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Holiday Backup

Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by IanG1957, May 30, 2019.

  1. IanG1957

    IanG1957 Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much for this - I've just tested it on my Samsung A8 phone and it works! (Sorry, didn't mean to doubt you there!!) This is the first time I've been able to get a device to actually recognize the XQD card - things are looking up.

    Holiday (sorry, away from home...) backup and image preview is becoming much less of a problem now. Many thanks to everyone.
  2. IanG1957

    IanG1957 Well-Known Member

    One last thought regarding the treatment of RAW files - I use Lightroom, so I strongly suspect (I have yet to test this) that my RAW files can be read and displayed using the Lightroom Mobile app which is free - like I said, I have yet to test this...

    Looks like it's going to be an interesting weekend here!
  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I haven't followed the LR mobile development but it might expect the files to be "in the cloud". I'd check before you go away.
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  4. IanG1957

    IanG1957 Well-Known Member

    Yes - I most certainly will....:)

    OK - I have tried the process on my Samsung phone. I was able to copy a RAW file from the card/card reader onto the phone using FILE MANAGER + (free version)

    When I opened Lightroom and selected the file, it copied it to the cloud, and I was able to open the RAW file and 'manipulate' it (Which I'm not really interested in doing - aside from perhaps creating a jpeg for Instagram) but it proves that LR does NOT directly open the file.

    However, FILE VIEWER or indeed Google Photos found and opened the file, which is essentially all I need while I'm away - I'll leave image treatment to the desktop at home.

    So the system seems to work - the copy process was very fast, and I'm able to create folders and preview the images, which is what I was looking for.

    I will now test to see if I can output a simple jpeg using Google Photos etc. but all in all, I've the system I need.

    Thanks again everyone
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2019
  5. IanG1957

    IanG1957 Well-Known Member

    PS There's also the free PHOTOSHOP app which will open RAW files...

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