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26 Messages

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1.2K Points

Thu, Mar 22, 2018 11:42 AM

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Lightroom Desktop: Compare Photos and Survey Mode

I really miss the ability to pick 1-2-3 similar photos from a shoot and compare them during my editing process to pick the beset one of the three.

Please bring that back to this version.

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8 Messages

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484 Points

2 years ago

YES - very important feature lacking in Lightrooom CC. Also smart albums. Two basic features in Classic that should be in CC. 

8 Messages

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484 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: Compare Photos and Survey Mode.

I would love to use Lightroom CC as my cloud based photo library app, but there are a few key features missing. For one, the app needs to have the ability to compare 2 or more photos large scale side by side, similar to the Compare View and Survey View in Lightroom Classic. These view modes are essential when I need to closely compare and choose the best of several similar photos. It's a critical feature necessary when editing and curating a large number of photos down to the very best images. This feature is also missing in Apples Photos app. The first one of these 2 apps - Lightroom CC or Photos - that adds this critical feature will win my support.

9 Messages

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282 Points

2 years ago

Yeah, this can't be an overly complicated feature to put in... how long has Lightroom CC been out?
It'd be nice to have it on both iPad and desktop.

21 Messages

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730 Points

I think the question is how to implement it well on mobile, especially on smaller screens. I believe the product is designed with a mobile-first mindset (as in "a feature has to work on mobile").

9 Messages

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282 Points

You could limit it to 2-3 photos on phone and more on tablet. There’s already a multi-select tool, just have a ‘compare’ action along the bottom.

16 Messages

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304 Points

2 years ago

Lac of a compare mode is one of the few things that are holding me back from fully embracing CC.

21 Messages

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730 Points

2 years ago

Would be nice if you can stack the photos and let Adobe Sensei suggest the best one in a sequence (e.g. eyes open, smile, sharpness in face/eye region, no photo bombing tourist etc.) 

But agree with the need for compare/survey modes to return in Lightroom CC. 

1 Message

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62 Points

2 years ago

I don't know how the product team's thinking, do you use your product daily? Even if you can't make the "compare" feature, then at least allow custom ordering so you can compare two photos by hit/swipe left/right.

9 Messages

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282 Points

You can do this on the desktop version, but not mobile, which gets around their "feature parity" excuse as well.

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5.8K Messages

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102.2K Points

What are you saying you can do on the desktop but not mobile Carl? They are aiming for feature parity but they're not there yet.

9 Messages

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282 Points

The idea that they won't introduce features (like comparing photos) on tablet or desktop because they won't work well on a phone.

It's been out for over a year now, being able to slide between selected photos on phone shouldn't be a massive deal.

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5.8K Messages

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102.2K Points

You should be able to swipe between photos on a phone right now.

9 Messages

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282 Points

Original comment: "Even if you can't make the "compare" feature, then at least allow custom ordering so you can compare two photos by hit/swipe left/right."

You can't swipe between photos selected using the select tool. I guess you could save a certain star rating to only use for photos you want to compare and then filter and then remove it once done... but that's a PITA for a pretty simple feature. Just add a compare button along with add / move / share / delete at the bottom.

23 Messages

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578 Points

2 years ago

Please add Survey View to Lightroom CC for Desktop. Sometimes I have multiple photos that are similar and I need to decide which is the best. 

3 Messages

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92 Points

2 years ago

I absolutely agree, Lightroom CC needs to have Survey View. It is pretty critical for professional use.

3 Messages

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92 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC is missing Survey View. Please add it!.

Please consider adding Survey View to Lightroom CC. It is very important to be able to compare 2 or more similar photos. The lack of this feature may force me to go back to using Lightroom Classic. It is a huge time saver when editing for a client.

16 Messages

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304 Points

2 years ago

Agree, lac of a compare mode is a big reason not to switch from Classic. It would be a great help to have mobile and desktop on the same program.

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60 Points

a year ago

just bring it back please !

23 Messages

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578 Points

a year ago

I need survey mode to help me to process event photos quickly. It is one of only a few features that make me want to fight the terrible sync process to try to use Classic to process photos.

2 Messages

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92 Points

a year ago

A focus mask would be useful when comparing two images, too.

2 Messages

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92 Points

a year ago

A focus mask would help when culling, too. It'd be a bit more useful than just watching two images side by dide.