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Travelling using LR mobile

Discussion in 'Lightroom CC for iOS, Android and Web' started by rweather, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. rweather

    rweather New Member

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    I have a CC subscription and have my main storage of photos at home on my computer. I am presently travelling in Latin America and I transfer photos I take on my camera to my ipad. I used to upload the unedited photos to Dropbox then download them to my computer when I got home. Now that I have Lightroom on my home computer and the mobile version on my ipad, I import the photos into Lightroom Mobile where I do some editing. I intend to let them sync to my desktop version of Lightroom and then move the photos to an appropriate folder on my hard drive. I have noticed that these synced photos seem slightly smaller in size (less megabites) than the originals. Do I lose any significant quality from the photos? Is this a good workflow system?


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  2. Victoria Bampton

    Victoria Bampton Lightroom Queen / Owner Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lightroom Guru

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    Hi rweather, welcome to the forum! Sorry for the delay replying. If they're syncing through Lightroom mobile, it's uploading the full raw file. Are you shooting raw or JPEG? I'm wondering if there's a slight difference in metadata, but I'll have to go back and check when I know which file format to test.
     
  3. rweather

    rweather New Member

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    I am shooting in JPEG as I use the Soney Cybershot which is small enough to carry on my belt.


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  4. Victoria Bampton

    Victoria Bampton Lightroom Queen / Owner Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lightroom Guru

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    Hmmmm, I've just checked some JPEGs uploaded by LRM and by Dropbox and the size is identical. I'd be happy to test one of your files uploaded to Dropbox, and try transferring it through LRM to see if I can reproduce a size difference that way.
     
  5. rweather

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    I can certainly send you a photo. However if you just tested the transfer through both LRM and Dropbox and found the files to be the same, maybe the difference was just a function of how Dropbox reported the file size and how my Apple computer at home reported it. My main concern was to make sure that I would not lose any quality if I transfer my photos to my computer through LRM. The workflow is camera to ipad camera roll, then imported to LRM, then synced to Lightroom on my home computer where it is saved to the hard drive.


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    Victoria Bampton Lightroom Queen / Owner Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lightroom Guru

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    Ah yes, could be. Compare them when they're both back on your Mac.
     

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