Anyone use a Amazon Fire Tablet for editing?

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Hi... As the title suggests, I'm considering getting an Amazon Fire HD tablet for editing/processing phone pics but notice in the specs that it has only got 2gb of RAM (as have most other lower end/mid range tablets it seems), which seems quite low when compared to laptops etc
So does anyone use one and are there any performance issues when using Lightroom etc?

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Will it actually run a photoediting program like LR.
Download a trial and see.
 
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Will it actually run a photoediting program like LR.
Download a trial and see.
I can download lightroom mobile to my android phone so I assumed so. I may actually only end up using something like Snapseed but you might be right because it may use amazon apps only so I better check that too.

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I can download lightroom mobile to my android phone so I assumed so. I may actually only end up using something like Snapseed but you might be right because it may use amazon apps only so I better check that too.

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Fire tablets run on Amazon’s own OS, which is similar to android but not quite the same. You can, for want off a better term, jailbreak it and install android os. But I’m not convinced it will be powerful enough to run something like LR.
 
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Have an older FireHD and its fine for snapseed, i just wish SS had some bloody noise filtering!
Oh and you can add the Play store without rooting it to get all the Google apps.
 
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Although I have an Amazon Fire tablet and find it very good for what I use it for, photo editing is not one of those things I would consider using it for IMHO. It may well be possible to do some light editing to Jpegs but I would doubt it has the wiggle room for RAW files or any serious editing. Again this is just IMHO.
 

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I suppose like most things it will do the job if you need something out in the field, cheep as chips and al that.
it is bleedin cheep.
 
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I think you've all made some good points and I don't think it's worthwhile apart from using very basic or gimmicky editing software. I'll either stick to using phone itself or see if I can get an adapter to plug phone into 27 inch monitor as I believe that's possible these days and sometimes I can't be bothered firing up the laptop for a few phone pics.
Cheers for the input guys.
 
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