It's possible on Android devices with the DNG camera app.
Apple has not yet addopted the standard on iOS.
If you have access to a browser you can ingest raw fies via LR Web.
Sorry. The steps I describe DO make it possible to transfer RAW via a sync with Lr Mobile. If official, and not a bug, that would seem to be a new feature. Not sure what "standard" on iOS you are referring to.
Someone else tried the same sequence with a Sony RAW but it seemed to hang up synching. I'm not at all sure this workflow is supposed to work like this, since normally Lr Mobile exchanges smart previews.
Yes LR Mobile sync uses DNG smart previews between desktop and devics.
Except NOT in the direction I described. It sends the original (well copy of) the original. So it sends an orf or neg or pef in that direction.
My understanding is that raw files can be pushed from LR desktop to mobile devices via DNG smart previews.
Jpegs (original size) are synchronized from device (Camera Roll) to LR desktop.
Only raw files captured with a DNG Android camera get sync’d.
That WAS my understanding too. Until I took the steps I describe above.
And it's important to note that smart previews are not in addition to the raw files themselves; they never leave your desktop in a desktop to mobile workflow, which is different from what I describe.
And no, as I have just demonstrated RAW files DO get sent FROM the iPad TO the desktop via Lr Mobile. Several of us have now reproduced those results independently. Try if you have an iPad and recent software.
Thanks for the info on use of the Camera Connection kit. I guess the only potential problem is that iPads have less storage capacity than most camera storage cards!
I guess the only potential problem is that iPads have less storage capacity than most camera storage cards!
And that it's far too early to depend on it remaining available. Treat it as an interesting discovery, and perhaps a hint of something which one might expect Adobe to be working on for iOS (it is already on Android).
But yes, my D800 has two 32gb flash cards - my iPad 32Gb of RAM. Total, not spare. Would I upgrade it for this workflow or even buy the CCK? Some would, no doubt.
Yeah, iOS 10 apparently is gonna allow DNGs from the iPhone/iPad cameras. Rather cool.
And you can get phones up to 128GB...that can leave some room for significant photo backup and storage, especially if one is culling. I still prefer an Android tablet since you can copy out to an external more easily, but it would be nice. And LrM does need a more useful path back from the iPad, maybe focused more on small groups of edits in RAW than bulk storage.
Meanwhile Mylio does a better job in some ways of syncing than LrM, especially in the iPad to desktop direction.