Full Raw export to lightroom cc for ipad

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Full raw files is not possible to import to Lightroom CC for iPad from Lightroom Classic Desktop app
Please allow to upload full size raw files to iPad Pro Lighroom CC, NOT just Smart Preview 2048px “raw”.
Think about pro/semi pro photogratgers who is trying to integrate new mobile workflow into thier pipeline. There is a capable machines like new Apple IPad Pro 2018 which are more the capable to edit full raw files. In fact you can export full raw files but the proccess is so frustrating and ... honestly bad... that it’s almost unusable.
We are fine to rate and select and even edit TO SOME DEGREE your Smart Previews, but when the serious work srarts WE NEED FULL RAW.
So just, for crying out loud, create one button that will allow to import full Raw of selected files into Lightroom CC ipad.

You announced the full Photoshop version in 2019 with capabilities to work with 3gb psb files how do You expect us to pipeline this without access to full faw files?
Edit smart previews then go to desktop, save it, send it to ipad and then work on Photoshop ? A bit silly and 2000’s don’t you think ?
Why not just made one button for full raw extopt of selected files from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom Cc for iPad. It would be so much easy and makes it finally a working solution for pro/semi pro user, not just Instagram blogers.
Thank you.
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I guess it has already been requested several times, but indeed, they won't allow you to upload full res files from calssic to mobile. I guess the reason behind this is they want you to use the "new" LR CC instead of LR Classic. They will tell you Classic is the desktop version (with minimal sync capabilities, and be happy with it) and LR CC is the mobile version. You can't have both.

The bright side of this is your 20Go of storage is not impacted by those "smart previews".

To have the full res files on iPad, the only way is to import them on iPad and sync those files to the desktop. That has become my workflow. Once in a while, I have to "clear" my 20 Go. Is kind of a pain but the only workable solution. It's definitely a pain when you really try to be mobile, like on a trip, and you hit those 20 Go.
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I guessed so. I just want to be one more voice. Like water to the rock, may be finally they will give up :) who knows.
Unfortunately Lightroom CC desktop is also expotring smart previews if you sync it to there first.

The “real” solution I found.
- Do everything on Classic.
- Sync desire folders/photos/ to CC desktop
- In CC destkop’s settings use 0% internal storage.
- Manyally add same folders/photos to CC
- Then and only then it will “transfer” full RAW files.
This is so ridiculous that its not even funny nor it really a “logical” step from very clever marketing /development team from Adobe.

1. I don’t need ALL MY FILES IN TRY FULL RAW
2. I am fine with Smart Previews Raw to degrees, I even prefer it (small files size, easy, quick) BUT when all thorse things are done why on earth can I just import, selectively, a few full raw to fine editing OR even transfer them to new promised full Photoshop for ipad in 2019?
Lightroom for me is just a beginning (I can’t remember when i done a single image solely in LR)

You Abobe show me a fully working Lightroom on ipad, demoes recently a full working Photoshop on iPad with capabilities of handling 3gb files faster then my iMac ? And for what ? Just so I can do SOMETHING on it and THEN ... go back to desktop to really work ?

Why you afraid to think futher ? Why not give us capabilities to really work on mobile ? Why cripple you own software ? Why then showing all thorse wonderful LR, PS capabilities on mobiles just at the end of the day force us to use desktop, when we have preatty powerful ipads ? Its not about money, We paid for subscription already don’t worry :) ? So why then?
I see no logic behind this and what is more sad its not a difficult thing to implement at all (single developer + half day work = working ).

Bizzare to say at least.
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You’re sure LR CC (not Classic. Ergh! I’m sick of this poor names, by the way...) does not upload full res? Have you checked this option on iPad “download smart preview only”? That should be unchecked for full res files. But then every picture will be full res...

You want my opinion on why the do this? Because they want us to move to full cloud as much as possible so it will become much more difficult to migrate to another platform (onOne, DxO, ...). The other reason is the focus towards “cell phone photographers” who are coming from the mobile world and want a taste to the DAM world. This market is much more bankable than the poor photographers!
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Sure! 
Download smart preview only is off, I mean on ... I mean , you know. Still does not work. Only Smart Previews are uploading. Now only when I export and by that I mean manually add files to CC on my desktop , only when it will upload full raw to Lightroom CC iPad (damn those names) and again all of the files.

Now, I totally understand their move and bankable situation with bloggers/instagrammers/Nike shoe shooter whatever. BUT BUT all they need to do is add ability to download separate raw files BOOM you get a pro workflow. 
Now It does not break a bank to do so, it certainly not jeopardise some sales for sure (if not increase) and you still make IGammers happy, they won't even knew it there :). 

Now cell phone photographer don't even need Photoshop , they are happy with VSCO, Snapseed etc. So I am not sure why they aiming LR for iPad and PS for iPad to those group. It is certainly more pro/semi-pro world, SO make those user happy first. I mean give them ability to have full pipeline workflow access on mobile and they will show the rest that it is OK and even possible to work mobile. Heck they can even go full mobile (if they will not screw up PS for iPad). 

But now it looks like it stack in some limbo. Too complicated and cumbersome for instagramming (imagine if you use VSCO for at least 3 years prior to LR and you have 1000 presets and macros) and too "not-ready-for a-real-world" for a pro photographers. 

So everybody seems exited for PS for iPad but if you dig deeper it's obvious will be just for fun or maybe designers or brochure makes (whatever) but not for photographers. 

An easy, solid workflow of LR adjust, PS fine-tune and final work is broken just because of one button/ability ?

Perplexed.  

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