Ability to batch export entire albums from LM web

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Right now we can only download one photo at a time from the web platform to a Mac... I’d love to be able to download entire albums in one click!
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If you enable sharing via the "Sharing" tab, and ensure that "Allow Downloads" is checked, then when that album is viewed via the share's URL, there is a "Download  Photos" option in the tri-dot menu next to the Slideshow Play button, top-right corner of the album's opening screen. Selecting that option will result in a zipped folder containing full resolution, but not full quality, jpegs of all the files in the album.

Users to whom you've sent the URL will see that opening screen as standard, but if the owner is working from their own home page in the LRCC web app, select the album, select the Sharing tab, click on the URL in the Link box and that will open the album in the correct mode in a separate browser window, which then gives access to that "Download Photos" option.
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HI,

Thanks for your answer.
I have seen this, but I was looking for a more straightforward option for me.

Right now, it seems that the only option I have in order to download all the photos of one album at once is either :
- activate the sharing link with the download option, go to the link and download the pictures. But, like you said, it is not the full quality images, which bothers me
- use the Lightroom Downloader, but it doesn't sort images per albums, which bothers me a bit too...

A direct option, directly accessible through the sharing icon, where you can choose the quality of your downloads (and even allowing you to batch-export all your RAW files) would be way more useful and convenient... Don't you think? :)
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Speaking personally, I can't really imagine a scenario where I'd want/need to batch-export from the LRCC web app.....if I needed to do that I'd use the LRCC desktop app (which gives higher quality exports, though it's debatable as to whether I'd ever notice a quality difference between the web and desktop apps when viewing on screen).

Having said that, I'm all for consistency across the LRCC ecosystem, so I hope to see more movement in due course on bringing all the apps into line in such areas as export.
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Well, some of us have only access to the mobile app and web version, not desktop, with the mobile plan ;)
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What plan is that? I know that there's a free version of the mobile app, but I thought that you could only get the cloud syncing option by having a Photography Plan subscription, all variations of which include the LRCC desktop app.
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Charlotte Razon

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No, weirdly, if you subscribe to the mobile app, you get a plan of 4,99/month with 100Go for the cloud and access to the app and web platform only.
I don’t know why Adobe doesn’t talk about it in their plan details page
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Ah, that plan. I was vaguely aware that one existed, but didn't know the specifics. Not tempted to pay the extra $5 per month and get 1TB of cloud space and the LRCC desktop app?
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Well, I don’t need the Desktop app...
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When I checked the other day, I think they'd withdrawn it and switched to a plan that included desktop, so it might be a legacy plan now. I think they're still bouncing around how to handle those situations.