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How to Unsync photos in Lightroom CC & Mobile?

Explorer ,
Jul 29, 2018 Jul 29, 2018

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Hello!

With the recent update to Lightroom Mobile allowing Presets to be created and synced from Lightroom CC, I've wanted to give it a try. This seems that it'll be especially convenient when editing on the go.

However, my Lightroom CC and Mobile have stopped syncing because I'm apparently out of cloud storage. Which in turn, hasn't synced my presets in LR to mobile. I searched various ways to unsync photos from the cloud without deleting them from Lightroom CC itself, and haven't found anything. I looked on the cloud itself, assets.adobe.com, and didn't see any files on there.

Are there not any options to stop syncing to the cloud? It seems a bit ridiculous to not have control over what is synced and what isn't. I should be able to control what gets synced to all devices and what photos I don't.

Any help regarding to stop syncing photos or unsyncing photos without deleting them from LR is extremely helpful!

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Community Expert , Aug 07, 2018 Aug 07, 2018

There are only two ways to unsync images without losing them. One is to use Lightroom Classic on your desktop. Let all the synced images download and unsync specific images or collections and they will get deleted from the cloud but not from Classic. Contrary to Lightroom CC, Classic can selectively sync. The other is to export your images from Lightroom CC to originals to your hard disk and then to delete them from Lightroom CC altogether.

Lightroom CC can only sync everything to the cloud. They

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New Here ,
Aug 04, 2018 Aug 04, 2018

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I don’t have the answer but I completely agree!! I’m in the same boat. I don’t have the cloud storage space to sync photos but want to sync my presets. I‘d love to hear an answer to this.

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Explorer ,
Aug 04, 2018 Aug 04, 2018

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Yeah, it's completely annoying. I've yet to figure out a resolution to this. Instead, I had to delete some photos in order for it to sync my presets again.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 07, 2018 Aug 07, 2018

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Moving to Lightroom CC forum

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Community Expert ,
Aug 07, 2018 Aug 07, 2018

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There are only two ways to unsync images without losing them. One is to use Lightroom Classic on your desktop. Let all the synced images download and unsync specific images or collections and they will get deleted from the cloud but not from Classic. Contrary to Lightroom CC, Classic can selectively sync. The other is to export your images from Lightroom CC to originals to your hard disk and then to delete them from Lightroom CC altogether.

Lightroom CC can only sync everything to the cloud. They might change this at some point allowing for some local images but the whole point of CC is that the entire library and all your images are in the cloud. Lightroom Classic takes the opposite approach in that your images are local and you only sync what you want.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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Is this still the only way to unsync? 

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Community Expert ,
Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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Yes. Two ways as stated by @Jao vdL 

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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