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Ideal (or least bad...) workflow while on the go ?

Narracia

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Hi there !
I have just sold my Windows Surface, and replaced it with an iPad Pro 11" 2020 512Gb. Now I'm struggeling with it, trying to find an "acceptable" workflow on the go.
I have some special needs, as I often work abroad, shooting MANY photos every day. I think I found a good worflow for backing up my files, using the iPad + 2To Dji Copilot + a Samsung T5 SSD. That's great, I have 2 copies of the photos, it's quick and reliable.

But I also need to start working on my photos before coming back home : 1-culling, 2-editing and 3-sharing a 30-40 photos selection every day. Most of time I have bad WIFI connections, I understood that could be a limitation... And #4, last step of my workflow, I come back home and I obviously need to finish editing on my deskstop.

1- Culling : no better solution than importing in LrM 2-3k photos every day (clound sync disabled), start flagging or staring, and deleting everything but my 30-40 photos selection. That would be great to achieve that without importing, but I thing it's not possible without a Gnarbox SSD + Gnarbox "Selects" app (expensive + out of stock...).
2- Editing : no issues with LRM editing tools, I'm fine with it !
3- Sharing : cannot export photos without connection... "Unable to export while offline". Is that an issue or a limitation ??? If it's a limitation, that's a real shame...
4- I still don't know how to finish my work properly. I need to copy all my files on my desktop, and sync the work already done with LrC : starred/flagged photos + editing.

iPad is designed for mobility, same for Lightroom "mobile"... but maybe I was mistaken :)
Please spam me with your ideas and thoughts ! Thanks !
 

Jimmsp

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All I can tell you is what I do. Maybe I am old fashioned, but I take a really good, fast (i7 & large SSD), small (14 in) & light laptop with me when I travel. The laptop contains my LR Classic. I then put everything into a stand alone "Travel Catalog". I also bring a small (2TB) portable HD for backup. Even 4TB are available and not that expensive today.
My philosophy - if it is worth doing, it is worth doing right.
1. I then import everything into the pc, cull, rate, and tag in the normal way. BTW, the portable HD is large enough to even hold the "maybe I should keep them photos".
2. The laptop is fast enough for pretty decent editing wherever I am. I back up every night.
3. Sharing - it really doesn't matter what you use - you do need an internet connection. I generally produce a set of "photos to post", all jpeg, and about 800 px wide. These can be quickly uploaded to a site like Flickr or emailed, even with a slow wifi connection.
4. When I get home, I just import my travel catalog into my main desktop from the backup HD and off I go to finish them up.


Jim
 
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3- Sharing : cannot export photos without connection... "Unable to export while offline". Is that an issue or a limitation ???
You should still be able to export, but of course it won't go anywhere until you're connected again. I just checked in two scenarios:

- Share to > email
- Share to > Camera Roll

In both cases the export worked (having received the message you did) and once I was online again my email client sent the email that had sat in the Outbox.

I tested by going into Airplane mode (so nothing would be able to connect in the test)
 

Narracia

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You should still be able to export, but of course it won't go anywhere until you're connected again. I just checked in two scenarios:

- Share to > email
- Share to > Camera Roll

In both cases the export worked (having received the message you did) and once I was online again my email client sent the email that had sat in the Outbox.

I tested by going into Airplane mode (so nothing would be able to connect in the test)
Thank you Paul. Some users experimented the same issue, it should be solved by reinstalling the app, I will try tomorrow !
 

Narracia

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All I can tell you is what I do. Maybe I am old fashioned, but I take a really good, fast (i7 & large SSD), small (14 in) & light laptop with me when I travel.
Thanks Jim ! I would like to try to travel without my laptop, just with my iPad... But maybe I'm a light dreamer ;)
 
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I don’t do anywhere near the volume of photos you do, but here my workflow.

I use an app called FileBrowserGo. I create a new folder and import all photos (.nef files) directly from my DSLR’s SD card. I then go through twice. 1st pass to get rid of the rubbish. 2nd pass I go through and select the ones for editing. Once selected, I use the ‘Share’ option to send the selected files to Lightroom Mobile.

Hope this helps.
 
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Hi there !
I have just sold my Windows Surface, and replaced it with an iPad Pro 11" 2020 512Gb. Now I'm struggeling with it, trying to find an "acceptable" workflow on the go.
I have some special needs, as I often work abroad, shooting MANY photos every day. I think I found a good worflow for backing up my files, using the iPad + 2To Dji Copilot + a Samsung T5 SSD. That's great, I have 2 copies of the photos, it's quick and reliable.

But I also need to start working on my photos before coming back home : 1-culling, 2-editing and 3-sharing a 30-40 photos selection every day. Most of time I have bad WIFI connections, I understood that could be a limitation... And #4, last step of my workflow, I come back home and I obviously need to finish editing on my deskstop.

1- Culling : no better solution than importing in LrM 2-3k photos every day (clound sync disabled), start flagging or staring, and deleting everything but my 30-40 photos selection. That would be great to achieve that without importing, but I thing it's not possible without a Gnarbox SSD + Gnarbox "Selects" app (expensive + out of stock...).
2- Editing : no issues with LRM editing tools, I'm fine with it !
3- Sharing : cannot export photos without connection... "Unable to export while offline". Is that an issue or a limitation ??? If it's a limitation, that's a real shame...
4- I still don't know how to finish my work properly. I need to copy all my files on my desktop, and sync the work already done with LrC : starred/flagged photos + editing.

iPad is designed for mobility, same for Lightroom "mobile"... but maybe I was mistaken :)
Please spam me with your ideas and thoughts ! Thanks !
I replaced my aging MBP with a 12.9" iPadPro that has 512GB of storage . I use a 1TB iDiskk to make a back up of the photos that I shoot on the road.
I import everything shot into Lr on the iPadPro. When I sync, everything in Lr on the iPadPro gets sync'd to my LrC on my desktop Mac including any edits done on the iPadPro. I don't generally delete images shot in the field until I get them to LrC on the desktop. So far this has worked well for me as I don't usually shoot more 48mp NEFs than will fit on my iPadPro before sync'ing to the cloud. My Adobe cloud account is for 1TB although I have never used more than 100GB.
 

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There is a recent video by a guy using a special hard drive (gnarbox ?) where you load the SD card onto the drive and use a program called Select to cull first as a pre-step to iPad ingest. I guess it saves time on the iPad/LR load and he says the Select app is faster for culling than LR on iPad. He is a wedding photog, so has a lot of photos per session. I have not tried it, just sharing.

 

Narracia

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There is a recent video by a guy using a special hard drive (gnarbox ?) where you load the SD card onto the drive and use a program called Select to cull first as a pre-step to iPad ingest. I guess it saves time on the iPad/LR load and he says the Select app is faster for culling than LR on iPad. He is a wedding photog, so has a lot of photos per session. I have not tried it, just sharing.

Yes, using Gnarbox is the only good solution I found so far. Very expensive, but that's the only way to cull/rate directly on the external drive (via wifi), before importing selected photos on the ipad.
 
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