Lightroom CC: Ability to specify which files should be local only (not uploaded to the cloud)

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It would be quite useful (speaking of bandwidth) if Lightroom CC would support saving RAW files local only.
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You mean like a "never sync" switch? Or what do you have in mind?
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There is the ability to pause sync by clicking the cloud in the upper right and choosing "Pause Syncing" from the dropdown.

I think this gives you what your looking for, with an additional step.

  • Put camera card in
  • Copy images from card to a folder (this is the additional step compared to Classic)
  • Add (instead of import) images to CC

That should have you editing local RAW files without using bandwidth.
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In the long run it would be nice to not only have the ability to choose which files/albums should be kept locally, but also which raw files should be local only (not uploaded to the cloud).
For example I want to upload most of my recent shots (except videos and timelapses) to the cloud, but move the really old ones (also videos and timelapses) onto external drives only and keep just the smart previews online.
Even though Lightroom Classic supports that workflow (with some kind of hacks), I still would like to switch completely to Lightroom CC in the long run.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Use new Lightroom CC only locally?.

Hello

Apparently my full CC subscription only gives me 100GB of cloud storage for Lightroom. This is frankly a bit ridiculous because this limitation prevents me from even starting to use the software when I know that there won't be enough space.

For this reason I was wondering if I can use the software locally? In other words: If I put my Lightroom file in my Dropbox and let Dropbox sync it, what happens if I reach the 100GB limit? Will the software not accept any additional photos?

cheers
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled As a User I want to store Lightroom CC files locally and never sync to the cloud.

Feature Enhancement request to enable a settings which prevents Lightroom CC file library to sync to the cloud and only work locally.
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I see two possible Ways of doing this.


The easy way is, Never Sync setting.


The hard way is, the % cloud slider goes the other way. So the use can select how much to keep on their local drive (today) and also how much to sync to the cloud (feature enhancement). This would keep the the use casevto allow sync across devices of the most recently used images but not all the old ones.
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That combined with the possibility to save the local-only RAW files to an external hard drive (only).