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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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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You need to use Present Mode - available from the three dots menu when you're in a collection.
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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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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile Lockdown Mode.

In Lightroom Mobile, I would like to have an option to switch on a "lockdown mode" so the user can only view and share/export pictures but make no changes whatsoever (i.e. no photo adjustments, no flags, no ratings, no renaming of albums, and no moving, adding or removing of photos from albums).

The reason behind this feature request is that I manage all the photos taken by me AND my wife in the same library. I import the photos my wife takes on her iPhone to our Lightroom Classic CC library on my Mac (through Lightroom Mobile's auto-import feature) and I do the same for the photos I take with my iPhone and my mirrorless camera.

Then I sync some collections to Lightroom CC so we both have access to these photos on our mobile devices in the Lightroom Mobile app. All my wife wants to do with them is to view and share them. However, it happened a couple of times in the past that she was changing something (e.g. giving a photo a star rating) and that messed up our system. Now she's scared to use the Lightroom Mobile app for that reason. With a "lockdown mode" that could be turned on the the app settings, this problem would be resolved.