No Sync option when creating collections in LR CLassic - Can't sync between Classic and CC

New Here ,
Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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Hi all,

 

When I create a new collection the tick box for ''Sync with Lightroom'' is missing, there are no sync icons next to any of my other collections either.  When I click the Cloud shaped Sync icon in the top right corner I can start and stop Syncing with no error messages.

 

I am using Lightroom Classic Relase 11.1 on a Windows 11 PC, I am signed into my Adobe account through Lightroom and have a current subscription, I have 455GB of free HD space.  I am trying to Sync with Lightroom on my iPad Pro.

 

I would be so grateful of any suggestions, thank you in advance.

Image below shows missing tick box for syncing.

 

Screenshot 2022-01-08 122213.jpg

 

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Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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Looks like sync is not enabled for this catalog. Do remember that you can only sync one single catalog!

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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Hi Johan,

 

Thanks for your help.  How do I find out which Catalog is currently set to sync please?  Its the first time I have ever tried to use the Sync feature having only just bought an iPad Pro so can't think that I would have set an old catalog to sync.  Is there a way to set my current Catalogue to Sync and automatically disable and previous Sync settings?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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You can go to File->Open Recent and try each catalog shown there and see if collections can be synched, until you find the one that allows this.

 

This is another great reason (among dozens of great reasons) to use one catalog.

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Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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Thank you 🙂

I can't really use one catalogue, I shoot 50-60 weddings a year and a similar number of engagement shoots so its just becomes unmanagable... for me anyway.

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Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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@matthewt64 wrote:

Hi Johan,

 

Thanks for your help.  How do I find out which Catalog is currently set to sync please?  Its the first time I have ever tried to use the Sync feature having only just bought an iPad Pro so can't think that I would have set an old catalog to sync.  Is there a way to set my current Catalogue to Sync and automatically disable and previous Sync settings?


 

Yes, just enable sync for this catalog. If there already is another catalog that is synced, then you will get a warning dialog with the question what to do; disable sync for that other catalog or cancel.

 

To enable sync, click on the small cloud icon in the modules bar (all the way on the right, next to 'Web').

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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So it transpires that there was an issue with the actual installation and I had to uninstall and re-install Lightroom Classic.

There should have been a pop up box appear when I changed Catalogues and then clicked the Sync Cloud which said ''You can only Sync one catalogue at ones, would you like to switch this to the Synced catalogue?''

 

That now appears and everything is syncing fine with Lightroom CC 🙂

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There is such a popup when you try to sync the current catalogue and another is already synced.

 

Remember you can only sync one catalogue at a time. So if you want to sync a large number of those events at the same time, you're going to have to think how to work with that limitation. The easiest way, for example, is to adopt a single catalogue workflow which is perfectly practical with that many events.

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Thanks John, the point is there is such a pop up but it was missing from my installation.  It is there now I have uninstalled and re-installed.  I can't imagine running a catalogue with 300-400 collections in it after a few years, I find it much easier to just start a new catalogue each year as I don't need access to previous years images but each to their own 🙂

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Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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@matthewt64 wrote:

Thanks John, the point is there is such a pop up but it was missing from my installation.  It is there now I have uninstalled and re-installed.  I can't imagine running a catalogue with 300-400 collections in it after a few years, I find it much easier to just start a new catalogue each year as I don't need access to previous years images but each to their own 🙂



You can do that, and switch syncing to the new catalog each year. There is nothing that stops you. Just remember that when you sync a new catalog, any image that is already in the cloud will be downloaded into the new synced catalog. You probably don't want that, so remove everything from the cloud (by removing the images from "All Synced Photographs") before you switch the syncing to the new catalog.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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