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6 Messages

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4.6K Points

Thu, Apr 10, 2014 9:16 AM

Implemented

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Lightroom Ecosystem: Ability to Create Snapshots

For better editing and comparison I think a "create a virtual copy" option would be very nice.

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2 Messages

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102 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Duplicate Photos.

It would be great to have an option where I could duplicate a photo taken with the Lightroom camera. This would be very useful for someone who wanted to make multiple edits of the photo and try different styles w/o having to take multiple photos or saving before editing again (b&w, color, etc.)

2 Messages

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104 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Virtual copy.

When editing photos really need virtual copy function. And makes iPad Pro a productivity utility

2 Messages

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96 Points

2 years ago

Guys!!!! This has to be your priority. Virtual copies is essential when editing photos and should be a nobrainer. So many people now use their phone only and not a computer. I am using Samsung Dex instead of a computer now. This missing feature is so limiting. Adobe Please prioritize this!

4 Messages

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150 Points

2 years ago

Making multiple copies (or edits) of one photo is not possible in Lightroom mobile? Jeez...

6 Messages

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160 Points

2 years ago

+1

11 Messages

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236 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Create virtual copies from LR Mobile.

The ability to create virtual copies on LR Mobile is (IMHO) a must for a proper workflow if you want to do some editing on an iPad. I only saw one thread asking for this from 5 years ago.

4 Messages

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292 Points

a year ago

Absolutely blows my mind that this still doesn’t exist. This single missing feature makes it absolutely impossible for any professional (or indeed just any) photographer to use iPad as a main device. With iPadOS inbound, the sole (!!) reason iPad will still not be a viable main device for photographers is the fact that Adobe refuses to implement the ridiculously basic feature of copying an image. Every single photo editing app on pretty much any device, including mobile, supports this. It doesn’t have to be a virtual copy. Just a copy, so that you can make two different edits. I’ve never even heard of a workflow that doesn’t involve variations; I cannot fathom how nobody at Adobe has ever tried using iPad for serious editing and noticed the need for this simple fix. Worse, they appear to be actively blocking work-arounds, with the idiotic ‘feature’ of disallowing duplicate imports from the (functioning) Apple Photos cloud. It certainly can’t be difficult to implement — at least it wasn’t for every other photo app developer out there. Unless of course there’s some exotic issue with Adobe’s inferior (yet only available) cloud syncing solution. So unless I am missing something big here, there is absolutely no justifiable rationale for not having this in place by July with the public beta of iOS 13 / iPadOS.

4 Messages

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292 Points

a year ago

I just realised something worth pointing out separately to Adobe: NORMAL COPIES will do just fine. I realise virtual copies have been removed from desktop as well in the cc version; fair enough. But we absolutely need the option to create a simple copy of an image for multiple edits.

4 Messages

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292 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ability to create copy (DOESN’T HAVE TO BE VIRTUAL) in Lightroom on iPad & iOS.

Every half-serious photographer needs the ability to create multiple edits of a photo. The sole (!) reason iPad is not yet viable as a fully usable device for photographers is that Lightroom does not allow the creation of copies, and in fact actively blocks work-arounds by not allowing duplicate imports. This is crazy — it is such a basic feature of any app, much less one aimed at professionals, and every single other photo editing app (!!) supports creating copies. I lug a laptop around the world because Adobe seems to have never attempted to use an iPad in any serious way. There is a separate discussion going on about virtual copies — at first I thought Adobe is just ignoring the feedback for years, but I now realise that perhaps they are unable to implement virtual copies — after all, they’ve removed them from Lightroom CC on desktop. Fair enough, the good news is that all we really need is a basic copy feature — PLEASE. With iPadOS and iOS 13 around the corner there is no justifiable rationale for this omission. I can only suspect that CC’s cloud solution can’t deal with copies, which wouldn’t surprise anyone, but which by no means is an excuse for selling a ‘professional’ app to people when it does not support any remotely professional workflow. PLEASE fix this, Adobe, and please fix it quick. It’s such a simple change.

19 Messages

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278 Points

a year ago

Me too. I NEED virtual copies on Lightroom Mobile. Otherwise it's pretty useless on my new iPad Pro.
Adobe: P L E A S E !

2 Messages

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122 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How to Duplicate an image in LR mobile?.

How can i duplicate an image so that i can edit it in a different way? LR on android. I couldn't find a way to do that!!

13 Messages

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302 Points

a year ago

Yes, please. I miss this function a lot on the iPad..

13 Messages

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338 Points

a year ago

Yes, this is absolutely vital to any pro workflow. The only reason I am ready to pay a subscription is because of the cloud sync. But then, if I cannot use it for real, what is the point? Other editing apps are actually much better/faster/easier not to mention more affordable than Adobe’s solutions. It seems like the right time to switch.

968 Messages

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16.2K Points

a year ago

Up!
Adobe, WHEN will you listen to users requests? This request is 5 years old, has 3 pages of comments and almost 300 upvotes. What do you even focus on other feature before fixing LR?

2 Messages

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102 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How to allow Duplicates on mobile?.

Hey Guys! Is there a way to upload multiple copies of a photo into the Lightroom app so that I can try multiple edits? Every time I try to re add a photo it stops me and says it won’t allow a duplicate.