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Moving over to iPad Pro - Processing, editing and storing


hobbo Avatar
hobbo Plus
12 1.8k 4 England
8 Mar 2020 1:56PM


This week I made my mind up to almost give up post processing on my Windows 10 VAIO laptop and large monitor....that has half a dozen vertical pixel lines down the screen now, and my version of CS6 is getting a bit old.

Soooooo, after researching just what my new iPad Pro is capable of now that it runs a version of iOS, complete with working files.

During the last two days, I have invested in a 6 way USBc connector, for SD cards USB and USBc peripherals...I now use, or, am learning to use... PIXELMATOR....PIXELMATOR PRO....and DARKROOM iPad photo editing apps.

This morning Amazon, delivered my SANDISK 250 GB SSD ....solid state external hard drive.... I will use that to store all my ...to be kept...RAW FILES.... plus any photo books I might create.

I have tested my new system out during the past few days....still a few things to get just right, but itís all coming together.

My first processing results have been posted for appraisal and comment.... good responses so far....I just need to get my old head around a completely new way of working, my photography.

Hobbo


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Techno Avatar
Techno Plus
15 7.9k 8 England
8 Mar 2020 6:26PM
Good Luck.....Wink
kitz Avatar
kitz 17 449
8 Mar 2020 9:11PM
Don't forget to keep a back up of the new drive Grin
hobbo Avatar
hobbo Plus
12 1.8k 4 England
9 Mar 2020 3:10AM
Thereís not much to go wrong with an SSD .....is there?

My laptop, set up has three external drives, two old type plus one SSD.....that one is used as backup on that.

All of my smaller JPEGs are on my iPad or cloud.

Hobbo
tttfoto Avatar
tttfoto 22 592 Germany
9 Mar 2020 8:02AM
Hi Hobbo, I'm also using an iPad Pro 10.5 which I love when away. Which app/cloud do you use for storing your Jpegs? as photos app doesn't separate raw/jpeg. I'm using Lightroom and Affinity plus Pixelmator Photo pro, I found that LR is better for separating raw/jpeg and their lens profiles are more up to date for compensating lens distortion which other apps don't. Have been testing different apps/soft as to get away from LR subs, but still nothing can top LR cc and mobile. Would like to here a bit more about your workflow.

Terry.
hobbo Avatar
hobbo Plus
12 1.8k 4 England
9 Mar 2020 8:57AM
Hi TTT,

Good to learn that others are going down this very interesting route.... the iPad pro since itís move over to the iOS system, has changed very much for the better.... So close to a laptop, but with a superb screen, never mind the accuracy of the Apple Pencil.

To answer your question.... I only began using the iPad Pro for serious editing last Wednesday, right after the USB c six way adapter arrived.... thus takes any SD card, and works seamlessly with the iPad.
I use three Photo editing apps.... DARKROOM...because of its developing features.... PIXELMATOR.... for is speed and that amazing... repair tool....and AI processing.... then ....PIXELMATOR PRO.... because this allows pin-point adjustments, with a pair of sliders for each operation, one for opacity/strength...the other fir brush size... Used separately or in conjunction with each other they produce the goods.

My Cloud storage it through my BT internet contract.... my other Cloud is full, as is Dropbox....hence my purchase of the external, new to iPad Pro...SANDISK SSD ... I acquired the 250 GB first, just to see how it works. I neednít have worried, it connects directly to my iPad Pro via its USBc connector... that also has a standard USP adapter.

On fiddly thing, is that those house RAW files, automatically go to the iPad PHOTO-ROLL ...It is after this that I copy the RAWs over to the SSD for archiving.... the jpeg versions I post here or email stay on my iPad.

The SANDISK SSD works incredibly quickly, it is easily found in the iPad FILES app.... I still need to learn how to drag and drop using the iPad...split-screen.... so it will be back to YouTube, for more tuition later.

Feedback observations or comments on this processing/storage move, very welcome.

Hobbo

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tttfoto 22 592 Germany
9 Mar 2020 9:31AM
Had my iPad Pro for a while now, before os13 arrived I would store files on to various lightning drives via the apps for the drive or wifi. Since os13 allows plug and play direct to files its much easier to upload images (Apple Card reader) to photos or now direct import to LR. Uploading direct to LR mobile has its advantage that they get backed up to Adobe cloud and also to google photos from the photos app.
My pad has wifi and cell so when I'm home every image gets synched to my MBP via LR classic complete with edits, so don't really have a need to carry external drives.
Beards Avatar
Beards 3 3
12 Mar 2020 10:13AM
Another user of the iPad Pro 12.9Ē and photo editing.
Since Apple split iOS for the iPad to iPadOS and added further file support I no longer use my iMac or MacBook Pro, instead I now totally use my iPad Pro for photo editing.
My choice of Apps are Pixelmator Photo, Affinity Photo and ACDSee Pro. I do have several other photo editing Apps that do come in handy which are as follows:-
Dramatic
Dramatic HD
Vintage HD
Alien Sky
Lens Light
Reflect
Snapspeed

Using the Files App and Apples Photos together in split screen is as simple as first opening the Files App to the folder where you require to save the photos. Now do the same with the Photoís App and simply select all photos and drag them across to the Files App... Job done.
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tttfoto 22 592 Germany
12 Mar 2020 11:36AM
Hi Beards, nice setup I presume you are using ACDC as your DAM but where are you storing your images (Cloud/ exSSD)?
Beards Avatar
Beards 3 3
12 Mar 2020 12:15PM

Quote:Hi Beards, nice setup I presume you are using ACDC as your DAM but where are you storing your images (Cloud/ exSSD)?


Hi TTT, Thanks..... Reference storage I use iCloud for cloud service (£2.49 per month for 200GB) and a hard copy to an SSD Drive.
The iCloud storage is brilliant as it means I can quickly access any photos/videos from either my iPad Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iMac, MacBook Pro.
The hard copy to my Samsung 860 EVO SSD is purely if I cannot find an online access to my files.
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tttfoto 22 592 Germany
12 Mar 2020 12:29PM
Hi Beards, thanks I find LR easy and convenient must say, uploading direct to LRmobile with card reader ,editing and exporting and then having a copy in Adobe cloud straight to my MBP. But thanks for the info always looking for different ideas. Still peeves me with paying subs but whatever you do it costs.
Beards Avatar
Beards 3 3
12 Mar 2020 1:37PM

Quote:Hi Beards, thanks I find LR easy and convenient must say, uploading direct to LRmobile with card reader ,editing and exporting and then having a copy in Adobe cloud straight to my MBP. But thanks for the info always looking for different ideas. Still peeves me with paying subs but whatever you do it costs.

No problem TTT, Each to our own and as long as it works then thatís all that matters.
I prefer the iCloud for itís convenience, but also if I am out shooting and wonít get back that night I connect my iPhone to the cameras WiFi, download the photos and the second I get back and my iPhone picks up a WiFi connection it automatically uploads all the photos to the cloud.
In other words; by the time I open my iPad Pro all the photos went from the iPhone to iCloud and are now all showing on my iPad Pro.... all without me doing nothing.

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