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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  1. Nicholas says

    I have a ipad but it was the 2018 budget ipad and the screen is terrible and the battery sucks so im planning on seelling it and getting a pro

  2. Alex -Games- says

    Hello. I have a question. If iPad has a p3 display, how can you print photos and keep colour accuracy?

  3. ALLEN DUGOS says

    New Subscriber here!👐

  4. Martell says

    Can you Do a gameplay commentating editing video on iPad Pro 3rd gen. I’m thinking about getting one would be appreciated if you do. Keep up the great work

  5. Nev Van Clarke says

    I’ve been using an older iPad and I love for editing ….I’m torn between this 2nd gen or 3rd gen Seems good value to me now the 2018 model is so expensive I love drawing too …are you still using this version or have you upgraded to the newer 3rd gen. Really keen to use affinity too …

  6. Salman says

    Great video

  7. Alejandro Alonso says

    Hello my name is Alejandro Alonso and i just do this to practice my typing when I’m watching an advertisement as i really want to get to 100 words per minute consistently hell yeah


    Wish i could afford it but can 9.7 inch ipad be good for photo editing purpose if i am an low budget ?

  9. Ali Mellado says

    Do you recommend it for editing photos only?I am a beginner landscape photographer, and want something bigger than my phone to edit 😂..Do you know if supports raw files from canon m50?

  10. Einar Jungmann says

    No homo, but I really like you personality, you are funny and have good reviews. Keep goin! :-)Dude, Can you give me advice about transfering photos from Canon 5D Mark II ? I have CF card, so no options for SD card reader. So… ? thx a lot.

  11. grace wangare says

    i like the camera of ipad pro its clear, thats your own view

  12. spanish. ink says

    Can we shoot thetered on the iPad pro?

  13. Tutcheffff says

    Like from Russia!!!

  14. AnotherSolace 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.

  15. Ariel Glaze says

    Quick answer: depends on what you need to do. But the iPad can’t do even half the things a cheap laptop can do. It’s too limited by its OS

  16. GaryR55 says

    File management is a problem, though, as well as file storage. Yeah, sure, there's tons of free cloud storage available, but I feel a bit more secure having some physical backups, as well. But, I can use my laptop and my iPad 2 as storage devices once I get the 2018 iPad, right? Frankly, I don't trust these 3 in 1 flash drives, yet, and the wireless external drives are a little buggy, too.

  17. 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.

  18. Chris P says

    Anyone find a great way to organize photos on the iPad Pro 2018? I like to make an album by year, then make sub folders, such as: album: 2008. Sub folders: 1. Christmas, 2. Thanksgiving, 3. Birthday. 4. Vacation to Florida

  19. Terence Kearns says

    I had the option of buying the NEW ipad pro, but I didn't like it so got the 2017 version like the one you have here.The new one is too flimsy. I reckon if you left it on the couch and someone sat on it, it would be toast. Anyway, check out the bend test on youtube. Alos, I hate that they removed the headphone jack. I don't want my kids to be frying their brains with bluetooth earbuds pressed right up against their brain. The buds literally transmit to each other (the ios device transceives to only one) through the soft tissue that is your brain. Signal strenth increases exponentially with proximity. Insane. Anyway. Not many would agree with me. I still think the 2017 device is good enough for today's applications – and it can be charging while using wired headphones 🙂

  20. Martin Breslow says

    Wifi while shooting with your camera might be the next thing for efficiency.

  21. Joerg Schweizer says

    Could you do bracketing/HDR merge on LR Mobile?

  22. Amber Young says

    Just got around to watching this, very random but I actually have a camera tattoo in the exact same spot almost exactly the same kind of camera. Crazy!

  23. saurabh459 says

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

  24. 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.

  25. Jermaine Blalock says

    Apple will not make it strong S a laptop

  26. Steve the Designer says

    Dude you can shoot! Great Luma Fusion tuts

  27. MobileDecay says

    Everyone quick! Use your ipad as a camera!!! 🤪🤪🤪

  28. MGTEKNS says

    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

  29. hari charan says

    I hate it , even people use girls as a thumbnail and suddenly a dude appears up..😤

  30. 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?

  31. Yasin Hasan says

    limitation is just another name of apple

  32. Chris Cloud says

    Does Samsung offer anything close to this for photo editing?

  33. John Bishop 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.

  34. 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.

  35. Tom Braithwaite says

    What about connecting a hard drive to an iPad? I understand they have a usb to lightening adapter but I also understand tjat hard drives are formatted differently. Is it possible to connect either one? (Non Wi-Fi hard drive)

  36. 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 ?

  37. Yi Yang says

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

  38. 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 .

  39. 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?

  40. HueTubeR says

    Start at 7:12 You’re welcome.

  41. Jose Mari Victor Silayan says

    Would you had preferred a 12.9 instead of the 10.5? That is, if you had given yourself time to compare. I’m sort of choosing between that huge 12.9 editing screen size or the portability of the 10.5.

  42. Judith F. Davis says

    Can you do frequency separation on it?

  43. Vishalini Kumar says

    Its already replaced mine!

  44. max seals says

    Btw u should try snapseed it by google and I just love that app it my main bae lol😂

  45. 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.

  46. Wesley vandeurzen says

    Android tablet?

  47. 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

  48. Ran Elkobi says

    Yep, the handicap file system of ois held be back from buying this awesome tablet.

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