Lightroom Ecosystem: Ability to Create Snapshots

  • 367
  • Idea
  • Updated 1 month ago
  • Planned
  • (Edited)
For better editing and comparison I think a "create a virtual copy" option would be very nice.
Photo of Martin Dörsch

Martin Dörsch

  • 6 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 6 years ago

  • 367
Photo of Mark Stanley

Mark Stanley

  • 2 Posts
  • 30 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled 'Create virtual copy' function in Lightroom Mobile.

Would be great to have a 'create virtual copy' capability on Lightroom Mobile, replicating the same functionality on the desktop. I quite often want to duplicate a photo while on the road so I can create multiple edits. This is not currently possible due to the lack of this function. Thanks for considering.
Photo of Tristan Hess

Tristan Hess

  • 12 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Yes, please. I am missing this function on the iPad.
Photo of Christian Barkmin

Christian Barkmin

  • 2 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Photo of Fotopal


  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
Photo of Stefan Maaß

Stefan Maaß

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
LOL this post is years old and yet those essential features are still missing. Intending to sell my Adobe stocks now !
Photo of Selina Meghji

Selina Meghji

  • 1 Post
  • 4 Reply Likes
Yes , I agree I very much would like this too
Photo of Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell

  • 4 Posts
  • 12 Reply Likes
Agreed. Would be a great addition to the mobile version. I find that I really like working up my alternate color/b&w treatments on LR mobile and the lack of the virtual copy feature kind of holds me back in this way.
Photo of Matthew O Brien

Matthew O Brien

  • 91 Posts
  • 72 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM MOBILE: Virtual or Snapshots.

Ipad for Lightroom.

A great ver 1.

Please consider virtual or snapshots or history states, so I can create multiple versions / crops / treatments for the same image.

I know this is very early, but I could do the major work on the ipad in terms of selects ( hopefully ratings as well) apply crops etc. and later do the fine tuning of colour / texture related settings back on my main machine with colour calibrated hardware and more finesse. The selection and rough cuts can be done on the ipad.

[ideally, I would also like to be able to edit Title , Caption and Location metadata at the same time, but have put that in a different Idea posting.
Photo of Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell

  • 4 Posts
  • 12 Reply Likes
I wonder if the reason virtual copies cannot be done on mobile goes back to the way mobile edits all appear as one history state for all the mobile edits executed in one session? Perhaps breaking out a new virtual copy doesn't work with the current way changes are synced?

If so, Adobe may have to upgrade the sync engine before adding virtual copies?
Photo of Jack Valois

Jack Valois

  • 1 Post
  • 3 Reply Likes
I would also like to have the ability to create virtual copies.
Photo of jnrnbt


  • 1 Post
  • 4 Reply Likes
+1, would love to create virtual copies while on the road
Photo of peterblake1983


  • 2 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
+1 I'd like this functionality
Photo of NWB


  • 40 Posts
  • 11 Reply Likes
This has become essential functionality for trying out grades and edits, so +1 here
Photo of David Kronfeld

David Kronfeld

  • 1 Post
  • 2 Reply Likes
Yes, pleaaaase
Photo of Mike Kane

Mike Kane

  • 1 Post
  • 2 Reply Likes
Photo of Wolfgang Zipfel

Wolfgang Zipfel

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
That would be really cool to have in the mobile version. +1
Photo of Paul Davis

Paul Davis

  • 2 Posts
  • 4 Reply Likes
Really want VC in Mobile plz
Photo of martin pendry

martin pendry

  • 2 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Yes, it would be great!
Photo of Manex Efrem

Manex Efrem

  • 2 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Yes please. It feels like an essential part of the app is missing.
Photo of steve reid

steve reid

  • 45 Posts
  • 25 Reply Likes
Yes essential for making different grades , and giving clients options of say normal colour , pushed colour look and then B&W
(or just for myself to play around with and make a ‘portfolio’ version )

Please implement soon
Photo of alex smith

alex smith

  • 1 Post
  • 2 Reply Likes
+1 very important feature, and a major roadblock to using the mobile version of Lightroom CC as a primary editor.
Photo of Brett McConnell

Brett McConnell

  • 5 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Virtual Copy Needed--To Create B&W and Color Versions.

I am doing almost all of my photo processing in Lightroom Mobile, quite often not using the desktop version at all. I am frustrated that I cannot duplicate an image in LR mobile so I can make both black and white and color versions of the same file. Copying to other collections does not work and for the life of me I cannot find any duplicate or virtual copy functionality in LR mobile. We need a way to non-destructively 'explore' where we want to take an image, and sometimes depending on where we share our work, both B&W versions of the same file are needed. Can we add the virtual copy functionality to LR mobile or at lease a 'duplicate' function or perhaps 'isolated collections'. It's seriously limiting not to be able to do both color and black and white versions.

Photo of kloh


  • 1 Post
  • 2 Reply Likes
Another vote to bring the virtual copy feature to Lightroom Mobile and the latest Lightroom CC
Photo of Stefan Kreher

Stefan Kreher

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
I World apriciate that feature too
Photo of Pablo Ferrer

Pablo Ferrer

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
Yes, it’s essential in a program that’s mobile. I use on the way a lot and I can’t do more than one color effect on the same photo.
Please include this feature.
Photo of Steve Kast

Steve Kast

  • 8 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
For real
Photo of Michael Brodt

Michael Brodt

  • 44 Posts
  • 28 Reply Likes
Virtual Copies would be a huge help! I like to have multiple versions of a photo with different looks and edits.
Photo of Robert Cronk

Robert Cronk

  • 2 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
I too need virtual copy function in Lightroom cc
Photo of Alan Willis

Alan Willis

  • 3 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC Virtual Copies.

Please can the virtual copy feature be bumped to the top of the Lightroom CC roadmap.