Lightroom CC for mobile: How can I import more than one picture from my NAS-HD on iPad Pro

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When I connect to my images on my NAS-HD I only manage to import images only one by one, which is rather annoying, particularly, when you are working on one theme. Is there a way to import a full directory or rather mark the number of images and then click to import?
Your help much appreciated
thks
Christian
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You have to import in Photos App and THEN in Lightroom. Or just using the desktop.
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You could maybe create a Siri shortcut...

There is however something to be said about LR on mobile (and LR NotClassic in general): these softwares are NOT designed for “real” (between “”) photographers but rather for “casual smartphone users”. Because that’s the most lucrative market segment.
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Hi,
I do not agree. Lightroom mobile is for “real” photographers. The problem is, it cannot be used alone, as the ipad cannot be used alone. You need a desktop computer, there is no way out, to especially do all operations that involve working on more than one file at once, importing, exporting, complex tagging. But for editing a single photo, Lightroom Mobile has all you need (ok some features like the luminosity mask are still lacking... but we are almost there!) and it is a very smooth experience.
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I did not complain about LR CC lacking certein tools. I believe it saves professionals a lot of work, particularly while traveling. combined with specific software one can prepare files for home desktop and sync it etc. I use it a lot also at home with my ipad pro when editing special features etc. So you are right LR CC is also and foremost for professionals when you know how to do things...
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How are you navigating/viewing your NAS photos? The share option added recently should allow you to pass multiple photos from other apps.

Or if you create an album, you can import from Files, which may give you access to your NAS browsing app.
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Hi, Victoria, I used DS-File fromSynology to access the NAS-HD. As I mentioned before, I can easily download 1 file eache from my archive-directories, but there is no other way but re-enter the programme again and again to download more than one. I shall try the album-way. will keep in touch.
thanks and cheers
CF
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iOS Files does have a multi-select provision and Lightroom for mobile supports it. 

Are you using Files or something different app to view your NAS drive? Is your NAS visible from within Files?


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Thks, Nick. sounds good. will try it right away. have been using the synology software DS-File so far
will let you know asap
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have been experimenting for a while now. No, NAS is not visible from within files manager. However, I have now found a way to mark files within a directory on my NAS-HD and download. even though I now can't find them on my iPad. Propably one of those secrets that Apple's techies have invented to make life difficult for users..... Once i have managed, I will let you know how I succeeded
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The App FileBrowser may help here.