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Fri, Sep 25, 2020 1:23 PM

Lightroom Desktop: Selectively sync photos to the cloud?

With Lightroom (cloud version not classic), is it possible to set rules for what images get uploaded to creative cloud? Right now it seems like it attempts to sync all of the files. I would ideally like to be able to only upload my best photos and ones I've edited. Is there a way to sync based on rating, etc?

 

Also, is there a way to remove some photos from the cloud and have them remain in Lightroom on my desktop?

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326 Messages

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5.6K Points

10 m ago

Hi Michael 

there are no rules, except one: All or nothing!

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61K Points

10 m ago

The basic idea behind Lightroom cloud is that it stores your originals (and settings) in the cloud, rather than locally. So while you could work with it without cloud storage, that would not be logical and would require you to never connect the computer to the internet.

326 Messages

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5.6K Points

10 m ago

PS: Recently a lot of users lost pictures because they have not synced all pictures to cloud.

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204 Points

10 m ago

All your photos in Lr CC are store in the cloud. This is as designed. This is a concept you have to get used to. (It took me a bit to get used to coming from Lr Classic.) This concept is so you that you can view and work on you photos from anywhere on any device.  It's just another instance of cloud-based computing. You can filter, rate, group, tag, etc., and of course edit, your photos all you want. But it all happens in the cloud.  You do have the option to  store copies of your photos locally.  I do this. I store to my NAS for added backup protection. But again, you're working on your photos in the cloud.

 

Another way to look at it is Lr CC, the app on your computer, is just an interface to the Lr program and all your photos that reside in the cloud. 

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60 Points

10 d ago

Ok, just in 1 photo session, I can take about 150 photos including HDR ones, and I have sessions almost every other day, this causes my LR Cloud Storage to be full only with 2 or 4 sessions, hence I'm also looking for a solution so I can use my local hard drive, I have more than 1 Terabyte of space already purchased included in my new laptop. I'm also a computer scientist, I know enough about the Cloud, since I do develop software for the Cloud myself, but I also know about giving a user friendly option to the user to selectively pick what goes to the Cloud storage and what remains in the hard drive. Seems Lightroom is not easily capable of using my 1 Terabyte disk, and is forcing me due to Cloud storage full, I have to keep purging my photos from Lightroom almost every other day, and also forcing me to pay $10 dollar A MONTH, just to have 26GB of additional storage, which is I think it is crazy expensive since I have more than 300 GB worth of photos that I was expecting to Classify with LR and I already have a much cheaper TERABYTE drive. This is making LR a poor option for me to store, edit and classify my photos,  the only value added by LR is the best option for editing, only for that reason I may keep it, but Adobe really needs to rethink this strategy and give US the option to use our own storage easily. And don't worry about my local storage backups, I know the value of my photos good enough to do my own backups at home, I have never lost a photo in 20 years.  

Will adobe plan to improve LR with a local storage option?

Thanks!