Lightroom: Support third party cloud storage

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I'm guessing this is a non starter, for many reasons!

As an Amazon Prime subscriber, I get unlimited photo storage, so I feel a little begrudged that I have to then pay for photo storage with Lightroom CC. It'd be great if you could choose your cloud service provider in the settings.

A couple of issues off the top of my head:
  • What would you do if you wanted to switch cloud provider in the settings? Would it need to download all the files and then upload them to a different provider?
  • You can obviously manage/delete/move the files directly in the cloud, which would play havoc with Lightroom.
  • I expect there could be issues with managing space.
I do however think it would be a real selling point for the service. Essentially using Lightroom CC as the front end and allowing users to manage the files in the cloud their way. It would also make backing up locally easier.
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I think the whole point of LrCC (apart from the customers buying storage and a simpler UI) is to reduce the problems of sync, missing files etc. that many less experienced users may have had with Lightroom Classic.

They’re selling it as we’ll back up and look after your photos. You can do the organising.... but they won’t go missing.

I don’t see what Adobe would gain from it as it would be lost income and control.

No harm in asking though! (As the cost is more than I would have liked, after coming from their previous Cloud solution).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: Support third-party cloud storage.


Many of us have existing workflows and storage setups we're unlikely to change. Many successful SaaS vendors play nicely with cloud-storage providers.

It would benefit your user experience to incorporate support for OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Google drive etc.

Is this in the roadmap?
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I've got ~2tb of stuff in OneDrove. The fact that I'm lazy and not wanting to spend months re-uploading files to Lightroom CC is stopping me from using this service and sticking with Classic.