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Hello all-

Im trying to master a workflow with Lightroom and Im missing a couple things. I love to shoot, import into classic, sync to mobile, and sort, rate, etc on my ipad pro. I try to do much of the editing there, and come back to classic on my imac for HDR merge and a few other tasks. Im trying to figure out a way to have access to my full res files temporarily on my ipad. I also like having the simple folder structure setup in classic for my catalog. 

Heres my idea-

Import to Lightroom CC instead of classic on my iMac. Create an album which will then sync to classic and I can access them there for HDR merge and exporting to Photoshop.

So heres where my confusion lies-

My photos are stored on an external raid drive. I don't have much creative cloud space, so I would love to be able to import to my internal drive, and after a few days of working on a collection this way, move the full res files from the cloud and my internal drive to my raid drive and just keep the smart previews in the cloud. 

So Ive figure out how to import, get my stuff into classic, and move them to my raid via classic, but it still seems to be keeping a full res copy in the cloud. Ive moved the original file to my raid drive. But when I go into the album on my ipad I still have the otpion to download an original, leading me to beleive its still in the cloud. How can I simply remove the full res copy in the cloud but leave a smart preview?

 

Thanks!

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Correct answer by JohanElzenga | Adobe Community Professional

If you import into Lightroom in order to get an original in the cloud, then the only way to replace that original with a smart preview is by first unsyncing it in Lightroom Classic (remove it from 'All Synced Photographs') and then syncing it again from Lightroom Classic.

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remove original from the cloud

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Hello all-

Im trying to master a workflow with Lightroom and Im missing a couple things. I love to shoot, import into classic, sync to mobile, and sort, rate, etc on my ipad pro. I try to do much of the editing there, and come back to classic on my imac for HDR merge and a few other tasks. Im trying to figure out a way to have access to my full res files temporarily on my ipad. I also like having the simple folder structure setup in classic for my catalog. 

Heres my idea-

Import to Lightroom CC instead of classic on my iMac. Create an album which will then sync to classic and I can access them there for HDR merge and exporting to Photoshop.

So heres where my confusion lies-

My photos are stored on an external raid drive. I don't have much creative cloud space, so I would love to be able to import to my internal drive, and after a few days of working on a collection this way, move the full res files from the cloud and my internal drive to my raid drive and just keep the smart previews in the cloud. 

So Ive figure out how to import, get my stuff into classic, and move them to my raid via classic, but it still seems to be keeping a full res copy in the cloud. Ive moved the original file to my raid drive. But when I go into the album on my ipad I still have the otpion to download an original, leading me to beleive its still in the cloud. How can I simply remove the full res copy in the cloud but leave a smart preview?

 

Thanks!

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by JohanElzenga | Adobe Community Professional

If you import into Lightroom in order to get an original in the cloud, then the only way to replace that original with a smart preview is by first unsyncing it in Lightroom Classic (remove it from 'All Synced Photographs') and then syncing it again from Lightroom Classic.

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If you import into Lightroom in order to get an original in the cloud, then the only way to replace that original with a smart preview is by first unsyncing it in Lightroom Classic (remove it from 'All Synced Photographs') and then syncing it again from Lightroom Classic.

-- Johan W. Elzenga, http://www.johanfoto.com

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Thank you. It does work. However simply turning sync off in classic and back on doesnt. Unfortnately I have to remove them from the sync'd collection and add again. Would be great if I could simply turn on and off, but oh well better than nothing. Thank you. 

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