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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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10 Messages

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546 Points

4 years ago

This is the problem - the app assumes that if its connected to 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. All it needs is a pause sync button - just like the desktop version

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82 Points

4 years ago

I am traveling abroad and have a wifi Hotspot with limited data. This means I cannot use the built in camera app to capture raw files since every single one is uploaded. I already have auto add turned off.

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80 Points

4 years ago

Exactly as everyone else said. this is Lightroom MOBILE, e.g, one would assume it is used for travel. When you travel you don't always have fast or affordable internet. I would have thought this was a total no brainer.

31 Messages

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882 Points

3 years ago

I've actually stopped using LR for Mobile.  And I love it, other than this HUGE problem.  If and when it's changed, I'll come back to using it.  But it's apparent that this request is falling on deaf ears.

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124 Points

Ditto. I have all Lightroom syncing turned of and removed the mobile app.
Also going to give it a poor review on the app store as a result.

6 Messages

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290 Points

3 years ago

I just embarked on a trip with a new Ipad and a new user of Lr mobile thinking that this would be the perfect workflow solution for me. Then I quickly run into this issue. What a ridiculous fault in the software and the reluctance to fix it difficult to comprehend. Uninstalling.

31 Messages

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882 Points

3 years ago

I think I can safely say that Adobe is aware of this request, yet has no interest in addressing it.  Either that, or they are slow as heck.

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789 Messages

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13.7K Points

I don't think they are AWARE of what the problem is.  Rikk's post above seems to indicate they don't   I can't imagine the designers would think not being able to turn sync off was a good idea.  I pretty much gave up on using Mobile a while back but still check any new updates.

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114 Points

3 years ago

I wonder what will happen if ones Adobe CC storage quotum has been reached? Will it stop syncing?

166 Messages

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3.5K Points

There are no official storage limits quoted anywhere but some users have 100 of Gbs in the Cloud.

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114 Points

Champion

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5.9K Messages

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104K Points

That's for Creative Cloud sync space Maarten. That's separate to the Lightroom Sync space, for which they haven't currently announced a limit (but I have 600GB up there right now).

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.

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114 Points

Ok thanks! Didn't know that it was separate. I hoped that could be a work around to stop the syncing (and thus stop the misuse of valuable data-usage).

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210 Points

3 years ago

This issue is gruesome. I am currently traveling and only have access to very slow wifi. Not being able to switch off the auto-sync in Lightroom Mobile has rendered my iPad Pro almost useless. This should be a stop-everything-and-fix this priority for the Adobe Lightroom Mobile team.

31 Messages

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882 Points

"This should be a stop-everything-and-fix this priority" . 

Don't hold your breath. They have shown they are not interested.

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5.9K Messages

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104K Points

> They have shown they are not interested.

To be fair, there's a big difference between "not interested" and "not yet considered the highest priority". They're not sat twiddling their thumbs purposely ignoring requests, but like everything in life, priority decisions have to be made.

(To be clear, I fully support the need for a pause sync button too- I run into the same issue)

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.

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882 Points

You're entitled to your opinion, and I mine.

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210 Points

These are issues and functionalities that can easily get lost on a development team working in and around wireless connectivity performing at the gigabit-level.

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124 Points

Nice app but should be able to stand alone with a wired sync to Lightroom desktop. It then becomes useful when in remote locations. Not everyone and everywhere has unlimited data access.

31 Messages

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882 Points

@Keith Luke:  Bingo.

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94 Points

I found this thread a year later. LR Mobile 4.0 (and possibly earlier versions) has a "pause syncing" button that appears to do what the OP wanted.

Now all Adobe needs to do is allow syncing from Mobile to Desktop via Wi-Fi or USB without using the Cloud, and I will be happy.

26 Messages

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616 Points

a year ago

Pls add this feature. My mobile data volume was empty and my wife opened a Hotspot with her mobile phone, so that I could check my mails etc...


Previously I paused my Lightroom synch. But what happens? Lightroom is synching despite having paused the process. So all my wife's data volume is gone as well...... So next time she won't open a Hotspot unless I deinstall lightroom xD


How is it possible that the pictures are uploaded despite pausing the synch process? Pls fix this.

edit: I use the built in camera function from the lightroom mobile app with my Android phone