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P: Choose between previous layout and new layout

Community Beginner ,
Jun 13, 2023 Jun 13, 2023

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Can you add a feature where you can choose between the old layout and the new layout on lightroom for iPad because a hate the new layout it's really annoying.

 

ps where did the "open in" thing go and where do the learn tab go

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Community Beginner , Jun 13, 2023 Jun 13, 2023

So can u at least change the iPad lightroom back to the old layout and the mobile lightroom can have the new layout it would be much better like That

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Adobe Employee , Jun 13, 2023 Jun 13, 2023

Hello

The user experience and design changes you mention are about reducing the effort and time required to edit mobile device photos. Your suggestion of providing a toggle for old vs new is experience is noted.  However, I can't speak to whether it is feasible for the team to support two flavors of app UI as a long term approach.

 

You can learn more about the rationale behind these changes in our updated help doc: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/work-with-lightroom-mobile-ios.html 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 13, 2023 Jun 13, 2023

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Hello

The user experience and design changes you mention are about reducing the effort and time required to edit mobile device photos. Your suggestion of providing a toggle for old vs new is experience is noted.  However, I can't speak to whether it is feasible for the team to support two flavors of app UI as a long term approach.

 

You can learn more about the rationale behind these changes in our updated help doc: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/work-with-lightroom-mobile-ios.html 

...And also the What's New notes: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/whats-new.html 

...And also a related blog post from Lightroom Product Manager, Jon Tehero:
https://blog.adobe.com/en/publish/2023/06/13/adobe-photoshop-lightroom-speeds-up-editing-mobile-shar... 


Regarding your Open In question, this was removed in an effort to streamline the app's Share menu. One can find the same capability using the Export As command and selecting a target app after tapping the Export As checkmark. Or, one can also open in other apps via the Share command (though by default that uses a reduced-resolution version of the photo).  We've updated this help doc to show all current Export and Share options: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/save-share-export-mobile-ios.html 

 

Lastly, regarding where the Learn tab went, please see this help doc: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/in-app-learning-ios.html 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 13, 2023 Jun 13, 2023

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So can u at least change the iPad lightroom back to the old layout and the mobile lightroom can have the new layout it would be much better like That

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Community Expert ,
Jun 14, 2023 Jun 14, 2023

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Other than the introduction of the "Device" tab (which can safely be ignored), I didn't think that much had changed under the "Lightroom" tab? I was just grateful that they left it more or less as it was, and didn't implement the non-sensical (IMO) change to the main "Lightroom Albums" page that the iOS and Android LrM users have been saddled with.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 21, 2023 Jun 21, 2023

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I just realized the help URL I shared needed a correction.  I updated my original reply.

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2023 Jun 28, 2023

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Could you please bring back the old default view with the full albums in Lightroom mobile app, after latest update it's a mess.

I haven't seen any option bring it back.

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New Here ,
Jul 04, 2023 Jul 04, 2023

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The new update takes the agility and comfort that made Lightroom good. It doesn't allow to scroll the pictures I have to go one by one, before I just imported and edited all at once.

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New Here ,
Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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I feel like the new layout is very inefficient. I don't want all of my photos taken to be uploaded to lightroom, so I don't love that now ALL photos are available in lightroom and I have to sort through them once more. Also, you used to be able to select a photo, make your edits, then swipe to the next photo. Now you have to exit out of the edit and select the next to open, and so on and so forth. Not a big deal if you're editing one or 2, but absolutely a time suck when you're going through 200+ photos. I understand the ease of having photos more readily accessible, but would love to have the option to still only import and edit the way it used to fuction. Would also love a batch edit function. This new update is killing me. 

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New Here ,
Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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But this new layout literally takes me longer to edit than before. It's much less efficient.

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Community Expert ,
Jul 08, 2023 Jul 08, 2023

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I feel like the new layout is very inefficient. I don't want all of my photos taken to be uploaded to lightroom, so I don't love that now ALL photos are available in lightroom and I have to sort through them once more. Also, you used to be able to select a photo, make your edits, then swipe to the next photo. Now you have to exit out of the edit and select the next to open, and so on and so forth. Not a big deal if you're editing one or 2, but absolutely a time suck when you're going through 200+ photos. I understand the ease of having photos more readily accessible, but would love to have the option to still only import and edit the way it used to fuction. Would also love a batch edit function. This new update is killing me. 

