I'm about to do my first trip where I really can't bring a laptop, and I'd hoped to use my iPad for some initial field work on my photos. I'm very surprised that I can't find a way to use LR Mobile to do what I want. Is it really impossible?
What I'd like to do is shoot raw+jpg, import just the jpg's into LR mobile, and do my initial metadata work (star rating, keywords, maybe assigning to collection) in the field. I don't care about editing on the iPad, though it would be a nice bonus, or about having the raws on the iPad. Then, when I return, I'd like to import the raws from the original SD cards into my "real" computer, and somehow sync the metadata that I'd done on the iPad into LR. It seems like a common scenario. Is it really impossible, or am I missing something? If not with LR mobile, is it possible with any other app?
Thanks for any advice on this!
You are attempting to use Lightroom in a way other than designed. Lightroom mobile workflow as-designed:
Camera>Lightroom on computer>Lightroom mobile on various devices.
Images captured on internal cameras on various devices>Lightroom mobile>Lightroom.
Thanks, Rikk. I guess that you're right. Hopefully, LR mobile will grow to have this functionality. For now, it looks like the Photosmith app will do exactly what I want, though I haven't played with it much yet.