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162 Points

Sun, Jun 18, 2017 6:41 PM



Dear Adobe Executive Leadership:

I'm curious if Adobe's reasoning to not have this feature in Lightroom is not wanting to show an apparent support of unsuitable, improper, or otherwise illicit material by adding the ability to choose which photos and folders to not display in the library viewer. 

There's no hiding - pun intended - at least one obvious kind of photo customers / users would want to hide.

But for the millions of those who, for example, are in loving, committed, long-term relationships who possess a folder of private and personal material of the non-clothed variety, please add the ability to display/not display (via a click of some sort perhaps) such photos in the library viewer.

I've worked in management at large companies. If Adobe executive leadership doesn't want to acknowledge this benefit for said reasons, I encourage them to consider this feature with the following perspective:

BY NOT HAVING THIS FEATURE YOU EXPOSE ALL YOUR USERS TO A SECURITY AND PRIVACY RISK. HOW? a world of identity theft, security fraud, privacy issues, sex offenders, etc., I'm willing to bet that many users who bring his or her laptop to a client for work may prefer to not open Lightroom and have the library displaying personal photos of family, wives, husbands, children, etc. to complete strangers.

How about the LGBT community? Whether you support, agree, or condone the lifestyle or not, there are many LGBT couples that still live in a world where they feel keeping their sexual orientation private is important. As of now, users have to maintain a completely separate library for such photos with such a partner. Even if it's a completely appropriate photos or video - such as those displaying a kiss with someone of the same sex - it may be a photo they prefer to keep private from others.

I think many will agree from a professional standpoint and business perspective, having to find inconvenient ways to address this concern is tedious and not convenient for the customer whatsoever. 

In light of this new perspective, please allow the following comments from fellow creators to support or nullify this concern.


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78 Messages


1.4K Points

3 years ago

If you want to protect your images.. Here's a thought.  Don't share them.
I don't think your argument is one of Adobe's problem.  The responsibility falls on the users of Apple products, Android products and other photographers to be smart enough to know how their phones or other social media operate.  The items you pointed out are not Adobe's problem to sort out.

833 Messages


13.1K Points

3 years ago

+1 Chacun est responsable de ce qu'il partage, et comme ce ne sont que des collections que l'on peut partager sur le Web... Il n'y a qu'à ne pas y mettre de photos compromettantes.... Lightroom s'adresse à des adultes responsables !
Je trouve que certaine personne sont tordue dans ce monde... C'est comme chez McDo le café y est chaud heureusement que c'est avertissement est noté sur la tasse sinon personne ne le saurait !

+1 Everyone is responsible for what he shares, as these are only the collections that you can share on the web. . . One has only not to put in compromising photos. . . . Lightroom is for responsible adults!
I find that certain person are twisted in this world. . . It's like at McDonalds coffee is hot fortunately it's warning is noted on the cup otherwise no one would know!

474 Messages


10.5K Points

3 years ago

Zach, there are lots of ways you can protect your images from those you don't want to see them--ranging from "might protect me if the FBI raids my studio" to "might keep me from embarrassing myself in front of my boss." If you can't figure out how to do this, you could repost this request in the form of a question. Asking Adobe to solve your problem for you is (a) absurd, and (b) very unlikely to be implemented.

3 Messages


84 Points

3 years ago

I understand what David and Yves are saying, but I think they do not understand what Zach is requesting. 

First off, why didn't Zach just say why is there not a hide option instead of the long, drawn out request.

Now I will give a long and drawn out reply.

It seems he does not have a problem with sharing images on a network it is the fact that users can not with a simple key or mouse click mark an image as hidden. Elements Organizer allows this and is the amature version of the software.  That way if he opens lightroom on his laptop there are not, "private" images showing.

If he is sharing the images he does not want others to see, then he needs to rethink what he is doing and why.
This being the case, what Zach should do is create a separate catalog and move the images to it. Very simple to do and would take as much effort as selecting individual images to hide.  Just remember that the catalog that is opened when starting Lightroom is the last catalog that was viewed, so be sure which one you opened last. 

As far as the, "Lightroom is for responsible adults! I find that certain person are twisted in this world. . . It's like at McDonalds coffee is hot fortunately it's warning is noted on the cup otherwise no one would know!"  comment, what does that have to do with the question asked other than to be insulting?

Is that really needed?

Je comprends ce que David et Yves disent, mais je pense qu'ils ne comprennent pas ce que Zach demande. Tout d'abord, pourquoi Zach n'a-t-il pas dit pourquoi il n'y a pas une option de cache au lieu de la longue requête extraite. Maintenant, je vais répondre longuement. Il semble qu'il n'a pas de problème avec le partage d'images sur un réseau, c'est le fait que les utilisateurs ne peuvent pas, avec une simple touche ou un clic de souris, marquer une image comme cachée. Elements Organizer permet cette version et est la version amaturée du logiciel. De cette façon, s'il ouvre une salle de lumière sur son ordinateur portable, il n'y a pas d'images «privées». S'il partage les images, il ne veut pas voir les autres, alors il doit repenser ce qu'il fait et pourquoi.   Dans ce cas, ce que Zach devrait faire, c'est créer un catalogue séparé et déplacer les images. Très simple à faire et prend autant d'effort que de sélectionner des images individuelles à cacher. Rappelez-vous simplement que le catalogue ouvert lors du démarrage de Lightroom est le dernier catalogue affiché, alors assurez-vous de celui que vous avez ouvert le dernier. En ce qui concerne le "Lightroom est pour les adultes responsables! Je trouve que certaines personnes sont tordues dans ce monde ... C'est comme chez McDonalds que le café est chaud, heureusement, il est averti sur la tasse, sinon personne ne le saurait!" Comment, qu'est-ce que cela a à faire avec la question posée que d'être insultant? Est-ce vraiment nécessaire?