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1.6K Points

Fri, May 30, 2014 2:11 PM

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Lightroom Mobile: I would like to synchronize over LAN/Cable instead of internet

LR mobile sync is extremely slow. Giving me an option to sync locally would be excellent. And I'm sure very useful for professionals travelling in areas where internet is limited/non-existent or expensive and time consuming.Come on Adobe. If this is designed for professionals this slow sync and data usage issues on global data roaming....? It simply isn't practical. The product as is can't be recommended as is.(please also add keywords, ratings, labels to app functionality)Thanks!

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4 Messages

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254 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom mobile: Ability to use wifi LAN syncing capability between Desktop and ....

Syncing a collection with 1000+ images for offline editing on mobile Lightroom is really painful. It will be absolutely fantastic if we can do it directly over wireless LAN. Really time-saving!

We do not always need to sync to the creative cloud all the times.

36 Messages

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968 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I would like to synchronise with Lightroom mobile over LAN instead of internet..

Synchronizing with Lightroom Mobile can take several hours to sync and internet connectivity is not always available. When I work at remote locations, I want to work on my photos on the plane while flying home... I believe this is the whole idea of Lightroom Mobile - but this is impossible without internet connectivity. Synching over a LAN or USB connection makes sense.

I have now waited over 5 hours for a catalogue to sync and it is at 70%!!! I could edit, sort and finalise everything on my laptop by the time the sync is done!

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312 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile - Sync via LAN wifi instead of internet.

I would like to have the option to sync Lightroom Mobile (on the iPad) with my computer via LAN wifi (when devices are connected on the same network).. rather than having to sync via the internet and back which is much slower. My internet isn't very fast and I dont see the point in having to rely on this as a transfer process for photos between my computer and iPad.

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120 Points

4 years ago

Latest update of Lightroom Mobile with Raw support is great but not being able to sync directly using the LAN wifi, without having to upload to the cloud, handicaps the mobile app for many users including myself. Lightroom Mobile is a free app but this is a feature that I would actually pay for. Right now this is the one thing that will keep me from using Lightroom Mobile in any major way. Would love to use my iPad for more of my image workflow but I don't want to use up internet bandwidth multiple times just to get images from an iPad to the desktop.

36 Messages

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968 Points

4 years ago

I think Lightroom Mobile is a waste of time and effort in general. Adobe built in the option for syncing your main catalog but the real aim is actually just to edit photos taken on your mobile device. It is much faster to just copy a catalog over to a laptop, edit and copy the catalog back.

799 Messages

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11.5K Points

in general the Adobe Cloud is THE KILLER FEATURE! I can add shots to a collection and EDIT IN BED! What, I ask, could be better than this, sitting at your desk for hours? Much faster than copying to a laptop and back (I used to do this everyday to bring stuff to my office! Painful!)

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268 Points

Carlos, it sounds sounds great in theory. I wonder if you have any secrets how you are able to do that. It is April now and I am still waiting for my photo shoots from August of last year to fully sync to my Lightroom Mobile tablet. Adobe tech support explained it will not happen in the background, but that I need to keep Lightroom Mobile and my screen on. Basically babysit over 30,000 photos. There needs to be better option if Adobe will not be willing to address this major problem... Over a cable or wifi would be a good start until they fix this...

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268 Points

Also,when you travel to places like Cuba with internet still almost not existent, or you are in a place where data is still very expensive this app sync to the cloud and then back to your devices rather then locally between your laptop and tablet or a phone is really a deal-breaker for me

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11.5K Points

What tablet, iPad? I find that LR Mobile sync just STOPS sometimes, (probably a cache issue), and sometimes quitting the app/relaunching it wakes it up. Or log in and out? Or delete the app and install it again? (That would delete the offending corrupt cache file).

Also, on any device, a huge sync can be buggy. Try breaking it up into smaller chunks.

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1.9K Points

4 years ago

Lack of LAN or direct synching is a problem. Just yesterday Adobe's servers   w e    r     e    r  un ni  ng s oo  ooooo  sl ooo ww  ly. Hideous.


Meanwhile, get Mylio. It does LAN synching and works with RAW, Lr and gives you more control. Maybe Adobe should buy them for their obviously superior tech.

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344 Points

4 years ago

I take a LOT of pictures doing wildlife photography and many of the initial captures are garbage. I would love to sit on the couch and cull the images on my iPad in LR Mobile, however it is not currently practical. Syncing back to my main collection is very time consuming via the internet and uses a ton of my internet bandwidth allowance very quickly. The ability to sync using my own wifi network or even bluetooth would be a game changer for me.

