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Tue, Nov 8, 2016 11:50 AM

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Lightroom mobile: Ability to export more than 15 photos at a time

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Naveen GK: Hello! Welcome to Adobe Customer Service.
Naveen GK: Hi Yeung
yeung y: Hello
yeung y: i have a question
yeung y: how can I do unlimited dng export to jpg on my iOS and android Lightroom mobile
Naveen GK: I understand that you would like to use Lightroom free trial on ipad. Is that right?
yeung y: Correct
Naveen GK: Let me check and help you with that.
Naveen GK: May I place this chat on hold for a minute or two, while I check the information for you?
yeung y: Of course, thank you
Naveen GK: I'm sorry, Yeung . It's taking time please allow me few more minutes.
yeung y: Please
Naveen GK: Thank you for staying online
Naveen GK: I checked and see that there is no subscription under this account: [removed]
Naveen GK: Since you are using the trial version, I'll transfer the chat to our technical team to check and help you better. Please stay online
yeung y: And also one more question
yeung y: and also when I'm using android Lightroom mobile , For example I have 5 dng files convert to jpg , once I tag the photo from left to right , e.g : 1.dng , 2.dng , 3.dng , 4.dng , 5.dng , the final concert files is not in sequence , like 3.jpg , 1.jpg , 2.jpg , 5.jpg , 4.jpg . Is it normal?
Naveen GK: Yeung, we are from customer service team and our technical team will be able to check and help you with that. Please stay online
yeung y: Thank you so much info: Please wait while we connect you to a representative.info: You are now chatting with Priyank Dubey. Please don’t close the chat window or browser tab since it will end our chat session.
Priyank Dubey: Hello! Welcome to Adobe support.
Priyank Dubey: Please allow me 1-2 minute(s) to review your account details.
yeung y: Thank you
Priyank Dubey: DNG is only available for iOS not for Android yeung y: It's work android as well
yeung y: The latest Version
Priyank Dubey: Allow me one minute
Priyank Dubey: Oh Yes I am sorry it is only for specific Phones support Raw format
yeung y: It's work on iOS and android
Priyank Dubey: I am sorry but can you elaborate what you mean by unlimited dng Export?yeung y: Because I can only export 15 dngs file to jpg every time
Priyank Dubey: What if you try to select more, Are you getting any error?
yeung y: Got the message from the app
Priyank Dubey: What message?
yeung y: I need to run the app now, may be disconnect our conversation yeung y: How can we keep chating ?
Priyank Dubey: You can send the screenshot here
Priyank Dubey: contact us back and refer to case # 0220217102
yeung y: Your file was successfully uploaded: image.png.
yeung y: Cannot click over 15 files
yeung y: It happened any convert not even dng file
Priyank Dubey: There are no such Issue that has been reported
Priyank Dubey: You may try to create another collection and then check
yeung y: Pls wait
Priyank Dubey: ok
yeung y: Pls wait 1-2mins
Priyank Dubey: ok
yeung y: What do you mean another collection?
Priyank Dubey: Allow me some time
Priyank Dubey: okay, I have just checked on my end, You can only export 15 images at a time yeung y: Ohhhhhh
Priyank Dubey: There is no way to increase that Limit
yeung y: Even I join the Adobe plan ?
Priyank Dubey: Yes
yeung y: Both happen android and iPhone ?
Priyank Dubey: Yes
yeung y: It's bad news for some user like me when use iPad Pro to run Lightroom mobile app , when we edit all the raw photo . It's only export 15 images at one time .
yeung y: I like to use iOS system to run your app more than Mac or Windows because of the weight and very convenience
Priyank Dubey: You can sync as many images as you want and Use Lightroom Desktop to Export as many pictures
Priyank Dubey: but Lightroom Mobile is a very light version with only minimum functions
yeung y: I understand your point
yeung y: This is not a big problem for every users yeung y: As I told you I like using iPad to edit the photo when I travel or on the train
yeung y: Hope you discuss your engineer team to get a better performance on next version , nice to talk to you Mr. Bubey
Priyank Dubey: You can also post your suggestions on feedback.photoshop.com
yeung y: Just refer the case #0220217102 to the website?
Priyank Dubey: No
Priyank Dubey: You need to type in your actual problem
Priyank Dubey: case # are for Support only
yeung y: Ok , thank you for your sharing , bye
Priyank Dubey: Bye Bye!
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Hi Yukiki

Thanks for the request. I've removed your email address from the discussion so you don't get hit by spammers, and I've switched it to a feature request for consideration.

