Lightroom CC: standalone cloud storage client

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I get it... Adobe doesn't "do" linux for their creative cloud apps.

But we have shared storage now available via the CC subscription, often 1TB or more in size.  This exists in very much the same market segment as Google Drive, OneDrive, DropBox, Amazon Drive, etc. but has one significant missing feature.

With all of the alternative solutions, there's a Linux client available, or there's a public API allowing others to write one.  I can install a client on my (linux-based) NAS and have it synchronise specified folders to the cloud. Or I can install a client on a potentially unlimited number of machines and have content synchronised.

With adobe I'm limited to sync on only the two machines that I'm licensed to run CC on, and neither of them can be running linux.  I don't want the full suite here though, just the ability to auto-sync to both my creative cloud drive and my uploaded Lightroom collections.

Heck, even upload-only would be of use... I could be confident that I'd left a bunch of files uploading and backing up whilst I take my laptop away from my wi-fi network for other work. It takes no time at all to take 100 pictures (especially with bracketing), yet they take over half an hour to upload.  For bigger sessions I'm looking to have my machine stuck on that network for hours if I'm to be confident that my content's backing up!

Such an app could even have a purely web-based interface, or just config files, to completely avoid Adobe's historic complaints of "Linux is too fractured, with no ubiquitous UI or colour-management standards", because that simply wouldn't apply here.

I could install it on a small light computer that I use for tethering, an ultrabook or macbook air without the processing grunt to do serious photoshop work, and without burning one of the two licences that I'd prefer to have installed on much more powerful machines.

So c'mon Adobe, how's about it?
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Kevin Wright

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