Export options Lightroom mobile

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Would be really nice to have at least a few other options for exporting on my mobile. Save to device at highest quality or 2048px is not sufficient. We use this app for Instagram but without any export options that work with their compression algorithm you're forcing us to switch to desktop and it slows down workflow.
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I'll admit to not using Instagram, so this might be way off the mark. But if you export at the highest quality to your camera roll, can you not then use the Instagram app to add the image from your camera roll?
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Not that simple nor exclusive to IG. Many professional photographers are considering an ipad pro with pen or similar as a primary editing device. Professional image editors demand full-resolution and lossless export formats to take their images from one step of their workflow to the next. The hardware is no longer holding us back; seemingly arbitrary software restrictions from one version of a product to the next are.

Example: I can process a RAW image in lightroom mobile (ios), but can only export it as a JPG (with an excepted PNG workaround). If I then want to retouch the image, say a portrait, I can now only open a lossy and compressed (8-bit) JPG in Affinity to make those edits. This forced loss in quality and resolution is unacceptable for commercial clients. While I welcome a full mobile version of photoshop and assume it wouldn’t be subject to the same limitations, until that happens, I’m stuck in a laptop or desktop ecosystem that is really no longer necessarily ideal nor preferable given recent advancements in tablet technology. The simple ability to export as a 16-bit TIFF, which is in fact currently possible in other versions of lightroom, would immediately resolve this issue and eliminate those barriers.

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