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Importing raw to iPad Pro, uploading only smart preview

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Apr 29, 2019

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Hi there

I‘m trying to find a way to import raw files to iPad Pro without having to sync the full raw file with the cloud - I only want to sync the smart preview. That way I can edit my files conveniently on iPad Pro, save edits to the cloud, and quickly transfer the backup files from my SD card to my computer and sync with the edits (like what Classic does with mobile except in reverse).

The time it takes to upload the full raw files is way too long, especially when in remote areas, and it quickly uses up the 20gb storage (I did try the 1Tb storage plan, however the Creative Cloud sync was so painfully slow that I opted for Dropbox as a storage option instead).

If anyone has any ideas or workarounds I’d be very grateful.

iPad Pro 11” iOS 12.2

LR v. 4.2.1 442F0D

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Correct answer by Ian Lyons | Adobe Community Professional

Partickmesa  wrote

Hi there

I‘m trying to find a way to import raw files to iPad Pro without having to sync the full raw file with the cloud - I only want to sync the smart preview.

Can't be done!

Partickmesa

If anyone has any ideas or workarounds I’d be very grateful.

Ideally, we could sync directly between the mobile device and our computer without going anywhere near the cloud. Unfortunately, that won't happen anytime soon, if ever (odds of it happening tends towards never).

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Importing raw to iPad Pro, uploading only smart preview

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Hi there

I‘m trying to find a way to import raw files to iPad Pro without having to sync the full raw file with the cloud - I only want to sync the smart preview. That way I can edit my files conveniently on iPad Pro, save edits to the cloud, and quickly transfer the backup files from my SD card to my computer and sync with the edits (like what Classic does with mobile except in reverse).

The time it takes to upload the full raw files is way too long, especially when in remote areas, and it quickly uses up the 20gb storage (I did try the 1Tb storage plan, however the Creative Cloud sync was so painfully slow that I opted for Dropbox as a storage option instead).

If anyone has any ideas or workarounds I’d be very grateful.

iPad Pro 11” iOS 12.2

LR v. 4.2.1 442F0D

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Ian Lyons | Adobe Community Professional

Partickmesa  wrote

Hi there

I‘m trying to find a way to import raw files to iPad Pro without having to sync the full raw file with the cloud - I only want to sync the smart preview.

Can't be done!

Partickmesa

If anyone has any ideas or workarounds I’d be very grateful.

Ideally, we could sync directly between the mobile device and our computer without going anywhere near the cloud. Unfortunately, that won't happen anytime soon, if ever (odds of it happening tends towards never).

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Partickmesa  wrote

Hi there

I‘m trying to find a way to import raw files to iPad Pro without having to sync the full raw file with the cloud - I only want to sync the smart preview.

Can't be done!

Partickmesa

If anyone has any ideas or workarounds I’d be very grateful.

Ideally, we could sync directly between the mobile device and our computer without going anywhere near the cloud. Unfortunately, that won't happen anytime soon, if ever (odds of it happening tends towards never).

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Thanks for the response, Ian. I suspected as much, but we dare to dream 🙂

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I've been searching for this option as well! Have you found any info or different answers? I'm trying to migrate away from the clunky Lightroom Classic (I've been using it for years and have no real compaints other than it's well clunky lol) I'm in the same boat as you and would love to import with my iPad Pro and even the Ligthroom CC app and not sync the full RAWs to the cloud. I actually have my destination folder set to a NAS drive in my house, so originals are stored there. To have just smart previews in the cloud is all I need. I have all my smart previews in the cloud currently and would love to keep it that way, exacly like you said what Classic does with mobile but in reverse. PLEASE ADOBE HEAR OUR CRY, haha. 

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