Lightroom Ecosystem: 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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Rick Spaulding, Champion

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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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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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Dear Rikk,
In your explanation you does not tell about using Lightroom Mobile / Lightroom Classic combination. This combination works mainly well, except some issues like absence of color labels.
In my case for example I have a terabytes of photos in LR Classic archive and use a synced collection to make a classification/basic correction of the new photos on the road. Absence of color labels does not allow me to use some classification I need and flags is not enough for it.
The similar situation I see from other users, so you could see the demand for color labels.
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Johannes Georg Haaser

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That's exactly the point. Why would I use LR Mobile in the first place, if not on the road? It's a good combination, LR Mobile on the road, LR Classic at home ... but only if the functionality is the same. Hence, we need color labels in LR Mobile. And to be honest, Adobe starts to piss me off by ignoring this request from so many users.
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Antoine Hlmn

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... as is the case for stacks, keywords, edit history, ...
Adobes merely takes inspiration from requests but doesn’t care for the biggest part. Many requests have remained unanswered for years. As long as smartphone users remains the main new audience, I don’t expect much change. Sadly
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I'm also so disappointed that Adobe has ignored this for years. As soon as Capture1 releases something like a mobile companion app, it doesn't take a second and my Adobe subscription is canceled.
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Antoine Hlmn

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I’m sure you won’t be the only one. But I’m afraid they’re ok loosing a couple of “hardcore” photographers, as long as the mobile (read smartphone) business is good.

Just look at the ratings on the App Store: LR mobile is doing fine; when Ps was released and disappointed, they got the message and even released a roadmap. Something that has also been asked for ages but in vain. It says a lot about the company’s main preoccupations.
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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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Thomas Mitchell

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Color labels are vital to my workflow. I am not kidding when I say I do not use LR CC because of this issue.
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Another voice crying in the wilderness....
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Armen

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Yeah, so we had 6-7 releases sinse the request got traction, and still nothing. 

Please, Adobe add color lables, watermarks, import/export options, drag and drop and other highly requested features that are sorely missing and been requested on this forum for years!

Please listen to your customers, our view on development has changed drastically since you transitioned to the subscription model. The user has also changed, we want it now, because we pay each and every month. Times, when you saved money for a several thousand dollar software like it was a car, then bought it and used it for years while being really happy you've got it are over. We now need constant improvement and a clear roadmap, we need you to listen. Of all the 40 pages of Ideas on this forum, spanning through years of feedback, there are only a few that has an Implemented tag to them.
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