« on: October 24, 2014, 04:19:26 PM »
Reached a crossroads with my new iPad Air2 - its faster and higher resolution than my iPad 3 (non retina) so I might actually be able to do some photo editing on it. Time to revisit my photo software choice - Apple's Photos on iPad/Mac or Adobe's Lightroom on iPad/Mac. They seem to be heading the same direction.
In the past I mostly used my iPad 3 to preview/backup photos and post a few shots to social media while travelling. I saved any serious editing for home on my maxed out Mac Mini with 24" monitors and Aperture / DxO OP9.
The Air2 seems to have enough speed and resolution to do some editing so I'm looking for some feedback about Lightroom on the iPad. I was never impressed with Photos on iPad so I haven't used it much for editing. I may have to play around with it a bit more on the Air2. Since I have no Lightroom experience on iPad or Mac, I wonder if anyone that has used it on an iPad could comment. What would you use to catalog and edit photos on your iPad - Photos or Lightroom?
I am still waiting to see what the new OS X Photos app offers when it replaces Aperture next year so the picture is incomplete for now, but I'll assume it is closer to Aperture than iPhoto for my purposes. I would still use DxO on the Mac for any serious work.
I may let my iPad software decision drive the Mac decision. Maybe someday DxO will have something on a tablet ;-) I'm well aware of the pricing model issues. Let's ignore that for now.