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Thu, Oct 26, 2017 4:38 PM

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Lightroom Ecosystem: Add Color Labels

I added thousands of photos (other than those in Synced Catalogs) and now I cannot differentiate them other than by the standard filters provided because I have used color labels to identify certain criteria. Color labels are just as important as Flags, Please add them!

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Adobe Administrator

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3 years ago

Thanks for your input. I would like to turn this into an Idea so it gets logged as a feature request but want to be clear that you are taking about Lightroom CC, is that correct?

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3 years ago

Yes I am talking about the new cloud based Lightroom cc. I have many collections in Lightroom cc classic that have been synced but within those collections I have categorised by Color label, which I now cannot see!

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Color labels aren't supported yet but your opinion matters so I'll change this to an Idea so it gets more attention and hopefully more votes!

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460 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add colour label support to the Lightroom CC.

In lightroom Classic, I had based all my workflow steps on color labels.

Without support of color labels in the new Lightroom CC, my workflow is broken and I didn't find a good workaround until now.

Please can you add support to color label in Lightroom CC ?

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280 Points

Same here.  Color labels are very handy.

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216 Points

Same here. Please add Color Label support in Lightroom CC. 

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216 Points

Same here. Please add Color Label support in Lightroom CC. This request is asked for about 2 years ago. I ́m wondering, if it ́s really such a big job to implement it?

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120 Points

same here. I want to merge Lightroom 5 to Classic CC and cannot afford to loose colour labels- has this been resolved?

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Lightroom Classic has always had labels.  Lightroom Desktop does not as the Ecosystem clients do not have labels (Desktop, Mobile and Web). If you upgrade from your Lightroom 5 to Classic 9.2, the same labels are there. 
 

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Hi Rikk hope you get the point that an essential feature is missing in cc called color labels. Or is that so complicated to develop ? Joke. Adobe wake up and code that which takes a bunch of hours.

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dear Rikk, thanks for your comment, but I am left confused by it. Lightroom Classic is desktop focussed, no?!  Could you please explain?

(copied from adobe: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom-classic/lightroom-cc-vs-lightroom-classic.html 
Lightroom is the new cloud-based photo service that works across desktop, mobile, and web. Lightroom Classic is the desktop-focused digital photography product. )


.. so Rikk, 
1. what do you mean by 'Lightroom Desktop does not as the Ecosystem clients do not have labels'  
2. does existing hard work/labelling/edits transfer across from Lightroom 5 to CLassic CC with the thousssssands of images/years of work i could not bear to lose?

thanks for your time ;)

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1) Lightroom desktop, here, is the new “cloudy” version of Lightroom, not Classic. Both are desktop app, but Lightroom is a cloud based app, whereas Lightroom Classic is a desktop-centric app withe limited (crippled) cloud functions. There’s a pinned post about the naming.

2) Yes! You can upgrade your catalog from LR 5 to Classic as this is successor without any loss. But be extremely careful: whatever upgrade you’d choose (The new Classic, version 9.x or “cloudy”), you’ll rent the software and not own it. (Monthly pas instead of one time purchase).Lastly, Adobe won’t agree, but many people feel the development focus has shifted away from Classic. Just so you’d know.

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Dear Antoine-
Thank you soooo much for your words and expertise, can't tell you how much i appreciate it. 

I was thinking Classic CC might be good for me because instead of using cloud I have a series of NAS drives for storage- hmm interesting to know about the shift in development focus...

(Thanks again so much x)

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You’re welcome ;-)
I can’t help you with your decision, since both have advantages and disadvantages. I’m sure there are other threads treating of this. If you don’t need any sync and mobile functions and don’t like the subscription based model, there are now very good,  alternatives to LR with excellent migration tools. To bear in mind ;-) 

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Ecosystem Clients do not use Color Labels. Ecosystem clients include Lightroom Desktop, Lightroom Mobile (iOS/Android) and Lightroom Web (Browser).  Not everything will transfer from Lightroom 5 to Lightroom Desktop.

Lightroom Classic uses color labels as does Adobe Bridge. 

Lightroom Classic (Currently Version 9.2) is a direct upgrade for your Lightroom 5. Everything transfers from Lightroom 5 to Lightroom Classic - including Labels, Edit. No data/edits should be lost in a Classic upgrade from 5. 

There is no shift in Development Focus. Lightroom Classic has a large team releasing features and upgrades regularly.  Both products are in active development.

Hopefully that answers you concerns. 
 

Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

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Dear Rikk,
In your explanation you does not tell about using Lightroom Mobile / Lightroom Classic combination. This combination works mainly well, except some issues like absence of color labels.
In my case for example I have a terabytes of photos in LR Classic archive and use a synced collection to make a classification/basic correction of the new photos on the road. Absence of color labels does not allow me to use some classification I need and flags is not enough for it.
The similar situation I see from other users, so you could see the demand for color labels.

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152 Points

That's exactly the point. Why would I use LR Mobile in the first place, if not on the road? It's a good combination, LR Mobile on the road, LR Classic at home ... but only if the functionality is the same. Hence, we need color labels in LR Mobile. And to be honest, Adobe starts to piss me off by ignoring this request from so many users.

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... as is the case for stacks, keywords, edit history, ...
Adobes merely takes inspiration from requests but doesn’t care for the biggest part. Many requests have remained unanswered for years. As long as smartphone users remains the main new audience, I don’t expect much change. Sadly

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I'm also so disappointed that Adobe has ignored this for years. As soon as Capture1 releases something like a mobile companion app, it doesn't take a second and my Adobe subscription is canceled.

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I’m sure you won’t be the only one. But I’m afraid they’re ok loosing a couple of “hardcore” photographers, as long as the mobile (read smartphone) business is good.

Just look at the ratings on the App Store: LR mobile is doing fine; when Ps was released and disappointed, they got the message and even released a roadmap. Something that has also been asked for ages but in vain. It says a lot about the company’s main preoccupations.

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180 Points

3 years ago

Please add support for this!

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Thanks for the input, Arturo! Don't forget to click the "Vote" box at the top right of the post.

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3 years ago

This is also important to me. While I use ratings and picks, I also use color labels to add an additional dimension of metadata to my photos. For example, I use color labels for marking photos that I plan on having professionally printed, and another color label for photos that will be published to 500px (all photos that are printed will also be published online, so there's an implied hierarchy here).

In absence of support for color labels in Lightroom CC, I've adopted a convoluted workflow of using picks as a proxy for color labels: I then filter by picks in Lightroom Classic, apply the appropriate color label to the selected photos, clear the flag, and then do a second pass in Lightroom CC to apply the actual flag to the collection. This is clearly suboptimal, and a frustrating workaround.

That said, even having initial read-only support for color labels would be a welcome improvement, acknowledging that Lightroom CC isn't going to have full feature parity with Lightroom Classic.

Thank you for considering this feature. (And, yes, I've voted!)

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386 Points

3 years ago

This is very important to me as well. This organizational tool is no less important than flags or ratings.

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872 Points

3 years ago

This has been the biggest obstacle to me adopting a Lightroom CC mobile workflow. I really like the ease and simplicity of making basic edits and ratings on e.g. my tablet, while doing more serious edits in Lightroom Classic CC. But without the ability to view, set, or filter by color labels in Lightroom CC, this becomes really disruptive to my workflow. Ratings and flags are useful, but they're not sufficient for sorting through large collections.

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140 Points

3 years ago

For a company that prides itself on the visual, removing this functionality is slightly ironic.  Please bring it back.

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Thanks for the input, Tim!

Don't forget to click the "Vote" box at the top of the page.

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280 Points

3 years ago

Please add color label sync, as well as keyword sync, to Lightroom CC.  It is very annoying not having these features.

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82 Points

3 years ago

Colour labels are an essential part of my workflow along with smart collections. Would be a great help to have these in CC version.

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142 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled New Lightroom CC - Colour Code.

I really like the new Lightroom CC and for someone with a large Catalogue I think it will work well along side Lightroom Classic CC however I would really like to be able to Colour Code images within Lightroom CC. I hope this is in the pipeline for an upcoming release. 

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60 Points

2 years ago

Adding and filtering by colour labels is a crucial part of my workflow. In the latest Lightroom Classic Version I was able to add colour labels, but am unable to "filter and view" by the assigned labels. Is there a workaround for this? Please help since this is disrupting my entire workflow. Thanks

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80 Points

2 years ago

I would also like to be able to add color labels as its apart of my workflow.

Thanks

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114 Points

2 years ago

I would love to switch from Lightroom Classic CC to the new Lightroom CC, but the lack of color labels is the last major feature keeping me from doing so.

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80 Points

2 years ago

With labeling being such a big part of many workflows. Adding this only makes sense, just adding it to the filter list will solve the need.