Adobe Lightroom is one tool that is no stranger to photographers out there with yours truly using it as a main archiving and editing platform for most of my work. Photographers who don’t have it should take a trial and seriously consider it. In a rumour floating around the internet, 9 to 5 mac has discovered references to a “Lightroom For Mobile” on Adobe’s website earlier this week. The leak indicates a tagline “Take Lightroom Anywhere”.
While there are no screenshots provided, it’s believed that the service will run and sync via Adobe’s Creative Cloud service with Lightroom on other devices. The downside to this? The subscription is said to cost US$100 a year. If this is true, that’s a little bit too much to pay for a tablet lightroom. Rumours put the Lightroom for iPad launch in the next few weeks so we will have to see for ourselves.
I for one am a little skeptical at the usefulness of a tablet version of Lightroom. Working on RAW files will require so much space which my 16GB iPad Mini doesn’t have. Also, data transfer rate would be a nightmare! If we are talking about just pictures taken by the iPad itself, what would Lightroom offer that iPhoto, Photoshop Mobile, Snapseed and a whole host of other non-subscription apps couldn’t do?
How about you? Would a mobile Lightroom fit in your workflow?