Editing on iPhone XS Max
Adobe continues to refine the user experience on Lightroom CC for iOS. With my recent investment in the Apple phablet, I’ve pretty well decided that I won’t be taking a computer with me on future trips. Yes, a smartphone is a conveniet device for securing, editing, and transmitting photos but my decision is based on recent improvements to iOS and Lightroom.
Apple has addressed the issue that I have had with importing RAW files off of a card reader. Until recent updates, the process took too long. I would rather carry a laptop than wait for my phone to load previews and import files.
My concern with Lightroom has been color grading. With the addition of Profiles, it has become easier to achieve consistant and attractive color. Lightroom includes generic profiles and emulates the jpg profiles of your camera. You can also create or purchase them from third parties.
In terms of performance, I’m thrilled with the XS Max. Everything runs smooth as silk on the phone and the screen is relatively huge. I take photos for me. I enjoy editing, printing, and hanging them. I don’t love dragging a laptop around.