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How do you prevent cloud sync?

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Oct 18, 2017

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If I move to Lightroom CC how do I prevent my photos from going to the cloud? I only use it on my desktop and don't want my photos uploaded without my explicit permission and decision. Should I just stay with classic or is there some way to disable the cloud sync feature?

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It definitely survives restarts. We haven't had an update to test that theory fully yet, but you could put in a feature request for your Never Sync checkbox here: Lightroom CC | Photoshop Family Customer Community

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How do you prevent cloud sync?

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If I move to Lightroom CC how do I prevent my photos from going to the cloud? I only use it on my desktop and don't want my photos uploaded without my explicit permission and decision. Should I just stay with classic or is there some way to disable the cloud sync feature?

Correct answer by Victoria Bampton LR Queen | Adobe Community Professional

It definitely survives restarts. We haven't had an update to test that theory fully yet, but you could put in a feature request for your Never Sync checkbox here: Lightroom CC | Photoshop Family Customer Community

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You can click the cloud icon to pause the cloud sync. You'd miss out on the automatic intelligence search though.

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Does the pause feature stay paused until I unpause it, even after restarts or updates? It would be nice if there were a checkbox somewhere that said "never sync".

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It definitely survives restarts. We haven't had an update to test that theory fully yet, but you could put in a feature request for your Never Sync checkbox here: Lightroom CC | Photoshop Family Customer Community

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I’m having the same issues with Lr cc auto adding photos from iOS photos on my desktop, and I’m quite happy with iOS photos as they are.  I just wanted lr for editing selected photo.  So am I now tied into contract with Lr or will I be able to cancel and just stay with PS, if you are able to comment on this please?

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/V+Wells  wrote

I’m having the same issues with Lr cc auto adding photos from iOS photos on my desktop, and I’m quite happy with iOS photos as they are.  I just wanted lr for editing selected photo.  So am I now tied into contract with Lr or will I be able to cancel and just stay with PS, if you are able to comment on this please?

You can turn off auto add by tapping the LR icon in Organize view > General > Auto Add Photos.

Whether you're tied into a contract depends on what you signed up for - go to the Adobe Website > Manage Account and it'll show your current subscription and any expiration date under Plans & Products.

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hardyc42159841  wrote

I only use it on my desktop and don't want my photos uploaded without my explicit permission and decision. Should I just stay with classic

Yes, you should stay with Lightroom Classic and keep sync turned off. Lightroom Classic is designed around photos being stored on your computer, so it's what you want.

Lightroom CC uses the cloud as central storage for multiple devices, so although you could force it to not connect, that would go against how it's designed.

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The answer is to stay with Classic the whole point of CC is cloud support.

If you are not interested in that level of cloud storage stick with CC Classic it still has more features than the new CC, you can add on additional Cloud Storage for those images you do want to send up, and Adobe says that it will continue to fully support and develop CC Classic.

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Incorrect. The whole point of CC is that's the only way to get Adobe photoshop anymore. Nothing more than that unless you drink the koolaid. Most major clients refuse to use anything hooked to internet / iCloud because of privacy for their advertising campaign. From Netflix to coke to miller beer, most any advertising clients require privacy and security period being paramount. 

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I am in this boat as well: I am not a pro so I tend to shoot A LOT, that way out of 900 photos I might have 20-30 from a weekend trip to Colorado that are worth exploring, editing and sharing.  The others?  Well, I don't feel like paying for them to be stored on "The Cloud", whatever that means.

(Yes, I know what the Cloud is I am speaking from an Orwellian point of view as a dystopian skeptic.)

I am good with sharing the good ones.  I don't need 1TB of cloud storage for all my mediocre photography!

Okay, easy enough - use Classic and sync collections.  NOPE!  Apparently that no longer works.  Fortunately, I have a private server and I can provide my own "cloud" storage, so I will go that route.  Want more space?  Go to Wal-Mart and buy another 3 TB hard drive!  I think I like this option better than wimpy Lightroom CC.

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colinsdds  wrote

Okay, easy enough - use Classic and sync collections.  NOPE!  Apparently that no longer works. 

That still works. They're not adding new cloud functionality to Classic, but what's there still works.

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Feeling very sad, LR CC has taken tons of my personal photo's and uploaded them into the cloud. I don't want all my photo's there only a select few. is there a way to undo this?

I have say 60,000 photo's from over the years, stored in my cheap cloud solution. I want to upload say 5000 to LR CC of my own choosing after I have identified the keepers. can I use the new LR to view my local photo's with out uploading them?

it'd be nice if I could have one storage for all photo's and just "tag" cloud selections.. like making folders and albums for sharing.

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As we've discussed earlier in the thread, what you're describing is exactly how Lightroom Classic works, but not Lightroom (CC).

Lightroom is designed to use the cloud as the master storage area, so it will always upload all imported photos by default. You cannot prevent uploading of individual albums.

Lightroom Classic is designed the way you want: It uses your own local drives as the master storage, and nothing gets uploaded to the cloud by default. The only photos uploaded are the collections or individual photos you've marked to be synced to the cloud. Based on what you described, you want to use Lightroom Classic.

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LR CC has taken tons of my personal photo's and uploaded them into the cloud. I don't want all my photo's there only a select few. is there a way to undo this?

If you still have all of those photos safely stored on your own local storage drives, you can just delete all of the photos in the cloud using Lightroom or Lightroom Web. (Or Lightroom Classic although it's not as straightforward to do it from there.)

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Thank you, it does make me sad they would build such a divide from cloud to desktop. I personally will never post all my photo's on the cloud at the cost they want. AWS is free, and Onedrive is $7 / tb / year. Adobe would get 10 x the users if they priced in line IMO.

Thank you for the quick response, I'll make a copy once again of all my photo's (getting sick of doing this with Adobe), and only import the good one's I want into LRCC Cloud

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If I delete the photos on LR CC - how would I prevent the system to start synchronising from scratch? I only want the collections of LR Classic to synchronise and the photographs I am taking via LR on my new iPhone, but not the folders.

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