Lightroom CC: "Trash" Functionality

  • 115
  • Idea
  • Updated 2 months ago
  • Under Consideration
  • (Edited)
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.
Photo of Alex Pardoe

Alex Pardoe

  • 5 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like

Posted 2 years ago

  • 115
Photo of Andrew Barnes

Andrew Barnes

  • 40 Posts
  • 26 Reply Likes
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.
Photo of Norm

Norm

  • 4 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Agree!!!
Photo of Rick Williams

Rick Williams

  • 26 Posts
  • 28 Reply Likes
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.
Photo of Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen

Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

  • 4772 Posts
  • 1847 Reply Likes
I completely agree, this should be top priority.
Photo of GoLo

GoLo

  • 11 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
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.
Photo of jproudfo

jproudfo

  • 4 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
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.
Photo of Spencer Henderson

Spencer Henderson

  • 5 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
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!
Photo of Barry Young

Barry Young, Director of Engineering, Lightroom products

  • 66 Posts
  • 76 Reply Likes
We are aware that this is a top priority and we are working towards a solution. Thank you for your patience.

Barry
Photo of GoLo

GoLo

  • 11 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
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!
Photo of Guido Belli

Guido Belli

  • 6 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Hi Barry, nice to know the issue is top priority. Thanks for consideration. Hope the patch is available shortly.
Photo of James Simpson

James Simpson

  • 8 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Hi Barry, any news on this topic? Your last update was the months ago so it would be interesting to learn about where in the roadmap this feature lies. This is such a crucial bit of functionality that I can't migrate to Lightroom CC until this is available. Super eager to hear when we could expect this! Thanks, Jim
Photo of Barry Young

Barry Young, Director of Engineering, Lightroom products

  • 66 Posts
  • 76 Reply Likes
Unfortunately, we're not allowed to discuss release schedules. I know this is a top feature request and we are actively in development of this very complex feature. We need to ensure this is rock solid across the ecosystem before releasing but I understand how frustrating this is. Please be patient. 
Photo of James Simpson

James Simpson

  • 8 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Thanks for the update, Barry. It's very encouraging to hear it's being actively worked on. Can't wait to have this functionality!
Photo of Rick Williams

Rick Williams

  • 26 Posts
  • 28 Reply Likes
This is really getting kinda of absurd that they haven’t added this feature yet.
(Edited)