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6K Messages

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103.4K Points

Tue, Dec 2, 2014 12:39 AM

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Lightroom Classic & Ecosystem: Better support for comments and likes, in ALL publish services

Now that Adobe is committing to LR Mobile, it would be great if LR had better support for comments and likes:

- Ability to filter and search in smart collections for comments and likes. The Sort: Last Comment Time is helpful but not sufficient -- it only works with collections synced with LR Cloud, and you can only sort one collection at time (huh??).

- The same support for other publish services like Flickr that also sync user comments. Why did Adobe implement Last Comment Time and comment notifications just for LR Mobile? The underlying structure is already there to implement it for the other services as well. These other services have a diversity of features that many users find valuable and that are unlikely to ever appear in LR Mobile, so asking them to switch to LR Mobile just to get the trivial ability to sort by comment time is frustrating.

- SDK access to the comments and likes, so that plugins can manipulate that metadata just like they have the ability to manipulate other metadata. Just providing SDK access would let plugin developers provide the other functionality.

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217 Messages

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4.8K Points

7 y ago

it would also be nice to be able to get comments and likes from LR mobile users without an Adobe ID.
THe need for an Adobe ID often keeps customers or friends form using this features.

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166 Points

6 y ago

This is my number one question asked by customers when I use lightroom mobile as a proofing album.

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240 Points

6 y ago

And would be great if customer/friends could like and dislike ie they could do the sorting on their end.
And yes without Adobe ID would be even better

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530 Points

6 y ago

Incredible that you can filter on LIKES in Lightroom!! What's the use of having clients "like" photos if you then can't select them in Lightroom? Hello Adobe!

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362 Points

6 y ago

Confused why Likes exist if we can't do anything with them. Comments as well should be searchable and filterable.

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262 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Filter and Sort by Comment or Likes.

Now that we can share individual collections with clients via public links & those we share with are able to comment & "like" photos, it seems like it would be mega helpful to be able to sort, in the catalog, by comments. Essentially, eliminating everything that doesn't have a comment or a "like" from the view.

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550 Points

5 y ago

Please please Adobe - make the online galleries a better client selection tool. After a shoot, its hard for a client to just randomly go through and heart images and be somewhat thoughtful and discriminating. I wind up getting a ton of image selections from clients. I've started using the Canon app on a tablet on site (via camera wifi) as well and clients can rate their images on that app which is transmitted to the desktop when I transfer them. It would be great for clients to be able to see their ratings and change them in the online gallery. Normally if I have a desktop or laptop and the time with a client, we sit down and go through the process. I advise my clients to one star the images, then show only the one ratings and let them selectively increase the ratings to 2 stars and so on until they have the target number of total images to be selected. We need to be able to watermark the images and it would be great to be able to limit the total number of selections the client can make.
We also need to be able to right click on a collection and show images only with comments, new comments and likes.

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350 Points

5 y ago

agree 200% with all the above comments.  I've just spent almost 2 hours navigating adobe support, most of which was watching a person poke around on my machine guessing at how to fix this.  
yes, this should be a basic feature in any photog software that offers any cloud/sync service.  what's the point of a like button if it can't be used for anything?  

how about taking that like/comment info and "convert" it to metadata so that it can be filtered just like flags, stars, keywords, etc?

yes please add the like/comment info so that it can be filtered in the collections.  clients review the web gallery, like the pics they want, I filter back in Lr, and get on with retouching.  

also to agree with a comment above, it would be great if clients could like/comment without and adobe ID... not the end of the world, but making this seamless on the client side makes me and you Adobe look good.  

While it's cool that we have such great technology, if you are going to offer a "feature" then make sure it's actually functional and has a purpose.  as of now the like button is at best a lame Facebook-esque button.  

Whether I like it or not Adobe you've forced us all into this cloud based subscription model.  So, if we have no choice then please bring your A game.  This should be a basic fundamental feature in ANY photography software, especially from you Adobe.  

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350 Points

5 y ago

Also, unless I missed it, when sharing a collection to Lr mobile, none of the images display any metadata, as in the name of the file.  This might be my error but seeing as the like feature doesn't work, how is my client suppose to pick from hundreds of images, they can't even write down a file name?

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298 Points

5 y ago

Well said everyone.  Adobe, Can you hear us?   The weakness of this feature is laughable.  You create a good idea, then make it worthless for any real use.

Stop with the silly 'user friendly' features like the recent import debacle. And focus on the tools professionals need. They are your market, not the iphone crowd.

Focus on getting a better interface for keywords. It needs a lot of work in that area too.

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6K Messages

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103.4K Points

5 y ago

I released a new plugin, Any Comment, which helps you work more efficiently with comments and likes downloaded from Lightroom Mobile and publish services like Flickr:

- Search and filter photos by the comment and like text, author, date, and number.
- Sort photos by the date and number of their comments and likes.
- See all the comments and likes from different publish services consolidated in one place.
- Permanently store comments and likes in photo's metadata, making it available to external applications and other catalogs.

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6K Messages

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103.4K Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Can't sort multiple collections by Last Comment Time.

Why can't you sort Library Grid view by Last Comment Time when more than one mobile-synced collection is selected? Seems like a silly restriction that wasn't deliberate.

Use case: A user has many mobile collections and wants to quickly deal with all the recent comments and likes. She has to tediously select each mobile collection in turn and select Sort: Last Comment Time.

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144 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Filtering for Favorites & Comments in LR Mobile & LR web interface.

It would be terrific to have an easy way on LR desktop and LR mobile/online to filter for photos that have been selected as favorites and/or commented upon in LR Mobile or on the web interface for photos sync'd to LR Mobile. 
Having just finished a 30-minute conversation with an Adobe tech, there is a very inelegant way to do this using Metadata (on LR desktop) to create a smart collection, but it was not entirely accurate in any of the three tests I did. 
Best case would be to have simple filtering buttons (on all the LR interfaces: desktop, web, mobile) - similar to Flagged, Unflagged and Rejected - for those photos that have been "favorited" or commented upon. 
This filtering would be EXTREMELY useful to the photographer, but I can also see it being helpful functionality for clients, as well. For example, if I limit a client to 20 selects from a take, and they make those selects using either comments or favorites (or both), there is no simple way for them to see, at any point, how many photos they've chosen, unless the scroll thru every photo in the collection and keep some kind of tally sheet.
Thank you for your consideration and I will hope to see this functionality in a future upgrade. 

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174 Points

5 y ago

Agree with all of that comments. 

Would be really useful to be able to filter and see the commented photos. 
We build Evlaa exactly for that purpose : Simplify the photos selection with a client. 

They are able to rate and comment the photos and we can retrieve these directly in Lightroom. 
But for the comments, we are not able to filter, so it's a bit hard for the users to see them. 

As a work-around, we send an email when a selection is done with all the comments and ratings like that we can have a good view of what photos are commented. 

Feel free to have a look on Evlaa and let me know what do you think about. 
Martin

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426 Points

5 y ago

Yes please, better functionality of sharing galleries and receiving feedback from clients (seeing and sorting likes) would be much appreciated and long overdue and should be an essential part of cloud.