Moving photos from Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic CC

Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2018 Aug 16, 2018

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Hi. I'm new to Lightroom and I initially started using Lightroom CC, where I uploaded many pics, but I'd like to use Lightroom Classic now since it's optimised for desktop. So I have the 20GB cloud plan and I've synced LR CC and LR Classic CC and it's synced the first 20GB of photos in the cloud, however I went over my storage capacity in the cloud and I have another 20GB worth of photos which aren't syncing. How can I download those pictures to my computer? Also, I chose to store some pictures locally through LR CC but I can't access them now. How can I move them from LR CC to LR Classic CC? Thank you very much.

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 17, 2018 Aug 17, 2018
You have to mark (Cmd/Ctrl + A) them in Lr CC, then right click and choose "Save To" - in the dialog choose the file format (Original and Settings) and chose location. Then add the local files to your Lr CC desktop catalog

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Aug 16, 2018 Aug 16, 2018

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If you stored them locally then they are in a folder on your hard drive. Seems to me that all you would have to do is import that folder into Lightroom Classic CC and add them to the catalog.

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Aug 17, 2018 Aug 17, 2018

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Hi JimHess. Thanks for your answer. Lightroom CC stores the originals locally in a package file I don't know how to import into LR Classic. How do I go about it?

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Aug 17, 2018 Aug 17, 2018

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You have to mark (Cmd/Ctrl + A) them in Lr CC, then right click and choose "Save To" - in the dialog choose the file format (Original and Settings) and chose location. Then add the local files to your Lr CC desktop catalog

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Aug 22, 2018 Aug 22, 2018

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Thank you, Marianne-Deiters.

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Sep 29, 2020 Sep 29, 2020

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Good solution, but its annoying to have to do it that way.  I am moving back to normal Lightroom Classic because I have too many photos and bunch of images I don't want to waste cloud space on. (Time Lapse, lots of astronomy RAWs) that I want to keep offline but in my library.  Having to refind images I imported that are hidden away instead of in a normal directory structure is a bit frustrating.  I would rather import into a normal directory structure and have Lightroom Cloud reference those instead of hide them in an internal directory before it uploads them.  At least I can export or Save with my mods to images.  Happy to pay adobe to use their services, but I don't want to store everything in the cloud.

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