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120 Points

Sat, Nov 21, 2020 9:21 AM

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Lightroom Classic: filter out selections by clients on shared gallery. Sort by comments, picks

when I create a collection either in LR Classic or CC and share this collection with a client via a web-link, they have the possibility to comment and choose their favorites photos. From there on, me, as the creator of the collection have no way to filter out nor sort out solely the photos they have commented on or picked. I had to check multiple times to make sure such an obvious feature isn't hidden somewhere. but believe me, it's not. Makes the whole share-your-work-with-a-client-workflow totally ineffective. If I share a photo session with 100 plus pics with a client and give them the possibility to participate and comment, I have a ton of work afterwards to try and isolate the photos they have chosen. Please add this feature

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204 Points

12 days ago

Yes, I agree. Even being able to display the file name on the image would be a help. That info is not that obvious to find if your not a regular user. Just had an order in today they screen shot them and emailed them to me. Usually what happens is you are  on the phone going yes it the third row down four across , of course that depends on the size, type and orientation of device they are viewing it on.

Could be such a useful feature but not quite there yet.

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2.9K Points

12 days ago

Agreed it could be made easier via LRC and LR mobile. At the moment (I'm on LRC 8.4.1 - no idea if it's been since improved), I can sort photos in synced Collections by Last Comment Time. This puts the ones that any client commented upon (and I think picked/liked) to the top or bottom of the display list in LRC's Library Module's main photo display matrix.

NOTE: This Sort option only appeared in synced Collections, not in unsynced Collections nor in the synced collections' underlying Folders. So, if you're viewing the photos via the Folders section on the left side panel, go to their location in the Collections section.

It would be better if we could create a search Library Filter at the top or click on a button next to the Comments metadata section on the right side panel to show only those which have been 'touched' by the clients:

Alternatively, you can login to https://lightroom.adobe.com with your Adobe account used to sync the photos, and enable Proofing for the specific online album/folder containing your clients' photos, that generates a link to that proofing album. Once that's done, if the client engages via the link you send them then you can see the chosen photos via this view (but it doesn't appear in LRC as far as I know). In theory (as I haven't tested it), you might be able to flag, label, rate or add a custom keyword to that photo which may help to make it identifiable via LRC. But it'd be better if that were unnecessary:

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thanks Edmund, I didn't realised there was that "capture time" option hidden...Still a half baked solution, and it seems to be showing the "picked" photos right after the commented one, but I'm not entirely sure since there's no layout view available that shows that kind of info atop a photo in the library view (in LR classic). What a mess...

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12 days ago

"NOTE: This Sort option only appeared in synced Collections, not in unsynced Collections nor in the synced collections' underlying Folders."

And you can only sort by Last Comment Time if exactly one synced collection is selected. If you select more than one collection, or you select a collection set, you can't sort.

Silly restriction of a half-baked feature.

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12 days ago

Also, LR Classic will display a yellow badge on collections and thumbnails that have new comments and likes:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/share-comment-feedback-collaborate.html#lrdesktopnotifications 

Though there have been persistent reports that the badges are fleeting and easy to miss.

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Agreed. For those wondering what the badge looks like, here's a screenshot snippet of it (it's about the size of a LRC rating star, and I only just realised it also shows up on the image thumbnails on the carousel at the bottom of the window in LRC, if badge display is enabled):

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12 days ago

"it seems to be showing the "picked" photos right after the commented one, but I'm not entirely sure since there's no layout view available that shows that kind of info atop a photo in the library view (in LR classic)."

The Comments panel in the lower-right of LR Classic's Library mode shows the comments and likes of a photo:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/share-comment-feedback-collaborate.html#notificationsandcomments 

So you can look at that panel to distinguish new comments from new likes.

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12 days ago

If you are facing lots of comments and likes across multiple collections simultaneously, you could consider the Any Comment plugin, which provides more powerful facilities for filtering, searching, and sorting comments and likes. LR restrictions make it a tad inconvenient to use.

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thanks, I'm trying to have an easy workflow between by LR classic on my iMac, and LR CC on my iPad, this isn't doing the trick. Adobe needs to get their act together...

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Adobe announced several years ago they have no plans to improve the sync between LR Cloud and LR Classic.  So unfortunately, this is what we've got.

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the sync works fine, it's the features that are missing :) 

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Lots of missing features: full raws rather than smart previews, video, keywords, searching comments/likes, ...

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totally right. RAW sync over Lr classic is  really a bummer. And there's no technical justification for not providing this. If they want to push for their crappy LR CC on OS X, no problem, but at least laugh it with ALL the features LR Classic offers, not less. And their "one library" structure is definitely not pro friendly. I lime to have my stuff organised by client/ job/date, not in a potentially corruptible giant file

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604 Points

12 days ago

I will add, as I have said many times before, that there is also no way to add original file numbers to watermarks. This is the easiest way for clients to identify the shots they want as opposed to the usual, "I like the 2nd, 3rd and 6th pictures."