Lightroom Desktop: How do I move photos I imported to Lightroom Classic

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I imported a photo shoot to my Lightroom CC. However found that Lightroom CC does not have a HDR merge. Insteading of repeated importing to my Lightroom Classic CC to continue with my workflow, is it possible to move imported photos to Lightroom Classic CC until Lightroom CC grow up with features of Lightroom Classic CC?. This would apply to merge Panorama stitching.
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Yes, absolutely. The new LRCC won't have enough features for everyone yet. 

If sync is enabled in your LR Classic catalog, it'll automatically download those photos you added to LRCC.
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How do I move the original from the LR CC web onto my LR Classic desktop?  If I understand correctly, your suggestion above will leave an original copy on the web.  Right?  I want to move the original onto the desktop and leave a smart preview on the web.

I shoot with Lr CC app on my iPhone.  The original goes to the web and counts against the 20 gb.  I want to store the original on my desktop and not incur the storage charge on the web.  Ideally, the image would move from the iPhone Lr app thru the web to Lr Desktop.  A smart preview would remain on the web.

This used to work with LR (Classic) and LR Mobile before the new CC was invented.
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Just enabling sync in Classic would sync down any originals from the cloud into your desktop Classic catalog. Exactly the same as it did before.

To then remove the original from the cloud, you'd have to remove them from All Synced Photographs in LR Classic's Catalog panel, let it finish syncing (so it removes the original from the cloud) and then add it back into sync to upload the smart preview. The gotcha is that might remove it from collections, if you don't unsync the collections first too.
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Excellent.  Thank you.
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Hi, I have done the same. First migrated over 200 GB of photos from different LR Classic libraries to the one big LR CC library in the cloud and then tried to sync it back to the new one LR Classic lib with synced enabled (the same way as you have suggested). UNFORTUNATELY syncing LR CC photos back to the LR Classic lib takes ages. I have 100 MB/S internet connection, my laptop has been running day na night for about 10 days and I have given up! This is interesting because importing LR CC photo to the local drive using LR CC doesn't take so much time. Isn't there any simpler method - e.g. using local RAW photo synced easier with LR CC and import metadata only from the cloud to the LR Classic?
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As a slight variation on Victoria's method, this workflow seems to be doing the trick to achieve what Chuck is asking. This accomplishes the same to migrate albums/collections and originals to Classic and remove originals from CC, but the main difference is that it is easier to delete the album and photos on the CC side.

1. Sync the photos and collections from CC down to Classic.
2. Right-click the synced collection in Classic under 'From Lr Mobile' and choose Duplicate Collection. You now have a local copy of the collection that is unsynced and only exists in Classic.
3. Move the collection to an appropriate location outside of the 'From Lr mobile' collection set.
4. Close LR Classic and open LR CC.
5. Select and delete all photos in the target album. Then delete the empty album.
6. Close CC and reopen Classic.
7. Sync the new copied collection to upload the smart previews to the cloud.

Please let me know if this helps anyone or if you find any caveats with this method.

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Thanks.

I reimport the photo shoots via the classic way to keep my 20gb quota in Lightroom CC. Will use Lightroom to sync all my smartphones photos. Looks like installs of Lightroom CC mobile on multiple phones goes into one location and I can move them in Lightroom Classic CC to my external storage and clearing/removing them from Lightroom CC (ie Cloud storage). Not ready to spend another usd10 for 1TB storage. 
Question: Does signing up for Lightroom CC for 1TB add on to the existing Photography plan of 20G. Meaning I will get 1020GB of CC cloud storage or just 1TB?
Sounds like nick-picking but 20GB cloud storage is hard to come by FOC :)
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You get 1TB, but 1TB is (officially) 1024 GB... :)
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I've done about 6 shoots in Lightroom CC without realising there were 2 versions. Now I've got to start again with Lightroom classic because my editor doesn't support CC. Is there a way to move the collections without using the cloud sync method? I already have a backup that I pay for in the cloud, so I'd really rather not pay for adobe's cloud as well. My feedback for adobe on this would be that you should give things clearer labels! CC v classic is as clear as mud to a beginner such as myself! 

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Select all > Save as Original + Settings format and import those into Classic should work, with the exception of flags.
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Its worse even. Once upon a time, they had Lightroom which you bought as an installation. They then introduced the cloud versions or CC, which similar to the other Adobe suite, you could only get by subscription.
When they decided to introduce a lightweight version of Lightroom, they gave up calling it Elements in line with what they've been doing in the past!
Instead, they renamed Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic. Then called the new lightweight version Lightroom CC.
A right mess if you weren't/aren't on the ball.
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I have exactly the same issue.
I didn't realise that Classic was the one i needed.
I spent hours downloading images into CC only to run out of Cloud space (...I didn't even want to load ALL my images into the cloud anyway....) and then discover that Classic is what I wanted to use and not CC!
I haven't yet got as far as even making any collections/albums, but I have over 10k images downloaded from my SSD drive into CC that would rather have in Classic.

To summarise
1) I have uploaded all my images into CC
2) I want to move all my images (over 10k of JPEG and Raw) to Classic.
3) I want to then select which I put in the Cloud as and when I produce work

What is the easy way to achieve this?
Thank you
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If you have all your images on your hard drive, open Lightroom Classic, disable sync, and import them using File > Import Photos.

Then in LRClassic's Preferences / LRCC, delete all data. This empties the cloud, and you're left controlling everything in Classic.

Now you can enable sync in Classic. You can sync as many photos as you want from Classic - they go to the cloud as "smart previews". If you want originals in the cloud, use Lightroom Web or Lightroom CC to import them.
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Thanks very much for explaining that in a language and tone i understand! Much appreciated