We got RAW. That was half the battle. (Thanks for that!) Now on to a fast, easy way to get the culled/edited pictures into my main collection. 

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4.1K Points

4 years ago

Greg, I am curious.
I have Windows-10 with a home WiFi network. My iPhone-5 can connect to the WiFi and sync my Lightroom 'mobile' collections. I do not use mobile data on the iPhone (very 'old school')
You may just need to investigate the setup for your iPad WiFi.
Mine is syncing as I type.

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968 Points

It still uses internet... WiFi is just the means to which your devices connects to the internet. The size and quantity of the photos also plays a role. When you sync it goes to the Adobe Cloud and from there syncs to your phone or iPad. No internet... no syncing. The speed of the internet connection will also play a huge role.

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242 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Local Sync with cable or local wifi.

Forgive me if this subject has already been discussed, but it really is about time Adobe introduced local sync via cable / wifi for Lightroom CC. As a developer and DBA I cannot accept the excuses Adobe have already given for refusing to add local sync, especially given how large smart preview files can be. Even worse, is the lack of sync of smart albums and folders. I work as a DBA and as a developer and (I'm sorry Adobe developers) these facilities are very easy to add, and should be added as soon as possible. Adobe developers, you have no valid reason to not add support for local sync and sync of smart collections and folders.

Relying on CC sync is too problematic and far to slow to make Lightroom Mobile a serious part of any reasonable workflow.

Come on Adobe developers - pull your socks up and do the job properly

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62 Points

I second this. Please add the option to sync wired/WiFi for a) images + catalog and b) catalog only (such that images can be transferred into LR at home using SD card or direct import e.g from telephone)

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154 Points

4 years ago

The internet might be ok if you're working at home or in your office, and you live/work in an area where there is reliable, fast broadband.  

When travelling - in hotels or guest houses or cruise ship - it's just not feasible to even remotely assume that a suitably fast and reliable internet connection will be available.  And don't forget there is the rest of the world might not have the coverage of broadband we're used to in our homes.

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344 Points

4 years ago

I'd be OK with bluetooth as well. Or frankly, even via cabled USB sync? There just needs to be a way to avoid everything going up to the cloud via the net, then down to the device, then back up, then back down for the exact reason you mention.

I use Lightroom as much to cull bad photos as to edit them (wildlife; you take a lot of shots!)  and had hoped to sit on the couch with my iPad and flag photos for deletion after zooming in, etc. Currently, this is just too slow a process to be possible.

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1.4K Points

4 years ago

I'll add my voice to the chorus on this. I took almost 4000 photos on a recent vacation, only took my iPad mini and iPhone with me to back up my cards each night. It would have been great to go directly from what I already had stored on my iPhone to desktop Lightroom when I got home, but having to pass all that data up to Creative Cloud then back down to my desktop would have been ridiculous, so I just downloaded the cards directly to my desktop instead - there was no point in actually working on the photos in LR mobile while on the trip.

At this point, Lightroom for mobile is a decent product that is getting better, but is severely hampered by Adobe's (seeming) desire to use it as a wedge to drive people to Creative Cloud for syncing. It may be easier to sync via CC for the developers at Adobe, but it's a workflow nightmare for users. Local sync over wifi (or even USB) is the only practical solution, so if Adobe wants to continue to require a CC membership to sync, it needs to build code into LR CC to handle local sync.

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302 Points

4 years ago

Another vote from me for LAN sync from Lightroom Desktop to Lightroom Mobile. Even on a dedicated 100Mbps finds line (100down and up) it never maxes out my connection and syncing a few thousand images from latest shoot takes hours.

LAN sync will greatly increase the number of people who will end up using Lightroom Mobile.

If the developers are looking for how best to implement it, take a look at Dropbox. They have an option to enable LAN sync and then whilst a slow sync is continuing to the cloud in the background all local devices are sync'd super fast over gigiabit Ethernet or wifi.

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146 Points

4 years ago

Agree completely. Wifi much too slow to be useful for larger raw files

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320 Points

4 years ago

Since Lr mobile now is able to work with RAW files it should allow local sync using Wifi or cable connection via a local network. RAW files typically have a large size which makes it practically impossible to sync hundreds of images via the cloud. RAW editing doesn't make sense without local sync possibility. And it should be possible to stop syncing if I wish to do so.