import directly from mobile

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Im certain this has been raised before but I can't find it

Would it be possible to have a direct import of the DNG files from LR mobile to a computer.

I have horrible problems with synching and would really appreciate the direct method (as Im sure many other people would too)
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Tony

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Stephen Shankland

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My problem with syncing from mobile is there's no good way to do all the import actions I like on PC -- file renaming, tagging, copyright, editing and camera profile presets.
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Steve Gandy

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I agree. The process seems convoluted. The images I have synced with my iphone are in an odd place on my Mac. Hidden away in an .lrdata file? That is like a special preview data file I suppose but it contains the DNGs from my phone. Why can't we just designate a folder in the normal archive? I guess syncing is one thing and I see that there might be some requirements or keeping track of edited images on the device and so on. However, for me, I just want to easily bring those DNGs into my working archive and deal with them normally.
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Tony

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Syncing does seem like an amazingly complex thing to have set-up in the first place

All I want to do is plug in my mobile, open LR, go to import and thats that!

Cant be that difficult (or can it?)
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Steve, you CAN set a normal basic location for the downloaded files, for a couple of versions now. It's in Preferences > Lightroom mobile.
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Steve Gandy

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Ahh, my LRQ moment of the day! I had missed that. Looks like you can also right click on any folder and set it as the mobile sync folder. Nice!

I think Tony has a point on the tagging, naming etc. Some will want to just sync things but I think of my mobile images as just another memory card that I want to import.
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Once it becomes possible I will always use a wired connection to transfer my images from phone to computer, and urge Adobe to implement that option as soon as they can.  I find wi-fi syncing to be unreliable, and in any case my LR mobile photos end up in a file structure entirely different to everything else. Very inconvenient.
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Stephen Shankland

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I use Dropbox to sync all photos and videos from my phones (I have three -- it's complicated) to a camera uploads folder that's synced to my laptop. It sometimes takes a few minutes for the sync to finish when I get home, but that's usually no trouble. I then import into Lightroom, applying my various import presets. It's a bit indirect but I find it very reliable.

Details here: https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/289
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