The iPad’s Uncooked Digital Camera Is All About Flexibility

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Adobe’s Digital Camera Uncooked is coming to the iPad version of Photoshop, but is it really necessary when we also have Lightroom? Adobe’s interpreter for uncooked digital camera data is Digital Camera Uncooked. These files aren’t actual movie, but rather a dump of raw data from the digital camera’s sensor.

Before you can even see it, it has to be decoded and turned into an image (cameras create a small JPG thumbnail to point out on their screens). The same uncooked engine is used by Adobe in Photoshop, Lightroom, and its desktop Digital camera Uncooked software, and it will soon be available on the iPad as well. What is the level, though, assuming that we already have Lightroom?

“The iPad will not take the place of the Mac (or PC) in the image post-processing workflow. That is true for the majority of professional photographers I know, including myself. “However, when capturing images outside, the iPad plays a significant role,” professional photographer Mario Pérez told Lifewire via email.

Whether it comes to computers and software, most photographers just need one thing when they’re out in the field (or in the studio): a way to quickly and safely transfer, store, and look at their photos on the move. With its fantastic display screen, durable and slimline body, and (on iPad Professional models) rapid USB-3 switch speeds, the iPad is an ideal device for this.

And if you’re using the Adobe system, Lightroom is a must-have. It’s lightning fast, allows you to quickly organize photos into albums, produces raw images, and syncs with the desktop version of Lightroom so that any modifications you do are transferred over.

Photoshop, on the other hand, isn’t designed for large imports or categorizing. It only works with one image at a time, and while your adjustments sync back to your Mac or PC via Adobe’s Artistic Cloud, it’s not exactly a green field device. Photoshop excels at careful, nuanced manipulation, and it’s really good at it.

“I personally use Adobe Lightroom to import and grow all of my RAW images. It has an iPad model that has worked well for years in terms of generating RAW data… On a Mac Rumors discussion board thread, photographer Friedmud said, “and you’ll open what you develop in Photoshop.”

The beauty of Adobe’s Artistic Cloud system, on the other hand, is that it connects all of your apps. It’s difficult for a photographer to choose between Photoshop and Lightroom. They’ll utilize both, and some of Adobe’s cellular subscriptions include both.

With everything prepared, the working photographer can put everything into Lightroom, but if they need to do a quick Photoshop adjustment, they can work directly from the raw data.

“There are some situations when having the ability to post-process and export on the fly is simply beneficial.” “Bringing Adobe Digital Camera Uncooked to the iPad will undoubtedly improve that,” Perez argues.

There is another advantage to this setup. Instead of exporting a TIFF first, you can send the unprocessed file straight to Photoshop. TIFFs are enormous in comparison to RAW data, having many times the size in megabytes, which is a priority for a storage-constrained system.

Surprisingly, while this appears to be a pro-only feature, it is actually quite beneficial to the rest of us. Photographic enthusiasts and hobbyists rarely produce the volume of images that a professional must deal with. If we’re lucky, we might be able to give you just one or two keepers after a day of shooting, and if we need to start modifying right away, Photoshop could be able to help us out.

It’s safe to suggest that if you’re not already a Lightroom user—perhaps you use the built-in Pictures app—you could get by with just using Photoshop right now.

Adobe’s software may now be thought of as a collection of distributed instruments with a shared library of images, which is a helpful way to think about it. If you choose, you can devote your entire attention to at least one app with a regionally preserved library. Alternatively, you can spread your work out across as many apps as you choose.