Lightroom CC for mobile: Auto import imports exported photos

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I currently have been using Lightroom on my iOS devices quite a bit. I have auto import setup. The problem arises when I then export an edited JPEG of a RAW I have done edits on. It then causes Lightroom to import that JPEG back into Lightroom. Causing a bunch of duplicates. Any way to avoid this?
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Either, delete the original from the Photos app once imported into LRCC (its at this point that you have a duplicate), or delete it before your export it ... OR, export to an alternative location (like DropBox or OneDrive).
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Rick Williams

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Export to camera roll is the easiest way to share images in iOS. The problem isn’t with duplicates in the camera roll. The problem is that Lightroom reimported the exports JPEG filed into my Lightroom library.
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Indeed. Here’s another idea. Turn off Auto Imports in LRCC (meaning you can be selective). The photos exported from LRCC are all in their own ‘Lightroom’ album in the Photos App... so should be easy to not (re)import them.
Turning off Auto Import also has the advantage that you can delete photos in the photos app before importing.