Laptop broke. Can iPad Pro work as my photography tool?

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John_Hoffman
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Re: Laptop broke. Can iPad Pro work as my photography tool?

Ken Gosden wrote:

John_Hoffman wrote:

If you go to YouTube there are many videos available of the topic. Different conclusions based on exactly what folks want to achieve.

If your laptop is your only computer I would say the answer is likely "No" for the following reasons:

1. Photoshop on iPad is currently very limited compared to desktop version. There is a relatively inexpensive iOS program called Affinity photo which intended to function like PS. I don't use either so I have no input on that.

2. LR on the iPad is a cloud product. Not the same capability as the desktop version of Lightroom Classic and no printing capability. It also requires that all your original files be stored in the cloud. There is a desktop product called Lightroom.

Not true. I use Lightroom on my iPad pro and have no cloud storage. The cloud is really only needed if you want to be able to sync your activities between multiple editing devices.

3. Screen sharing requires an Apple TV device.

If you also have a desktop PC and your laptop was for travel there is a way to link the iPad to the desktop. I won't go into that now until I learn more about your situation.

That only works if your iPad has enough room to store all your images.

I also believe that the free version, without cloud storage, has a more limited tool set and doesn’t have raw file processing capability. Is this correct?

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