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How do I sync a smart collection to Lightroom Mobile

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Apr 12, 2014

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The little synchronize symbol does not appear next to smart collections. I guess it is possible to make a normal collection, synch that, then copy the entire smart collection every once in a whlle and paste the smart collection into the normal collection. I think that won't delete deleted photos though.

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1) Create your Smart Collection

2) Create a Collection Set that includes the Smart Collection

3) Create a normal Collection that includes the Collection Set  you created in step #2. Enable sync on this Collection.

Unfortunately, this will just sync a one-time snapshot of the smart collection.   But if the smart collection results change, those changes won't get synced to LR Mobile.   Most people who want to sync smart collections to LR Mobile want LR Mobile to be updated whenever the smart-collection results change: Lightroom: Ability to sync Smart Collections to Lightroom Mobile / lightroom.adobe.com | Photoshop Family Customer Commu…

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How do I sync a smart collection to Lightroom Mobile

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The little synchronize symbol does not appear next to smart collections. I guess it is possible to make a normal collection, synch that, then copy the entire smart collection every once in a whlle and paste the smart collection into the normal collection. I think that won't delete deleted photos though.

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1) Create your Smart Collection

2) Create a Collection Set that includes the Smart Collection

3) Create a normal Collection that includes the Collection Set  you created in step #2. Enable sync on this Collection.

Unfortunately, this will just sync a one-time snapshot of the smart collection.   But if the smart collection results change, those changes won't get synced to LR Mobile.   Most people who want to sync smart collections to LR Mobile want LR Mobile to be updated whenever the smart-collection results change: Lightroom: Ability to sync Smart Collections to Lightroom Mobile / lightroom.adobe.com | Photoshop Family Customer Commu…

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Apr 13, 2014

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Correct. Smart Collections are not supported for syncing with LR mobile. Hopefully that will change, why not add your vote in this thread from the feedback site:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_should_be_able_to_sync_smart_collect...

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Voted!

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Jul 07, 2015

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how do you make  a normal collection ? im having the same issue. Also it seems like nothing is really updating on the phone from the desktop. Thank you in advance for any help.

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Jul 07, 2015

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In the Library module, in the Collections panel, click on the "+" in the Collections header, select "create collection".

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Apr 14, 2016

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Two years later and we still can't sync smart collections? I use smart collections for all my professional work, so this destroys the value of Lightroom Mobile for me.

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Apr 15, 2016

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Given the nature of the way dynamic result sets in databases work, I doubt that Adobe will ever implement that feature request.

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May 18, 2016

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1) Create your Smart Collection

2) Create a Collection Set that includes the Smart Collection

3) Create a normal Collection that includes the Collection Set  you created in step #2. Enable sync on this Collection.

Boom.

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May 18, 2016

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1) Create your Smart Collection

2) Create a Collection Set that includes the Smart Collection

3) Create a normal Collection that includes the Collection Set  you created in step #2. Enable sync on this Collection.

Unfortunately, this will just sync a one-time snapshot of the smart collection.   But if the smart collection results change, those changes won't get synced to LR Mobile.   Most people who want to sync smart collections to LR Mobile want LR Mobile to be updated whenever the smart-collection results change: Lightroom: Ability to sync Smart Collections to Lightroom Mobile / lightroom.adobe.com | Photoshop F...

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May 18, 2016

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Oh... Apparently not 'Boom' then.

Thanks for the info!

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May 18, 2016

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No, that's great! Thank you very much! I will give it shot later today.

Thank you,

Brett

Sent from my Samsung device

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Mar 12, 2017

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I would like to do this, but does it seem to everyone else that it's impossible to add a Collection Set to a Collection, as JayEskmentioned in step 3?

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Mar 12, 2017

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LR won't let you add add a collection set to a collection -- JayEsk's step won't accomplish the goal. However, I just released a new version of the Any Source plugin that will let you sync a smart collection with LR Mobile / Web: Lightroom: Ability to sync Smart Collections to Lightroom Mobile / lightroom.adobe.com | Photoshop F...

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Jul 30, 2016

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Darn.  The ability to sync smart collections would be a big plus....

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Sep 16, 2016

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I could use the smart collection sync. onto LRM.

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Sep 16, 2016

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Make sure you add your vote and opinion to this topic in the official Adobe feedback forum: Lightroom: Ability to sync Smart Collections to Lightroom Mobile / lightroom.adobe.com | Photoshop F...

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