Lightroom Mobile: Failure to upload the edited photo without reduced size

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I am using Lightroom CC (paid for premium version) on my ipad. I use it to edit the raw photos from my camera (P.S. I've checked the list and my camera model is supported by Lightroom CC).
I would like to ask if it is possible to save the "edited raw photo" or use the "edited raw photo" in other applications like photoshop mix?
(P.S. "Edited raw photo" means no reduction in its size/quality etc. by the app.)

Thanks a lot!
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Check that the iPad has the original raw file, not just a smart preview. Tab on the 'Lr' icon and then 'Cloud Storage and Sync'. If I send a photo from Lr CC on the iPad to another app, I get a dialog that asks me how large a photo I want to send to the other app. One option is 'Maximum available'.
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Thank you for your prompt response!!!
It it mean the option "Maximum available" is the same as "edited raw photo", which the photo will not be reduced in size/quality etc?

Thanks
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A raw photo always has to be converted before it can be used in another app. It should not be reduced in size, but because it is normally sent as jpeg to the other app, there could be minimal quality differences. I doubt you will be able to see them, because the preview your are looking at in Lr CC is also jpeg.
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I disagree. Jpeg is fine if you're exporting your final image, but not as a format to work with. There is tiff or dng (or others) for that.
The picture your looking at in LR may be a jpeg, BUT computed from the raw file behind, and updated according to the changes you've made. So you're seeing a jpeg, but not editing a jpeg. Change some parameters on a jpeg file and I have no doubt you'll be able to see the difference.

... same story as mp3 vs flac :)
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Oh I see
I think I have a brief idea on the format of the photos.
Thanks all!!! :)
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I don't think so. If you "get outside" LR on your iPad, you'll edit a jpeg.
If you're working on RAW files, the resolution should be kep (at least it's the case for a 24 MPix image). If you're working with smart previews, you're limited to their resolution.
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Nope nope nope! You can't switch off smart previews on mobile.
Smart previews are two things:
On desktop: smaller sized "RAW" files allowing you to fully(-ish) edit your pictures offline --> understand: when your external hard drive on which your original raw files is offline, disconnected. Very clerver idea implemented already several years ago (LR 4 or something)

On moblile: raw files synced from LR down to mobile are the same type of files: lower resolution raw files.
The ONLY full sized RAW files you can have on mobile, are those and only those imported physically (with a card reader, for example) on your mobile. There is NO WAY to sync full sized RAWS on mobile. (Exceped importing raw files from Dropbox, Files, ... but is out of scope).Those (real) raw are then indeed synced 'up' to LR and count in your 20 Go quota. (Because yes, the proxys synced down from LR to mobile do not count in the quota :) )

LR mobile a great pice of software, but has probably been released too soon with rather poor sync (ahum!) integration with LR. A smarter, clearer and more honest communication and nomenclature (raw vs. smart preview vs. proxys vs. whatever) along with clear badges or tags in the GUI would have been much appreciated.
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> On moblile: raw files synced from LR down to mobile are the same type of files: lower resolution raw files.
The ONLY full sized RAW files you can have on mobile, are those and only those imported physically (with a card reader, for example) on your mobile. There is NO WAY to sync full sized RAWS on mobile.

Just to clarify this, Lightroom CLASSIC can only sync up 2560px smart previews. Lightroom CC on the desktop DOES upload full size raw. And yes, Adobe confused things with their naming.

Since Noda said she paid for the premium version on her iPad, it doesn't sound like there's a desktop involved, so the photos she adds to her iPad or captures using the iPad/iPhone camera will have full size raw files available.
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>Just to clarify this, Lightroom CLASSIC can only sync up 2560px smart previews. Lightroom CC on the desktop DOES upload full size raw. And yes, Adobe confused things with their naming.
--> which is not a bad thing at all, especially as they do not count in the 20 Go. It's kind of a fair trade. Like you said, a better communication would have been a good thing. Or some smooth workflow, at least.


>Since Noda said she paid for the premium version on her iPad, it doesn't sound like there's a desktop involved, so the photos she adds to her iPad or captures using the iPad/iPhone camera will have full size raw files available.
--> But she said she switched off the smart previews. That's on desktop, right?
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> --> But she said she switched off the smart previews. That's on desktop, right?

No, there's a switch in iOS preferences called "Only Download Smart Previews". With that switch enabled, it only downloads/stores locally the smart preview size from the cloud, and you can choose to download the full size for individual photos by tapping the cloud icon in Detail view and choosing Get This Original.
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So has only effects for those who use the new LR on desktop?