Right now Lightroom mobile seems to be unusable for me to sort out pictures.
All I want to do is, flipping through the pictures of an album to rate/ sort out pictures. To avoid loading time I want to save the whole album locally onto the tablet before flipping through the photos.
But: Lightroom mobile does not finish syncing big albums with ~4k pictures onto my tablet. If I check "save locally" - the syncing starts but gets stuck with several hundreds pics left.
When I open the Album: I can see the synced preview pictures along with gray/ black pictures in between. If I click on one of the black pictures, the picture takes several seconds to load. After moving to the next picture and back - the picture has to be loaded again! In the overview these gray pictures stay black, even if opened manually.
So these gray pictures are not saved locally at all.
I can rule out problems with my internet connection.
Not quite sure of the Amazon interface, either in the main screen tap the cog icon or if there is an ellipsis top right, tap that. Select Settings from the drop down list and then Cloud Storage and Sync. The Smart Preview setting is in there to choose between Originals and JPEG.
To help others maybe work out the issue, what format are the photos and how did they get into the Cloud?
my main archive is stored locally in LR Classic. The catalogue file is ~ 800 MB and the photo Folder 1TB. But that is all in LR classic on my PC.
I added 17k photos from 2017 and 14k Photos from 2018 to several albums under collections ( each month into one album) and synced that to LR CC. Although those photos are raw files on my PC, my understanding is, that only smart previews are getting synced into the LR CC cloud.
So the 24k photo count should be the amount of pictures in the LR Cc account. They are raw files on my PC, but I don't think they are raw files in the cloud. Since saving the album 2018-05 (4k Photos) locally takes only 12gb space on my tablet.