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LR Mobile and Image Storage on iPhone

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Jan 30, 2017

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I cannot seem to find definitive information on how much space is being used on my iPhone when I synch a collection from my desktop computer to Lightroom Mobile on my iPhone.  From what I have read, it appears that files from the desktop are sent to my iPhone as Smart Previews which are 1.5 to 2 mb in size.  So if a synched collection on my desktop has 300 pictures, I should plan for approximately 600 mb to be used up on my phone?  Can someone please confirm my understanding is correct.  I appreciate any input!

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LR Mobile and Image Storage on iPhone

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I cannot seem to find definitive information on how much space is being used on my iPhone when I synch a collection from my desktop computer to Lightroom Mobile on my iPhone.  From what I have read, it appears that files from the desktop are sent to my iPhone as Smart Previews which are 1.5 to 2 mb in size.  So if a synched collection on my desktop has 300 pictures, I should plan for approximately 600 mb to be used up on my phone?  Can someone please confirm my understanding is correct.  I appreciate any input!

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Bruce

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Yes Bruce,

Smart Previews are synced to the Cloud and then to LR Mobile.

Photos uploaded through LR Mobile and LR Web will  sync back via the Cloud to LR Desktop as Full Resultion.

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Selondon,

Thanks for the reply!  Glad my understanding of how this works is correct.  Am I accurate about the rough size of the Smart Previews?  My main concern is managing space used on my phone.

Thanks again!

Bruce

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From what I have read Bruce, I think that's correct.

I'm not even sure that the Smart Previews always remain on your Phone unless they are cached.

I think sometlimes just thumbnails reside and the Smarts (or Originals, if you have those in the Cloud) are synced back to the device as required.

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Have you looked in storage/usage in the Settings app on the phone? It tells you how much space LR is taking up (also how big the actual app is).

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Didn't even thing to do that!!!  Thanks for reminding me of that option!  Based upon the info Data Usage, it appears that the Smart Previews are averaging about 1.1 MB per stored picture.  Which is actually less than the 1.5 to 2 MB that I was guessing.  Thanks for the assist!

Bruce

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