Today on Kelby TV’s Grid show, Adobe Product Manager Tom Hogarty demonstrated an iPad app still under development that might give us many of Lightroom’s capabilities. How many is unclear, but specifically mentioned as possibilities were basic editing, sorting, picking, and collections management. This app would not use our original raw files, but the “DNG smart previews” generated back on our computers with Lightroom 5. Tom kept things a bit vague, but it appears that we would be able to sync our Lightroom catalog across devices via the Creative Cloud. (I have no information on this, but I am hoping that there will be a trimmed down cloud service just for photographers that is less expensive than the full service.)
When will we see this app and service? When it’s ready … but not in time for the Lightroom 5 release. I can’t wait!
In the meantime, Adobe wants your feedback on this idea — what would you want to see and how would you use it?
Watch the recording from today’s Grid Show with Tom Hogarty on Lightroom (once it is posted – it may take a day).