7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2018 4:11 PM by gregord35801535

    Local Storage Lightroom CC on iPad

    miraoede Level 1

      I normally import my photos with the SD card reader to the camera roll on my iPad. Then importing the files into Lightroom CC. Now they will be uploaded to the cloud. My question is: What's about the originals on the iPad? Are they still on my iPad and fill up my local storage? In Lightroom CC on the iPad you can't adjust the local storage. Are this raw files on my iPad forever?

        • 1. Re: Local Storage Lightroom CC on iPad
          selondon Adobe Community Professional

          Once the files have safely synced to the Cloud you can delete from the Camera Roll.

           

          As it understand it, Lightroom iOS will manage its storage over time as you access different photos, it will discard local originals after a while, in favour of others.

           

          However, if you Clear Cache, you should be able to reduce the local storage of originals, leaving Smart Previews and Thumbnails of the device, leaving the Originals in the Cloud.

          • 2. Re: Local Storage Lightroom CC on iPad
            miraoede Level 1

            Thank you selondon for your answer. I have deleted them from the camera roll. My question is about the handling in LR CC. They are still stored in full resolution on my iPad in LR CC after upload in the cloud. And I can‘t adjust this. I‘m only able to clear the cache, nothing else.

            • 3. Re: Local Storage Lightroom CC on iPad
              selondon Adobe Community Professional

              There is a couple of ways of Clearing Cache. One at Album level, one at All Photos level and one in Local Storage under the Lr logo I think.

               

              Try all three and maybe log in and out to see if that helps.

               

              Also check that you don’t have any Albums set for Offline Editing/Store Locally.

               

              Other than that I have read threads where re-install helps... but you don’t want to keep doing that all the time!

              • 4. Re: Local Storage Lightroom CC on iPad
                miraoede Level 1

                But clearing the cache is not the same as adjusting the local storage. So I will do some tests to see how lightroom will adjust this storage itself.

                • 5. Re: Local Storage Lightroom CC on iPad
                  graafber

                  Dear Miraoede, and what did you find out? When I import raw photos the originals are synced automatically to the cloud and the desktop, that works great. But on the ipad the originals remain in lightroom cc. Of cause originals on the ipad in the photos roll I deleted aswell.

                   

                  If you add a lot of photos the used space get quit a lot. Did you found out that lighroom cc indeed deleted the orignal in the app after a while? Appreciate your reaction.

                  • 6. Re: Local Storage Lightroom CC on iPad
                    miraoede Level 1

                    After a while the original raw files will be replaced to a smart preview. So I think it works pretty good.

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                    • 7. Re: Local Storage Lightroom CC on iPad
                      gregord35801535

                      Thats not the case really, after clearing the cache when i open pictures it says that i only have smart previews locally of the originals i have in the cloud. However the size of the lightroom cc is not reduced. Theres only the workarpund of reinstalling the app everytime i run out of space since clearing the cache does nothing to improve the situation.

                       

                      Can someone please look into this and solve this bug? Thanks