There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
– Hamlet (1.5.167-8),
Oh this brings back memories, plotting out workflow models and then using them to optimise the process. Hours and hours of fun I had making ever more complicated diagrams which were totally dismissed because some senior manager didn’t like how they contradicted how he, and it usually was a he, thought something was/should work. I am so glad I am shot of that whole aspect of my life.
The problem was I was examining this afternoon is whether Lightroom Mobile can be used to streamline a digital workflow for a photographer who spends a lot of time in the field away from his lap top but could use an iPad instead as it is much lighter and easier to use. The conclusion I have come to at the moment is that it wouldn’t be advisable as it is far from clear as to where the digital image he has captured sits, either on his iPad or the Creative Cloud or sync’d laptop. In short the complexities introduced into the system would seem to suggest that the costs of any confusion caused would seem to out weight any gains.
This is a shame really because Lightroom Mobile is a rather nice piece of software if you have a creative cloud account and a good Wifi signal. The interface is simple to use and actually looks someone took sometime to produce it – which is not always the case with some apps. However, I am not certain it is the way froward for my friend.