 

It's my understanding that the changes are principally intended to cater for those potential users who are reluctant to automatically import images into LrM from their device's Camera Roll (iOS/iPadOS) or Gallery (Android). I'm not sure what device you are using, but the principal remains the same. At the bottom of the screen on the left is the new Device/Gallery tab, and when using that tab the user is presented with a view of the images in the Camera Roll/Gallery. From there they can review the images on their device and can selectively delete or edit them. Choosing to edit them will automatically import them into the main LrM app (so would be synced to the cloud), but the thumbnail remains in the Camera Roll/Gallery with an indicator that it has been edited in LrM. At the moment LrM on Apple devices does not support swiping through the Camera Roll images when editing (you can when simply viewing), but I believe that editing swipe-through is possible on Android devices.

 

However, If that functionality is of no interest to you (it isn't to me), then ignore the Device/Gallery tab and instead use the middle Lightroom tab at the bottom of the screen. That operates almost the same as when using the app before the update (and the app will remember where you were the next time you open it). There are some UI changes, not all of which have been well received (including by me), but in the main using that Lightroom tab will let you work just the same as you did before the update.

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2023 Jul 08, 2023

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The new update is horrible, makes the experience so much worse. Specifically separating out mobile photos from LR photos and not letting you easily scroll through mobile photos to select one. 

Your designers really dropped the ball on this one. Please revert to the previous version and get a new product team. 

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2023 Jul 08, 2023

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It seems like whoever come up with this new design didn't actually use the product or talk to customers. 

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

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A lot has changed. 

 

Lr now always shows the newest photos when starting, no matter what it is, even if it's the latest nude shoot. 

 

No more starting in your own created album structure starting page, instead you need to scroll through a page of useless folders first until your structure appears (after quickly hiding the nudes). 

 

No going back to where you came from, it always starts on the top of the list. 

 

Only user experience improvement I see is the black flashing image I just edited, rest has gotten more complicated. 

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Community Expert ,
Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

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@Wurstkrapfen 

 

"Lr now always shows the newest photos when starting, no matter what it is, even if it's the latest nude shoot. "

 

It's not supposed to do that. LrM is supposed to open at exactly the same place as it was when it was previously closed. That is certainly the case for me, and I've checked it on LrM on iOS, iPadOS and Android. In all cases it works as I'd expect it to work.

 

So, if you closed LrM while that latest nude shoot was selected, then that's what you should expect to see when you restart the app. 

 

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

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It always opens at "all photos" (the automatic album I used the least until the latest update). 

I would like it to open on the old start page showing my album / folder structure, but that does not exist anymore. 

 

Even if that would work, I don't want to start in the last album, I want to start on a useful front page with my folder structure I created in LR. Latest used album could be an optional autoalbum at the top, but the main and most useful part is the folder structure I created.

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Enthusiast ,
Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

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If you really want to improve the user experience think about those things: 

- no mass copying of photo orientation (not cropping but 90° turns of the whole image)
- no mass "auto settings"

- no mass "store locally"

- no mass "update AI masks"

- no "jump to album" feature when searching a photo or even any info where this photo is located

- crop tool is "unlocked" in most situations, used to be always "locked" (which I found more useful), but locked by default in some cases (no consistency here)

- Uploads/Downloads only happening when the screen is on, so annyoing, I created a 6h lowres black video I can play to keep the device running

- no checking of likes or granting access to shared albums with the "use mobile data" switched off, it's about huge amounts of data, downloading / uploading original files, granting access to a shared album is not going to waste lot of mobile data

- no option to convert "likes" into "picks" or anything that can be filtered

- refusing to edit a photo because it can't download the smart preview with "mobile data: off" while it says at the same time the original full file is available on the phone (as it was just imported and uploaded a few minutes ago on this device)

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