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Tue, Apr 8, 2014 5:24 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Ability to sync Smart Collections with (Lightroom CC / Mobile / lightroom.adobe.com)

Collection synching / Lightroom Mobile is a great addition to Lightroom 5.4. Please extend this functionality to Smart Collections as well.

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70 Points

6 years ago

Yeah, i just might ask for a refund within that first 30 days because I'm so disappointed it doesn't do this.

What's the point of accessing collections that aren't smart? Wouldn't, for most people, those be pretty well completed collections (ie "landscapes" or "website portfolio") and thus why the need to edit them on your phone?

Meanwhile, a smart collection is usually my work-in-progress stuff. Delayed somewhere? Edited a few newly flagged photos. That would be just brilliant.

Having mobile access to non-smart collections does nothing for me, and now I just feel bullied into subscribing to CC rather than keeping the stand-alone program.

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174 Points

5 years ago

I just discovered that in the new Lightroom CC, you cannot sync smart collections. That is a feature I would really like. I know it would pose a few challenges to implement but I have faith that the folks at Adobe can do it.

2 Messages

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72 Points

5 years ago

There is a plugin that allows you to create and sync smart galleries to dum galleries that Lightroom can use.

This link used to provide a Plugin but is down at the moment

http://www.robcole.com/Rob/ProductsAn...

13 Messages

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550 Points

5 years ago

I just discovered the syncing collection feature with LR 6. I was thrilled as it seemed a great way of offering a preview to clients through the private website link AND have them hot sync their choices to me remotely. The selection process with clients is always a hassle and a way of streamlining it would be seriously helpful to my workflow and business. HOWEVER, I MUST have the option of having my watermark on the images. While I have clients whom I trust not to download and proof and post unedited images, I have many that I don't trust. I would also like a way to pause syncing. There is a serious slowdown as it updates. I'm working on an event shoot now that started with 2500 images and I am noticing as I get closer to the end, the updating process is slow particularly as I delete images from the collection. I am on a very fast computer and internet connection too (Intel 4790k @4+Ghz).

Honestly, I really do not care at this point about LR mobile. Its really not a part of my workflow. Thus, I had never discovered this private web link and hotsyncing functionality. I shared my info in a photographer discussion group and they were unfamiliar with it too. THIS is a VERY important feature for pro photographers. Honestly when I stumbled across it, it was the first thing in LR 6 that excited me. PLEASE add it.

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1.6K Points

Your request for watermarking won't be noticed in this topic, which is about syncing smart collections. Add your vote and option to this topic: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

115 Messages

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1.6K Points

To pause syncing in LR 6, click on the identity plate in the upper-left corner and click the pause button.

13 Messages

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550 Points

Thank you John!!!

6 Messages

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772 Points

5 years ago

This is an absolute no brainer. I've no idea why Adobe wouldn't allow smart collections to be synced with mobile devices.

I have a smart collection for pics rated 4+ stars and I want that to be synced with my mobile so I always have my best pics with me. To me, this is such an obvious thing to do.

Come on Adobe!!

7 Messages

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128 Points

think about it: if you had that collection synced automatically, an accidental swipe on the photo to reduce / increase star rating while on mobile, could result in the photo vanishing from the collection entirely without you being able to get it back unless at your computer... that's why this is not a no-brainer...

2 Messages

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110 Points

The synced collection on mobile could be made read-only -- problem solved.

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92 Points

Or Adobe could understand that users might *want* the ability to edit collections out and about. The photo is still on the computer, just not in the collection so accidental changes aren't a huge issue. Its very easy to accidentally change ratings on the computer as well - one keypress only, but that is not an argument for not supporting ratings...

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152 Points

5 years ago

yes, syncing of smart collections to LR mobile is a must feature for me too

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184 Points

5 years ago

This is a really important feature! I only use smart collections.
Please prioritize this.

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82 Points

5 years ago

Agreed! Smart Collections really have to be supported in Lightroom Mobile for it to be useful. Please prioritize quickly!

5 Messages

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142 Points

5 years ago

I am new to LR and really struggling to understand why the ability to sync smart collections to mobile was not already implemented. It is a bit worrying that this thread started a year ago and since then we have moved to V6 but still no resolution to this issue.

