Lightroom Classic: Ability to sync Smart Collections with (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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ashleigh smith

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC and Mobile - sync only flagged photos.

Lightroom Mobile. Love the ability to sync, but I'm a serious amateur and I can take 1000 pics in a shoot, but I only need 50 of them to sync to my mobile. Why can't we set a global option to Sync only flagged photos, or some other variation?
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Hi ashleigh, the alternative would be to create a smart collection with flagged photos and then copy the photos to the collection you sync
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leoklein42

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The whole idea of smart collections is that they are generated on the fly in an intelligent way, and adding an option to have this synced to mobile automatically would make smart collections far smarter than they are now.
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Yes, being able to sync Smart Collections as well would be awesome! I don't see the "accidental remove" as a problem, as others have pointed out it is not lost - and you can do the same mistake on desktop as well. Actually, I'd expect it to be removed if I changed something so it no longer match the smart rules for the collection - same functionality as on desktop. (There are other mistakes you can do even now, like setting the Rejected flag on a photo - which could lead to it being deleted physically if you delete rejected on desktop later on). So Adobe, pretty please implement this.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Sync smart collections between Lightroom CC Desktop and LR for mobile devices.

I would like to sync a smart collection between LR Desktop and LR for mobile. That's not possible for the moment. Will this feature be included in the next update?
Thank s for your work!
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David Rossberg

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Adobe; it seems the People have spoken! We want to sync smart Collections and we are not mindless Creatures that does not understand the implications of doing changes to Your smart Collection on the fly.

And in the case of an accidental swipe... the world won't stop.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile Sync for Smart Collections.

Would it be possible to add the "Sync with Lightroom mobile" option to Smart Collections as well? I'd very, very happy to be able to edit the photographs from, say, the last week or two with my iPad and the collection would always be up to date.
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Chen-Hsin Sun

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Just signed up for Lightroom CC and the first feature I tried to do is to sync my smart collection.. Only to find out we can't. And it's been 1 year since people asked for this!

Like what others have suggested, a simple undo button will fix the problem of disappearing photo from collection by unflag.

Tom Hogarty from Adobe, please let us know if this is going to be fixed, otherwise I'm going to cancel my subscription and request for a refund.
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Rick Masseur

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This feature would be HUGE in automating updates and additions to a mobile portfolio. Lightroom workflow would surely benefit from this functionality.
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Gregory Smith

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I have removed the LR mobile app from all of my devices. Without this feature, LR mobile is useless to me. I want to take photographs, not sit around on my bum managing 'dumb' collections so they'll be available on my mobile devices.
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Anton Shelepov

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Unless Smart collections will sync with LR Mobile, I will have to cancel my Lightroom CC subscription. This feature is a necessity, not an option! I am sure hundreds if not thousands users will do the same...
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Why this feature isn't already implemented is beyond me.
I see no point in having the LR app on my mobile devices if I have to manually add images to a dumb collection to get it to sync.
Why have an automated synchronization feature in an application if you have to manually manage the files that get automated. Really??!?!
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Robert Berryhill

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I wanted to create two smart collections. Both based on a keyword "Mobile Review". In addition to the keyword, one collection would contain unrated, rejected and less than 3 stars. The other collection would contain 3 stars and higher. That way, as I review and edit on my iPad the photos would move from one collection to the other making it easier for me to review my rated photos. If I accidentally rejected or set a photo to a low rating it would appear in the other collection and I could un-do my change.
So - I would really like to see smart collections supported with synch. I'd also like to see better filtering options on the mobile device.
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Rick Masseur

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I was hoping to see this feature added with the new update. Unfortunately, it has not.
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Austen Clement

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This would be an excellent feature that would greatly improve the value of LR Mobile. I have a Smart Collection that gathers all my film photos, and I would love for that to sync to my mobile devices for easy review.
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Mark Snead

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As do most respondents, I only use Smart Collections. This is an essential feature.
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Louis Ly

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Please add sync to smart collection. I was surprised to find out such an important feature was not supported.
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James McQuat

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Just set up a smart collection for a client and then realised it couldn't be synced to Lightroom Mobile (which I plan on using a lot when the iPad Pro is released). Stumbled across this thread as I was sure I was making a mistake to find out it isn't supported. Please add this functionality Adobe!
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Simon McCarthy

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Just checking back in - still waiting for this to be implemented (until it is, LR mobile is of very limited use to me). This was one of the great things about Aperture ...
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Edward Sionov

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Yes! Please add. it will simplify our life!
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Syncing smart collections was the ONLY reason for me to download LRM and I was so disappointed to find out that it's not possible. Adobe please add this feature! This would have major impact on my workflow.
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Damiqib

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Almost another year gone waiting for this feature...
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Simon Weaver

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I really am surprised this still isn't possible. I stopped using Lightroom with this as my main reason. I thought I'd see how Apple Photos measured up. Well that was a disaster with the size of my library, so I'm back on Lightroom.

For me at least, if syncing smart collections really is so difficult to implement, I'd be happy if there were just a way to sync the most recent 1000 images or the past month. Like Apple's Photostream. I just don't want to have to manually maintain the collection that syncs, as I forget to do it, then when I go to edit on my iPad, the images are not there.
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Saulius Antanavicius

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I can't believe only 513 people like this idea. Are you, the rest, making manual collections to do stuff with your photos on LR Mobile? Ridiculous. Smart collections are the MUST MUST MUST feature. I have LR Mobile installed on my iPad, but never used, don't even have a subscription. Because - there are NO SMART COLLECTIONS there. ADOBE, please, can you think WORKFLOW instead of SLIDESHOW? Seriously.
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I agree entirely.
I'm fortunate in still having a plugin from Rob Cole working that automatically syncs selected smart collections with static collections for syncing with LR Mobile. My workflow wouldn't work without it.
It needs to be part of LR Mobile.
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Suggestion & apologies in advance for a bit of pessimism here: Adobe seems to be making unnecessary refinements to Lightroom (like that infamous Import feature) instead of paying customers...

A minor update to LR mobile just came out this morning. Could you all take the time to go to AppStore and voice your opinion in review?
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"I can't believe only 513 people like this idea."

This is the third most popular topic in these forums, superseded only by feedback on the new import screen of LR CC 2015.2: