Lightroom mobile: Save As option

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I am trying to work on contacts in Lightroom Mobile. When I have selected, cropped and edited one there is no Save As option in Mobile, so that I can go back and work on other photos in that set of contacts. That particular set vanishes - only the photo I worked on remains.
I spoke to Tech Help - they said there is no way of doing this and linked me to here to make a request for such a feature. Without it Lightroom is not very useful to me. I especially bought an iPad Air so that I could do this work while on the move. Lightroom is famous for its non-destructive way of working - it should extend to Lightroom Mobile.
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I'm not sure what you mean by contacts? Could you explain a bit more about your workflow? Lightroom mobile DOES work non-destructively, so there's something else going on here.
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But how do you save as, giving it a name? I end up with the finished photo on my camera roll, but without atitlr. Please advise.
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Contacts as in 'a sheet of contacts' with all the photos from a roll of film. I'm not working on an individual photo - I'm selecting one photo from the sheet, cropping down to it, then editing, adjusting, and saving. At this stage Mobile deletes the whole sheet of contacts, only saving the photo I've worked on. This is no use to me.
Mobile does seem to me to work destructively. If I was working on a single photo, cropped it, then saved it - would it save both versions?
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Ok, so let's put that in Lightroom mobile's terms.

"Sheet of contacts" is the Grid view.

When you "select one photo" you open it into Loupe view.

When you crop it, you're in Crop view. Just the settings are saved in Lightroom mobile, so you can undo the crop.

If you press the arrow in the top left corner, you return to Grid view, where you'll find all of your other photos.

So the bit I'm missing is where you're "adjusting and saving". I'm not sure what you're doing there - you don't need to save as that's done automatically.

The original photo is still in Lightroom mobile, and uploaded to the cloud and then back down to your computer. You can reset those settings at any time.
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No. 'Sheet of contacts' is one photo in the grid view - it's a photo of an old-fashioned, pre-digital sheet of contacts of 35mm negatives. From this I want to select one of the frames, crop to it, then adjust Exposure/Brightness/Contrast/Sharpness, etc. At the end of this process it saves automatically - and, therefore, loses all of the rest of the sheet of contacts. If I could Save As then this would allow me to save just that one photo and still have access to the rest of the sheet.
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Oh, you mean you've photographed a sheet of contacts. I'm with you!

You can't create virtual copies on the iPad, however if you create them on the desktop (i.e. create 36 VC's and let those sync) then they'll sync to the iPad as separate photos, which you can then crop and edit as you wish. You'd crop a different section out of each one, so you'd end up with 36 separate photos.