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Feb 20, 2019

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Hi Adobe, friends and helpful people out there!

I have the most annoying problem at the moment. We're a group of 10 employees working on separate computers with a photos in Lightroom CC. Each and everyone has their own Adobe-account.

The problem:
We all want to have one single and same Lightroom Library where we need to be able to add photos, edit and contribute in the same library from different computers.


Question 1:
Right now - there's (as far as I  understand) no feature allowing me to invite several Adobe-accounts to one and same library to edit, create and change photos? @Adobe - will you help me to confirm?

Question 2 (The option we're forced to have)

Right now, the only option we seemed forced to have (not even scalable solution) is to have one Adobe-account creating the Library. Then to be able to access the photos from different computers we need to log in to the same Adobe-account to be able to access that specific library.

Unfortunately we can only have 2 computers logged in at the same time on the same account. A solution would be if they allowed me to increase the number (to 10, as we are 10 in the group) of users allowed on the same account.

The second solution would be if there is any feature to invite different accounts to the same library with capabilities to edit, add photos, create etc.

Adobe, or anyone else! Please give me advice!

I can't be the only one with this problem? Do you guys have any idea on how to solve it?

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Share Lightroom CC Library between accounts

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Hi Adobe, friends and helpful people out there!

I have the most annoying problem at the moment. We're a group of 10 employees working on separate computers with a photos in Lightroom CC. Each and everyone has their own Adobe-account.

The problem:
We all want to have one single and same Lightroom Library where we need to be able to add photos, edit and contribute in the same library from different computers.


Question 1:
Right now - there's (as far as I  understand) no feature allowing me to invite several Adobe-accounts to one and same library to edit, create and change photos? @Adobe - will you help me to confirm?

Question 2 (The option we're forced to have)

Right now, the only option we seemed forced to have (not even scalable solution) is to have one Adobe-account creating the Library. Then to be able to access the photos from different computers we need to log in to the same Adobe-account to be able to access that specific library.

Unfortunately we can only have 2 computers logged in at the same time on the same account. A solution would be if they allowed me to increase the number (to 10, as we are 10 in the group) of users allowed on the same account.

The second solution would be if there is any feature to invite different accounts to the same library with capabilities to edit, add photos, create etc.

Adobe, or anyone else! Please give me advice!

I can't be the only one with this problem? Do you guys have any idea on how to solve it?

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I do not think that Lightroom CC is a multi-user program.This would involve some locking work, simultaneous data base access etc.

In addition your workaround solution violates the terms of use of your Lightroom license if I'm correctly informed, as the license well allows for 2 concurrent activations but only one active user at the same time.

Moving from File Hosting, Syncing, and Collaboration​ to Lightroom CC — The cloud-based photo service​, as this seams to be a Lightroom sharing question and not a general file sharing question.

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Abambo
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I'm not an Adobe employee. All advice constitutes my own opinion. Use at your risk! 🙂

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Feb 20, 2019

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Hello Abambo

Thanks for your reply.

In my world the strength of most cloud-based services is to involve multiple users to collaborate in a workspace. Seems kind of to be the idea of a cloud concept as far as I'm concerned.

But my question still remains... is it possible to upgrade the license with increased number of users for one single account, that would basically solve the problem for us.

And secondly, there are no features allowing other adobe users to access the library?

Thanks!

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Feb 20, 2019

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Adobe offers separate plans for teams with collaboration available via Creative Cloud Libraries.

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/business/teams/features.html

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henrikgrunden  wrote

In my world the strength of most cloud-based services is to involve multiple users to collaborate in a workspace. Seems kind of to be the idea of a cloud concept as far as I'm concerned.

Well, in my world, cloud storage may also be ... edit where you are. As I'm working from different locations, cloud storage does make it easy to have the data available where ever in the world I am.

Also Adobe advertises Lr CC as using some of the cloud power and Adobes AI for supporting the user.

I understand your concept of "cloud based" multi user access, but that may not be as the software has been designed. When looking at the commercials, I see the "access from any device", I see "share your photos" but I do not see "share your library" or "collaborative editing".

But may be someone more knowledgable with Lr CC can answer the question in your sense.

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Abambo
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Feb 21, 2019

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Unfortunately it does not support Lightrooom.

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You can't do this from computers (as opposed to mobile devices where you have far more devices that can access the same account. Unfortunately this is even true for the team plan. It will not share lightroom CC libraries across accounts as far as I know. It can share all the other cloud stuff but not Lightroom CC which is the odd duck out. Technically this is not much different from accessing the same account on multiple devices and computers and so all the hard work has been done. Adobe just never enabled it for sharing libraries across accounts. Amazingly, Apple photos and Google photos can do this just fine but not Lightroom.

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Feb 21, 2019

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Thank you Jao! I unfortunately think you're right. Hopefully Adobe will understand the need of this as content producers, photographers and companies will have a great value of sharing albums together.

I think we might stick with iCloud Photos (Apple) for now until I hear something other from Adobe.

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The only "multi user" photo editing software from Adobe is Bridge with Camera Raw processing. What is missing there is the database. That is how we organise our photo work.

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Feb 21, 2019

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Adobe Revel was Lightroom CC's Cloud Based Photo Storage forerunner.

Although a lot more basic than CC, it did have Multiple Collaborative Libraries (the equivalent of Catalogs).

I'd love to see a similar feature in CC and you can vote for them here if you want:

Lightroom CC: Multiple Collaborative Catalogs/Libraries | Photoshop Family Customer Community

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