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Feb 10, 2020

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I have a friend with Lightroom Classic on her Mac and Lightroom Mobile on her iPad. Her photo import to desktop works perfectly. She has a card reader on her iPad and sometimes imports the same photos to Lightroom Mobile so she can edit while away from her desktop. Once the photos are imported to her iPad Lightroom, they shortly after, appear in her Lightroom desktop as copies, causing her much confusion.

 

If she edits a photo in Lightroom Mobile, will the edits appear on the copies on her desktop Lightroom?

 

If she edits the original import on Lightroom Desktop, the edits appear only in Lightroom Desktop?

 

Is there a better way for her to import orginals to Desktop and then decide which ones she wants to edit on Lightroom Mobile? I assume she can use Sync from Desktop to get them onto her iPad, but does that also allow for her edits of those images, on her iPad, to then sync back to her Desktop.

 

What she is doing currently is not very user friendly so I am trying to find a better way.

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Hi,

 

If Sync is turned on in Classic (and in this case it seems to be) then photos imported into the iPad will sync back to the downloads folder designated in Classic's Preferences (once synced down they can be moved to a different folder within Classic). Edits on the iPad will appear in Classic and vice versa.

 

For photos imported into Classic can be synced to the iPad/Cloud by putting them into a Collection and syncing that Collection.

This will only sync lower res Smart Previews but these are editable on the iPad, again with edits syncing both ways.

 

Photos don't need to be imported into both Classic and Mobile.

 

There are certain caveats around syncing (keywords being one) but it generally should work fine.

 

 

 

 

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Lightroom Mobile syncing questions

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I have a friend with Lightroom Classic on her Mac and Lightroom Mobile on her iPad. Her photo import to desktop works perfectly. She has a card reader on her iPad and sometimes imports the same photos to Lightroom Mobile so she can edit while away from her desktop. Once the photos are imported to her iPad Lightroom, they shortly after, appear in her Lightroom desktop as copies, causing her much confusion.

 

If she edits a photo in Lightroom Mobile, will the edits appear on the copies on her desktop Lightroom?

 

If she edits the original import on Lightroom Desktop, the edits appear only in Lightroom Desktop?

 

Is there a better way for her to import orginals to Desktop and then decide which ones she wants to edit on Lightroom Mobile? I assume she can use Sync from Desktop to get them onto her iPad, but does that also allow for her edits of those images, on her iPad, to then sync back to her Desktop.

 

What she is doing currently is not very user friendly so I am trying to find a better way.

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Correct answer by selondon | Adobe Community Professional

Hi,

 

If Sync is turned on in Classic (and in this case it seems to be) then photos imported into the iPad will sync back to the downloads folder designated in Classic's Preferences (once synced down they can be moved to a different folder within Classic). Edits on the iPad will appear in Classic and vice versa.

 

For photos imported into Classic can be synced to the iPad/Cloud by putting them into a Collection and syncing that Collection.

This will only sync lower res Smart Previews but these are editable on the iPad, again with edits syncing both ways.

 

Photos don't need to be imported into both Classic and Mobile.

 

There are certain caveats around syncing (keywords being one) but it generally should work fine.

 

 

 

 

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Hi,

 

If Sync is turned on in Classic (and in this case it seems to be) then photos imported into the iPad will sync back to the downloads folder designated in Classic's Preferences (once synced down they can be moved to a different folder within Classic). Edits on the iPad will appear in Classic and vice versa.

 

For photos imported into Classic can be synced to the iPad/Cloud by putting them into a Collection and syncing that Collection.

This will only sync lower res Smart Previews but these are editable on the iPad, again with edits syncing both ways.

 

Photos don't need to be imported into both Classic and Mobile.

 

There are certain caveats around syncing (keywords being one) but it generally should work fine.

 

 

 

 

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Success...many thanks.

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Glad it's working for your friend Bob

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