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Lightroom for iPad Pro screen brightness

Community Beginner ,
Mar 17, 2020 Mar 17, 2020

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When editing photos in Lightroom on my iPad Pro, the screen brightness dims every 10-20mins or so. I then have to lock my screen and leave it for a few minutes before it goes back to its original brightness. I already turned off automatic brightness, dark mode, true tone, the automatic brightness in the accessibility section as well.   

This only happens when I'm working in Lightroom and then it effects the whole screen when I exit Lightroom as well. Don't have this problem when I power off my device and put it on again and then work with other apps and don't open Lightroom. 

{Moved from Lightroom Cloud to Lightroom Mobile Forum by Moderator} 

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New Here ,
Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020

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I have a similar problem on ipad 11:(

Hope this problem can be solved!

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New Here ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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I'm having the same issue on my iPad Pro 11", apparently it happens when the iPad is reheating which is quite annoying as I mainly use it for editing photos in Lightroom and having a screen that's is dimming all the time  slows my work as I can't continue editing without knowing exactly how the photos are going  to look. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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Hi,

which iPad Pro is it exactly?
And what kind of edits are you doing when this occurs?
Are you working with RAWs or other images? 
Any info about dimensions and file types will be helpful.

Thanks,
Ignacio

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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I have the 12.9 2018 iPad Pro.

 

I'm a wedding photographer so I mainly edit RAW files. I import them on my iMac and sync the smart previews with my LR on my iPad and then edit on there as I love working remotely. 

My iPad has a lot of space left and I make sure all my other apps are closed when using LR. It starts off fine but once my battery goes below 60% the dimming starts and it heats up. Removed my case now to make sure the iPad gets enough ventilation but that doesn't help.

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New Here ,
Mar 27, 2020 Mar 27, 2020

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On my new iPad 11 the problem occurs when I apply a selective correction with a brush when processing RAW files. Regardless of the work time, this happens when using more than three masks. With each mask, the brush is getting more and more screen and the screen becomes darker about 30 percent. CR2 4889 * 2750 (5184 * 3456)

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New Here ,
May 25, 2020 May 25, 2020

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Any updates on this? This is a really frustrating occurrence. I love Using my IPad Pro to edit but this is making it nearly impossible to accurately get my job done. 

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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Hi Ignacio, I have an iPad Pro 11"  I work only in Raw photos and it happens minutes after I start the editing. Is very annoying and hopefully you guys can fix this otherwise using and iPad for profesional editing is not something that you guys should recommend 

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New Here ,
Jan 06, 2021 Jan 06, 2021

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Hi Ignacio 

has anyone at Adobe found a solution for this? Same for me. iPad Pro 2018. 
thanks

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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I know this is exactly how I feel. I edit on my iPad hoping it will look fine just to re-edit everything on my iMac again.

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New Here ,
Mar 27, 2020 Mar 27, 2020

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I am having the same issue as well. HUGE problem when using the iPad as my primary editing device when I'm on the road. 12.9 inch 3rd Gen iPad Pro.

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New Here ,
Jul 03, 2020 Jul 03, 2020

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Newest iPad Pro here - 12.9, same issue. 10 minutes in Lightroom = dim. Very annoying for the whole workflow.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 20, 2020 Aug 20, 2020

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I agree Majudude, I have the 12.9" 2018 iPad Pro and the same thing is happening to me. One thing I did try was to install LR mobile onto my wife's iPad Pro 12.9 2018, it didn't happen on hers which was strange. It is frustrating when people have paid lots of money for a device and have this problem. My wife works in sales and gets points for her sales so we got our iPad Pro's for free but that's not the point, it is still annoying. I am going to sell my iPad Pro and purchase a MacBook Pro when they drop in price due to the new MacBooks being released soon. Maybe iPad OS 14 will fix this problem.

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New Here ,
Aug 09, 2020 Aug 09, 2020

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I have the same issue. I have the iPad Pro 11 / 2020. is there already any solution??? It is super annoying

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New Here ,
Oct 06, 2020 Oct 06, 2020

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Same problem here... I have a 2018 12.9 iPad Pro and it's the only device I use for editing but this issue is seriously getting in my nerves... Would love at least a clarification about why this is happening.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 06, 2020 Oct 06, 2020

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I have got around this problem by reducing the brightness of the screen by
50 percent which is better for when you print anyway.

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Explorer ,
May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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Has anyone found a solution for this? I am on the new 2021 iPad Pro with 16gb ram and was hoping I wouldn't have this issue but sure enough I do. As a professional photographer this is a problem!

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New Here ,
Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021

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Having the same issue w/ the new M1 iPad Pro 11inch. Screen dims after applying multiple selective edits. Is this an iPad issue or an Adobe issue?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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Hi Bendtheodds, I would say it is an issue with the ipad pro. I have come to a conclusion why it is happening. I now use my windows laptop and also an external monitor for editing due to being able to calibrate them. I have found no issue with screen dimming while using the laptop or monitor. 

The reason for the ipad dimming is because of throttling, this is to cool the ipad down with the screen being so bright. It gets too warm while doing labour intensive tasks. A laptop or desktop has better cooling. When I had my 2018 ipad pro I reduced the screen brightness down to approximately 50% brightness and edit in a dimmer room, screen dimming didn't seem to cause me problems. If you print more than online work then working with a dimmer screen in a darker environment will be better for producing brighter prints. If you need your screen at full brightness then I'm afraid there isn't much you can do unless you can cool the back of the ipad down somehow while working.

 

 

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Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

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Same here.i have the same issue on 2018 iPad Pro.

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New Here ,
Aug 28, 2021 Aug 28, 2021

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Hi all I am having the same issue it is really hard i am a legally blind photographer / I'm left with 1.5% sight from brain cancer, I got a 2020 12.9 inch ipad pro mailly for photo editing and i am very disapointed, due to the fact i cannot see very much at all i was hopeing to use the 12.9 inch ipad to edit my photos very close up to my face, obviousaly this device dosnot have a keyboard meaning i am able to bring the screen much closer 

 

If someone could fix this issue that would be so amazing for all of us 

at the moment i unfortunately i have to use a laptop which means im having to hunch over a laptop to try and see what i am doing incrediblly hard 

Legally blind photographer James Norquay [ THANKS]

@norquaydesigns insta

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New Here ,
Aug 28, 2021 Aug 28, 2021

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I’m now pretty sure the issue is not with Lightroom but with how the iPad sims screen when using a lot of processing power to balance the heat generation.
I found that by keeping iPad out of any cases and making sure every other app is closed, the amount of time the screen is dimmed is shorter.
Not ideal but that’s been my solution.
Potentially new iPad with more powerful chip won’t have same issue

www.lucaortis.com

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Aug 28, 2021 Aug 28, 2021

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It's definitely not an issue of an iPad. I am working on latest m1 iPad Pro. M1 is extremely powerful chip. I am able to work in Lumafusion editing 4k video and even after an hour of working with idimming problem is not present and that is much more demanding on power. It's definitely an issue of Lightroom and bad optimalization. 

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