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How do I stop lightroom from uploading my photos to the cloud?

New Here ,
Jan 16, 2019 Jan 16, 2019

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I have lightroom installed on computers and a phone. I don't want it to auto upload photos to the cloud. How do I stop photos from uploading?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 16, 2019 Jan 16, 2019

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Is this happening with photos you shoot with your phone?

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New Here ,
Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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BS - you have the option to upload to the cloud or not.  I just want the option.  I want to upload items to the web for clients but personal photos are on external drives etc.  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 16, 2019 Jan 16, 2019

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Lightroom CC uploads everything to the cloud. That is how it is intended to work. You can’t turn this off. If you don’t want your images in the cloud, use Lightroom Classic CC instead.

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New Here ,
Sep 16, 2019 Sep 16, 2019

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Sorry, but this is unacceptable. I want to use the software I've paid for, but i don't want to be forced to use the cloud store. This thing uploads gigabytes of images without even asking!

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New Here ,
Nov 14, 2019 Nov 14, 2019

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This is also unacceptable to me and if that's the case I will use another product and cancel my subscription.  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 14, 2019 Nov 14, 2019

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Be our guest. You paid for software that stores the originals in the cloud (and so you paid for cloud storage too). If you don't like beer, then don't buy beer.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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New Here ,
Jan 30, 2020 Jan 30, 2020

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Answers like this aren't ever helpful.

 

It can and should work offline; like any other bit of bought software. Lightroom classic's interface is made to look old and shabby in comparison which is pretty lame.

 

PS. You can also ask for a beer in a glass instead of having it forcefully poured into your mouth.

 

PS.2. I've just found a solution to pause the syncing - click the cloud icon in the top right, then click the bottom of that popup.

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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I am surprised by such low-class unprofessional answer.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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@valerios52923229 wrote:

I am surprised by such low-class unprofessional answer.


 

The answers given are professional because they are absolutely true and correct. The problem is not with the answers, it is with how Adobe designed Lightroom. They designed Lightroom as a cloud-first application. Lightroom is not a good fit for anyone wanting the cloud to be optional.

 

I use Lightroom Classic because it is designed to be based on local storage, with the cloud completely optional, and because Lightroom Classic has additional features I need that are not in Lightroom. Adobe offers both Lightroom and Lightroom Classic, I picked the one I like (Classic) and I spend very little time in the other (Lightroom) although it has its uses.

 

The bottom line is Adobe provides both options. Anyone who does not want to deal with the cloud should be using Lightroom Classic, which will work as expected.

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Dec 03, 2021 Dec 03, 2021

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I just paused syning and never turn it back on

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 14, 2019 Nov 14, 2019

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The alternative is to switch to Lightroom Classic. That's the program that stores images in folders on your hard drive and manages everything in a catalog that is stored on your local hard drive.

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