Lightroom: Publish to Creative Cloud Libraries

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Professional photographers helped build Adobe's business. We need to publish from Adobe Lightroom to Creative Cloud Libraries to Adobe Portfolio to Adobe DPS so we can create products. Why don't you add this ability for Lightroom users? It's not fair.
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Can you explain exactly how you'd utilise this functionality in your business? What would you expect to publish? How would you then use the result?
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Thank you for asking.

Professional photographers have other opportunities available to them beyond Adobe's cloud-, but we can not avail ourselves of them. Also, sometimes when working on projects we don't want everything to be public. LR forces anything you upload to public mode so your team can not help edit.

1.Publish print on demand (POD) books and calendars through Ingram Spark. Lightroom has refused to update the book module to allow you to create book formats compatible with POD IngramSpark trim sizes. Workaround?

LR-->CCLibraries-->InDesign-->ExportPDF-->Submit POD supplier There are no book layout or cover design tools in InDesign (but there are in LR).Adobe LR should have the ability to change the export sizes of Book Module products.

How are we supposed to get unpublished folders of images and videos up to CCLibraries so products such as POD books and calendars can be printed? Through PS? No, they are public then and it is cumbersome. Also no layout tools in InDesign.

2.RM Licensing of Images on our own Adobe website.
How can we publish our LR content to the CC Libraries and from there publish websites? These websites need to allow Advertising and RM Licensing (since Adobe Stock doesn't allow that).

LR -->CCLibraries-->Websites--> distribute thru SM --> Adservers -->> Shopping Cart --> DPS (Create Apps of underlying websites

3. Create Products form Photos and offer for products sale on our Adobe website.
Each website we build should be able to offer products for sale created from our previous LR photos. Hence use Social Media to Share our content which resolves back to our Adobe website and makes a sale.

LR --> CC Libraries --> Adobe Portfolio (images for license) --> Adobe ID (products) --> Marketing of Content (through which Adobe app) --> Shopping Cart

We need functionality for business transactions. Why should we have to use WP or solutions such as PhotoShelter?

Thank you for asking, Victoria. I feel the wall Adobe has put between the PS side and the the Adobe Marketing and Publishing Platforms is enormously unfair to professionals creators.
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Thanks for clarifying Lucinda. The team do read and consider all of the requests here.
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Thank you for moderating.

1. MONETIZE The point is that Professional Photographers need ways to monetize their LR Content. These individuals are creative and technologically savvy and will evangelize Adobe's products.

Give Professional Photographers a way to Publish directly from LR to Creative Cloud Libraries and then to other apps. I recognize this will require a different Pro Photographers workflow through Adobe at a higher subscription price. We should not have to go through Photoshop and then only to LR Mobile. We can not live on Heart emoticons. We must have access to tools to build products for sale.

2. METADATA Many professionals have invested hours in applying metadata to their content. Our content is being stolen or stripped of metadata on most social media sites. We want our metadata preserved within files. If Adobe can do this, I see no reason why all photographers would not embrace Adobe Cloud as the only URI resolution for ALL their content. It is a virtuous circle.

Thanks for your help,
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Allow Publishing from Lightroom into Creative Cloud Libraries in the upcoming Por....

Professional Photographers need to move FOLDERS of images from Lightroom directly into Creative Cloud Libraries for access by InDesign AND DPS. Help us by including Lightroom, Creative Cloud Libraries and DPS into the upcoming release of Portfolio + Complete package for $49.99 a month.

How are we supposed to produce books, apps, and published content if we can't transfer and market quantities of photos from Lightroom into Creative Cloud Libraries? Under your proposed model, professional photographers are landlocked in Lightroom.

Current LR plan ONLY allows one file at a time to move from Lightroom to Photoshop through InDesign.

Proposed Portfolio + Complete Plan will charge us $49.99 per month yet give us NO photo storage (both Google and MS offer FREE storage) and NO way to get to DPS.

Why? Do you not want the creatives to be able to make products for sale? Even if we were to pay two $49.95 subs per month for a total of $99.95 per month would we even be able to access our LR files within DPS through Creative Cloud Libraries?

https://www.myportfolio.com
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To be fair, I wouldn't put your business on hold while waiting for this feature, as Lightroom's primary user base is very different to CC's main user base, and the requests that are implemented first are usually those that will benefit the largest group of users. That's not always the case, but I don't want to give you false hope. It's worth finding a good solution in the meantime.