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IPad Pro - to get HDR/Panorama Merge?

New Here ,
Feb 12, 2019 Feb 12, 2019

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It is fantastic that these features have now come to Lightroom CC making my recent full switch from classic subscription to CC feel all the better.

Largely due to this switch to the cloud based version of Lightroom, I have started to use an Ipad Pro as my main photo editing device, the software seems to work far better on IOS than on my Win 10 laptop and for me at least is simply more enjoyable.

So will these new features eventually get rolled out to the IOS version of Lightroom?

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LEGEND ,
Feb 12, 2019 Feb 12, 2019

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The product is being updated all the time but I don’t know if or when this will come to the iPad. But it’s great to have this on the desktop. In fact I prefer where possible to do the heavy lifting on the PC rather than taking up internal storage on the iPad if albums need to be stored locally. The 4.2 update on iOS only includes ad-hoc sharing which is great if you want to create a link for a small bunch of photos rather than a whole album. So I’m guessing there will be more interesting updates in future releases.

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New Here ,
Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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I disagree. My iPad Pro with 1 TB of memory is more powerful than my MacBook. And Adobe promotes so that the image editing without compromising mobile is possible. Then they should also implement it completely!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 16, 2019 Feb 16, 2019

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I don't have an iPad Pro, and probably never will. But I suspect that having one with 1 TB of memory is "probably" not typical. I don't know what would be required to have the features that you want on the iPad Pro, but if Adobe chooses to offer those features, and they aren't available to users with less capable iPad's, then we are going to see myriads of threads asking why the feature doesn't work for them. I'm only guessing. So "perhaps" it takes time to get these features to work properly on these mobile formats. In the meantime, those who are armed with the super machines maybe are just going to have to be patient while the feature is made available for the masses. Just a thought, and maybe it ain't worth much.

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New Here ,
Aug 02, 2020 Aug 02, 2020

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I suspect you have 1TB of storage not 1TB of memory. The iPad Pros only have 4GB of RAM:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPad_Pro 

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New Here ,
Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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You are probably correct.  I have 512 gig or storage on my new ipad pro.  I am doubting we get that feature.  We do not have enough ram to these still for stacking multiple raw images.  I could see them possibly allowing jpeg HDR rendering of multiple images but I doubt these can handle stacking more than two RAW files.  Which is really all you need in most situations.  

But if lightroom can stack multiple RAW images from the built in ipad or iphone camera then maybe I am wrong and it is in the works.  Who knows.  I think for all of the exposure stacking and focal stacking I do, I will have to get a beefy laptop to go with my ipad pro.  Great so far for single photo edits.  They keep improving it so who knows? 

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Mar 05, 2021 Mar 05, 2021

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Advocate ,
Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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99jon is so right! Lightroom CC continues to evolve. It's come a long way from where it first started. I've actually really enjoyed seeing it grow the way it has. I think it's safe to say that more interesting features will surely be included in future updates

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 16, 2019 Feb 16, 2019

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The features in the mobile version are usually several months to half a year behind the desktop version. I would expect it to be the same here. Just have to be patient.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 10, 2020 Feb 10, 2020

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A year later and nothing added (looking at the new 5.2 update). One time I got a reply from a sales manager claiming the iPad Pro was not powerful enough to do this while other competitive software is capable of doing panoramas without a hiccup (Affinity Photo). It's incredible how, after all this time, the iOS software does not seem to get any notable features other than Exporting and Importing. So far no virtual copies or stacks, no panorama or HDR merging, no defringing controls like in desktop, ... But sure, they do update it all the time with useless features like "interactive tutorials". Why bother with features like that when the core of the software is missing such cornerstone features?

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New Here ,
Feb 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020

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+1 @JVN_Photography. I was really hopeful when I saw the 5.2 updates. But no, still no HDR/Panorama. This is actually a dealbreaker that will determine whether I buy an iPad Pro or not. I've tried once but returned it because of these missing features. It was this close to being the perfect photographer travel companion.

 

Please Adobe, bridge that ugly feature gap and you'll get a lot of love from your users ❤️ 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 13, 2020 Apr 13, 2020

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I recently came across an Adobe rep on Reddit who was a bit more forthcoming in commenting on this missing feature and it looks like it won't be coming any time soon.

 

You can read more about it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Lightroom/comments/fyldj8/how_is_performance_on_ipad_pro_with_lightroom_cc/...

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 05, 2021 Mar 05, 2021

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As a long time LR user (perpetual 6), I switched to LR/LRC a month ago.  I too decided to place my iPad Pro 12.9 at the center of my new workflow (not on the edges.... but square in the center).  All new images are imported into LR Mobile picked, ranked, edited, finals created, and all images loaded to the cloud (and ultimately automatically pushed down to LRC and manually placed into a folder structure on an external drive).  For me, being able to work on that 12.9" blazingly fast device, with an Apple Pencil,  on an amazing screen, whilst sitting on my sofa (or hotel bed) is an incredible new (to me) and inspirational way of working my images.

 

I too hope that LR Mobile will continue to move towards feature parity with LR and LRC.  It may be several years away but I do think that it's coming.

 

My hope is that the LR Mobile development team at Adobe sees their product as I see it --- a product that can be used at the Center of the workflow, no just on the margins.  If the team has the right mindset and Adobe understands that positioning the LRM product in this manner will be a game changer for many, I think that LRM has an incredibly bright future.

 

 

 

 

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New Here ,
May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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With the new iPad Pro moving to the full-blown M1 chip, I wonder if HDR/Panorama merge feature will find its' way in to LR Mobile. I use my iPad as my primary editing tool, it's a bummer I can't merge. I use Panorama quite often when taking mobile pictures on my iPhone (using LR camera app so they are DNG), as a way of squeezing out higher resolution from what would ordinarily be inadequate mobile phone shots. 

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