Lightroom Mobile: The name of the collection shows up at the top of the photo covering some of the photo when viewing on an iPhone.

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I have Lightoom Classic version 9.1. I go to “View your Synced Collections on the Web” to create a link to share a collection of photos. When you view the photos from that link on an iphone the name of the collection can be seen at the top of the photo covering part of the photo. That’s very distracting. Can that be changed or is there a setting that I changed by mistake. I’ve never seen that happen until just recently.
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When you create a synced collection, you can specify an image from the collection to be either the background for the entire online album or the hero shot. If you have it configured as the hero shot, the photo appears in a slightly faded format as a banner at the top of the collection and the collection title appears on top of it: this is by design, not a bug. However, the actual photo is still visible in the same clear format as the rest of the images in the collection below.

Are you sure what you're seeing is not the hero shot? If yes and you don't like it, login to the online album using your Adobe ID and remove the hero shot setting (I think there's a tickbox setting somewhere)...
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This particular collection has 63 photos in it. The title shows up on each one of them. What's really curious is it's not even centered in the photo which leads me to believe there is a bug somewhere. Also, knowing that it has never done this before until recently and I've created numerous links. I had no idea what a hero photo was but I did just find it under the display settings and it was not checked. It does give me the choice to display then name of the collection and the author. I turned off the name and it no longer shows at the top of the collection of pics but it still shows on the pics when you view them. And I want the title to show up at the top of the collection but not on the pics.  
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Edmund:
I didn't know you could set a hero image  or select one as background. I nosed around but didn't see a way to that. I suspect I missing something simple; could you point me in the right direction to find the option please and thank you
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Sorry for the delay, Jim. What I'm referring to is accessible on Lightroom for Web (https://lightroom.adobe.com/) after you've synced a collection from LR Classic. It's a setting that allows you to use the album's cover photo – which you can change for each album – as either the Background or Hero photo for the album as well. I'm going to try attaching below a screenshot that's been annotated to explain step by step - hopefully this works, as it's hard to explain in words only. Hope this helps...


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Thanks Edmund. Took my old brain a little while to sort it out, but got it now.

Thanks
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I attached a sample of what I am trying to get fixed. If you have any ideas what to do next that would be appreciated. Again, as far as I know it only happens viewing on an iPhone.  
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Ok, now I understand, Kent. I think that will need an Adobe coding change.

I tried testing on my iPhone but it's too old – half the websites I try to access now don't allow me to click the buttons to clear the cookie acceptance popup (including Adobe's Lightroom for Web). When I open the Lightroom for Web link for my portfolio on my tablet (Samsung running Android), the name of the collection appears in that same white font at the top of the display window as shown in your screenshot.

Depending on the size of the photo relative to the phone/tablet screen's aspect ratio, it means the text will either appear in the black area just outside the photo's edge or on the photo. So, when I turn my tablet on its longer edge to display a landscape photo like you have in your example, the name of the collection appears on top of my photo just like yours. If I turn the tablet to portrait but display the same landscape photo, the black background area behind the photo appears above and below my image (like the postbox movie view) and the white text is displayed in the black area at the top. So, it seems the white text of the collection title is coded to be displayed a fixed amount of pixels from the top edge of the display frame in the web browser, no matter the orientation (portrait or landscape).

If you look at my screenshot above, there's an option to Show Title. If I untick that, the name of the collection does not appear when I view the entire web album: however, when I click on any photo in the album, it still shows the name of the collection.

So, this looks like a design flaw/bug to me - I'd think if a user unticks the option to display the collection title, then it should be removed from the main album display and any photo's display for that album. Also, it's not limited to iPhones/iOS - it's on any web browser disploy on mobile or computer.

Hopefully, someone from Adobe tests this on their end and responds...
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Thanks for taking your time to look at this problem. I sure appreciate it. I hope they fix it soon.