Photoshop Mobile: Ability to disable Cloud-Sync

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Unable to disable Cloud Sync. I don't want to store my images at the Adobe Cloud. I have an private NAS. You miss a fully integration of Apples file manager. App is useless for me if it force me to use a cloud.
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Sebastien Mercier

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Amen to that! Creative Cloud sync, ok(-ish), though I’d rather use my own choice of cloud.
Document Cloud NOT ok. My master SHOULD be local, not cloud. That’s why I will NEVER use LR CC for my photos, only Classic (or move away from Adobe entirely if they force me to use their cloud).

Photoshop for iPad deleted, problem solved.
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Yup. The program is useless to me if it insists on uploading every change I make; sometimes the files I can be working on can be in the tens or even hundreds of gigabytes. Already, within just a couple of hours of using the program, I've run into the problem of not being able to close the app because it's still busy uploading and my overall connection for other devices is very clearly dropping when Phoshop is doing this, hogging the connection; my wifi has an upload speed of aorund 1mb/sec, it really can't handle this constant updating of huge files. Nor should it have to. I dread to think how much this would end up costing if I hit my data cap. (Yes, believe-it-or-not, Silicon Valley, data caps do exist on more than just mobile connections.)

At least Lightroom can disable cloud sync. Releasing PS without any way to disable cloud sync except by taking the whole iPad offline is bizarre. I certainly will not be starting this program up again until the ability to turn off cloud sync is implemented.
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...sometimes the files I can be working on can be in the tens or even hundreds of gigabytes.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of photos or artworks are you making that are hundreds of gigabytes? On-line sample at reduced size? Thanks!
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I'm wondering how an iPad can handle a file that large, considering that they don't even have that much storage. Maybe someone is exaggerating.

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@David Converse Well, @Sebastian Matthews doesn't say that he has worked on such files on the iPad at this time. And I suspect that Photoshop for Mobile is using Smart Previews of the files that are in the Document cloud, just as Lightroom CC does. Edits applied to the Smart Preview are then automatically applied to the full-resolution image in the Document cloud. Major-league panoramas with many layers could be very large. Also many layers on the 100 MP Hasselblad Hasselblad H6D-400c MS. In any event, a cloud-based system where cloud storage is expensive is not the right solution for such large files. 
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@David Converse my current iPad Pro has a 512GB drive and my hope is/was that with a version of Photoshop with the right functionality, a 1TB model could be a better mobile solution than dragging a laptop + AdobeRGB monitor around when clients want to inspect work on location. I'm not sure where you got the idea that iPads "don't even have that much storage". It may not be the 4TB my desktop rigs have but it would be enough to hold a couple of key files for that specific day. That is, if Photoshop on iPad was practical, which in this current form it is not. (For a variety of reasons; not being able to disabled syncing is just one of many.)  

But yes, the files I tried with mobile Photoshop as a test run weren't even close to the biggest files I work with and it still bogged down the connection. I don't want to be constantly uploading and updating a 1GB file, let alone a 100GB one.  

@David Illig Close guess, but it's a Phase One XF and IQ3 101mp back; soon we're all moving to IQ4 151mp backs, though personally I'm pushing to use the IQ4 101mp Trichromatic back. For me stitching several 101mp files vs stitching several 151mp files isn't really any different, but the more accurate colour out of the box will save more time. 

But in any case, yes, stitching several >100mp files and then doing global edits on top, which need to each be done on individual layers so picky clients can see every combination of adjustments, adds up to file sizes rarely below 20GB and on some occasions over 300GB. I'm sure everyone can understand why having that constantly uploading is a problem, why storing and downloading that amount of data off cloud services isn't worthwhile (and on the rare times we do utilise such systems, we sure aren't going to use Adobe's cloud offerings and legally could not even if we wanted to), and why having to manually take the iPad offline each time you open Photoshop is a tedious chore which could very easily be avoided simply by providing an option to just disable Photoshop's uploading.
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I dig your problem, but as mentioned above, I don’t think that PS for Mobile is moving your gigabits at all after they are in the Document cloud, but only a Smart Preview, and moving a few kb of mathematical algorithms to apply to the”real” file in the Document cloud when an edit is applied in PS for Mobile—just as occurs in Lr mobile. The real problem, as I see it, is the high cost of cloud storage. I wouldn’t care to speculate whether PS for Mobile will ever be able to handle a non-typical case such as yours, but it is safe to say that both IPad Pro and PS for Mobile are going to gain in capability as time passes. For now, a lot of people are talking about their frustrations, and we’ll soon enough know whether Adobe is listening.