Getting Photos from Lightroom to an iPad is a Lot Harder (to Do Well) Than You Think; Here’s How
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Wow, what an ordeal. It started a month or so ago when I decided to put some of my photos on my iPad and iPhone, and found that it was harder to do well than I would have thought. A lot harder.

A month later, finally, and I have a good workflow. It turns out that I ended up writing a new Lightroom plugin (“Crop for iPad”, which I've just released), and updated two others, geoencoding support and my Tree Publisher. All just to get reasonable copies of my photos on my iPad and iPhone.

I wrote up my experiences in a long, detailed post,

   “How To Best Export Lightroom Images to an iPad, iPhone, Etc.”   

UPDATE: My workflow has changed completely for the better, so this post is now supersceded by:

My Lightroom-to-iPad Workflow: Now a Lot More Refined

... so please read that instead of this.

It was a heck of a lot more work than I would have ever imagined. I'm glad it, and the long writeup (with 22 screenshots!) is finally done. I hope someone finds it useful.

(Note: it should be useful for preparing photos for other devices as well, not just Apple devices.)


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