Can you please explain, to help the engineers understand, why you want to export so many photos on your phone/tablet? For example, do you need to send them to someone else?

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Hope you don’t mind if I comment to why..
Very bemused tbh why you are asking this .. are the developers not consulting professionals and keeen amateurs through to snap happy bloggers, holiday / travel people and the youth obsessed with selfies?

Let’s take a few scenarios
Holiday photos - I imaging most would take 100 on their holiday maybe more if they are a ‘traveller’ type. And those people would like to firstly save graded version to their iPad / iPhone
- just to show people in person and save and look back on yourself ,.
And post to their Facebook, share with family not on Facebook (again take your iPad round and show them is a nice way to do it, or maybe iCloud or Dropbox) and maybe print.
- now I’d say most would have at least 30 shots from their holiday ( of if it’s like my friends then it’s prob 50 they want to show you )

2 - my scenario - professional photographer .
Say I shoot a portrait shoot or just one setup from a fashion or lifestyle shoot . Each album will have about 200 shots taken. -From that I normally select (5 star) at least 30-50 to show to client.
Often the client want to see everything shot So that would be the whole album 200.
I normally then export out to a Dropbox folder and share that link with client .

3- students / teenagers on a day or night out - they may shoot 100 shots of their day/ night out , shopping , trying on outfits , selfies , in the pub , at the restaurant , in the club .
They might select loads 30-50 from the day to share with friends , could be iCloud , could be uploaded to google drive , then post a few to Facebook , Twitter / insta .


that’s why exporting only 15 is a joke

I think Lightroom Mobile is great for location shooting ,I’m championing it to all my photo colleagues at the moment .
-BUT it is not really intuitive for a proper workflow , I’d love it to be.
And as you asked that question - I doubt that the developers are on the ball with what photographers , amateurs / pros alike really need.

I’d love to help and be involved more - is there any way I can get direct contact with the UI / development team ?

Many thanks
Steve

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Please adobe sort this out, we need full album or collection export. If you have limitation with iOS or Apple, create a workflow extension when sharing that repeats itself over and over, choosing the next 15 images automatically and so on.

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Sort this out!! We need to be able to export whole albums! We don’t what to have to connect to a computer to do so. The thought of that in 2018 is ludicrous as we are going more mobile based then ever. SORT IT OUT!

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Thanks for your input, Alana!

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

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Regarding the restriction limiting the number of photos exported out of Lightroom mobile at a single time to just 15...

I find this disingenuous becase Adobe has enabled the ability to import quite literally hundreds of photos at a single time (maximum I’ve tested is 883).

Moreover, Adobe has obviously put significant effort into education and marketing material to explain how to get media into Lightroom Mobile, but there is a distinct lack of material - search and you literaly get nothing relevant - regarding exports; it makes me suspicious about their intentions.

I’m willing to give Adobe the benefit of the doubt; however, the inability to batch export large selections or whole albums to either the camera roll or file manager is a glaring oversight that frankly seems shaddy to me in light of the ease of which we can mass import. If there are technical limitations, or if the design approach is that mass-export is only to be completed on a proper full size PC, that’s fine... but please, Adobe, don’t stay silent. Put the same effort you gave into selling us on Lightroom Mobile into explaining the current limitations of the platform and what your development expectations are going forward.

I won’t continue using Lightroom Mobile if I cannot mass-export from my iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately, the mobile experience is excellent, and more efficient than the desktop, up to the last steps of the cull/edit/share then store cycle... being blocked at the end is exceedingly frustrating as sharing is the Whibley point.

Looking forward to a response Adobe. Thanks for listening!

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Scott, scroll down a bit to Josh Haftel's post. They didn't stay silent. He's the product manager for mobile, and he explained some of the technical limitations they're facing.

