I am looking for a solution for on-the-go raw editing and storing with an iPad (3.Gen) and external hard drive.
Will be in south America next couple of month and don't want to carry my mbPro with Lightroom with me, only my iPad with dslr. Question is now how to handle all the raw pics on-the-go (import, edit and store). Is it possible to import the raw files with Lightroom mobile and only store the catalog on iPad and the library with all raw files on external hard drive (connected via wifi?).
I have my own nas at home (Synology) but upload won't be a solution due to limited speed...
Unfortunately, LrM currently only handle the whole file that is imported into the App.
It cannot link to another file system. Here is a copy of what I wrote on another
This may be of interest:
A RAW workflow on the iPad - my initial impressions
The trouble currently is, to get to Lr Desktop, they have go via the Cloud so you have to regularly be near a good internet connection or have an iPad with loads of storage space (the photos can sync at a later date so it's best to leave them on SD also).
There is a request in for LAN syncing that you can add tour vote to:
Other users do use the iPad but development wise it's in its infancy and also down to choice if want to deal with all the negative aspects.
If you want your iPad it's best to use the Lr Mobile App, but unfortunately they have to go to the Camera Roll first.
Hope this helps in some way.
Thanks selondon for your quick reply. Bad news ;-(, Ive voted for this feature under your link! Hope Adobe is working on this and will release such a feature in the near future...then I need to find another solution, probably I have to move away from LrM, and thats not just ****...