Lightroom CC: "Trash" Functionality

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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.
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Andrew Barnes

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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.
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Agree!!!
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Rick Williams

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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.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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I completely agree, this should be top priority.
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GoLo

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

Folder of delete pictures
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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.
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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
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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!
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TMM10

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I Agree as well
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Don't forget to click the "Vote" box at the top of the page!
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TMM10

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Thanks
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olivier Guilloteaux

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Are you kidding? Do we really need to vote such a basic feature? Does it need month of development and beta testing?
Com'on 
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I agree! 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: Please add "Recently Deleted" album.

Hello,

I love Lightroom CC, but there are still a few things missing. One of them is a "Recently Deleted" album. Ideally this would be where stuff you've deleted in the last 30 days would reside before being deleted permanently (or could be cleared out manually). Since LRCC seems to bypass the normal Trash/Recycle Bin folder, this would be great for making sure I don't accidentally delete something and then have no way of recovering it.
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I'm waiting for a new version including such a basic/essential feature. 
Adobe is allowed to create a third software called Lightroom CC-DT (Deleted Trashed version) and ask 3 bucks more a month.
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It's time Adobe! Thread is 8 months old and such a very very very basic feature is still not implemented...

This can be done easily and doesn't need more space. The deleted files can be added to the total space of an account and removed if the user decides to empty the trash. And if the trash is emptied, ah well, then the files are gone.
Just lost some files because of this. This experience is much more cumbersome than implementing the feature...
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I agree completely. This is a major missing feature in my opinion.
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We are aware that this is a top priority and we are working towards a solution. Thank you for your patience.

Barry
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GoLo

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Lovely to see your reply Barry.  If you could get the team to take a look at keywords and smart albums so the asset management is as good as the develop capability, that would be amazing!
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Hi Barry, nice to know the issue is top priority. Thanks for consideration. Hope the patch is available shortly.
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Well, I just lost a bunch of photos!!!  Imagine that Adobe doesn't really make it clear that there are no backups of your photos when you use Lightroom CC.  Lightroom Classic everything is synced, locally and when a file is deleted it goes in the trash.  But not with lightroom CC.  If you accidently delete a photo, its gone forever.  In my case I had run out of space and was trying to delete photos I had backed up, but there is no way to sort by exif data that I could find, and I accidently deleted too much.  no worry I thought, I'll go to assetts.adobe.com and recover the deleted files only to discover that lightroom isn't actually part of creative cloud, its a one off, that isn't integrated into the other apps.  

It is quite clear to me now that lightroom CC is not ready for prime time.  I will continue to use it as a toy so that I can take photos with my iphone, I'll continue to evaluate, but I just don't think it is ready yet.  There are too many gotchas with their syncing model.  I'll continue to use lightroom classic backed by dropbox.  But at least with Dropbox I can actually sync my files to an external drive for backup. 
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I’m actually not sure the Trash model is the best route here. A history of actions and the ability to go back and selectively or completely undo would be more powerful (and somewhat more unique). Also, the ability to reveal deleted items anywhere (in any album, etc.) might be super useful. That said, at the minimum, a Trash album is definitely warranted. I also accidentally deleted the wrong photo, though I’m maintaining a separate, unsynced backup of my photos in a Lightroom Classic catalog, on top of local backups of my Lightroom CC originals, so I was able to easily recover. However, that didn’t stop a moment of panic.
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olivier Guilloteaux

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The idea of local backup is a really good idea. (It is crazy we need to do this) but yeah, this is what I want.

Can you please share your workflow?
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Jon Anscher

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I've been working on writing up my workflow and I actually just finished. You can see my workflow both before switching to CC and after here: http://hikingwithcamera.com/2018/my-photography-workflow/
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olivier Guilloteaux

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Hi Jon.
Thank you for the sharing. Will read carefully seems absolutely gorgeous

Regards