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Import photos to the cloud via Lightroom on PC, but dont want to save all photos. HELP

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Nov 24, 2019

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There seems to be no setting to stop photos saving on my PC. I have the highlightedbox ticked but it still wants to save allmy photo.

 

Anyone know a way around this? Surely it should be optional to save locally as this is a cloud based service. Thanks.

 

PS. if there is no way to do this I will have to import photos via mobile devices which dont force saving locally.

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When you import it always saves images locally first before it uploads to the cloud. The cloud is not some magical place you can save directly to. You have to first create a local copy of the imported image. Mobile devices do this just the same. It then uploads the images to the cloud, which can take a long time because most high speed internet connections have very low upload speeds. Then and only then if you do not use the file for a while, it might delete it from your local hard disk if you are over the storage space setting specified in the preferences. You can set it to 0% of your hard disk space to minimize the time files stay local but it will still only delete them if they are synced to the cloud and then only when you are not actively working on them or recently actively worked on them. This actually works exactly like it works on the mobile version.

 

So set the "Use photo cache size equal to x% ..." setting in preferences to set it to a low value and make sure you do NOT tick the two options below that. 

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Import photos to the cloud via Lightroom on PC, but dont want to save all photos. HELP

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There seems to be no setting to stop photos saving on my PC. I have the highlightedbox ticked but it still wants to save allmy photo.

 

Anyone know a way around this? Surely it should be optional to save locally as this is a cloud based service. Thanks.

 

PS. if there is no way to do this I will have to import photos via mobile devices which dont force saving locally.

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Correct answer by Jao_vdL | Adobe Community Professional

When you import it always saves images locally first before it uploads to the cloud. The cloud is not some magical place you can save directly to. You have to first create a local copy of the imported image. Mobile devices do this just the same. It then uploads the images to the cloud, which can take a long time because most high speed internet connections have very low upload speeds. Then and only then if you do not use the file for a while, it might delete it from your local hard disk if you are over the storage space setting specified in the preferences. You can set it to 0% of your hard disk space to minimize the time files stay local but it will still only delete them if they are synced to the cloud and then only when you are not actively working on them or recently actively worked on them. This actually works exactly like it works on the mobile version.

 

So set the "Use photo cache size equal to x% ..." setting in preferences to set it to a low value and make sure you do NOT tick the two options below that. 

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When you import it always saves images locally first before it uploads to the cloud. The cloud is not some magical place you can save directly to. You have to first create a local copy of the imported image. Mobile devices do this just the same. It then uploads the images to the cloud, which can take a long time because most high speed internet connections have very low upload speeds. Then and only then if you do not use the file for a while, it might delete it from your local hard disk if you are over the storage space setting specified in the preferences. You can set it to 0% of your hard disk space to minimize the time files stay local but it will still only delete them if they are synced to the cloud and then only when you are not actively working on them or recently actively worked on them. This actually works exactly like it works on the mobile version.

 

So set the "Use photo cache size equal to x% ..." setting in preferences to set it to a low value and make sure you do NOT tick the two options below that. 

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Great thanks. I assume I can just delete the photos on my hard drive and they will still stay in the cloud?

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Yes if you make sure to check that all images are synced to the cloud in
Lightroom by clicking on the little cloud icon.

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