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Thanks Victoria. Sorry... I’m without my Mac and find reading these posts a bit cumbersome on my iPhone’s small screen. I see that they responded. Also see that many other users expectations weren’t met. If technical limitation, then the lesson learned is that Adobe should have made this more clear upfront; not buried in a help room discussion. Takes too much time and effort. For something so critical and fundamental as Export Workflow, one would expect Adobe to make clear upfront that LM is severely restricted. Switching mindsets... if they’d told us going in that LM is great for quick ingest while on the road, great at culling and useful for small batch sharing and edits, but for the time being batch export and file storage migration need to be handled on the desktop, then I think most people here would be happy, rather than upset. For me, this is a problem of failed expectations and (considerable) time wasted trying to do what any reasonable user would expect to be able to do. Hopefully Adobe takes this message to heart.

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Hey Scott, just to be clear, our intentions are *only* to provide the best software to help photographers accomplish their goals.

The reality is that there's plenty of reasons why we created the (admittedly) arbitrary limit of 15 files at a time. Could we have made it 16? Sure. 17? Sure...and where does it end? iOS does not allow background processing for anything but very limited purposes (think maps and music). Anything other than that only can be used up to 15 minutes, provided that another process doesn't require the memory (and processing a raw file takes a lot of memory, so it's highly likely that you won't get the entire 15 mins). At that point, no app may open up a processing thread without the user explicitly opening the app (for battery and privacy / security purposes).

The real question is, why are you exporting multiple images out of the app? Help us understand your workflow (everyone) so that we can improve the app. 

What'd be really helpful is to understand:

1. Why are you looking to export a large number of images? Are you sending to a client, are you looking to back them up, etc.
2. What format do you need those images to be in?
3. What is missing for your workflow (though the answer may be covered above) with the ability to create an online shared album from which people can download full resolution images with all edits applied?

The more info we have, the better.

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I still don’t understand why the amount of time Lightroom can spend in the background matters. Just give us a warning when exporting more than 15 images that they may not all export if we open another app and give us the option to have Lightroom force the screen to stay on for the duration of the export.

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Because this is a mobile app, not a desktop app. The vast majority of people don't want to lock their device into a single task--we're all used to using computers that can do multiple things at the same time.

If you really want to help, could you answer my questions above?

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I can also share my use case if helpful: timelapses. I shoot individual frames that I’d like to edit in Lr. See one of my above comments for more details.

I’ll also repeat that I’m perfectly happy with keeping Lr mobile in the foreground. Many apps have batch export or background processing that takes time and they send a push notification asking to bring the app into the foreground every once in a while, which is also acceptable to me.

Other use cases and opinions might be different, of course.

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Another approach could be to make the app’s UI responsive so that it can be used side by side with other apps on the iPad with iOS 11. Currently we can still multitask, but the Lr UI stays fixed in size.

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Thanks for the feedback, Victor. Question for you: once you process your timelapse images, what do you use to create your final product? Are you importing those images into another app on your mobile device?

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Yes, I open them all individual images in Luma Fusion.

EDIT: I’ll add that for my individual use case having Lr create a movie out of the selected images would be just as good.

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OK, iOS limits the background tasks, but other iOS apps allows to handle big files without any issue. Here are some workarounds:

1) Just notify the user -> keep the app open and it might take a while...
1bis) I don't know if technically possible, but do it in the background and allow to use LR in the meantime.
2) Allow multitasking with another app! We could keeping LR as the smallest window, giving plenty of usable real estate for another app.
3) Ok, let's assume the processing stops. Big deal? resume it when we open LR again ? Maybe with a popup "Reume / Cancel"?

I don't really get the attitude saying: "It's the way iOS wokrs, this is the best for you". And on the other side, LR allows editing keywords but they are not synced, without ANY warning, here.

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I know I risk turning this into a technical discussion rather than focused on personas and user intent, but since this looks like an engineering-driven decision based on Victoria’s original post, I’ll add an additonal remark to Antoine’s excellent list of workarounds.

From my measurements it seems like the biggest bottleneck with exporting is image processing and encoding, not “saving” as in saving to disk. I’ve been an iOS engineer since the dawn of the AppStore and iOS makes no restrictions nowadays to how many files can be saved or shared at the same time, since this is an iOS controlled task. It does, however, limit background processing time.

How about doing this image processing on the Adobe’s servers instead of the device (and therefore completely avoid this “background processing” issue)? Adobe already has all the raw files, and already does a lot of processing to generate smart previews, already makes media resources available through creative cloud in other apps etc. From my perspective as a software engineer it seems technically possible to process and encode “full previews”, which sync to the app, and can export without iOS limitations.

