Lightroom CC: Add Color Labels

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I added thousands of photos (other than those in Synced Catalogs) and now I cannot differentiate them other than by the standard filters provided because I have used color labels to identify certain criteria. Color labels are just as important as Flags, Please add them!
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Dave Roberts

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Thanks for your input. I would like to turn this into an Idea so it gets logged as a feature request but want to be clear that you are taking about Lightroom CC, is that correct?
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Yes I am talking about the new cloud based Lightroom cc. I have many collections in Lightroom cc classic that have been synced but within those collections I have categorised by Color label, which I now cannot see!
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Color labels aren't supported yet but your opinion matters so I'll change this to an Idea so it gets more attention and hopefully more votes!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add colour label support to the Lightroom CC.

In lightroom Classic, I had based all my workflow steps on color labels.

Without support of color labels in the new Lightroom CC, my workflow is broken and I didn't find a good workaround until now.

Please can you add support to color label in Lightroom CC ?
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Rob Flynn

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Same here.  Color labels are very handy.
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Arturo Sanchez Correa

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Please add support for this!
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Thanks for the input, Arturo! Don't forget to click the "Vote" box at the top right of the post.
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This is also important to me. While I use ratings and picks, I also use color labels to add an additional dimension of metadata to my photos. For example, I use color labels for marking photos that I plan on having professionally printed, and another color label for photos that will be published to 500px (all photos that are printed will also be published online, so there's an implied hierarchy here).

In absence of support for color labels in Lightroom CC, I've adopted a convoluted workflow of using picks as a proxy for color labels: I then filter by picks in Lightroom Classic, apply the appropriate color label to the selected photos, clear the flag, and then do a second pass in Lightroom CC to apply the actual flag to the collection. This is clearly suboptimal, and a frustrating workaround.

That said, even having initial read-only support for color labels would be a welcome improvement, acknowledging that Lightroom CC isn't going to have full feature parity with Lightroom Classic.

Thank you for considering this feature. (And, yes, I've voted!)
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Pickled Ramps

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This is very important to me as well. This organizational tool is no less important than flags or ratings.
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This has been the biggest obstacle to me adopting a Lightroom CC mobile workflow. I really like the ease and simplicity of making basic edits and ratings on e.g. my tablet, while doing more serious edits in Lightroom Classic CC. But without the ability to view, set, or filter by color labels in Lightroom CC, this becomes really disruptive to my workflow. Ratings and flags are useful, but they're not sufficient for sorting through large collections.
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For a company that prides itself on the visual, removing this functionality is slightly ironic.  Please bring it back.
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Thanks for the input, Tim!

Don't forget to click the "Vote" box at the top of the page.
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Rob Flynn

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Please add color label sync, as well as keyword sync, to Lightroom CC.  It is very annoying not having these features.
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Dan Cook

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Colour labels are an essential part of my workflow along with smart collections. Would be a great help to have these in CC version.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled New Lightroom CC - Colour Code.

I really like the new Lightroom CC and for someone with a large Catalogue I think it will work well along side Lightroom Classic CC however I would really like to be able to Colour Code images within Lightroom CC. I hope this is in the pipeline for an upcoming release. 
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Adding and filtering by colour labels is a crucial part of my workflow. In the latest Lightroom Classic Version I was able to add colour labels, but am unable to "filter and view" by the assigned labels. Is there a workaround for this? Please help since this is disrupting my entire workflow. Thanks
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I would also like to be able to add color labels as its apart of my workflow.

Thanks
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I would love to switch from Lightroom Classic CC to the new Lightroom CC, but the lack of color labels is the last major feature keeping me from doing so.
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With labeling being such a big part of many workflows. Adding this only makes sense, just adding it to the filter list will solve the need.
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Herbert Nestler

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Another vote here for prioritizing the addition of color labels as used in Classic so they are automatically available in synced folders in CC. 
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Johannes Georg Haaser

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Yes, color labels are important for my workflow, too. For the time being, Lightroom CC is of no use at all because of the lack of color labels. 
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I've used Lightroom Classic for years, and have only started using LR CC recently, but now I don't know how useful it is if I can't filter by color labels, let alone see them in CC. Having only stars (which I never use because it can give the wrong impression to clients) and flags as means to filter is not helpful.
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Well it might work but what is so hard about giving back the colour label?
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It's called a workaround Dave ;-) No, seriously, I've voted on the request as I'd like to see it added too, but some people need solutions in the meantime.
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Victoria: The main problem I see with that workaround is that keywords in Lightroom CC don't sync with keywords in Lightroom Classic, so that makes it difficult to e.g. then filter by that keyword to set "proper" color labels in Lightroom Classic. And, of course, keywords aren't presented in the index view, so it's difficult to get a quick summary—though, at least, you could filter by them.
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I use all of the available organizational features—keywords, star ratings, flags, and color labels—for different purposes. So if any of these are missing, I can't move to Lightroom CC without completely rethinking all of my workflows. My workaround is to continue using Classic. :)

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Yep, I agree that would be an issue if someone's trying to work with a foot in both camps Jeremy.
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Just added a vote for supporting the color labels in the Lightroom CC ( on IOS). I use the color labels to mark the progression of my workflow.   Red for images that will be edited, yellow for images that have been edited but not exported, Green for exported/complete.  I use photomechnic to ingest/cull/and edit metadata.. There is a PM preference to use the Lightroom color labels. and that allows me to the  start the process in one app and end it in another. I can even use the same keyboard short cuts ( 6 for red, 7 for yellow, 8 for green) in both applications. Well  it allows me to do that with Lightroom CC Classic.  I sync CC classic with my iPad and then  ...boom no more color labels.  Kind of a pain to get back to CC Classic on the desktop and then have to adjust the color label to continue with my workflow.

So Please add color labels to CC on IOS

Thanks
Gary

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CC is basically amputated and brain dead without keyword and color label support together with the constant crashing when brush adjustments are applied to photos and viewed via CC on android tablet (auto report a million times)

Home desktop win10 is where I do all importing, culling, keyword, color labels etc and sync to cloud.... laptop at studio enables work on projects started at home and client reviews, I sync via CC then switch to classic on laptop. Seriously, no labels, keywords are synced ?....

How am I supposed to find stuff to show clients without looking like a clunky idiot stumbling around searching by looking... star ratings is not a viable or sensible workaround.

Nearly one yr this thread and no word from Adobe rep...! Pls action these features, tnx.