Lightroom: Ability to sync Smart Collections/Albums (Lightroom CC / Mobile / lightroom.adobe.com)

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Collection synching / Lightroom Mobile is a great addition to Lightroom 5.4. Please extend this functionality to Smart Collections as well.
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Geoffrey Roth

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Posted 5 years ago

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danorstmint

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How is this not a feature yet???
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Pierre CLEMENT

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3 years after... still #1 request but whatever, it's like Adobe doesn't really care about that and their customers. This "request feature" forum is a joke. It's time to move on and find an alternative.
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Gary Kessler

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Come on, Adobe.  Please add syncing for Smart Collections!  If there is a reason you have not added it, will you please reply here?
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I just upgraded to the cloud version of Lightroom assuming that this would work. I read the "Sync Lightroom across desktop and mobile platforms" page before deciding to upgrade, but it never mentions that this doesn't work with smart collections. This is an obvious feature, and it's complete crap that it isn't supported.
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Edgar Sanchez

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I can't believe this still hasn't been implemented.
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mintyunfresh

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We're paying a monthly fee for this product... the updates we are given are things like "Publish directly to Adobe Stock" ... which is another money making scheme for Adobe. In the meantime.. a simple bug fix like this (you may call it a feature, but come on.. this is a bug) goes unaddressed literally for years... years worth of Creative Cloud fees and not even a peep from Adobe.

This software as a service experiment is heading downhill real fast. Now that more companies are releasing competitors to Lightroom... watch out.
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Michael Jessen

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I would like this feature as well.Would speed up my workflow.
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Chris

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Smart collection sync is a major missing feature for my use cases. Please implement this feature before I have to use complicated work-arounds.
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Denny Riffert

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Great idea! Completely agree
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Per Ankarås

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Just got an iPad Pro and it's great combination with LRM.  Like many others here I use Smart Collections almost  all the time so getting sync for Smart Collections would be a very very great feature and make the iPad Pro and LRM combo even better.
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Daniel J. Lewis

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This is, by far, the highest-voted request for both Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom. After 3 years, I'm quite surprised this hasn't been implemented yet.
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danorstmint

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Adobe is thing ever going to happen? We could be so much more productive 
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will ryan

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+1 for this! PLEASE!

I make a collection set with my shoot name (eg. 2017.02.03_Shoot_name) and then within that, collection names "All," and another named "Picks." I'd love for this to translate to LR Mobile.
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Phillip Maguire

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This would be a really useful addition, +1 here too.
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Jeff Harmon

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Not only is this a feature I would love to see added to Lightroom (although not until after my idea of the "Cull" module is added) but I have heard from many of the listeners of my Photo Taco podcast saying the same.  Let's go Adobe, add this one and make a whole lot of people very happy.
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John Fafinski

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I would really like this feature also.
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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The Any Source plugin has a new command, Sync Smart Collections, that lets you sync smart collections with Lightroom Mobile / Web. It works like Rob Cole’s old Collection Agent (no longer available from Rob, who has passed away), mirroring the smart collections with corresponding dumb collections, which you can then sync with Lightroom Mobile.  

This isn’t nearly as convenient as having the functionality built-in, but many people found Rob’s plugin very useful as an interim measure. Since this is the most popular feature request by far, we can continue to hope that Adobe will implement it soon. Perhaps the upcoming Project Nimbus will have better synchronization with Lightroom Desktop.


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I am disappointed to find this thread 3 years later without any comments from Adobe staff. Even my old comment is still on here. It would be nice to know if Adobe has even considered this idea yet. Is it in the works? Is it going to be reserved for a future time? The lack of communication is worse than a clear answer, even if that answer is "no". 
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Floris van Eck

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This is by far my biggest issue with Adobe as a company. Publish a roadmap and if a feature doesn't make it while on the roadmap, explain why. Some people suggest Adobe can't because they're public traded but that is just not true. Many publicly traded companies publish roadmaps.
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Eugene Master

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I sent Lr a message on Twitter asking about this idea, and the reply was (as expected) no ETA.  
You can see for yourself here. https://twitter.com/AdobeCare/status/874687498248740866
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I also think smart collections syncing could be perfect on mobile for the very reason that you could so easily limit and set what you want to view  in mobile.  Naturally if you change a criteria you would expect the possibility that it might "disappear" from mobile but perhaps it could warn user of that before saving that change in case the user did not remember what fields were triggering the smart feature.
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+1  I believe I understand the tech problems. For me, even a limited one way "sync" would be of great benefit.  If my Smart Collections only downloaded to my mobile device.  Imagine you have a "Best of " Collection that you like to keep current on your mobile device for showing off.  I have a new 5 star photograph I want to automatically have on my mobile device.  

Adobe, between this and some of the other limitations, like android video, you are about to lose me.  Yes, I am familiar with and like the desktop editing functions. But your competitors are close and their syncing is better.   Better wake up.
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Ray Toscano

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+1, I'd also like to see this feature added.
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GEGJr

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I see this subject has been beat too death. Hey remember when you couldn't sync anything because there was no mobile? Sorry couldn't help it. :-)
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Ivan Carosati

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+1, I'd also like to see this feature added.

(LOL. Adobe, come on!! You should sync the entire library to mobile and get it over with!!)
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Jeff Neate

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Me too. Would love this feature.