Now, please take all of this with a grain of salt, no amount of engineering knowledge can mitigate the fact that I have no idea how things are architected internally at Adobe, so everything I’m saying can be plain nonsense. However, since we’re talking to engineers here, I thought I’d share my thoughs.

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Thanks jhaftel for communicating with us.

To answer your questions from my perspective. For me its simple. I want to be able to leave my laptop at home, travel light with compact gear and an iPad Pro. Import what’s I’ve shot for a client, bring into lightroom mobile, cull and pick, edit and export full high res jpgs, renamed, into a folder is iOS files. Then connect either my Sandisk xpand or Gnarbox and copy that folder onto a usb and physical hand it to my client in the spot the next morning. My clients want their images immediately and I or they do not always have a internet connection for shared albums or folders.

I could even live with the fact we cannot size or compress to jpg with our own preference or that I can’t rename. But to export all while I sleep, so in the morning or a couple hours later my 200 to 300 images are ready to hand over, non negotiable.

I’ve already figured out how to rename and resize on a lightroom export/share through a workaround, but there is no workaround with export.

Another good option, instead of giving us the sync only option, is to allow us to take the full mcat or lightroom mobile catalog with edit info and previews, copy it and have lightroom desktop open it when I return to my office, like the way we can share a lrcat file with others who have a copy of the original RAW. The only way I can get my RAWs off my iPad without a really fast internet speed, is to connect the iPad through iTunes and copy onto a desktop folder, but none of the xmp info edits are transferred, only original RAW. That’s why allowing lightroom on my desktop to read and translate mcat files is so important. The sync feature was designed by someone in the US with incredible connectivity, us who live in parts of Africa, like I do, find sync absolutely useless, especially stating edit on an iPad and syncing RAWs back to desktop, nuts.

Thanks for your time.

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Victor, thanks for this idea :) It has already been suggested (maybe even on this page). The idea is good, but the drawback of this solution would then be the big data usage.
Another issue: Like John said, LR mobile is useful "on the go" and frequently used offline or with a poor connection. It is frequent the have the RAW file not updated to the cloud yet. Last but not least, would this impact the 20 Go allowance?

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Josh.... regarding your response to my comment and request for use case information...

I don’t share from Lightroom, for two reasons... 1) apple photos (AP) and google photos (GP). Everyone I interact with has those two apps on their phone and that’s how they want to share pictures. They don’t want a website link; it’s just less user friendly. I might occasionally need to share via web link, but frankly, that experience is currently better and easier with GP.

I also refuse to keep my photos in any single service. My Lightroom Classic CC workflow was as follows: after import, cull and edit, (1) export smaller-res jpgs to AP and GP for sharing (advantage also of dual back up of my finished work), and (2) move RAW files off skratch drive to Dropbox for storage and backup....

With Lightroom Mobile (LM), I can see that changing... I still need the ability to share a collection of photo selects (typically 20-50 photos from an event; sometime 100-200 with bigger or multi-day events), but I think the benefits of keeping my RAW archive in the LM cloud would be a huge time saver, though I’d still want to send copies of my final RAW files to another back up service (Dropbox, etc).

Hope that helps.

More to the point... I still don’t feel like the 15 minute Apple limitation has been properly addressed and it seems like many others here feel the same... If I can import 1,000 RAW photos from my iPhone camera roll into LM iPhone app - which takes more than 15 minutes, both to load into camera roll then pull into LM app - then why can’t I do the same but in reverse???

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Same here, Adobe Creative Cloud isn’t our final destination, just a processing stage. I’ve notice the design of the Creative Cloud app makes importing easier that exporting but I’ll leave it to the tinfoil hat brigade to talk about captive design.

If iOS Photos ever allows a nominated editor then that would be the ideal option for us. Lr on our iPad Pro + Pencil is pretty amazing and leaves the Mac less used but these little quirks are annoying. It’s almost as if we take the product more seriously than Adobe.

Just testing a workaround- will post if successful.

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Same here, Adobe Creative Cloud isn’t our final destination, just a processing stage. I’ve notice the design of the Creative Cloud app makes importing easier that exporting but I’ll leave it to the tinfoil hat brigade to talk about captive design.

If iOS Photos ever allows a nominated editor then that would be the ideal option for us. Lr on our iPad Pro + Pencil is pretty amazing and leaves the Mac less used but these little quirks are annoying. It’s almost as if we take the product more seriously than Adobe.

