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I'm almost all in with CC, what about old Lightroom Classic photos?

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Feb 04, 2019

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My workflow seems to gel with the Lightroom CC for personal and professional work so any photo going forward is going straight to CC.

What about my old favorites from Classic?

Whenever I enable "sync" in Classic, I get this warning...

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The wording is confusing and I don't want to mess anything up ("You are currently syncing... would you like to sync..." ???!). if I choose Yes here, I'll be able to sync collections from Classic while using CC most of the time for new work, correct?

and whenever I do enable sync in Classic, only photos in synced collections will count against my 1 TB CC storage space, right?

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I'm almost all in with CC, what about old Lightroom Classic photos?

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My workflow seems to gel with the Lightroom CC for personal and professional work so any photo going forward is going straight to CC.

What about my old favorites from Classic?

Whenever I enable "sync" in Classic, I get this warning...

Screen Shot 2019-02-05 at 1.18.49 AM.png

The wording is confusing and I don't want to mess anything up ("You are currently syncing... would you like to sync..." ???!). if I choose Yes here, I'll be able to sync collections from Classic while using CC most of the time for new work, correct?

and whenever I do enable sync in Classic, only photos in synced collections will count against my 1 TB CC storage space, right?

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LEGEND ,
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Are you syncing Classic from another computer or laptop?

If you only have one catalog go ahead.

Only collections marked for sync will get sent to the cloud as smaller smart previews. At present smart previews don’t use any part of your 1TB storage. That is fully available for originals imported into LRCC.

When sync is activated in Classic all originals already in the cloud will download into Classic as will any new files going forward. Is that your intention?

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Explorer ,
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Here's my history...

In November, I sold my Surface Book 2 which had my single Lightroom Classic catalog on it.

I bought a Mac Mini and iPad Pro. After selling the Surface, I transferred the Classic catalog into Classic on the new Mac Mini. At that point, I stopped using Classic entirely and have since imported all new photos (from some jobs and personal photos) into CC. This amounts to around 130 GB (3,547 photos). I did import 600 or so photos into the iPad Lightroom CC directly but the remaining photos have been imported into CC through the Mac Mini (not sure if that last point really matters overall).

So you are saying if I enable sync in Classic on the Mac Mini, all 3,547 photos that I've imported into CC since November will be synced/downloaded to the Mac Mini?

I do not want that to happen as the Mini only has a 128 GB internal SSD, plus there is no point in that. I don't actually want those photos on my computer.

Considering this, should I just export the photos from Classic and re-import them into CC if I do not want the ~3,500 photos to download to the Mini? It's just around 250 photos per year from the past few years (my absolute favorites) that I want accessible in CC. The vast majority of my old photos can just live in Classic and I can go back to them if I need them for any reason.

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LEGEND ,
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Yes I would suggest you stick with LRCC and don’t activate sync from under the identity plate in LR Classic or keep it paused.

Simply export the photos you want in the cloud to the desktop or a temporary folder and add them to LRCC.

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Explorer ,
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ok got it.

The only thing is... is there a way to preserve the edits I did to these photos in LR Classic when I export them from Classic and add them into CC? Or will I basically just be copying the RAW files and importing them into CC as they were shot?

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If you export as original they won’t have the settings. Choose PSD or tiff (which are much larger files) and the export copies will have all the settings from the catalog. I would personally go with PSD which work well in all Adobe applications. The raw files will always remain in your original folder if you ever need them again.

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