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Feb 20, 2019

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I want to be able to search a large collection of photos in Lightroom CC Mobile on my iPhone. I have spent years assigning keywords to my photos in Lightroom Classic CC. If I sync Lightroom CC to my desktop Lightroom Classic CC, will all my keywords pass through and be usable for me to search with on my iPhone?

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The underlying problem is that Adobe decided not to sync keywords between LrClassic and the LRCC-branded apps.

However, keywords can be synchronized once from Classic - although this is more an accident than a workflow. Any later changes to keywords won't sync.

To send the keywords from Classic:

  1. ensure the photos are not already synced
  2. ensure they do not have smart previews  - Library > Previews > Delete Smart Previews
  3. Metadata > Save Metadata to File
  4. Sync the photos

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Keywords for mobile use

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I want to be able to search a large collection of photos in Lightroom CC Mobile on my iPhone. I have spent years assigning keywords to my photos in Lightroom Classic CC. If I sync Lightroom CC to my desktop Lightroom Classic CC, will all my keywords pass through and be usable for me to search with on my iPhone?

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Correct answer by john beardsworth | Adobe Community Professional

The underlying problem is that Adobe decided not to sync keywords between LrClassic and the LRCC-branded apps.

However, keywords can be synchronized once from Classic - although this is more an accident than a workflow. Any later changes to keywords won't sync.

To send the keywords from Classic:

  1. ensure the photos are not already synced
  2. ensure they do not have smart previews  - Library > Previews > Delete Smart Previews
  3. Metadata > Save Metadata to File
  4. Sync the photos

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The underlying problem is that Adobe decided not to sync keywords between LrClassic and the LRCC-branded apps.

However, keywords can be synchronized once from Classic - although this is more an accident than a workflow. Any later changes to keywords won't sync.

To send the keywords from Classic:

  1. ensure the photos are not already synced
  2. ensure they do not have smart previews  - Library > Previews > Delete Smart Previews
  3. Metadata > Save Metadata to File
  4. Sync the photos

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Thank you very much. I must say that is a surprise and a huge disappointment.

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I agree - I expected better of Adobe.

Do add your voice to Lightroom: Keywords don't sync between CC and Classic, but don't expect them to change.

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Thank you for that suggestion. I have done so. I never knew this was any kind of an issue before I tried to do it. Mystifying that Adobe doesn't see this as a basic requirement.

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