Just testing a workaround- will post if successful.

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It has been 2 years. Still no solution to a mobile export?

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Won’t happen.
They don’t listen... the only way would be to massively unsubscribe.

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Tan Gin Hui, scroll back up a bit to the comments made by jhaftel only 2 months ago. Josh is the product manager. He explained the technical limitations they're facing, but also asked some questions to help figure out how they can best work around those limitations. I'm sure your answers to those questions would be useful in addressing this issue.

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Not sure if jhaftel is still part of this chat? If so, I believe there is a way to get around the 15 image export to some degree that doesn’t require sync.

Adobe, Allow us to connect our iPads via lightning usb to a laptop or desktop, open Lightroom photoshop cc on the desktop and physically sync all the RAW’s from the iPad onto a selected hard drive connected to the desktop, including the catalog, with albums and collections, very simple. So the most I have to do is have a small 11 inch laptop with me that can batch rename, resize and export while I’m working on my iPad.

If this is not possible, which clearly it is, because Lightroom Cc on desktop already connects to mobile devices to download from camera roll, is to allow us to take the catalog Lightroom mobile folder which we can get off our iPad through iTunes file sharing and open it on our desktop Lightroom photoshop cc, just like one shares any catalog folder, showing all edits and raw files.

The third option is even more simple, allow just to sync or lightning connection for copying just the catalog info, so we can load our originals separately onto a drive and point to new folder location once we open the saved cataloging our desktop or laptop.

Why can’t this be done and I’ve asked this so many times now on multiple forums and nobody ever addresses this?

The reason is that adobe has put all its money, time and energy into cloud and sync tech and ignored basics. Its simple, many want Apple to up their game with iPads, even bigger and faster ones, so we can travel with one device, instead of heavy laptops and Wacom tablets. Adobe, internet speeds may be improving overall, but you presuming everyone, everywhere has a connection and your ignoring the fact that sd and compact flashes are increasing in size, image file sizes are increasing and in the end your expecting us to sync entire Lightroom mobile catalog with RAWs back onto our desktops, that’s like 200gb or more, crazy!

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... that's because they want you to hit the 20 Go limit...

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Good point.

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I think John has adequately addressed jhaftel’s questions 2 months ago.

I don’t want work arounds. I dont want to carry one more item around that I don’t need. If the iPad Pro is powerful enough, and the app can do it. I don’t see why adobe can’t increase that export limit. If I can import unlimited photos, I don’t see why I can’t export unlimited photos. The app in its current form is manifestly inadequate for my workflow.

I will just stick to my mbp and unsubscribe to Lightroom cc until the issue has been addressed. This subscription model that adobe is transiting to is a double edged sword. I am forced to pay for the service indefinitely, however I can also leave with my money anytime I want.

Pity, since it was a first true mobile solution that actually worked and I liked it.

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You're right! I'm currnetly looking how to use another sync service, as LR is not ready yet. I prefer a less complete solution but where I'm not dependent on bugs or basic design flaws.
Now they're the only one to have a synced solution and they know it, but when another player comes to the market... Oh man!

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A general question to everyone in this discussion.

Has anyone tried out a macro touch tool? There is an app called Auto Touch which is unfortunately only available on cydia, not Apple App Store, so jailbreaking is required, which I’m not prepared to do.

What this tool does is record an indefinite touch sequence, so what you do for example is, load 300 or however many images into Lightroom mobile. Start the touch record, touch the share button, slide your finger across the top row of images, touch the tick icon top right, which brings up the resolution block, choose max res, let the rendering happen (I’d recommend waiting 1 minute longer after render completes, as each render varies in time), then location box drops down, select the option to where and what folder it’ll be copied, most likely in files.

Repeat this touch sequence until 300 images line by line are done. The first time will take a while, but in the end all you have to do in future is select your album folder and play the touch sequence back, walk away from your iPad and it’ll give you however many touch sequences you recorded played back you. Automation.

You may have to turn off sleep or screen auto lock, but I do believe this could actually work.

Anyone here know anything about these type of apps? Or even can make one?

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5 y ago

I always snap photo with raw format , which mean I need to do color adjustment and convert to jpg format for daily use. I very enjoy using Lightroom software/app , but the bad news only convert maximum 15 files in a time , which is not user friendly

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4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom mobile iOS: I can only export 15 images at a time & limited to the one ....

With Lightroom mobile running on 2017 iPad Pro 12.9” When I export images in a gallery I can only select 15 at a time to save - I often need to export 30-100 at a time. This seems daft , plus because it doesn’t run in background I can’t quickly select another 15 to workaround this problem. Adobe , can we please change this ? Plus when exporting there is only one option for the size , it looks like there ‘should’ be options to select in the image size export / save dialogue box .2048px is fine for previews , but mostly I send 1200px or 1600px for previews , and then export another batch of full size without compression. - we have no options for any of this , can we get some more options please?

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4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile: Ability to export more than 15 images at a time.

It seems that Lightroom Mobile only allows 15 images to be selected at maximum when I try to share them (export). I'd like to be able to export more than 15 images at once.My use case: timelapses on the go. I prefer shooting individual frames and putting them all together into a single timelapse. My old workflow when I was still using Lr desktop (classic) was to edit a single frame, sync settings, and export everything. In the meantime I've tried switching to a fully mobile workflow only using my iPad, and everything is fine and dandy except for this seemingly inexplicable limitation.My horrible workaround: Remote desktop into an always running machine and export my images from a Lr desktop instance. This is terrible.

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4 y ago

Thanks for the feedback everyone. There's tons of reasons for this limitation (both historical and current) however it's clear we need to reconsider how to support different workflows in which exporting is important.

One of the biggest issues still is that Lightroom (and other apps that write to and interact with the filesystem) cannot run in the background. An app like Lr is able to continue running in the background for up to 15 minutes after the user closes the app, but only until the iOS memory manager needs to recover the memory currently used by Lightroom (which is actually quite considerable, as we're doing quite a lot of heavy lifting of large files). Some apps can get around this temporarily by using a GPS-based wake-up mechanism (something we are exploring currently) which lets the app launch once in the background if the location has changed significantly (this is a trick that apps like Google Photos and Dropbox use to get around this background limit) but it only works once and only if you're moving around.

The multi-app/multitasking approach that Apple is improving on within iOS 11 (especially on iPads) gets around this limitation to some degree, but not perfectly.

There are other issues / limitations as well, so something certainly we'll need to keep noodling on.

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Can’t you just add a « cancel » button in case someone dares to export more than 15 images and doesn’t want to wait?

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At the moment, I'm importing 800+ photos in lightroom mobile on my ipad pro. This is not the first time and I know that this can take more than 15 minutes. How come this is possible but exporting more than 15 photos isn't?

I work full time as a photographer and I've decided to ditch the laptop and go fully portable. Believe it or not, I can do literally everything that I need from a laptop on my ipad pro (from importing to full retouching) EXCEPT for exporting all photos at once, pasting settings to all photos at once, image watermarks (which I'm not that fussed about since we have text watermarks added this year), and custom export options.

To answer the questions you asked from the other post above,
1. Why are you looking to export a large number of images? Are you sending to a client, are you looking to back them up, etc.

A growing number of users (not just me) want to be able to work on the road for various reasons. I want to go lighter for travelling which is why I ditched the laptop. Doing events, live shows, or even portraits require exporting a lot of photos in one go.

2. What format do you need those images to be in?

I'm simple. Most of my clients are happy with a jpeg srgb format. However it would be nice to change the sizes and resolutions for different uses (e.g. Facebook, website, etc)

3. What is missing for your workflow with the ability to create an online shared album from which people can download full resolution images with all edits applied?

This was probably aimed for the original poster but for me, I suck it up and just paste settings to photos individually and export 15 photos at a time. If these two issues can be taken care of, I can easily cut my work flow to a quarter of the time it takes me now.

I knew that switching to an all mobile set up would come with compromises but it would be a great help if these can be sorted especially since even those who still use laptops/desktops are clamouring for these features. Thanks!

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150 Points

I think that the question: "Why are you looking to export a large number of images" is totally irrelevant. If an album can be greater than 15 images, it's obvious that I might want to export entire album, whatever reasons I might have.

