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Can you add multiple files at once in CC Libraries?

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Dec 04, 2015

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I have a set of photos and graphics I'd like to upload in bulk to my CC libraries but Adobe seems to only let you do one file at a time.

I know throught the CC Files you can upload multiple, but can you do it with Libraries?

It can be done with Photoshop. Here are the steps :

  1. Create a new file of any dimension. It's not important.
  2. Locate your multiple files you want to include in your new library in finder or window explorer
  3. Select all the files and drag and drop them in you new file in Photoshop
  4. You'll have to commit transform (enter) for each files which can be done by keep pressing enter until done
  5. It will create 1 layer for each file
  6. In you Library panel locate at the bottom the "New library from document button"
  7. In the dialog box chose Smart Objects
  8. Hit the button Create New Library.
  9. Voilà !

Hope it help !

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Can you add multiple files at once in CC Libraries?

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I have a set of photos and graphics I'd like to upload in bulk to my CC libraries but Adobe seems to only let you do one file at a time.

I know throught the CC Files you can upload multiple, but can you do it with Libraries?

It can be done with Photoshop. Here are the steps :

  1. Create a new file of any dimension. It's not important.
  2. Locate your multiple files you want to include in your new library in finder or window explorer
  3. Select all the files and drag and drop them in you new file in Photoshop
  4. You'll have to commit transform (enter) for each files which can be done by keep pressing enter until done
  5. It will create 1 layer for each file
  6. In you Library panel locate at the bottom the "New library from document button"
  7. In the dialog box chose Smart Objects
  8. Hit the button Create New Library.
  9. Voilà !

Hope it help !

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For information about Libraries, see Creative Cloud Libraries.

moving the discussion to File Hosting, Syncing, and Collaboration forum

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https://indesignsecrets.com/understand-current-limitations-cc-libraries.php

"To help reduce your frustration level as you try this new feature, I thought it would be helpful to explain some of the current limitations of CC Libraries:

3) Assets can only be added to a CC library one at a time. There is no way to multiple-select a number of styles or swatches at the same time."

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I've been researching and combing PS CC docs and help pages for a few days and I can say thank god I found this thread I was going crazy...

So currently, the official process to be able to use your resources (a PNG file on my pc for example) in the library window in PS (with nice thumbnail previews, easy access, drag'n'drop etc) would be to:

1 Open PSCC

2 Drag/Open single PNG into PS document

3 Click "Add Graphic" inside the "Libraries" window.

2016-Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.jpg

And repeat for each file?

* On PS CS6 I used minibridge with the in-photoshop window visible ocuppying a big part of my second monitor... I simply selected a folder for miniBridge and there they where all my most used PNGs (for example)  with thumbnails etc to drag'n'drop and adding resources was just as easy as droping file into selected folder in miniBridge. In the end all this meant was that I had an in-photoshop way of viewing a chosen folder and easily dragging them into project. Obviously miniBridge did not have the sharing capacities that I think the new creative cloud libraries have but syncing miniBridge selected folder with dropbox would be as easy as it sounds even if I never needed to use it.

Forgive me because I know there must be a reason that I do not understand or something I'm missing but...

Why in the world is there no [ Copy / Move to Library ] option in the "Files" view in Creative Cloud?

Why does a file have to pass through PS to become an "asset" in my creative cloud "Library"?

Why is there a files view anyway? If I could "upload to library" or have a "Files" window displayed in-photoshop the problem would be solved. There is no reason not to... Is there?

Thank you very much for your time and attention.

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This still appears to be an issue - I've been searching as well and have found no way to add multiple files to the CC Library.  It's really disappointing that the "Creative Cloud Files" shortcut in the OS file explorer is completely disconnected from the CC Library.  This is a feature that would improve the app.

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I totally agree. This would be really helpful.

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Yes, this is incredibly frustrating. A great feature but woefully cumbersome. I, for example, have gone out and shot say 100 pictures to add as texture files in the library. I have to open each one individually in PSCC and add one by one? Really?

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Jun 22, 2017

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It can be done with Photoshop. Here are the steps :

  1. Create a new file of any dimension. It's not important.
  2. Locate your multiple files you want to include in your new library in finder or window explorer
  3. Select all the files and drag and drop them in you new file in Photoshop
  4. You'll have to commit transform (enter) for each files which can be done by keep pressing enter until done
  5. It will create 1 layer for each file
  6. In you Library panel locate at the bottom the "New library from document button"
  7. In the dialog box chose Smart Objects
  8. Hit the button Create New Library.
  9. Voilà !

Hope it help !

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A 512x512px file with 700+ layers crashes PS. My HD space goes from 150GB to 800kb in about a minute and a half. CC Libraries is super broken. Why isn't there just an upload files button in the web interface?

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Thanks for the tip.  Why isn't this described in the tutorial videos?  As a new user, it has been a waste of my time and it doesn't give me any confidence in Adobe products.  For the last hour I didn't realize what was happening until I deleted the only photo in my directory that was showing.  The add files selection wasn't showing any other folders that contained photos.

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Hi All,

We have released a new update of Adobe Bridge (CC 2018) on 16 July 2018. The new version build number is 8.1.0.383. This version is available to install via Adobe Creative Cloud application.

This Bridge update contains support for CC Libraries, and allows to do a "Bulk upload of multiple files to CC Libraries". Please check the "Libraries" workspace after installing new version of Bridge CC.

You may need to update the Creative Cloud application and restart your computer to see the updated installer.

Thanks,

Deepak Gupta

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Thank you. It works perfect!

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