Lightroom mobile: Ability to create Collection Sets for Photo Workflow Perfection

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Lightroom mobile is so amazing, but once I get all of my photos in there, I am going to need to have the ability to organize my Collections into Collection Sets on Lightroom mobile just like I do in Lightroom for Desktop.

Is that feature coming?

Thanks!
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Bodie Quirk

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Bader Alwazeer

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I totally agree with you, we need collection sets
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Hausii

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This should be a high priority item quite a mess with all the collections otherwise...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile: Collection Set Upload.

I use common collection names in lightroom and syncing these with lightroom mobile is confusing because all the collections have the same name, but different nesting under collection sets with unique names.

It would be great if collection set structures could be synced instead of just collections. So I could have "Birding Trips (collection set) -> Shorebirds (collection set) -> All Birds (collection) / Rare Birds (collection) / Good Shots (collection)". I would like to sync the "Birding Trips" collection set and then be able to see "All birds" within that set.
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Joachim Ganser

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We need a tool to synchronize the collection sets of lightroom classic to lightroom mobile.
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R. Bergstrom

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Collection sets in Lightroom Mobile?.

How can I have the name of the Collection Set show up in Lightroom Mobile?
Using collection sets, many of the collections within the set will have the same name -- e.g. Full Shoot or Picks. In LR mobile, it becomes extremely difficult to navigate since each set of images has the same collection name.
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Joachim Ganser

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We need a tool to synchronize the collection sets of lightroom classic to lightroom mobile.
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Jan Thomassen

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom mobile: Syncing and organizing in collection sets.

When syncing collections from LR to LR mobile, these collections end up in one single container (a single "folder") in LR mobile. This happens even when the original collections in LR lives in collection sets. Obviously, this doesn ́t scale well. In time, we will end up with a long list of collections, and we need to do a lot of scrolling to find the collection we want.

The solution to this is to include this hierarchical level in LR mobile, and have LR sync the collection set along with the collection. (I ́m not suggesting that we should be able to sync entire sets, just that this information is synced along when syncing a given collection.)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Collection Sets needed in mobile & web lightroom.

Please add collection sets to LIGHTROOM MOBILE & LIGHTROOM WEB to organize large image libraries. This one thing would make life a lot easier.
Thanks!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Collection folders in Lightroom mobile.

I'd love to be able to have the same structure for collections on mobile as on the computer. I want to have my collections in their folders and be collapsible. Otherwise things are quite hard to manage as I have a LOT of collections and don't know which ones come from which folder.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM / MOBILE - Sync collection set hierarchy.

How can I sync a collection set to Lr mobile

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Robert Pollai

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Same here, we need collection sets in LR mobile, cannot understand why these were omitted in the first place, such a simple missing feature and such a high impact.
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I fully support this request for collection sets: currently -in Lr on the Mac- I have 222 collections organized in collection sets. I sync my collections to Lr Mobile in order to be able to present my photos via Apple TV on my TV. However, after syncing them to Lr Mobile, it's just one endless flat list, without the structure I built in Lr on the Mac.
So please, sync the collection sets as well to Lr mobile.
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Mark Watson

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I have to agree with all the above comments about the lack of collection set syncing in Lightroom mobile. Having all my collections sync'd in one flat level with no 'sets' structure makes Mobile almost useless for me, as I have hundreds of collection, many with the same name.
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I agree - I have 17 years of photos organised by year (collection sets) each containing 10 to 20 collections. So, 17,000 photos in over 200 collections. Viewed in LR mobile it is virtually impossible to navigate through hundreds of collections. Is there some immensely difficult technical hurdle preventing Adobe from implementing this feature?
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Alex Friedman

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Well said.
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For me, this would be the easiest way how Adobe could implement the feature: Sync all collections sets which contain at least one synced collection. Make it an option in LR mobile wether to show collections sets or not.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Collection sets in Lightroom Mobile.

