Selective Editing brush laggy in Lightroom for iPad

Community Beginner ,
Nov 04, 2018

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Hi

Some weeks ago I asked a question about why the selective editing brush was so laggy in Lightroom for iPad and unfortunately I never got a proper answer.. I got a few suggestions but to be honest they where nothing different to what I had already tried.

I reached out to Adobe and after their initial “oh let us help you concerns “ they have now gone very quiet !!!  I am really disappointed in Adobe as I certainly expected better...

surely I cannot be the only person in the world that is experiencing this issue!! Let me remind you of my problem.

I am using an iPad Pro 12.9 2nd version with the A10x fusion chip ( so powerful) it has 256gb storage and Lightroom is totally up to date..

Now my issue... when I load an image into Lightroom and use the selective editing brush at first it works flawlesslay but as I move on and try to do more selective editing on the same image that is when it starts to lag!! It is so bad it becomes impossible to continue.

so has anyone had any experience with this issue.. Am I doing something wrong ? ... is it possible to work on separate layers that can be flattened later!!

I refuse to believe that I am unique in this.. Someone else MUST have also had this problem.

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Nov 09, 2018

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 09, 2018

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So this is the best you can do.. ignore a request for help!! Let's just move it around!!

Shame on you Adobe!!

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Nov 09, 2018

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I have noticed this as well on the new 11" iPad Pro. I'm editing a7iii raw files and after a few selective edits the lag gets unusable. Also, the mask overlay always turning itself off makes for very difficult precise masking combined with the lag. I need to see the brush tip or something at least.

So far I have changed my workflow to get around this by doing only general color grading in lightroom, avoiding selective edits, and then jumping over to Affinity photo for local edits.

It's still quite a bit of trade off to be able to work on an iPad though. The Pencil makes some things so much quicker, but the loss of so much (quick) visual feedback may be too much to deal with for me.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 09, 2018

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Although I am sorry to hear you are having difficulties I am relieved to hear that someone else is having the same issue as me..

I have gone down the same workflow as you re. Avoiding selective edits in Lightroom for iPad but to be honest the question is What are we paying our subscription for!!

I find Adobe ignorance and attitude not worthy of our hard earned money because ultimately they don't care..

I say again..

SHAME ON YOU ADOBE!!!

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Nov 09, 2018

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While I am disappointed, I'm suspecting that the iPad hardware just has more trouble with the size of these files and the non-destructive edits. Affinity Photo edits on a render rather than the raw data and that's most likely where the speed improvement is. I still do work on the desktop, so the photography plan has value to me, but I am looking to see if there is another RAW converter/library app I can use that will let me cancel my subscription if I move my workflow to the iPad. Lightroom still has value as a cataloging tool and developer to let me know if the image is worth doing extensive edits on, so I still want something like it.

If the Photoshop version that will be coming to the iPad next year is as good as reviewers are saying and it is included in the photography plan it will be a great value next year.

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Nov 09, 2018

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What you say makes absolute sense ..My issue with Adobe is they push Lightroom for iPad as an alternative... I would like them to actually admit  Lightroom for iPad is flawed and still needs work..

I really love the idea of editing on my iPad but Adobe need to be honest and admit it is not working..

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 13, 2019

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I have the same issue. Same brand new iPad Pro 12.9” with Apple Pencil 2. The lag on selective edit makes it unusable. I have to go on my Mac for selective edits, using my iPad Pro as a second screen with Astropad in order to edit with the Pencil.

This is is obviously broken and it’s been broken for months. Other apps like Procreate work flawlessly with Pencil with zero lag. This is a Lightroom specific issue. I intended on replacing my Mac with a top of the line iPad Pro but my main professional app is so broken that I still need to bring my Mac around with me.

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Feb 14, 2019

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Is it any faster if you opt to Store the (parent) Album Locally?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 14, 2019

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Hi

I have since purchased the very latest iPad Pro and the new Apple Pencil..

So far everything appears to be working fine .. I am not noticing any lag..

But Adobe should be ashamed of themselves for not addressing this

problem.... I guess all they are interested in is our money!!!

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 14, 2019

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Have you tried making targeted adjustments? As soon as you touch the pencil to the screen, it starts painting the adjustments selection?

For me, when I tap the heal brush for example, then start drawing a selection, it’ll take about 2 to 3 seconds to start painting, then falls behind as I draw, even if I do it slowly. It often cuts off prematurely before I’ve finished drawing my selection.

Healing/Cloning is unusable on Lightroom CC on iPad Pro.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 14, 2019

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Whenever I’m working on a project on my iPad, it has been stored locally. I import on my Mac, flip the Store Locally switch on the projects I want to work on that day and head out to a coffee shop.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 20, 2019

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Hi mapleleaf56

Please add your vote to this thread: Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS): Selective edits lag after 1 edit | Photoshop Family Customer Communit...

Our engineering teams monitor these forums and will reach out if they have any questions to help you troubleshoot or report a bug.

^Carissa

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