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Transfer Photos from Lightroom on an iPad to Lightroom Classic on a Mac desktop.

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Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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I have Lightroom Classic on my Mac computer. I have photos in Lightroom on my iPad. How can I transfer these photos on my ipad into Lightroom Classic on my Mac. Any help would be truly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Geoff O

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Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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If you turn sync on in Classic, then everything in the Cloud (that should have uploaded from your iPad) will sync down to the location selected in Classic's Preferences.

 

If you run out of Cloud storage, then you can delete photos in the Cloud once they are downloaded to Classic (but these will no longer appear on the iPad).

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Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021

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Although after deleting the images from the Cloud, you can sync them again from Classic which will upload Smart Previews to the cloud. Those Smart Previews do not count against your cloud space allocation, so you'll have them back on the iPad in due course without any space penalty. Smart Previews only of course, but usually plenty good enough for viewing and even some editing....just remember that you can't export the full-size original from any of the "cloud" apps.

 

N.B. it's safer to do the initial deletion from the Cloud by removing them from the All Synced Photographs collection in Classic, which retains the images in Classic but removes them from the cloud. Doing it like that ensures you can't accidentally remove images from the Cloud before they've downloaded into Classic.

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