Skip to main content
Adobe Photoshop Family

5 Messages

 • 

1.4K Points

Mon, Oct 23, 2017 1:48 PM

Implemented

120

Lightroom Ecosystem: "Trash" Functionality

It seems less than optimal for deletion of photos in Lightroom CC to permanently remove the photos from all locations, especially in the event of accidental deletion.

It would be great to have some sort of "Trash" functionality for deleted images (that could be cleared regularly as a policy) or even send deleted images to the native trash on any desktop machines connected to the cloud account.

Responses

Official Solution

Adobe Administrator

 • 

8.6K Messages

 • 

122.8K Points

2 years ago

Greetings All,

Effective with the release today, the first stage of a Deleted Item recovery is available to the Lightroom Ecosystem. Logging into Lightroom Web at http://lightroom.adobe.com will reveal a Deleted Icon beneath All Photos. Items deleted in any of the Lightroom clients (Desktop, Web or Mobile) should appear in this area for evaluation, recovery or permanent deletion. 

Note that this is the first step in a more robust implementation and there will be more to come.
Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

13 Messages

 • 

390 Points

THIS IS GREAT NEWS !!
I just yesterday evening complained about the lack of that functionality with a friend of mine. And - tataaaaa - the next day this is fixed. (I should have complained earlier - it seems :-) )

238 Messages

 • 

3.5K Points

Yahoo!!!

200 Messages

 • 

3.5K Points

YES!

176 Messages

 • 

3.7K Points

Finally. It was long but is comes.
Missing print, smart folders, offline search and so on

Go for C1, succeed your cloud by yourself 

263 Messages

 • 

4.7K Points

Great news. Works and for accidental deletion absolutely sufficient.

32 Messages

 • 

554 Points

Awesome!

9 Messages

 • 

152 Points

This is absolutely phenomenal news! Super excited to see this feature evolve and become part of the native desktop and mobile apps...

238 Messages

 • 

3.5K Points

@Rikk, a question. Is the Trash functionality documented somewhere? I’m curious about some of the technical aspects. (Do photos that are deleted in LR Classic for those not using LR CC stored there? How long do deleted photos remain in trash? How does storage of those photos work, Etc.) I’ve discovered by troubleshooting with someone else, that the photos in Trash will remain on your local hard drive (if stored locally is turned on) when using LR CC Desktop. Just curious about the other aspects of it.

Adobe Administrator

 • 

8.6K Messages

 • 

122.8K Points

Good questions - Jon. 

At this time, I don't have a place to point you toward for further information. As the clients begin to add functionality we will be deploying help documents with more information. For now, I will have to ask you to be patient. 
Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

Champion

 • 

5.9K Messages

 • 

104K Points

Everything "known" at this stage is documented in my Edit Like a Pro book. The trashed photos remaining in local storage feels more like a bug / unfinished feature.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

32 Messages

 • 

554 Points

@Jon, deleted photos stay in the trash for 60 days. You can access them in Preferences >> Account >> Deleted items. I would have created this button in the "My Photos" section. But anyway, it works. Let's wait and see how it evolves.

Official Solution

Adobe Administrator

 • 

8.6K Messages

 • 

122.8K Points

a year ago

Deleted item functionality, originally released in May on the Lightroom Web platform is now available inside all of the Lightroom Ecosystem clients. 
Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

13 Messages

 • 

390 Points

Juhuuuu :) - and Videoupload /-playback on Android. Thx !  That ́s great!!

41 Messages

 • 

1.3K Points

3 years ago

Agree. As it's a worry working on your 'backup'. You could put the power in our hands, and even use the trash towards our allocation. E.G. You have 550GB used (500GB synced and 50GB in trash) view/clear trash.

4 Messages

 • 

174 Points

3 years ago

Agree!!!

32 Messages

 • 

1.4K Points

3 years ago

Yep, iCloud Photo Library does this great.  Your deleted photos stick around in the trash for 30 days unless you manually go in and empty it.

Champion

 • 

5.9K Messages

 • 

104K Points

3 years ago

I completely agree, this should be top priority.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

12 Messages

 • 

896 Points

3 years ago

I've finally decided to give LRCC a go having stuck to Aperture.  I find it's already pretty difficult to delete stuff from Lightroom but dislike the binary route when it decides to play.  Aperture had a good model - rejects disappear from albums but stay in the catalogue until actually deleted.  Delete (Cmd Backspace) was easy for obvious bad photos but Trash itself still had to be emptied.  The net effect was easy triage with just the right amount of safety net.

68 Messages

 • 

2.1K Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Recycle bin.

I almost lost all my photos in Lightroom CC by one click due to the bug in the app (another topic). It would be nice to have kind of recycle bin one could use for undo actions that are now irreversible.

1 Message

 • 

84 Points

3 years ago

I do so agree! I made copies instead of moving a few photos decided to delete the copies, well I thougt so. Happens to delete the originals. BAM. And no recycle bin for a period of time like Apple Photos. Just gone.

Why isn’t it possible to remove copies in the first place? In my opinion they have nothing to do with the originals... can this be a bug?

5 Messages

 • 

152 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Folder for delete pictures.

Folder of delete pictures

4 Messages

 • 

250 Points

3 years ago

Agreed.  There should be some type of short-term retention for anything that is deleted.  If cloud storage is going to be trusted as the primary storage for my photos, then there needs be a an easy way to undo mistakes or restore recent deletions.  This seems like a step backwards.

2 Messages

 • 

102 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Trashcan for Lightroom CC.

Hi all. New here and this is my first post. I did the full monty and canceled my Photo-Sub (with Lightroom CC + Classic + Photoshop + 20GB Cloud) and go for the 1TB with Lightroom CC. So far so good. Folders from old catalogs doesn't work anymore if I migrate, got it. No worry about that. It's a good kick to go over the 55k pictures in my library and sort them out and put it in new folder in LCC. But big big wish - give us a Trashcan, a Recycle Bin. That's all for the moment from me. Greetings to all from Switzerland and keep on rocking. Cheers. Marco

6 Messages

 • 

238 Points

3 years ago

Please add a trash can or recently deleted folder asap! I just almost lost a photo because of this! 

A trick for anyone this might happen to... I accidentally deleted a photo on my iPhone; I quickly turned my computer's wifi off before opening lightroom on my MacBook, luckily the photo was still there, and I saved to my desktop the original+settings before turning wifi back on.  After the sync happened, I re-imported the picture and saved the day for myself. 
Seriously considering going back to Photos if this feature is not added soon!

29 Messages

 • 

648 Points

3 years ago

I Agree as well

Adobe Administrator

 • 

825 Messages

 • 

14.9K Points

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

29 Messages

 • 

648 Points

Thanks

176 Messages

 • 

3.7K Points

Are you kidding? Do we really need to vote such a basic feature? Does it need month of development and beta testing?
Com'on 

Go for C1, succeed your cloud by yourself 

1 Message

 • 

64 Points

3 years ago

I agree!