Lightroom mobile: Ability to lock pictures

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Hi,

Is there an easy way to prevent pictures in Lightroom mobile from being changed?

If not,  adding the possibility to lock pictures would be a nice feature. That way, you can hand over your mobile device to someone else to look at your pictures without worrying about getting them changed. Especially flag states are easily changed while swiping too much up and down instead of left and right.

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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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If you're on iOS, have you tried putting it into Present view before handing it over? 
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Select a Gallery/Album
Tap on the first picture to bring it to full view
Tap the Share icon in the upper right
Choose "Preset from Here"
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Does that work on Android now Rikk? Last time I checked, it was iOS only. Going into Slideshow and pausing it was the only option on Android, but that may have been added in the latest release.
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Seeing it in 2.1.2
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Thanks for your replies Victoria and Rikk.

Same version here and I see it too. It's the same as 'play slideshow' (in the collection overview, tap the three dots next to a collection, play slideshow).

I'd like to be able to swipe for the next picture. If you do that in the slideshow mode, a toolbar pops out with slideshow options, hiding the top part of the picture. It goes away if you wait a bit, but i'ts not really what I'm looking for...

I know, I'm difficult :)
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You're not the only one being difficult :-) The toolbar in slideshow mode bothers me as well when browsing through the images. But even more do I miss the ability to zoom in and pan around the picture when using the slideshow/present mode as a protected viewing mode.

I would really love to be able to hand my mobile to others to view pictures without worrying. They routinely try and fail to zoom in on pictures when in slideshow mode, but when I don't use the slideshow mode they manage to accidentally change my flags or star ratings. This is most annoying when filtering for picked images and then accidentally unpicking one...