I would like to edit photos on my iPad more often. I’d be interested in using Lightroom CC on iOS and macOS to do it, but I switched from Lightroom Classic CC to Capture One Pro a while ago on the desktop and am very happy with C1. Even if I were still using Lightroom Classic CC, I’m not sure I’d be ready to switch.
Lightroom CC continues to improve, though. I’ve been keeping a list of pros and cons and will be watching for a tipping point that would make it feasible for me to switch.
Ligthroom CC Pros
Pleasant to use
Syncs everything automatically
Looks and works (mostly) the same on all platforms
Easy web gallery sharing (to Adobe’s site)
This is where Adobe is headed
Lightroom CC Cons
Scrolling performance is poor, even on a brand new 27” iMac with 32GB of RAM
No “show in finder” even though it knows I’ve opted to keep local copies
No watermark on export (text-only on mobile)
Limited sharing and export options
A lifetime dependency on an Adobe subscription.
No color labels
Cannot rename files
Limited Exif display
No Smart Collections
No side-by-side comparison
No virtual copies
No third-party plugins
Did I mention the lifetime commitment to paying Adobe’s subscriptions?