Adobe, please release this functionality urgently. It just makes sense to have it!

7 Messages

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128 Points

long story short, it would open a loophole where you could basically create a smart collection that pulls files based on flags, for instance. In such case, you could accidentally remove a flag from a photo while away from your computer and it would make it suddenly vanish from the collection. There are a million and one ways to break such a system in all sorts of creative ways, so the problem is not trivial to solve... ;)

5 Messages

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142 Points

There have been a number of thoughtful comments on this topic but no solid reason why smart albums should not be able to sync with LR Mobile. I am trying to transition from Aperture where I have 60,000+ images and have used smart albums based on flags, ratings, keywords etc for years. This has allowed me to always have a subset of images available on my iPhone and iPad that automatically update as new images are added to my Aperture library and are post-processed. Sure, there may now be some extra steps required due to LR Mobile being able to edit flags and ratings but if a few bright young minds were applied to the challenge I think a great solution would not take long to develop. There are already many ideas offered in this thread as a starting point. Come on Adobe, we are all waiting!

2 Messages

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110 Points

Agree with Brian here, and disagree with Mike. Aperture has had this feature for years so it is both technically possible and usable for the customer.

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112 Points

5 years ago

Sign me up for smart collections on LR mobile!

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144 Points

5 years ago

@ Mike Obuchowski

I'm not a software specialist.
Would it be that hard to protect such "accidental deletes" for smart collections specifically?

Or give a warning when you are doing this. This maybe even better then blocking, because maybe you really want to delete something from a smart collection.

I sure do hope that the people of Adobe are considering this, and that they would reply to this topic. That would be a good sign to their customers who are paying good money.

7 Messages

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128 Points

Good point indeed - and I do hope the good folks at Adobe crack this issue. I think there was a comment from staff at the beginning of this thread.

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152 Points

5 years ago

I don't see this as challenging at all from a UX experience. You change a flag that which would remove from a collection, the picture grey out but stay on the device. Change it back it ungreys. Add a "commit" button to remove the pictures from the collection.

Now coding this might be harder if the mobile device doesn't know the collection rules, but it couldn't be that hard.

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132 Points

5 years ago

I really don't see why this such a big issue. Yes you might accidentally lose access to the picture in your collection on your mobile device; but it's hardly the end of the world. It's not like the photo is lost forever. Your not deleting the phot it is just removed from the collection because it no longer meets the criteria.

If it is such a worry you could easily have another smart collection to show photos modified in the last say 2 days. Even if it was un-flagged it would still be in that smart collection and you could re-flag it or add the keyword back in.

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148 Points

5 years ago

Anything is better than manual approach. No offense to Mike, but I assume most us would rather have the smart collection sync first, then refine UI later. We purchased LR and we bother talking about lack of Smart Sync so you all probably aren't casual smartphone snapper, right?

Right now, we can't access our images via cloud w/o managing sync-ed collection. This is a non-productive workflow. By comparison, a couple of images disappearing from cloud because I messed up a flag = acceptable.

I think having a bigger bucket smart collection like "Imported in last 2 weeks" to catch all, would be a good idea to counter the issue. That way your image may disappear from another smart collection but not from catch-all smart collection. Beyond that, if you need some of your images to be permanently in cloud, creating a static collection for the purpose seems logical...

7 Messages

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128 Points

none taken - I'm all for having it sync automatically! and also I'm all for having the app sync in the background, too!!

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124 Points

5 years ago

This is no issue at all. The smart collection online should not know the rules. It should just sync. So even if you remove a star by accident the picture would still be there with the lower rating. It will be removed once Lightroom on the computer starts up, syncs the changes, and deletes the picture with the not matching criteria.

Really just like it is working now, only with smart collections. There is nothing big to code for this.

Well, I am a software developer, but Adobe sometimes is very special...

7 Messages

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128 Points

actually, this is a very good point. I forgot the syncing works only with desktop Lr switched on!

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5.8K Messages

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102.6K Points

Syncing on mobile devices works at any time you have an internet collection - it doesn't need the desktop turned on.

7 Messages

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128 Points

you mean syncing to mobile and from mobile. I meant syncing new photos from Lr Desktop up to the CC ;)

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Ah! Great