I have lightroom installed on computers and a phone. I don't want it to auto upload photos to the cloud. How do I stop photos from uploading?
Is this happening with photos you shoot with your phone?
BS - you have the option to upload to the cloud or not. I just want the option. I want to upload items to the web for clients but personal photos are on external drives etc.
Lightroom CC uploads everything to the cloud. That is how it is intended to work. You can’t turn this off. If you don’t want your images in the cloud, use Lightroom Classic CC instead.
This is also unacceptable to me and if that's the case I will use another product and cancel my subscription.
Be our guest. You paid for software that stores the originals in the cloud (and so you paid for cloud storage too). If you don't like beer, then don't buy beer.
Answers like this aren't ever helpful.
It can and should work offline; like any other bit of bought software. Lightroom classic's interface is made to look old and shabby in comparison which is pretty lame.
PS. You can also ask for a beer in a glass instead of having it forcefully poured into your mouth.
PS.2. I've just found a solution to pause the syncing - click the cloud icon in the top right, then click the bottom of that popup.
The alternative is to switch to Lightroom Classic. That's the program that stores images in folders on your hard drive and manages everything in a catalog that is stored on your local hard drive.