I understand, perhaps incorrectly, that it may be possible to bring the images direct to LR mobile? Does anyone know more?
I have been very successful at shooting RAW with my EyeFi card and then putting the EyeFi card into an SD card reader which is available from Apple. You can import the RAW images into LRM, post process them. and sync to a remote Laptop/Desktop running Lightroom. If you set up a collection for the images on the iPad for the images, they sync to that collection on the Laptop/Desktop as RAW images with the post processed changes. You can then drag and drop the images to a folder from the collection.
Adobe needs very badly to find a workflow that allows professional photographers to shoot RAW to an iPad and automatically bring them into LRM. If you can find a way to do that you will have a lot of customers. LRM is rapidly becoming a very useful workflow.
The thing I want to get a handle on with the current state of development, is whether limitations to RAW ingest are from Adobe or Apple's iOS. My suspicion, especially after Victoria's comment, is the latter and it is perhaps a case of lobbying Apple (and they do listen) for a fix or further development of iOS.
So the QDSLR product page is a little hazy, with irregular updates. Wireless support seems good, but not so obvious how good tethered Canon capture is. I may just take a punt on it.
when LR Mobile will be able to import RAW files from an external USB/WIFI device like My Passport Wireless Pro ?
This feature should allow to import many RAW pictures at a time. Allow us to select RAW pictures from a directory/ sub directory of an external device. This feature is a must for many of us. Adobe cloud sync is not practical when you are in the jungle in Africa or near by a glacier in Iceland..... and having to import from the camera role is not practical when you consider the limited space you can have on a iPhone and or iPad.
PS Suggestion: Why don't you team up with Western Digital, the manufacturer of the "My Passport Wireless Pro" ? Both companies would greatly benefit from it and LR Mobile and "My Passport Wireless Pro" users too !
I’m agreeing with everything mentioned .
It’s also nice to see thought out workflow requests / issues from proper photographers.
Adobe you need to listen to them , as Kent and NWB says -Adobe needs to make a way to import directly
And Tether to camera , this would have the whole industry using it ... its that massive .
Now OT question to Kent and NWB if you are around... how do you back up your shoots from LRM / CC to your archive drives , and keep all the adjustment settings , and be able to reimport / re edit if you need to revisit the job.?
1. If you use the camera connector kit, the images MUST go through the Apple camera roll.
2. If you use another system, for example the Cascable app or a Gnarbox, you can enable an extension that runs inside of the iOS Files app whereby you can browse connected devices and import a raw photo (only one at a time, due to a limitation within the way that the iOS Files app was implemented) directly into Lr Mobile.
These are the only options available at the moment.
Once your RAW photos are imported into ShutterSnitch, you can then use the app's "share" button to directly import a photo into LrMobile without going through the camera roll.
It's quite convient and works great, with two caveats though:
1) You will end-up having your photos stored twice on your device at some point, before deleting them from ShutterSnitch, which can quickly become a problem with large RAW files.
2) There's apparently a bug/limitation in the share extension of LrMobile which can only copy RAW files from third-party apps to LrMobile one at a time. If you select multiple photos, only one is actually imported into LrMobile. This is both a really stupid LrMobile limitation/bug and a major showstopper for the above workflow.
So my requests to improve the (otherwise fabulous) LrMobile app would be :
1) please fix the bug/limitation in the "Copy to Lightroom CC" share extension of LrMobile to allow for multiple photos to be imported at once
2) even better, add a "Receive by FTP" option to the "Add photos" menu of LrMobile to bypass ShuterSnitch completely and avoid duplicating photos on your iOS device
3) and while you're at it, just buy ShutterSnitch to implement even more flexible import workflows without having to rely on Apple's very slow camera adapter or iOS camera roll