Lightroom CC: Ability to organize using device's name

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When using the Lightroom CC both on Mac and iOS, photos are not organized by the device's name from which the photo was uploaded. The metadata is there however, since Lightroom Classic can do this organization.


Is there a way to do this? Otherwise, when using different devices, this feature would be appreciated.
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Javier González

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Dan Donovan

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I have requested this as well!
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Dan Donovan

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Actually, just looked and my iPhone DOES have sort by filename . I requested it for the desktop version of LRCC. On the iPhone app, tap the 3 dots in the top-right when you have an album open.
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Javier González

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Hi Dan,

It is not a sort by filename I am asking for, but sort by device.

Let's say that I have 2 devices: deviceX and deviceY, I'd like to see photos synced from deviceX and deviceY separately, as Lightroom Classic allows to do.

If this can be done, can you be more precise about how to do it?

Thanks!Javier
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Michel DELFELD

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On Lr Classic CC, classification by drive is not possible. And as Dan says, I don't see the interest files being in the cloud
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Javier González

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When I refer to device, I mean device that pushes and sycns to the Adobe Cloud. To give a concrete example, let's say I have an iPad and an iPhone. I'd like to have photos being classified into 2 folders: "Javier's iPad" and "Javier's iPhone".

On Lightroom Classic this is totally doable. As @Michel mentions, doing smart collection is a way, but there are also others. In fact, in Lightroom Classic, the classification I mention is already done,  I can see my photos synced to the Cdobe cloud separated between "Javier's iPad" and "Javier's iPhone".

I think this is a good feature for Lightroom CC and the different mobile apps. You might want to keep pictures organized and the metadata is already there, so it is simply giving the option on the app interface.

I played around and I could not make it work, but there is a possibility that there is a workaround... Again, suggestions welcome. Otherwise, I think the feature deserves at least consideration.

Thanks,
Javier
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Dan Donovan

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I think Adobe wants you to forget about where they came from since the photos are being stored in the cloud and not on devices. However, you could have a keyword for each device and add it manually. Then when Smart Albums are available, you can create a Smart Album for each device and the images would automatically be populated into the proper album.
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I do not see the issue, you can simply put the photos from the two cameras in a separate Album. You can have a third Album where you have them together. That can also be done to separate RAW and JPEG.
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Javier González

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But then I need to organized them manually. I'd like to have this automatically done by LR. Again, it does have the necessary metadata...