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98 Points

1. Why are you looking to export a large number of images?

Well there are an easily vast number of reasons that a software house as Adobe (professional creative softwares maker since decades..) should imagine without any difficulties:

- For instance me and my wife use shared iCloud albums, she doesn't want our photos I took  in a link to an online album, she wants them in her iPhone photo app

- I need to share photos to other people(relatives, family members, friends, clients) because they want to print them out, they don't want a link to an online album from which downlad them one by one, they want a folder with jpeg (which size I would like to optimize)

- I need to use my photos on an other platform, to make a portfolio, a photo-project, to back up them in my HDD, etc..

I need a way to move my photos after I edited in your software. As for now Lightroom mobile CC (ipad-iphone version) is a space where photos can come in and from where they cannot exit anymore, If not in little groups (randomly ordered in my iphone gallery btw).

Hope to have enlightened a bit some of the customers needs. 

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1.5K Points

4 y ago

I’d be perfectly happy to keep Lr running in the foreground during an export.

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232 Points

4 y ago

This totally sucks balls, i just done a shoot, am on route home and now am unable to get the pictures onto my drive as i got to 15 at a time, takes ages to render them and then only 15, so i got to do this so many times its just stupid. Ipadpro more than capable, yet i have to repeat this so many times, i may as well just remove it from my work flow and go to classic, why they cant make this work i will never know, who shoots just 15 pics? Just did an event of 400 pics, anad a baby shoot for 97 pics, i am not at home, but wanted CC for travelling so i can work while i move and upload while i travel, 15 however is soo painful to be almost useless.

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342 Points

4 y ago

Seriously it makes no sense for us to only be able to export 15 photos at a time. If you need to leave Lightroom active during export fine, but please remove this restriction! Also why are my 25Mb raw files being exported at 5MB jpg on Lightroom Mobile when the same files are rendered out as 15MB or more jpg files from a desktop Lightroom. Are you compressing further on Mobile? This is not acceptable if you indicate ‘maximum available.’

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1.1K Points

We need options for the output size , as we all have different needs
- some want to give clients or family full size or to print from , and some want to only output low res for a web use.
Plus we need colurspace , and tiff / jpg (with compression options )

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546 Points

4 y ago

Im a professional photographer that regularly edits and sends via ftp over 100 images from my ipad. This involves ingesting, editing and exporting. Yes more than 15 images per export is very much a requirement- at the moment i do it on each images as i finish editing it. Not ideal

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156 Points

4 y ago

Yeah this sucks, it needs to be fixed. I uploaded 470 files into photos then uploaded them to the cloud, edited them all and now i want to export them into the files app on my iPad and i have to do it 12 at a time.l I don’t need the ability to add them to photos, i want export them to google drive or Dropbox.

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142 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Batch processing on lightroom mobile.

Lightroom mobile need batch processing feature that can process more than 15 photos. For pro feature, I think it’s very significant. It wasting time if process per 15 photos, because rendering time is not short. Or, you can use new metode, not import photos again, but sync lightroom with camera roll like another app. It more effective. I used ipad pro 12.9 inch 2017 version.

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100 Points

3 y ago

explain to the engineers why users need to export more than 15 photos? 

so after a wedding you shoot 2k photos, upload them to you computer, sync in lightroom to edit on your ipad... you choose 300 photos that are ready to export on the ipad, but... only 15 photos at a time. why not select all 300 and export it at one time? 

i'm using a ipad pro 12.9 2017 version and very disappointed in LR's export capability. 

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100 Points

3 y ago

Hi all,
I recently bought an iPad Pro and am very impressed of the performance. Lightroom is also lightning fast and I honestly think that I work faster on the iPad than the computer. For this reason I am thinking of using the LR mobile app as my main app to do a batch of photo enhancement. But unfortunately, with the 15 photos export restriction it makes the workflow not optimised.
I know you have some technical issues but If you could fix this or find a work around (eg keep the app running in the foreground) It would make the app so much more relevant!
I still want to thanks the developers for all the other aspect of the app, quite amazing!

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100 Points

3 y ago

The fact that I’m limited to 15 photos is reason enough to end my subscription with Lightroom. It severely slows down my workflow and just causes more frustration than what it’s worth. It’s completely ridiculous that the time it takes me to edit is equal to the same amount of time it takes to export. Please fix this problem!

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16.9K Points

3 y ago

I totally agree with the previous comments. We are now in 2018 and any « technical » explanation for this limitation is total crap.
If the background issue were an issue, just prompt a pop up (once) explaining the app has to remain open. People will understand this. At least more than an silly limitation.