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How to cleanly disable iPhoto/Creative Cloud sync?

Explorer ,
Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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I was completely unaware that Creative Cloud synced all of the photos in my iPhoto library, until I started receiving messages about needing to upgrade my storage options. What a mess. All I need is for the apps to upload any active work to CC - I don't need my whole iPhoto library in the cloud. I want to upload on an as-needed basis. I've seen a couple of messages about editing a file on my Mac, but people who do that get error messages about photos not syncing. In addition, how does this prevent other devices such as iPhones and iPads from uploading to CC? And, yes, I can pause syncing, but then I get error messages about the pause. 

 

I'm sure Adobe is thrilled to have everyone max out their online storage and thus need to upgrade ($$$), and therefore have no incentive to simply include an option to disable iPhoto upload. Maddening. Is there something I can do to a) stop the automatic uploads (just of iPhoto content - I don't want to affect files that I'm working on in PS and LR), b) disable error messages (since pausing or disabling is not an error), and finally, c) delete the dozens of GB of photos that I don't want in CC, without it attempting to delete the originals in iPhoto (this happened to me years ago - maybe that's fixed now)?

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Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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Hi @ChappsInLA go to assets.adobe.com and access your files on the web. From there you can remove the excess images in bulk - but be sure to clear out the deleted folder as well when you are done.

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@ChappsInLA to prevent the sync on your mobile device, go to your iOS settings>Lightroom>Photos and turn off access.

You can also go to Lightroom Mobile> Import > Auto Add From Camera Roll. Disable this feature if on.

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