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Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?

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Hi Guys!

I have bought a new iPad Pro, and my plan was to use my Creative Suite on this iPad instead of my Macbook Pro.

I have downloaded the apps for photoshop, but I really can't find and open my files on dropbox.

Can anyone explain the system?

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Correct answer by jane-e | Adobe Community Professional

This post is from April 2017. Creative Cloud now runs on the iPad and files can be accessed from DropBox. The information given was correct in 2017, but there have been changes since then and it it no longer valid. Please start a new thread. This one has been locked.

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Creative Cloud Suite on iPad Pro?

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Hi Guys!

I have bought a new iPad Pro, and my plan was to use my Creative Suite on this iPad instead of my Macbook Pro.

I have downloaded the apps for photoshop, but I really can't find and open my files on dropbox.

Can anyone explain the system?

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Correct answer by jane-e | Adobe Community Professional

This post is from April 2017. Creative Cloud now runs on the iPad and files can be accessed from DropBox. The information given was correct in 2017, but there have been changes since then and it it no longer valid. Please start a new thread. This one has been locked.

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These applications are for use on powerful computers.

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You currently cannot use Creative Cloud on an IPad pro as it uses the IOS operating system. However, Adobe do have applications that run on IOS devices and have some of the capabilities of Photoshop and Illustrator. These apps are designed for low level work though. You can find those apps in the Apple Store.

It's a little late to tell you, but there are strong rumours in the industry that the next IPad Pro will support both IOS and OSX which would make sense as it would then run the full version of Creative Cloud applications and compete with the Windows platform where the Microsoft Surface Pro already runs Creative Cloud.

iPad Pro: Apple's next-gen device 'could have Mac OS X operating system' | The Independent 

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Terri, I see that link is from 2014. Have you seen anything more recent?

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Apple like to market the iPad Pro as if it is some kind of replacement for a Mac, rather than an oversized phone. Blame Apple Marketing for your problem here, but you need a computer. This is really a deliberate decision: technically it could be a little Mac, but then Apple wouldn't be controlling all sales through the App Store. iOS needs years of work and several major rethinks before it is a suitable platform for serious work like this.

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LEGEND ,
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Hi John , yes the idea seems to have gone of the boil a little. I have a friend at Apple who can't say too much as the company is very sensitive to leaks , but they tell me the idea is still very much under discussion but hasn't been as yet been approved at the highest level of management. I personally just use Windows but would give a lot of consideration to an IPad Pro running OSX. My guess is it wouldn't be cheap though and would be up there challenging the Surface Pro

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Or Adobe is too lazy to develop something proper. Their code is very old. If Serif can achieve it with Affinity why can't Adobe do it? I can even edit my Hasselblad 50c files in raw and 16 bit on full res on the iPad Pro with Affinity. I have a the major tools I need and it just works perfect!!

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I suspect the reason is cost. Adobe does have cut down versions of Photoshop that run under iOs , but they are carefully tailored to the hardware capabilities of the platform. If market research shows a sufficient demand though they'll probably do it, particularly as the iPad Pro is now becoming far more powerful in order to rival the Surface Pro from Microsoft.

Being a little mischievous one is tempted to ask if Affinity is so good why would you care if Photoshop was ported to the iPad?

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Cost? Buy Adobe is hice. And this is the time to awnser Apple'a new iPad Pro! Serif don't have that much money like adobe and they nailed it. And why? I need Lightroom. And with a subscription you always have Lightroom and Photoshop I also use Phocus but I can't use this for my Nikon files. (If you have any suggestions For me...)

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New Here ,
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The problem isn't the iPad Pro which is very capible as demonstrated by other software companies. The problem is Adobe. They have always been slow to respond to new technology...I've seen it for two decades now.

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This is definitely not happening.

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Just to add: The line of mobile apps are meant to supplement rather than replace what the Creative Cloud desktop apps provide. (e.g., Capture CC's (rather wonderful) tools like creating patterns from images or creating looks for use in the CC desktop apps.)

This may or may not be a moot point in a few years since it's all converging. You can use a Surface Pro like a desktop PC at home and bring it on the go, for example, and have the full suite of CC desktop apps at your disposal.

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Can you use a MacBook Pro - sync files within Lightroom and then use a Surface Pro with a full version of Photoshop with the same files??

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randyg1  wrote

Can you use a MacBook Pro - sync files within Lightroom and then use a Surface Pro with a full version of Photoshop with the same files??

For...Lightroom CC? Sure. Lightroom Classic CC (the other version of Lightroom) isn't so clear-cut since it uses a local catalog (if I recall; someone correct me if that's not totally true).

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The Surface Pro has shown you can have a portable "real" computer/tablet that runs most pro apps. To be fair the MacBook (new) is lighter than the Surface Pro with keyboard cover and works very well. The missing "holy grail" is a touch screen Mac. It's been suggested that Apple would never do that because right now they can sell both an iPad and a Mac to a keen customer, and a touch screen Mac would mean they sold only one product. I think the "Pro" in the name of the "iPad Pro" fools a lot of people. Are there any actual Pro apps in use on the thing?

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