Lightroom CC: Not sync all files to mobile devices

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I am using Lightroom CC on iPhone, iPad and computer (Mac and PC) and have 100GB of Cloud Storage. My iPhone only have 64 GB and my iPad even less.

This means that sometimes (on my vacation last week for example) my iPhone and iPad get full since all pictures are synced to all devices.

Is there a possibility to only sync some of the pictures (e.g. the last couple of days, or limit the number of pictures to take up e.g. maximum 25 GB on the device) and leave the rest on Cloud Storage? I would need to have different sync settings for different devices and atomatically add and delete pictures to keep the limits for the different devices.


As it is now I need to delete pictures from Lightroom CC from time to time to not fill upp all my devices and keep the cloud storages within their limits.

This seems like a bad way of using Lightroom since I would very much like to have all my pictures on both cloud storage and on my devices and computers and not having to delete pictures from Lightroom CC and import them to Lightroom Classic instead to not reach storage limits.

How did Adobe think here regarding the use cases for Lightroom CC?
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Tom Hunsinger

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Did you choose to download only Smart Previews to your devices? I have 650 GB stored in the cloud and only need 1.35 GB of local storage. If you aren’t using them on your devices you’ll save a lot of space (and time when syncing) if you switch.
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I will check the smart previews, thanks for the tip.

I just realized that my process when I am traveling is to import the images from my SD card in my camera onto my iPhone and then transfer all photos to Lightroom Mobile (I don't have the computer with my when travelling). This means that I get two copies of my mages, both in iPhones images and in Lightroom CC on the phone. I guess it is the iPhone images that fills up the storage and not neccessary Lightroom.

Is there a way to bypass the iPhone image import process and import images from SD card into Lightroom CC directly from an iPhone?
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Pablo Maresca

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You can delete camera roll images after they arebalr4ady in Lr Mobile.
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Pablo Maresca

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After you imported them to Lr I mean
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Selondon

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And once that you have ensured that they have all uploaded to the cloud you can Clear Cache also, which may give you more space.
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Adobe is limited in functionality by the iOS operating system.  Currently, the import must go through Photos.