3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 15, 2016 11:05 AM by Hayhill

    Syncing raw files from ipad to desktop

    michaelw65

      Hello!

      When Lightroom mobile on my iPad syncs to my desktop Lightroom will it sync the raw files from the iPad to the desktop as well as keep the edits?  If not is there a way to do this?

       

      Also If I delete the photos from lightroom on my iPad will it delete the synced photos from my desktop lightroom?  If so how do I stop it from doing that?

       

       

      Thank You so much!

      Michael

        • 1. Re: Syncing raw files from ipad to desktop
          Akash Sharma Adobe Employee

          Hi Michael,

           

          Lightroom mobile syncs DNG smart previews of your images on iPad to desktop with your editing.

          Note that to capture Adobe DNG photos, you need to have the iPad Pro 9.7 or later and the DNG capture is supported on iPhone 5SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, or 7 Plus

          Also If I delete the photos from lightroom on my iPad will it delete the synced photos from my desktop lightroom?  If so how do I stop it from doing that?

          Your synced images get stored on Cloud and if you delete them from Lr mobile, they will be removed from Cloud as well.But, if you stop the sync on your iPad and then delete images, Your Desktop will retain them until the sync is restored on your iPad(it is just a temporary workaround)

           

          Hope that helps.

          Regards,

          Akash

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          • 3. Re: Syncing raw files from ipad to desktop
            Hayhill Level 2

            Michael,

            I will assume you are using the latest versions of iOS, LR Mobile, and LRCC. If not, you will need to update. I also assume you are adding RAW files from the Camera Roll on you iPad. If so, follow the steps below:

            1. In LR Mobile create a new collection and ADD the photos (RAW) from the camera roll.

            2. Staring here you can edit those photos in LR Mobile as much as you want.

            3. LR Mobile will sync smart previews and all edits to the Creative Cloud and they will be available on all of your devices (including iPhone if you have e LR Mobile installed there.

            4. You iPad will also upload the original RAW files to the cloud, then down to you desktop (the RAWs will not stay in the cloud). Depending on the size, number of files, and you wifi connection this can take a good while, i.e. hours if there are a lot of them.

            5. You will be able to find you RAW files on you desktop after all of this is completed. Be sure to check this before the last step;

            6. Once all of this has taken place, you can deleted the original RAWs from you cameral roll on the iPad. The photos will remain in the sync'd collection. and can be edited from either device.

            7. I would strongly recommend you test all of this out before trying it with important photographs.

             

            Woody

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