« on: April 09, 2014, 10:22:36 AM »
On topic, any opinions on whether it is better to use the iPod SD adaptor vs a WiFi card?
The WiFi card would be one less step, but I think it would be rather slow by comparison, particularly with RAW (I'm assuming LR Mobile supports RAW). I would like to try a WiFi card but I hear a real mix of good and bad about them.
I have much better luck with the Camera Connector Kit than either an Eye-Fi card or a Canon WFT.
I have an old Eye-fi Pro X2 8GB that was given to me on a shoot last year and I just got it setup this morning and I transferred both JGP and RAW to the 'Camera Roll' on the iPad, not withstanding speed of transfer, it works great.
That said, I went into LR Mobile, created a new collection and added the new photos to the collection. The RAW images were not visible to LR Mobile, only the JPG's.
Summary: RAW images in Camera Roll but not selectable for import into LR Mobile
Anyone else having this issue?
A bit of topic, another thing I noticed is that the images transferring from the Eye-fi card to the Camera Roll get renamed coming into the iPad - anyone else experience that?
EDIT: It seems this is a function of the iPad Camera Roll API: http://forums.eye.fi/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8715
Yes, I also can confirm that RAW images are not visible to LR Mobile. Now after a day of playing with LR Mobile, I have concluded that it is next to useless for my workflow. Others hopefully will find a way to make it useful for them.
The only use I have of it is to create a Collection in LR for my best photos and have that synced to the iPad to easily show people my photos on the go.
I had also considered using it after a days shooting and syncing up the shoot and then using the comfort of the iPad on the couch to sort and reject my photos. However, there is no key wording function in LR mobile and I usually shoot 500-1000 pics a day (BIF) and reject about 80-90% so it would always take a long time to upload all of those images and really not be worth it in the end. I also would have used it to maybe do my edits but since I can't do all the Detail edits or set colour space or lens corrections it means I'd have to revisit every file in LR to finish them off...not worth the time either for me.
As of now, LR Mobile is just a glorified portfolio app for me. I hope others can find some use for it. I'd be interested to know what workflow others envision for it as maybe I'm missing something.