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263 Messages

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6.2K Points

Thu, Oct 19, 2017 9:36 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Should be able to Sync full raw files to the cloud, not just smart previews

Lightroom Classic, like Lightroom CC (what a confusion this naming causes!) should be able to upload full raw files to the cloud and not just smart previews. This is clearly a missing feature. This is especially handy if you mainly use Lightroom Classic because of its much more powerful editing and ability to actually print but would love to edit the full image from other machines.

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26 Messages

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1.1K Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Allow Lightroom Classic to upload full resolution raw to the Cloud.

For a long time now, I've been hoping Adobe would allow Lightroom to upload full resolution raw files to the cloud as a backup location, gallery, and with ability to edit. Adobe finally answered my wishes - but at a cost. Lr-Classic has the power I want, but STILL cannot upload full resolution photos to the cloud. Is it a difficult thing to enable/allow Lr to sync actual folders? 

Instead I've found I can upload photos through Lr-CC - and when I open Lr-Classic, guess what... it DOWNLOADS THE FULL RESOLUTION PHOTOS BACK TO MY COMPUTER. So 1 photo session might have 2gb worth of data. This brilliant setup means I need to upload 2gb through Lr-CC, and then have another 2gb downloaded again through Lr-Classic. I'm left with double the internet data usage, and duplicated photos on my computer thus taking up twice the space! Genius! 

Furthermore, Lr-Classic decides to ignore the Folder/Album setup in Lr-CC, and just lists all the Albums in alphabetical order as Collections, while dumping the physical files into one giant "mobile" folder under hard-drive. 

So my request is, allow Lr-Classic to upload FULL-RESOLUTION RAW files to the Lr-Cloud instead of smart previews. 

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142 Points

4 y ago

I am shocked that Adobe has not developed this functionality in the last update with the "new" Lightroom. Without uploading of the originals to the cloud "Edit with..." functionality in the Lightroom Classic is useless! And, what is pretty "fun" too, this functionality is completely absent in the new Lightroom. So, the workflow is completely broken — I can't easily edit in other application from the Lightroom CC because I will not have access to the original without my filesystem (guys, are you sure that you know what the "cloud" is?), and I can't simply edit from the new Lightroom just because it doesn't have such functionality, so I need to open in Photoshop, save as TIFF, open in the other editor... Applauses, you've just changed one click into the hell-that's-a-lot-of-clicks.

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530 Points

4 y ago

Wow! It seems that my mobile devices (iPhone and iPad Pro) are not able to recieve and edit the raw files from my MacBook then. I just don ́t understand: What is up with my iPad Pro showing the RAW tag on my pic? And then on a closer look, it tells me, that I am looking at the Smart Preview. In CC preferences the "Only Download Smart Previews" is off. I want to download the actual RAW to my iPad Pro. Is there really no way I can do this? I remember there was a lot of fuzz about now Lightroom CC mobile could edit RAW? Maybe so, but we can only get a Smart Preview? Really? 

8 Messages

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258 Points

3 y ago

I wrote about the lack of full res upload from Classic three months ago. It still really saddens me.
Lightroom Classic is my main tool, and there is NO way (read: lack of crucial features) I can just use LR CC instead. However, importing into LR CC is so far the only way, I can get full res material onto LR mobile on my 13” iPad Pro (that I bought for its wonderful editing abilities.) So basicly my iPad Pro is collecting dust.
Yes, if I know in advance, that I want to edit on the iPad, I can import directly to the iPad after the shoot, but this is not the general choice, since getting the files til my main machine, would then be via the cloud. Remember, not everywhere is internet cheap and screaming fast. Also, I can not use the iPad as an on-the-road tool, working on older projects. Yes, I can select the project collection I want to work on, and sync it to the cloud from my main machine, but what in gods name is the point of that, since I will not be able to work on anything but a “smart preview” on my iPad Pro.
I short, the workflow is tragicly broken.
If you are a working photographer, you are in need of LR Classic, but utilising the wonderful editing capabilities of an iPad Pro (with the AWESOME pencil) is *just* out of reach, because of a senseless software limitation.
Please, please, please fix this, Adobe.
Thank you.

10 Messages

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204 Points

3 y ago

Seriously though. If you had a mobile workflow before "the schism" and are now trying to keep the same workflow using LR Classic you are screwed. You basically can't use mobile unless you are using LR CC. Given that Adobe can push updates and bug fixes easily through the subscription scenario, and haven't yet, it makes you wonder if it's by design.

