We need to be able to transfer our edited photos from an iPad to a desktop via a cable not wifi!!!

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This is getting out of hand. Almost every photographer I know would rather edit on the road with an iPad. Especially since it LR mobile runs significantly faster than classic on a desktop. But transferring all of our edited files back to our desktop at home via wifi is absurd. Especially as MP count goes up on cameras. I shot 200 photos today, and it has taken 5 hours to upload half of them to the adobe server to transfer to classic. And I have the fastest internet speed my provider has available. This is so stupid. The iPad is sitting in front of the computer and I can't simply connect them so my time is wasted. FIX THIS ADOBE!!!!!
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Are you on a Mac? You could select the images you want to send, and use Airdrop to your Mac, then import them into LRClassic on the Mac.
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Yves Crausaz

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This is only valid for a possible selection of photos, but no development parameters or meta-data will be transmitted!
I think Elizabeth wants to be able to do this from the LR CC application of the iPad, which works only if we have an extremely fast Internet connection, which is far from being the majority of users of Lightroom in the world and moreover when we try to transfer via the Internet very large amounts of images stops along the way telling us that there are too many images, that your plan only allows you to 20GB and 16GB , it stops transferring, that the so-called 26 GB are, but that the photos are not visible on the cloud via the web interface, finally, they must allow us to transfer slice per slice of 15 GB for example and that we can manage the destinaton in LR Classic to empty the space Cloud.

Adobe, s.v.p listen to your customers for once, this thread is not the first on this topic!



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Ah, I see. Yes of course. And of cours3 you are right. Adobe has the most pathetic Cloud/Transfer setup in the world. And no, they NEVER listen to their customers.
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You could also argue that one needs to use the proper tools. If you need to tighten a screw, use a screwdriver, not a hammer. And don’t complain about the manufacturer of the hammer not listening to you if you use a hammer anyway.

Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom Classic were not designed for this type of workflow and Adobe also does not recommend it.
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Again the “you are using it wrong” rethoric? By the way, if a company has to admit its product has not been designed “that” way, that compagne might ask itself if “that” way is the best way. Obviously, best depends from the standpoint: users or the marketers and financials.

Tablets have now hundreds of gb storage and very powerful engines. Cameras are becoming lighter en better with the time. In WHAT WAY would this be the wrong type of usage? In what way is uploading massive amount of data just to download them back a better way than wire or wifi transfer?

Maybe it would be intellectually better to say: LR mobile’s market is not the photographer anymore but the smartphone user.
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No LR CC is it seems to me designed for storage in the cloud, "it's so easy, so convenient, so cheap" they tell us! And their advertising, there is more than for LR CC, that the "Lightroom Evengelists" show us that the point of view of Adobe is the best .... I doubt that they are able to treat easily sessions more than a thousand shots!

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"Maybe it would be intellectually better to say: LR mobile’s market is not the photographer anymore but the smartphone user." — Antoine Hlmn

No truer words were ever written regarding Adobe.


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"Maybe it would be intellectually better to say: LR mobile’s market is not the photographer anymore but the smartphone user." — Antoine Hlmn

But intellectually dishonest when it's more a case of expectation creep. When LrMobile was first introduced, so-called photographers dismissed it as a smartphone user app - after all, no colour management! But once they had recovered from their shock at Adobe adding features like raw file support and local adjustments,  suddenly so-called photographers decided it was always meant for them, and them alone....

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I don’t get where your point... expectation creep? Photographers dismissing the app ? Aren’t your confirming what I was saying? The target is not photographers?

To answer your post, in what way do you expect photographers to feel concerned by an app not supporting raw? And I don’t remember reading anyone claiming LR should be for photographers only. Only that photographers are not Adobe’s target on this market. And I still believe it’s the case.
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They won’t implement this because this would go against the 20Go storage limit ;-)

They don’t care about UI, they won’t you to use LR in the cloud. They won’t simplify sync with classic.
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While Adobe buys us our iPad or PC mini disk so that we can finally pay a maxi big laptop, since their proposal is unusable in case of large flow of photos!

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I think you hit the nail on the head about LR-cc! It’s just for phone users and social media junkies!:-) 

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It comes down to Adobe in the end. 
Forget whether it's Classic or CC, Web or Mobile. It shouldn't matter. The problem is Adobe's servers and bandwidth.

Regardless of your own transfer speed capability, if the Adobe servers are still using Dial-Up modem speeds, then nothing is ever going to work properly.

I have a very fast Fibre Optic connection here, but it makes no difference. I was in a library in the city the other day, Super Fast commercial grade fiber optic, and from my iPad to Adobe... forget it. Pathetic. So when I came back to the office, set it to sync, and walked away. Hours later, the next day I think, it had finally transferred the few dozen images from the iPad.

200 images from the Panasonic camera.
iPad to Dropbox. minutes
iPad to iCloud. minutes
iPad to OneDrive. minutes
iPad to Adobe. days and counting. 
... I might add that Creative Cloud has the same treacle slow data throughput. Really, it's the Adobe servers. 

Apple's Photos app. Syncs as you work. I can put anything on the iPad, including images from my Panasonic Lumix DMG-5 via the SD card dongle and they go into the Camera Roll where Photos syncs them. In a New York Minute... I have LRCC set to pick up images from the Camera Roll automatically, and that trundles away in the background, with images sometimes finally syncing days later on some occasions.

If you are crazy enough to use the Adobe Download App to try and store all your images from Adobe Web to your own Mac/PC, or local storage, and you have more than four or five images it will NEVER transfer them. Never.

Now being a masochist at heart I keep coming back to Adobe because I use Photoshop a lot for various things. It seems I've been sucked in again with this Lightroom thing. I really think it's time to locate another package, and I think Apple's Photos app will do for collection and storage, and Affinity Photo to replace Photoshop. Lightroom? I'm sure there will be an alternative somewhere.

One that also allows you to print from the package. As everyone is aware - you can't print from LR.

ok - enough ranting. Shouting down a well, because no one from Adobe is listening or gives a toss.





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Having a look at alternatives shows Affinity Photos for Mac and iPad could replace Photoshop, Darktable or Digikam could replace Lightroom.
As for syncing, save all your work to Dropbox/iCloud/Whatever and open them anywhere. hmmm.
I know Lightroom does what it does and it's good. BUT... I'm fed up with waiting days for images to sync, no printing, and no iPad to Desktop syncing. If I still used Classic, that can sync with LRCC, but of course - none of it can actually ... sync.

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