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370 Points

Wed, Oct 19, 2016 1:16 AM

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Lightroom for mobile: I want to decide if and when I sync photos taken in the app. Please give me a switch to turn off sync.

I take photos on my iPhone and I want to chose 1 to edit and then post where I chose.  I do not want to auto sync every photo I take with the app.  I have to put my phone in airplane mode to stop this process.  Otherwise my slow DSL upload is all clogged up by this app uploading everything I take.  Please give me a switch to disable the auto sync on the iphone.

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Champion

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5.8K Messages

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102.2K Points

4 years ago

Click the Lightroom Icon in the top left corner and turn off auto add. Then only photos you choose to import will be added to Lightroom mobile and synced.

6 Messages

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370 Points

4 years ago

That doesnt work for me.

Champion

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102.2K Points

4 years ago

What doesn't work exactly? You mean it continued to automatically add the photos even with that turned off?

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370 Points

4 years ago

every photo I take on my iphone tries to sync

Champion

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102.2K Points

4 years ago

Any photos in the Lightroom app will sync, but the switch in the Preferences should stop them being automatically added. How long ago did you disable that switch, and are new photos still being added to the Lightroom app?

6 Messages

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370 Points

4 years ago

Already been through everything with adobe.  They told me to suggest the change in the app.

Champion

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102.2K Points

4 years ago

That's great Blake, but I'm trying to understand exactly what change is required (since the engineers will need to know that information). So the question is, are photos still being automatically added to Lightroom mobile even though the switch is set not to do so (bug - higher priority) or is this simply a request for selective sync (feature request).

6 Messages

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370 Points

4 years ago

I have auto add off on mobile and I selected the pause option on the desktop. Everytime I open the app it tries to sync every photo Ive taken with the mobile app.

Champion

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4 years ago

Are these photos already in Lightroom mobile? (In which case, removing the ones you don't want to sync would do the trick) or are they still being add to Lightroom mobile as you shoot them?

6 Messages

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370 Points

4 years ago

yes Im taking them with the Lr app and they try to sync automatically.

Adobe Administrator

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115K Points

4 years ago

I am converting this to an Idea (Feature Request) instead of a problem. 

If you use the LR app's capture capabilities, it will sync automatically. If you use the native camera app, it will work as Victoria describes.  Others who wish this feature can then add their votes. 

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Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy 

9 Messages

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536 Points

This is the problem - the app assumes that if its connected toy a wifi then there is. Unlimited data. However there are many reasons (like teathering an ipad to a phone whilst abroad) that a wifi will not be unlimited. Therefore it is important to be able to switch of syncing in the iOS version until a point in time (or connection) where the user is happy to sync. You have allowed for mobile data that is intrinsic to a device but have not allowed for those that use mobile data via other means.

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That's a slightly different request Julie (a pause button for sync, vs. this request for selective sync). If you'd like to open it as a separate thread, I'd be very pleased to vote on it, as the tethering scenario is one I run in to frequently too.

31 Messages

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882 Points

4 years ago

I most definitely also need this.  It's so silly that EVERY photo gets synced.  Some are photos I want to work on in Lightroom CC on my desktop, but some are just snapshots.  And like the OP, the sync--the very slow sync--completely destroys my internet to where I can barely even bring up a web page.  And this is on high-speed cable.

If you cannot do selective photo syncing, at least you could give us a On/Off or Pause, so that the syncing does not start as soon as I get into Wifi, with not control on my end.

3 Messages

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124 Points

I agree, the app works far better than the native photo app on an iPhone, but I to have limited internet bandwidth and would like a local wifi sync directly to Lightroom desktop or a tethered method. I can get the photos off with iTunes but a streamlined workflow would be nice.

31 Messages

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882 Points

3 years ago

We really need this, why can't it be done? It's been a long wait for something that seems way less complex than all the other updates.

166 Messages

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3.5K Points

3 years ago

A global sync pause button would be the most obvious direction. I imagine that selective syncing would be more complex to implement and manage (when the user has an issue).

31 Messages

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882 Points

3 years ago

Yes, a global sync pause is all I need, or have ever asked Adobe for on this subject.