I'd like to see the ability to sync an entire collection set with Lightroom Mobile. Currently I have Collection Sets with the name of the event Fletcher Wedding and inside collections that are Photos, Picks, Selects, Prints. When I sync with LR mobile I just have a lot of sets called Selects. I'd love to see this updated soon!
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Rory Anthony Bhandari

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Yes, the organisation inherent in Sets of Collections, and how we use that ability, should be conveyed to mobile Lightroom. Simply dropping this Set-level organisation makes Lightroom Mobile less useful, and compromises the usefulness of Sets of Collections in the desktop version. Rather than edit individual photographs when I'm away from my desktop, I'm much more likely to spend time on trains, planes and in cafes organising and reorganising my catalog and collections for presentations, galleries, and use with Lightroom Portfolio. Give us Collection Sets; otherwise Collections mean different things on the desktop and mobile versions of Lightroom.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM: Collection sets and dual membership when syncing to iPad.

I can put a synched collection into a collection set on Mac but set does not appear on iPad. Need either that or folder capability on iPad.

If I put the same photo into two different collections does it use extra room on iPad or cloud?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom mobile: Any plans to handle hierarchal collections in mobile / web.

Hello

Are any plans to handle hierarchal collections in lr mobile / web?

I just started to used lr mobile and web including synchronizing collections. It runs smooths and is very useful.
But I miss the possibility of have collection sets in collections sets which I use a lot in my local lightroom, otherwise it will quickly become difficult to keep a structure and overview.

Best regards

Torben
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Will this ever be implemented? Been a couple of years since original post. 
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Rix Banga

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LR Mobile: Please implement collection folders ASAP.

LR Mobile is fantastic and works well except that the sync'd collections are flat and not arranged into folders / collection sets. I think it hinders the whole experience. Having collection folders is one of the foundations of my workflow and not being able to see these in LR Mobile is frustrating to say the least. 

Just to be clear, I'd like to go into LR Mobile and see a collections in a folder hierarchy / sets the way they are on my main computer.

I appreciate people are asking for Smart collections being able to sync and I can understand why this could be a difficult thing to achieve but folders should be quite straight forward right?

Thanks for listening.
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Stephan

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Completely agree with everybody requesting this feature.  I used SmugMug for several years.  They have a folder/subfolder concept that syncs with Lightroom.
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Jake Eliasz

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So, has Adobe responded to this request at all? 
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I "Tweeted" @Lightroom yesterday asking when the feature would be implemented. I got a reply from Adobe Customer Care pointing me to this thread suggesting I voted - which I already did last year. So we need to keep sharing and getting people to vote, I guess. I couldn't work out where this "Idea" is on their priority list but more votes would move it up presumably?
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Jake Eliasz

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Lack of this feature drives me crazy! :)
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Alex Friedman

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Adobe, please add this feature.  I have far too many collections with similar names, not a problem on the Mac because they are in distinct collection sets, but a huge problem on iOS devices.  I need to keep a good fraction of my photos available in my pocket, or my briefcase.

Do you actually use your own products?  This is an obvious failing.
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Adobe, please add this. As we continue to pay each month the mess just gets worse and worse as more and more photos are added!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile: Ability to create collection sets and manually rearrange collec....

The desktop application allows you to create collection sets, however these sets are not synced with our mobile app. This creates for hundreds of collections, creating a very messy initial screen.

Please add the ability to create collection sets in mobile, as well as manually arrange the order of the collections and collection sets to ensure we can find our pictures quickly and easily!

I know dozens of others who also want this to be an option as we continue to pay each month for the subscription but the problem only gets worse as we add more photos.
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Jake Eliasz

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Why do we have to vote for it? It's been a basic hierarchy feature available since Windows 3.1 - Files -> Sub-Folders -> Folders. Its been 3 years since this request was made! Come on Adobe!
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Agree, my vote landed here AGES ago, and it'd be great to have the same structure ability as on the PC.