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Continuing LR Sync Issues

Engaged ,
Dec 14, 2023 Dec 14, 2023

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I'm struggling to figure out why sync in LR Classic is so unreliable, unpredictable and generally sucky. And what if anything I can do to make it work better.

I shoot DNG on my phone and I have LR Mobile import evyerthing I shoot into LR Mobile there. I now realize the only way to have that import work is to open LR on the phone after I shoot because LR won't auto import in the background (why not?).

After the images are in LR on my phone I then see them on my iPad. Great.

I can also see them using my desktop browser on the LR online website so I know they are uploaded.

But seeing them in LR Classic can vary in how long they take to show there. Sometimes "relatively" quickly, but most of the time hours and sometimes days. 

For instance I shot multiple photos two days ago which appear everywhere except for Classic. And the sync icon is green with a checkmark.
I can sometimes get Classic to start importing by quitting and restarting the app. But other than that I have no idea what to try at this point. I still wish there was some sort of "Force Sync" option that would bypass or acclerate whatever the current "whenever" uses.  And also maybe give the option to not upload metadata changes to currently uploaded files. I see this happenning a lot for files which have been long ago uploaded and I really have no idea what has changed or do I care. And If I choose to upload that info I can do it at a down time and not have it bog down current file activity.
I like the sync workflow when it works, but a lot of the time it's really wonky.

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