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15.3K Points

Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:20 AM

Photoshop CC 2015.1: Why was sync settings removed?

Why sync settings in PS CC 2015.1 was removed?
I like this idea. Are technical problems with it?

Responses

6 Messages

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120 Points

5 years ago

I second the need for settings syncing for ALL apps to come back asap. This was one of the coolest and most useful features of Creative Cloud.

Based on what David said... I am not sure how it confused people. Seems pretty simple. It was designed well enough where you only had two options, upload or download.

Maybe its no longer a choice its just ALWAYS keeping things in sync, no matter what, kind of like dropbox, in theory. So there is no more choice of upload or download. Whatever you do is just synced.

78 Messages

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1.9K Points

5 years ago

I was able to sync my Presets folder between my computers before CC 2015 and it looks like I'll need to once again.

I'm a big fan of the free file sync service called "BitTorrent Sync." No central server: it only runs on the computers you control, so you won't be depending on a 3rd party for service or control. And no data caps, since again, you're not depending on Apple or Google or Adobe, etc., for server space.

102 Messages

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2.2K Points

5 years ago

It's just not Libraries, but also Preferences like Panel thumbnail sizes. I could restore my interface tweaks like Panel thumbnail sizes without having to set them all up again after a reset.

952 Messages

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15.3K Points

Yes. Especially in the case of Photoshop forget this if it is not properly terminated! :-(

Sometimes I adjust settings Photoshop and then preemptively close Photoshop and I run it again. I want be sure that this setting remains.

1 Message

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62 Points

5 years ago

I really miss this feature, was really good for me sync settings between office and home.

289 Messages

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6.3K Points

5 years ago

As a freelancer that works on many different computers (my own and other studios) this feature was absolute gold for keeping my workflow and time management efficient and speedy.

I do not pretend like this is easy stuff for the team, but I echo the sentiments of others: this is a really odd, huge step backwards to make when no solution is in place to replace it....

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82 Points

5 years ago

Instead of trying to use external servers it would seem very simple to just have an option to sync the preferences, work spaces, actions, etc. to the CC Cloud Drive (maybe even inside of a hidden folder) and likewise when I sit down to use my other machine PS is on and hit sync it reads in any changes it sees on the Cloud drive that are newer then that machine has. Even better give me an option to "auto sync" all of those things to any cloud drive and any licensed copy of PS I am using. I just point to that cloud drive and it occasionally looks for changes and sync.s them.

If you really want to get crazy with it, provide a list of items that could be sync'ed with check boxes next to them to turn on or off different categories of syncing a given individual would prefer.

Libraries are fantastic, but please don't go backwards on other important cloud capabilities for a product that lives under the umbrella of "Creative Cloud".

1 Message

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60 Points

5 years ago

Excluding this feature, I fear that everyone will come back with CC2014 heaven

102 Messages

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2.2K Points

5 years ago

The CC and CC 2014 sync servers are going away as per the official response.

16 Messages

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382 Points

5 years ago

I, too, miss the sync services. I maintain two CC accounts because I often need three Macs to manage my workflow as a freelancer with mixed video, photo, and mobile work. What I'd love to see in the near future? Change/augment the CC account to allow up to 5 seats, rather than 2. Many software companies are going to this. For many small businesses/free lancers who are sole proprietors with a part time assistant, we often end up with a couple desktops and a laptop or two for working with clients, etc. Then, since the CC app can identify hardware installations, couldn't it also store the settings and presets along with things like brushes and textures as assets? That way, we could easily 'sync' or 'individualize' each seat as needed. This would be the way to 'sync' using a cloud-based platform as opposed to the previous node-based sync methodology which is problematic and has, with the advent of cloud services, been done away with by most modern vendors and replaced with a cloud based service.

4 Messages

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100 Points

5 years ago

These are horrible news, another feature which was really handful taken away... if you work on several computers, which many people do, this really makes the life much easier..: What could be the problem having this feature still available for Adobe? Resources?? I don ́t need cloud storage for photos as much as this feature.

I hope Adobe comes up with some alternative way how to do it, not just taking things away...

5 Messages

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110 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled why did you remove the setting and asset synch?! that was real important to me!!!....

I just dont get how removing this feature is a step foreward this was really one of the best addition IMHO.

1 Message

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80 Points

5 years ago

I Hope that some day i can watch the down fall of Adobe. They live in 1999 still they should realise that it is 2016! Haven't heard any good news from them in long time.

289 Messages

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6.3K Points

Aint that bad buddy....

7 Messages

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186 Points

5 years ago

This is freaking amazing! They say they're removing the sync feature because it causes confusion. A much much better idea would be to have left it in and just disabled it. Then we (the professionals) could turn it on if needed. Why the heck would Adobe call it creative cloud, when all they do is push their sleazy stock images. This just goes to show that Adobe has completely lost its touch to its long time professional users. I really really hope that someone sometime will release a piece of software that drives this company to the ground once and for all. Sadly I'm stuck with this behavior for now because of their monopoly in graphic design software.

Adobe is the new EA...

Disgusting!

15.1K Messages

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195.8K Points

Er, no, that's not even remotely what was said.
Please read the responses already given in this topic.

7 Messages

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186 Points

I read his answer. But it still doesn't make sense. Adobe also killed sync in Indesign. I don't see why removing a perfectly fine feature would benefit anything. A lot of us are working from two places (two installations). Yes, it is complex, and not exactly user friendly. But killing it completely boggles my mind.

3 Messages

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162 Points

5 years ago

I hope some form of synch comes back soon, primarily I am sad about the brushes. I find it very hard to keep my brushes organized at all let alone between 2 different computers when I forget I made a new one or go looking for a brush on the wrong computer. Additionally I really wish I could install cc on more than 2 computers, I have 3 I need it on. (My weak home stationary, my weaker laptop, and my strong stationary work computer)

13 Messages

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244 Points

5 years ago

This is crap, and so typical adobe. As soon as they really start getting something off ground and have people depending on it, they kill it. One step forward then two steps back as soon as everyone is on board. And the typical response that this is better for everyone, when clearly it's not. I thought the whole point of this CC thing was that they could really put time and effort into releases, and stop the pathetic excuse of well we had to meet the ship date.