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Export originals to an external

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  1. iOS
I've got a mix of Nikon and OM Systems raw files imported to my 12" 1tb iPad Pro M1, iOS 17.4.1. How can I export them to an external drive without using Cloud? When I try using "Export as" I only get the choices of JPG, AVIF, JXL and TIF. Also, I don't see the option to choose the external HDD as the destination.
 
You need to choose "Customs Settings" Then Image type: "Original + Settings". when you click the Export button, you will be presented with a list of possible destinations.


Oops! these instructions are for Lightroom Desktop. I'll need to get to my iPad to see how this works . You will need to use the Files app with the EHD connected.
 
You need to choose "Customs Settings" Then Image type: "Original + Settings". when you click the Export button, you will be presented with a list of possible destinations.


Oops! these instructions are for Lightroom Desktop. I'll need to get to my iPad to see how this works . You will need to use the Files app with the EHD connected.
I forgot to add that I imported them to LR instead of into Files or Photos.
 
Lightroom for iPad can also export as original, but I’m pretty sure it will not add an XMP file with the settings. To export the original image data plus settings, use export as DNG. When the export is finished you will get the option to choose the location. Choose ‘Files’ and select the external drive.
 
Lightroom for iPad can also export as original, but I’m pretty sure it will not add an XMP file with the settings. To export the original image data plus settings, use export as DNG. When the export is finished you will get the option to choose the location. Choose ‘Files’ and select the external drive.
Is this still Original RAW Data or more likely an RGB file in a DNG wrapper?

On an iPad, I can't find a clean way to use Lightroom and export an original RAW file to the filesystem
 
Is this still Original RAW Data or more likely an RGB file in a DNG wrapper?

On an iPad, I can't find a clean way to use Lightroom and export an original RAW file to the filesystem
If the original is raw, then the DNG will also be raw. Lightroom for iPad also has ‘Export as original’ (but no settings), so I am not sure why you say that. I just tried and it seems to work fine:

IMG_3464.jpeg
 
On an iPad, I can't find a clean way to use Lightroom and export an original RAW file to the filesystem
  1. In Lightroom, select one or more images.
  2. Tap the Share icon, and in the menu that appears, tap Export As. (The other commands do not offer raw as a choice, only rendered with edits.)
  3. In the Export As dialog box, for File Type tap Original if you want the original raw with no edits, or tap DNG if you want the raw data plus the metadata for the edits you made in Lightroom. Note that XMP sidecar files are not an option.
  4. Tap the check mark to continue.
  5. The Save Photo progress window appears. When it’s done, the iOS share sheet appears.
  6. Tap Save to Files. The iOS file system Save dialog box appears, so you can tell it where to save the selected images.
  7. Select the destination folder or volume, and tap Save.
You can now find the exported file(s) in the iOS Files app, or from any other app that supports opening/importing from Files.
 
Thanks everyone for your help. Unfortunately, my external drive died just before I was going to transfer a set of images.
 
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