Lightroom Mobile: Please add toolbar buttons for ratings and flags, and auto advance

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I alternate between Photosmith and Lightroom Mobile for rating and reviewing on my iPad. Lightroom Mobile is far easier to sync, but Photosmith is far easier to rate and review on.

Photosmith has a toolbar across the bottom that is very similar to Lightroom desktop's toolbar. It has buttons for flags, reject, delete, and star ratings. And it has an auto-advance switch. So assigning star ratings is a single tap then auto advance to the next image. SUPER easy. Unfortunately this same task is much harder on LR Mobile. Swiping up to assign star ratings takes a bit of precision and then of course you have to manually advance the image. The difference in time and effort is negligible when processing a few images, however, when processing a set with hundreds of images the difference is considerable (and frustrating in LR Mobile).

So I'd love to see a toolbar for these buttons. If the LR Mobile engineers haven't already done this, I'd recommend installing Photosmith and assigning star ratings to a set of 100 images or so, and then do it again in LR Mobile to experience the difference for yourselves.
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Jason

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Tristan

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+1 for auto advance.
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Tristan

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I just tried the android version, and it seems to display ratings, flags, and filmstrip all at once at the bottom of the screen. No need to swap between filmstrip and metadata buttons.

It would be great if iPad could work this way as well.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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It used to until the latest build. I want it back too.
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Stewart Barrett

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+1 auto advance too!!!!!

critical feature