6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2015 3:58 PM by Brett N

    Lightroom mobile New Collection screen

    shuttleman Level 1

      I tried to ask this on an already started thread but I don't think it is getting the visibility so get a response so I will give it a shot here.  The new Lightroom mobile is been great for me so far but I have one question I haven't been able to find an answer.  New collection screen is fine for me and I see that it is displaying the collections I have shared from my desktop.  My question is about the Lightroom Photos selection.  I can see right now I have over 13,000 photos listed there with thumbnails to all of those photos.  How are those being "shared' or "displayed" on my mobile app?  The 13,000 represents about 1/3 of my photos that are in my catalog on my desktop, so I might be able to assume that it isn't an attempt to make all my catalog available on my mobile app.  The seem to span multiple years so it isnt just recent years.  What is the logic being used that makes them available on my mobile app?


      I like this feature in general but I REALLY need to understand how it works.  If thumbnails are available for use then that means my desktop is sending thumbnails to adobe servers.  That is my big concern.  I have no issues with photos of my choosing going there but I have BIG issues with certain work related photos that might be in a  Lightroom Catalog being uploaded to an Adobe server.  This could be in violation of corporate policy and federal law. Please HELP me figure this out so I don't get in trouble if I have to work on those type of photos.



        • 1. Re: Lightroom mobile New Collection screen
          Chetna Srivastava Adobe Employee

          Hi shuttleman,


          It is just the collections that you create within Lightroom catalog and turn on the sync that appear on your Lightroom Mobile and not all the images within your Catalog.

          If you will notice under the collections panel within you catalog, you will notice a double sided arrow on the left of collection names and that arrow indicated that those set of collections are synced and they appear on your Lightroom Mobile.


          Once you sync the images, they get uploaded on Lightroom web (lightroom.adobe.com) and then on your Lightroom Mobile Application but it is just the smart previews for those images which get synchronized and not the actual images themselves.


          you can refer the FAQ article here :

          Adobe Lightroom for mobile FAQ




          • 2. Re: Lightroom mobile New Collection screen
            shuttleman Level 1

            Hi Chetna-


            I know about the collecton but there is a new feature in the mobile version that this show way more than just the collections I have selected in the Mobile version.   Look at the very first line in the attached figure.   Those  not just the collection photos That I want to sync.  image.png I have selected

            • 3. Re: Lightroom mobile New Collection screen
              Chetna Srivastava Adobe Employee

              yes, that Lightroom Photos folder is a new feature and it includes the auto import of your images in camera roll in your Iphone/Ipad and the synchronized collections as well.

              • 4. Re: Lightroom mobile New Collection screen
                shuttleman Level 1

                Ugh, that isn't quite the answer I was looking for.  It doesn't cover the fact that there are around 13,000 photos listed in that location.  So, I did some more digging around.  I see on my lightroom.adobe.com account that my synced catalog shows more than 13,000 photos.  How did all those photos get there?  Do they represent every photo that I have ever synced to my mobile app and even though I'm no longer have them selected for syncing they still exist on my online adobe account?  I need some one to confirm that statement.  Or do those photos represent something else?  How do I remove photos off the online server?  I just need to know the process which those 13,000 photos got onto the server so I know what to do when I'm working on sensitive work photos that can not be uploaded to an outside server.  Does that make sense? 


                Thanks for the help.

                • 5. Re: Lightroom mobile New Collection screen
                  shuttleman Level 1

                  Ok, did even more digging.  I think I have convinced myself the 13,000 photos represents EVERY photo that I have ever synced to my ipad even if you have stopped syncing them to your device.  The one exception would be if you have deleted the photo from your catalog.  Is this correct?

                  • 6. Re: Lightroom mobile New Collection screen
                    Brett N Adobe Employee

                    Yes, that is correct. All Photos is essentially a running tally of the images that you have ever synced. It represents those that are currently in a collection that is being synced and those that are not currently in a synced collection but had been uploaded in the past. This tally should clear if you go to Lightroom Preferences > Lightroom Mobile and click the Delete All Data.