Lightroom mobile: Should allow exporting raw files with settings/changes

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I would be great if the app had the option to export a raw file with the adjustments made within the app, so that you can continue editing on LR desktop. The app only allows to export the original file without any changes.
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I assume we're talking about the Lightroom mobile apps?

You know you can just enable sync if you're a subscriber, and the photo and its settings sync back to the LR desktop?

Or is this because you're using the free Lightroom mobile app and an older version of Lightroom?
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The Lightroom mobile app works in a limited form without a subscription as long as you don't sign in with your Adobe ID. There's no file sync, but it can work with local images.
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How do I do that? Are the instructions in your book "Missing FAQ?"
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Mobile-related questions (other than how to sync Classic) are in the Edit Like a Pro book because it's part of the Lightroom cloud ecosystem rather than Lightroom Classic.

Essentially you'd need to export the photos from Classic, get them onto your iPad/phone (for example, by uploading them to Dropbox or putting them on a memory card) and then import into Lightroom mobile on the devices. Way way way easier with a subscription though.
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Perhaps the uploading would be easier but I'm not willing to subject myself to the continuing barrage of bugs with each new CC update. Grrrrr
Adobe have really lost my confidence in them.
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Following this forum does make it look like there's a million bugs, but from experience, I don't think there's any more than the LR4-6 cycles. There's just a lot more potential to go wrong and a lot more legacy code than there was in the early days. That said, it's much easier to roll back or forwards these days, so although there's no excuse for bugs, there's nothing to stop you settling on a release that's working well for you even with the subscription.
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Still would be nice to have that raw if I wish to edit on my iPad in different application.
I’m a subscriber and it’s not an option,only the original without the changes...
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Dor, to retain the edits when passing to another app, you'd need to save as a JPEG. A raw file is just that - raw, unprocessed.
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In Lightroom Mobile when you "Export Original" it only exports the RAW file and changes the name from the original.  It should keep the same name and also export an XMP file with the edits and metadata like Lightroom Classic does. It can't be that hard to implement.
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And also- why only JPG, so compressed.
TIFF would be a better option.
Regarding the ‘mobile’ a lot of people actually using it on the iPad Pro, so it would be reasonable to have a TIFF and more option from Lightroom Classic.