Lightroom: Flickr upload/management confusion
Having used the FLickr upload for the first time I encountered something that was very frustrating to a first time user. Yesterday I uploaded photos to Flickr from Lightroom. Tonight I removed those photos from the Flickr upload que (in LightRoom) only to find that they were removed from the Flickr website. Now that I understand how it works I can work with it. However, this is not what I expected from a user experience point of view. If Adobe designers want the upload experience to work like this I would have expected to SEE all of my existing Flickr photos (previously uploaded without the use of Lightroom) in the LIghtroom que. With that said, it is very confusing to think that this que mimics Flickr when it doesn't fully mimic Flickr. For what it is worth my expectation was that Lightroom would simply upload the photos - it's great that you can manage Flickr from Lightroom but that isn't very important to me. Actually, I can see myself adapting to a Lightroom Flickr management flow if it actually managed my entire Flickr account. Anyways, I hope this helps improve future updates. The current solution is frustrating especially for the first time user who doesn't really understand how it is supposed to work. Try to imagine someone who uploads photos to Flickr - friends add comments to these photos and then we remove these from the Lightroom Flickr que. Now my friends comments and the photos are gone! Very frustrating.