Can the iPad Pro 10.5″ replace a laptop? Photographers review – in 4K

So I bought the iPad Pro 10.5″ thinking I might be able to replace most tasks on my old MacBook Pro. I have enjoyed using it for the last couple months and have been able to create some cool stuff with it. Hope you like my review.

*Yes this whole video was edited in 4k on the iPad Pro using Luma Fusion.

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Arsyn sha says:

Its already replaced mine!

Shirish Shete says:

Apple has stopped support for the card reader and the lightning to usb camera adapter so effectively one cannot download photos directly from the camera. The new software update 11.4 is the problem, I was wondering if you have any advice especially downloading the full res pictures and the RAW images. Tks in advance.

Mark Thompson says:

Thank you for mentioning your drone, that’s the reason I’m checking out the video. Can you please tell me which iPad can I use for my mavic pro, that’s smaller or cheaper than the iPad pro. Thanks

KTK27 Productions says:

I am getting into photography and video editor using not my phone a camera .
I normally use a pc with Adobe cc , but I want to sometimes use my iPad for on the go editing .

Jonhy Adán says:

To edit on that way will you need iPad with 256gb sure’¿

moira chalmers says:

fab video. quick question – i know u can open a photo from lightroom mobile into affinity and carry on working on it there but can u then take it back to lightroom mobile and have those affinity edits show up in LR? if not what is the point of being able to open apps from LR? cheers

Florian Ziereis says:

Should i buy the 10.5 or the 12.9 Ipad Pro? Iam Landscape Photographer, and would like to carry the ipad with me on my hikes.

J Febrillet says:

Can you do frequency separation on it?

saurabh459 says:

Well adobe just heard you!! full blown photoshop on ipad pro

Tutcheffff says:

Like from Russia!!!

Photo Concept Photography says:

Hello thanks for the upload, I just wanted this Ipad for traveling to transfer photos form SD to an external drive for back up and also for the resolution and to use to present work for a prospective client. would you recommend this ipad ?

J Taylor says:

Is there a way to export your photos and videos from I pad to an external hard drive without having to use a laptop or Mac?


2 questions 1 should I wait for the new iPad Pro and how long. 2 with LumaFusion can you export to FCPX? The second one is more important

GaryR55 says:

Sure……for that matter, so can the 2018 iPad 9.7. It all depends on what you’ve been using a laptop for, in the first place. The only thing I still use a laptop for is photo editing, and that’s only been because I’ve been using Silver Efex Pro 2 in Lightroom 4.0. With the latest photo editing apps that can do B&W worth a shit and the 2018 iPad, the only impediment is the image size, but that’s no problem, really, as you can enlarge any image to print at any size, regardless of its native size. It’s this 20 year old technology called “bicubic interpolation,” and then, most of us are mostly posting images online, anyway, where the pixel dimensions don’t matter at all, like they used to 20 years ago. Damn, what was I waiting for?! Oh, yeah…..I really haven’t been, as I’ve done a bit of RAW photo editing on my iPad 2 in Snapseed.

Yi YANG says:

Why an iPad needs a camera that is pointing out? I will never understand.

Unboxed Tech Reviews says:

Does Samsung offer anything close to this for photo editing?

curseknight5 says:

Wow this video is literally the story of my life. I have a 2013 Macbook Pro, i want to upgrade but cannot justify the price. I shoot with Fuji and do simple edits with Lightroom so iPad Pro might be the best option for me.

The Kudur Cult says:

I use the iPad Pro as a camera and it’s a pretty decent camera with a huge viewfinder with is something I love.

Wesley vandeurzen says:

Android tablet?

Dwina Sharita Adinda says:

Does ipad pro have nfc support? I’m using sony a6000 and usually I just send photos from the camera via nfc to my phone directly. I’m thinking to buy ipad pro.

Johnny Walker says:

I was going to get an iPad mini 4 as my new drone controller and pubg/fortnite mobile gaming set up, but with the prices on craigslist right now the 10 inch pro makes perfect sense. I hope apple comes out with an actual laptop replacement iPad that can literally run the full Lightroom and Photoshop with A7R3 RAWs and process HDRs without hesitation some time soon. Microsoft almost got us there with the surface pro on paper, just not in practice yet.

Steve Rotter says:

love the videos dude! subbed. think i’m going to get one over my imac and macbook for photo editing and video editing.

Justin Newman says:

What’s a laptop..?

J Sh says:

Thank you for your review, it is very helpful. However, I have one question – how can you use clone stamp tool or any other tools on Photoshop, which require holding alt button down in order to use them? Do you just add a keyboard to it or is there any other way dealing with this?

M Moaz Malik says:

Doesn’t replace .Apple combine or generate ios and mac aaps on next iPad.Hope..

Bryan Hapke says:

Apple’s security model enforces strong isolation between apps. Each app gets it’s own storage and can’t see files stored by other apps. This prevents a lot of problems with malware, but also prevents a conventional file manager experience. I would be very surprised if this changes ever. Since the iOS file manager app is controlling folders on a cloud-based storage and not on the local file system, it’s allowed.

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