Lightroom Classic: How can I share collection set?

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I have a collection set with 27 collections I need to share. How can I share this with a client without losing the "folder structure" and without sharing 27 different albums?
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I'm not clear.  Do you want to maintain the collection set structure or the folder structure (these are not necessarily the same)?

By "share" what do you mean?  Post on your website?  Post on social media (which)?  Send as email?  Create folder structure on shared disk drive?


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Collection set structure, because I know LR doesn't share folders.

Share ... using the web interface. Until now, I only found how to share one collection at the time. Either I share one collection with all the pictures, but then I loose the structure, either I share the 27 collections in 27 links. Not very handy :/
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There is a very simple and user friendly solution. Subscribe to Smug Mug, Download the Lightroom-SmugMug plugin, and you will have infinite options, including sending a link to your client for them to view the folder and the collections(Galleries in SmugMug). Uploading from Lightroom is one click for each Gallery
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You could also do a free (if you have the Photo Plan) Adobe My Portfolio website, add all the collections to the webpage, (which RETAINS a custom order). Then, under Settings/Lightbox for Images, click "Enable lightbox for images on my pages". Then they can see each image the full size of the window. They can also "favorite" shots to choose them. Cheaper than SmugMug!
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I'm really surprised. Is there really a chance to see this implemented, despite Adobe's decision do ditch sync on Classic ?
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Now LR mobile has "folders" and LR classic has “collection sets" what basically the same. The ability to sync them would be really great and will make the working with big images database (150 000+ images) much simplier.
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Indeed, but:
1) Adobe has decided to stop sync updates to classic
2) Collections can be smart which might cause troubles in certain specific cases (infinite loops, ...)
3) "Feedback and feature requests? Let's implement tutorials no one asked for"
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1) Adobe has decided to stop sync updates to classic
I have't seen this info.  Can you provide URL or other reference that supports this statement?
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Classic still syncs fine, @Antoine, where are you getting this info?
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@Dan You probably won’t find any official statement from Adobe, but I admit being too lazy to search. It has been repeated many times on this forum, mainly in threads requesting updates ... regarding sync, notably the keywords and faces. I invite any mod, employee, champion or queen to correct or confirm this.

You’ll find this, however:



 https://www.lightroomqueen.com/the-future-of-lightroom/
Written by Victoria which probably knows LR better than anyone. I ignore her relationship which Adobe but I strongly doubt she’s just a regular customer
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Okay,  so no change. 

I really do wonder what Adobe Management's rationale is in regards to syncing as it is clearly something in high demand by their user base.  Yet they seem to think about it only as temporary tool to get folks to move from Classic to Cloudy.  I think that if they added bi-directional Keyword sync in a future release that it would have a broader and more positive reception than pretty much anything they've added since DeHaze.
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Er, yeah, I guess I kind of know my stuff. Consider me a go between, fighting for what’s most important for you, and trying to explain what’s going on behind closed doors too. Stuff can always change though. Adobe’s surprised me a couple of times over the last 12+ years.
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>  I don’t appreciate the lack of clear position with regard to the future of LR

To be fair, they have stated their position quite clearly. 
We have introduced a new photography service that will now be called “Lightroom CC”. It is designed to be a cloud-based ecosystem of apps that are deeply integrated and work together seamlessly across desktop, mobile, and web.  

Lightroom Classic CC is designed for desktop-based (file/folder) digital photography workflows. It’s a well-established workflow solution that is distinct and separate from our new cloud-native service.  

By separating the two products, we’re allowing Lightroom Classic to focus on the strengths of a file/folder based workflow that many of you enjoy today, while Lightroom CC addresses the cloud/mobile-oriented workflow.

> What are the champions’ status ?
It's just recognition of helpful volunteers who know their stuff. It's like Microsoft MVP's.
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You know what I ment:
They didn’t say: « We will continue cashing in you monthly subscription without making any significant updates anymore ».
At the time of this blog post in 2017, and I think it is still the case right now, LR cloudy is far from being as powerful as Classic. Most if not all updates were either cosmetic, either integrated in camera raw which is the engine of many apps.
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Whether there have been significant updates is a matter of opinion. This is the stuff they added to Classic since it went subscription: What’s new in Lightroom Classic since Lightroom 6?  That's the kind of level of new features I'd have expected in perpetual upgrades over a similar period. Some of those new features will be of more or less value to you, and some benefit the whole camera raw ecosystem rather than just Classic, but the same was true of perpetual upgrades in the past. 

And none of this has anything to do with the topic of this thread! ;-)
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What's the status of this request?
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The status is at the top of the page. An explanation of these status can be found at this document: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/getting-the-most-from-this-forum-feature-requests-ideas