and the synced images (coming from LrM) are in the same folder Lr does not identify them as being one and the same images. The synced images are stored as additional copies (getting a "-2" extension in the file name). What am I doing wrong? My goal is to avoid syncing large RAW files via the cloud but only the adjustments that I made to the images.
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Denny Riffert

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You only have to import the files once into LR desktop. As part of the import process you can add the photos to a new collection or existing collection that can sync with LR Mobile which in turn can be edited on the ipad. Do not import directly into ipad
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