Lightroom mobile: Disable button for Rating and Editing - View only mode

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Hi - if I accidentally hit the flag button with my thumb, it will sync my LR database as well. I would like to be abel to disable the editing and or the marking functions, so that I can use the iPad for presentation only (viewing). Also that way I could give access to a collection to someone who has an iPad - but should not be able to edit or mark any photos.

Also it would be nice to be able to define (select) which of the photos in a collection is actually shown at the top folder view - the pic that is shown in the overview of all selections that are synced with the iPad.

Thanks
Harry
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Harry Stahl

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Chris Cox

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Which product are you using?
Which version?
Which OS version?
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Harry Stahl

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Lightroom 5 mobile for iPad version 1.0 is there a newer version??? Already?
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Harry Stahl

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Sorry for the bad info ;-) I have a CC subscription and am on the newest version of LR (5.4) and PS on Mac OS 10.9.3 - the feature request was for LR Mobile for the iPad (also newest ios) Thanks Harry
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Have you tried to use the slideshow mode for this. You can run the slide show manually or auto-played. - Guido
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Tilmann Häberle

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Just found that, it is similar to my idea

lock collection against editing on ipad in lightroom mobile
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Tilmann Häberle

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@Guido Reule, slideshow is not working as good, as you can't use pinch to zoom into a picture. Also it is too easy to end the slideshow, and start editing accidentally (or maliciously)
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Yes, a read-only mode would be really useful for Lightroom mobile. I'm using Lightroom mobile on my iPad only for viewing and presenting photos. I would never want to edit photos on a mobile device because the display is just too small and I prefer to use keyboard and mouse for editing.
Many times when viewing photos I accidentally ended up in editing mode or even modified ratings. This is really painful and makes Lightroom mobile basically unusable for me.
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john beardsworth

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You need to use Present Mode - available from the three dots menu when you're in a collection.
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Andre Weinand

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Oh, I see. Thanks a lot for the tip!

It would be great if "Present Mode" could be a permanent or global mode:
if I forgot to enable that mode on a collection selected for viewing, I still can modify things accidentally.

Ideally I could enable the mode on a collection when sharing a collection from Lightroom CC classic.  
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