Lightroom Mobile: Photos in Cloud to LR Classic Print/Book module

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I have recently returned from travel where I uploaded all images to cloud storage to enable flagging, editing, sharing, backup, etc using LR CC mobile while travelling.
I have now returned home and would like to access selected images through LR Classic (desktop) to use Print and Book modules.

Is there a way to access the selected images using LR Classic, or do I need to export from CC cloud and then import into Classic?

I understand I could perform a sync, but this would import ALL cloud images to Classic which is not practical at this time.

many thanks

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Peter Cappelletti

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Robert Cullen

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Lr-Classic Sync would download ALL photos from the Cloud- not what you want!
Yes, you need to Export-
Open Lightroom-Desktop (Cloud based) on your desktop and Export a file as 'Original + Settings'.
If you Have Auto-Import set up in Lr-Classic, then export the file to a 'Watched folder', Lightroom-Classic will automatically import the file to the Classic catalog (with develop edits).

I just tested- with BOTH Lr-Classic and Lightroom operating at the same time-

1) Export from Lightroom
     To the 'Watched' folder- 

2) The photo immediately appears in Lr-Classic.  (No manual Importing required!)

You can also set up a Collection in the Auto-Import dialog of Classic. Your Photos will be in a Collection ready for a Book or Print.
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Peter Cappelletti

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Many thanks Robert. I did considered the export via Lightroom web but hadn’t thought of the Auto-Import into Classic. Great suggestion - thanks!