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Auto-import (watched folder) for Lightroom CC?

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Dec 27, 2018

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I know i can set a watched folder for auto import into Lightroom Classic. But what about for Lightroom CC? I'm talking about the desktop version, not the mobile version, as i want to import from a folder on my hard drive. Surely this is or will soon be a feature, right??

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There's a feature request active on the official Adobe feedback site which I guess covers this suggestion. I suggest you head over there and add your vote, though be aware that it hasn't gained much traction in the year since it was first suggested.

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Auto-import (watched folder) for Lightroom CC?

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I know i can set a watched folder for auto import into Lightroom Classic. But what about for Lightroom CC? I'm talking about the desktop version, not the mobile version, as i want to import from a folder on my hard drive. Surely this is or will soon be a feature, right??

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Correct answer by Jim Wilde | Adobe Community Professional

There's a feature request active on the official Adobe feedback site which I guess covers this suggestion. I suggest you head over there and add your vote, though be aware that it hasn't gained much traction in the year since it was first suggested.

Feature Request: Sync local folders | Photoshop Family Customer Community

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There's a feature request active on the official Adobe feedback site which I guess covers this suggestion. I suggest you head over there and add your vote, though be aware that it hasn't gained much traction in the year since it was first suggested.

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I cannot believe this feature has still not been added. Having to use a mobile app or manually import every time I want to update my library with new photos is not a solution, it's a workaround for a feature that should have been standard.

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I realise it's not quite what you're asking for but...

I'm solving this by checking 'add to collection' in Lightroom Classic /Auto Import Settings and pointing to a collection that's synched with Lightroom CC.

Works a treat.

Apologies if I'm stating the bloody obvious but I'm sure someone will find it useful.

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I find that I must check the Add to Collection checkbox in the Auto Import Settings dialog EVERY TIME I plan to use Auto Import. That one setting doesn't stick. Is there something I'm missing in order to make that checkbox stick? Thanks!

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I'd prefer to not have Lightroom Classic as a "middleman". I have had a lot of trouble with Lightroom Classic catalogs staying uncorrupted, plus it adds an additional step that is undesirable.

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How has this feature not gained more traction in the feature requests? Surely I'm not the only one who desires a hands-off approach to this? Am I missing something?

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I TOTALLY agree with you. I dont use Lightroom CC because I cannot auto import.  Im fine with Classic but CC looks a little simpler for the kind of stuff I do for getting pictures ready for ebay/amazon/shopify.

 

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I'd really like this feature too, in order to actually use LRCC in my workflow. I shoot tethered on a laptop but undertake all post on my main pc. I have LRCC on both and would appreciate the ability to work on them with LRCC. At the moment, I have to auto-import on the laptop then export to a removeble drive to get the images to my post processing pc with Lightroom Classic.

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