2 Messages

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70 Points

3 y ago

I am having the same exact issue. I spent 2 hrs on chat with them trying to see if there is any other way around it. I think that if we are paying for this that there should be a fix. I use Lr Classic to import my images ( from their current location) and sort / pick and choose the images I like and want to edit and share on the go. The ones I 5 star I create a collection for so that it will sync to Lr CC. But when i get into Lightroom CC all that I see are " smart previews" 

Its not like I'm syncing all my images, I would never want to do that. And the reason why I am using Lightroom Classic is so that I don't import my images into one catalog. Because if there was something to happen with the catalog, it would be no good...... Thats why I chose to keep them in there current location while importing.

ADOBE HELP!

 

7 Messages

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356 Points

3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Ability to Sync full size files to Lightroom CC.

There should be an option to sync the full sized files when synching from Classic to CC, not just a smaller preview

5 Messages

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186 Points

3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Full Raw export to lightroom cc for ipad.

Full raw files is not possible to import to Lightroom CC for iPad from Lightroom Classic Desktop app
Please allow to upload full size raw files to iPad Pro Lighroom CC, NOT just Smart Preview 2048px “raw”.
Think about pro/semi pro photogratgers who is trying to integrate new mobile workflow into thier pipeline. There is a capable machines like new Apple IPad Pro 2018 which are more the capable to edit full raw files. In fact you can export full raw files but the proccess is so frustrating and ... honestly bad... that it’s almost unusable.
We are fine to rate and select and even edit TO SOME DEGREE your Smart Previews, but when the serious work srarts WE NEED FULL RAW.
So just, for crying out loud, create one button that will allow to import full Raw of selected files into Lightroom CC ipad.

You announced the full Photoshop version in 2019 with capabilities to work with 3gb psb files how do You expect us to pipeline this without access to full faw files?
Edit smart previews then go to desktop, save it, send it to ipad and then work on Photoshop ? A bit silly and 2000’s don’t you think ?
Why not just made one button for full raw extopt of selected files from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom Cc for iPad. It would be so much easy and makes it finally a working solution for pro/semi pro user, not just Instagram blogers.
Thank you.

6 Messages

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238 Points

3 y ago

Please add full upload function for classic to cc. So annoying to work with smart previews when on the go! How is this not already a thing...

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122 Points

3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ability to sync original photos from Lightroom classic to Lightroom mobile.

I think there could be this quick update where I can sync the original raw data from Lightroom classic CC to Lightroom CC. I can sync raw photos from my phone to Lightroom classic, but I only get smart previews when syncing raw photos from Lightroom classic CC to my phone.

7 Messages

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198 Points

3 y ago

Is there a way to just to upload some raw files via Lightroom CC from Lightroom Classic?
I mean: some way to set on Lightroom CC the file system source of the images taken from could?

3 Messages

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132 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic not syncing full res photos to CC.

I usually edit my shoots in LR Classic, but having an iPad pro I want to use LR CC when I'm not at home, so I am trying to understand how to properly sync the two apps. In classic I have created a 'trial' collection and sync seemed working properly.. but looking at the space available, there where still 20 out of 20 gb. I opened LR CC both on pc and ipad and I could actually see the collection and the pictures, but in the cloud there are only smart previews.

If I create a new collection in CC, it properly uploads RAW files, but in this way I have to import pictures from my drive and not from lightroom cc (so I guess that any edit on Classic would not be seen on CC - I'm not using xmp files)

263 Messages

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6.2K Points

2 y ago

Andrea, the trick is to also run Lightroom CC (now simply called Lightroom) on your computer and after importing and syncing (which places smart previews in the cloud) in Lightroom Classic to also import the raw files in Lightroom Cloudy. This will upload the raw files to the cloud and automatically associate them with your already synced smart previews in the cloud (this is an undocumented feature but it works). This then will make the full raw available on your iPad pro too. Also this will make edits on either Classic or on Lightroom Cloudy sync. Another way is to only import in Lightroom Cloudy. Classic will then automatically download the raw file from the cloud and set it to sync.

If you don't need the full raw on your iPad than just ignore the space available. The smart previews uploaded from Lightroom Classic do not count against the storage limits and for most purposes they are good enough for edits on an iPad.

Ignore the xmp file thing. This is not used in Classic or in Lightroom Cloudy. The xmp files are purely as backup for edits if you use them. They are not used for anything.


537 Messages

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12.8K Points

2 y ago

I wouldn't worry about "only" having Smart Previews available on the iPad.  With a typical iPad screen a Smart Preview will give you all the resolution the screen can handle or at least all you really need to do basic editing.  So, even if you could have your full RAW files available i doubt you'd get much benefit other than gobbling up your cloud storage space much faster. 

As you said you do most of your editing in Classic, other than "just feels good" is there a specific reason you feel that having only Smart Previews on the iPad is detrimental to your workflow?