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Move Original RAW files from Classic to Cloud

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Apr 18, 2020

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Hi everyone. So, I have been using Lightroom CC for the majority of my workflow. However, I recently installed Classic to add geolocations to images that lacked them on recent shoots. In these cases, my workflow was SD Card -> Import into Lightroom Classic -> Add location data -> Add images to Synced Photographs. Everything showed up on Lightroom CC with no issues. Did some editing in CC, figured all was good.

 

However, just now I noticed that for these files, the Cloud sync status says "smart preview only." I was under the impression—mistakenly, obviously—that sync between these apps was bidirectional, but now it looks like some of my original raw files are "trapped" in Lightroom Classic and only stored locally. Is there an easy way to a) find all images in CC that are not fully backed up, and b) replace those with the originals from Lightroom Classic? Will I just have to export and re-import? Is there a way to do that without duplicating? Since I assumed this was just working, I don't have detailed notes about which specific files this pertains to.

 

Thanks for your help!

Okay—going to answer my own question here. Awesomely, CC is smart enough to detect that you a re-importing an original file, and it does not make a duplicate. So you can actually just import all of the original RAWs from wherever Classic is storing your files and they will be replaced. Whew! And voila!

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Move Original RAW files from Classic to Cloud

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Hi everyone. So, I have been using Lightroom CC for the majority of my workflow. However, I recently installed Classic to add geolocations to images that lacked them on recent shoots. In these cases, my workflow was SD Card -> Import into Lightroom Classic -> Add location data -> Add images to Synced Photographs. Everything showed up on Lightroom CC with no issues. Did some editing in CC, figured all was good.

 

However, just now I noticed that for these files, the Cloud sync status says "smart preview only." I was under the impression—mistakenly, obviously—that sync between these apps was bidirectional, but now it looks like some of my original raw files are "trapped" in Lightroom Classic and only stored locally. Is there an easy way to a) find all images in CC that are not fully backed up, and b) replace those with the originals from Lightroom Classic? Will I just have to export and re-import? Is there a way to do that without duplicating? Since I assumed this was just working, I don't have detailed notes about which specific files this pertains to.

 

Thanks for your help!

Okay—going to answer my own question here. Awesomely, CC is smart enough to detect that you a re-importing an original file, and it does not make a duplicate. So you can actually just import all of the original RAWs from wherever Classic is storing your files and they will be replaced. Whew! And voila!

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Okay—going to answer my own question here. Awesomely, CC is smart enough to detect that you a re-importing an original file, and it does not make a duplicate. So you can actually just import all of the original RAWs from wherever Classic is storing your files and they will be replaced. Whew! And voila!

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