File management on iOS

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I have a question regarding the file management on iOS. iOS uses APFS as file management system, where copies are no longer real copies but more like pointers. So ma question is: will importing images into LR, while keeping them in photos (iOS) will use double the space or not?

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Antoine Hlmn

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Interesting question, but I think iOS puts them in the cloud, and only leaves a thumbnail on the device.
I could be wrong however...
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That depends on your settings. You will have to enable iCloud Photos for that. AFAIK, it is not on by default.
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Antoine Hlmn

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Indeed, that depends on iOS settings.
Here I’m assuming to keep everything locally.
Of course, if one would have checked “optimize for storage”, the “copy” would be “kept” for LR.