Photoshop for iPad: Open from Lightroom Mobile Library as Smart Object

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Hey everyone,talking iPad Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC now =)I would love to suggest, wish for and see a full “open as smart object” function to open raws that I edited in Lightroom CC iPad in Photoshop CC iPad with full flexibility to go back and forth between the running photoshop edit and tweaks that I want to do to the raw in Lightroom/Camera Raw Overlay.Since I am personally into photo compositing / manipulation this would mean I could have full flexibility on my iPad Workflow as well.Let me know what you think =)Best,Milon
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  • excited and hopeful.

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Warren Heaton

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Interesting idea.

How do you see it differing from opening the full document?
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Good question as far as I do it when I open from Lightroom cc on mobile I migrate a .tif file which I cannot go back to Lightroom to do some tweaks like color mix, exposure etc. what I thought of was having the possibility to basically open the document as a smart object in order to have a link back to Lightroom In order to tweak certain things, then applying and having the updated changes in photoshop.
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Next thing we know, some new user is going to request that Full Fledged Lightroom and Photoshop be usable on  their Kindle or  Etch-a-Sketch!


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well, Welcome aboard, Milon!

This Quarantine time has a lot of folks being edgy...  I did actually have a lengthy back and forth with a chap that is using a 12 year old PC with 6 gigs RAM  - it is a laptop, and the mother board only supports 8 plus the built in graphics circuit  does not get along with Windows 10 - and he let the thing convert to 10.... He   didn't want to accept the inadequacies of his old laptop as being the cause of issues he was having, and railed on and on blaming Adobe and Adobe support. Obviously it was less expensive for him to blame it on the software than to go buy a new computer...
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Oh wow sounds ehm let’s say amusing :D oh well some people become irrational real fast unfortunately. But on a positive note have to say that I like the approaches on the mobile offerings very much. Very excited what’s there to come. Would love to be of any kind of support and help there :)
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Yes... After about a dozen exchanges of messages, I wrote to him that this reminds me of a story: A fellow went to see his doctor with some ill defined maladies, seeking help. The doc performed a number of tests, then brought his patient into his private office and had him sit. Then, the physician said "I am very sorry to have to tell you, Mr Smith, but you have cancer." whereupon, the patient jumped up and replied "That's too expensive! You will just have to find another diagnosis...!"

Last I saw on the forum, the chap was already on his third "doctor" and was pissed because he kept hearing the "expensive diagnosis."
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The latest line of iPads have excellent processing power.


The H264 encode times when using Adobe Rush on the iPad Pro are now being included in professional benchmarks.  My immediate reaction was, “You have to be kidding me.”  But then, I looked at the results.  They're impressive.


For the most part, the only thing the iPad for Photoshop is missing right now is the rest of Photoshop.  Over time, what we see in it should better mirror what we see in desktop version and iPad performance is just going to get better over time.


While I don’t see the iPad replacing my iMac any time soon, it’ll be interesting to see where we are in three to five years from now.

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Here's another interesting tid-bit about the iPad Pro from their PCMag's review of the newest MacBook Pro:
"The iPad Pro scored 1,118 on the Geekbench single-core test and 4,687 on the multi-core test, while the MacBook Pro scored 1,146 on single-core test and 4,487 on the multi-core test."

I think they were reviewing the base $1,799 MacBook Pro offering, not the lowest end model.  So, it's the Apple ARM processor going up against an Intel i5.
Of course, if it doesn't run the full version of Photoshop as well as After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder and Audition; it's not something I can replace my Mac with... yet.