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Using a Surface Pro Tablet to go through photos?

 
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Feb 08, 2018 11:40 |  #1

I am a Mac user and currently put the SD card from my 5dm3 into my MacBook Pro and go through and delete photos before transferring them all to my iMac where I maintain my primary catalog. I'm thinking of getting a Surface Pro Tablet to replace the MacBook Pro. Curious to hear anyone's thoughts on using Lightroom on a Surface Pro Tablet for culling photos, making adjustments to show someone, etc. before transferring them to another computer.

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Feb 08, 2018 13:45 |  #2

southwestform wrote in post #18559371 (external link)
I am a Mac user and currently put the SD card from my 5dm3 into my MacBook Pro and go through and delete photos before transferring them all to my iMac where I maintain my primary catalog. I'm thinking of getting a Surface Pro Tablet to replace the MacBook Pro. Curious to hear anyone's thoughts on using Lightroom on a Surface Pro Tablet for culling photos, making adjustments to show someone, etc. before transferring them to another computer.

Thanks in advance.

Sounds like a rather convoluted way of working. Why not just cull them on the Mac?


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Feb 08, 2018 14:34 |  #3

Will Lightroom even run on a Surface Pro Tablet? Not challenging, I don't know.

A couple years ago I tried using an Android tablet for photo storage and culling. It kind of worked but was very inconvenient. Maybe the MS tablet is better.


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Feb 08, 2018 19:48 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #4

I have a Surface Pro 4 for travel. It is a rather low end model, e.g. i5 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD. LR runs on it fine if you don't have a massive amount of photos to go through (and don't expect lightning fast response from it). Given a choice, I'd go for at least 8 GB RAM. However, I got this one for a price that no sane person would reject :-) ... so, it is what it is.

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Feb 10, 2018 10:35 |  #5

Archibald wrote in post #18559472 (external link)
Will Lightroom even run on a Surface Pro Tablet? Not challenging, I don't know.

A couple years ago I tried using an Android tablet for photo storage and culling. It kind of worked but was very inconvenient. Maybe the MS tablet is better.

Why wouldn't it? There is a massive difference between an android tablet and a Surface Pro... the Surface Pro is just a laptop in tablet form, it runs on Windows 10.

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I have a Surface Pro 4 for travel. It is a rather low end model, e.g. i5 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD. LR runs on it fine if you don't have a massive amount of photos to go through (and don't expect lightning fast response from it). Given a choice, I'd go for at least 8 GB RAM. However, I got this one for a price that no sane person would reject :-) ... so, it is what it is.

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I have the same model, works fine for me. LR is slow on basically everything because it's not well optimized. There are things you can change in the preferences that make a huge difference, look up a guide online.

Personal I switched to Capture One recently largely because of how much faster it works on my Surface than LR does.


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Apr 06, 2018 19:32 |  #6

I run an i7 16gb ram Surface Pro 4 and run Capture One and LR CC Classic with zero issues.




  
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Apr 06, 2018 19:38 |  #7

My one regret is getting one with only 4gb of RAM. It wasn't a handicap with LR, but with Capture One it makes exporting take forever (since exporting uses up 6-8gb of RAM when measured on my desktop).

It still works great for everything else though, not slow at all... but exporting is a chore :lol:


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Apr 26, 2018 06:01 |  #8

Probably a little late to the party, but whatever... :)

I have a SP3 as my only computer. i7, 8GB RAM, 256 SSD. Handles RAWs from a T1i reasonably quick. Wouldn't say lightning fast, but not completely horrible.


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May 01, 2018 16:13 |  #9

I've used a SP3 from my company (i5, 8GB RAM) to run some Lightroom jobs and while its not the fastest at it, it will do the job.




  
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