Lightroom: Hide / Password Protect selected photos

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Hi, can you add feature to hide selective sensitive photos in Lightroom CC Mobile App? I like to show my friends/family pictures on the Lightroom app directly, it would be nice to hide some photos besides putting them in folders. Maybe even password protected perhaps? Thanks!
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Richard Kain

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Based on how you wrote about this, it seems you are in charge of showing the photos on your device. So, why can't you just use the filtering possibilities in the library module - give colors or stars to the photos and then filter what is shown by requiring more stars or certain colors?
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Thanks for the suggestion, but this means that I have to color / star / rate all of my pictures except for those that I don't want to show. Seems quite a tedious process. Would be nicer if I could hide only certain photos which requires password to be viewed. That way even if I pass my device to another family member, the wouldn't be able to see the photos accidentally for example. 
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... and colors labels are not synced
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Syukri Zulkipli

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Just want to be clear, I am currently only using Lightroom CC mobile, not Lightroom Classic CC.
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Thank you for the suggestion. But this means that I have to enter the color / star / rate of all my images except the images that I don't want to show. Seems to be a rather boring process Probably better if I can hide only certain images that require a password to watch. In this way, even if I send my device to other family members, I will not be able to view the photos inadvertently.
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this! Or at least implement a 'hide photos' feature and have a smart album where all hidden photos are stored. 

Currently I use 1 star to mark photos I don't want everyone to see (pregnancy photoshoots, for example) but in this case each time you launch the app (Mobile or Apple TV) you have to go to the filtering options, while your photos are visible.

In addition to that, because 1 Star is greater than 0 Stars, I'm now forced to Star (2 and above) each photo I take for it to be visible... 

Frustrating to say the least.
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I hope you know that you can select a bunch of photos and then (with one click) assign all of them the same rating or color. This would make the solution less tedious.
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Syukri Zulkipli

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I don’t think this is available on Lightroom CC Mobile. Tried to look for it.
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Antoine Hlmn

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Nope, no color lables in mobile, I think ;)
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I would like to see a feature like this too, a kind of "lock all but this album" by fingerprint or pin.

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I synced my whole catalog, every image I took as smartpreview, so its all there.

I use a tablet to show a folder with example pictures to potential photo models, would be nice if I could just give them access to that example folder without me needing to trust and watch them (or using another softeware).

Also after a shooting, they have the tablet to view and rate, again would be nice to just restrict access to this one folder/album.
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Or showing a vacation album at family reunion without wanting them to wander off into the nude shootings folder...
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How hard is it to understand that some photos are private which means they are not to be seen by others, period. Geez, develop a simple solution that allows password protection of albums and photos. There is no workaround to this that is secure!!
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It could be as easy as adding a switch "protected yes/no" to each album/folder and a general switch that is easy to get to  for disabling and enabling the protection. So if you give away the tablet to show your last vacation you can simply switch the general protection switch on, and it locks/hides all albums/folders that ware marked "protected".

Then after you get your device back you simple unlock them again by fingerprint or pin, to have your usual workflow with everything accessible.

Or the other way around, a switch  like "only show  this album" and request a pin/fingerprint if you want to leave it again.
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Generally I don't think there needs to be strong protections around this.  Just a "back room" type flag that prevents certain albums from showing up as you scroll through the "all" photos portion of the library.  This can give clients/family some peace of mind about privacy under some circumstances.  This is especially true as for mobile auto-import (useful!) brings in pictures of unprofessional things like notes I'm leaving for myself etc.