Please sign out of Creative Cloud and Lightroom mobile on all devices and sign back in.
Sorry, I'm not sure if I understand your hint - of course I can open this website under Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
But what does this have to do with my problem?
Well, occasionally that "generating URL" message does seem to go on forever - yesterday I synced a few collections and it happened once. But if you wait a while and log in to Lr Web, you'll see the collection is listed and that everything happened properly, despite the message.
Thanks a lot, merthin! I wasn't aware of the existence of Lr Web since I don't use this feature very often. But indeed, after logging in on Lr Web, I see all the collections I put online to share it with friends, including the one with the endless "generating URL" message.
LrWeb is worth investigating. It has two different views - the owner's view which shows you all the collections you've synced, and the shared view which lets you show pictures to others.
In the owner's view you can:
- add flags and ratings using keyboard shortcuts
- make some adjustments (D is the keyboard shortcut)
- main adjustment panels from Develop - there's even a targeted adjustment tool
- view EXIF and IPTC information (I is the shortcut)
- edit titles and captions
- see geotagged image location on an illegible black map - click it to go to Google Maps
- download a large JPEG
- set options to share
- making the collection public (the default is private)
- allowing the other person to download JPEGs (disabled by default)
- upload images directly by dragging from Explorer/Finder and dropping them into the browser window
It's not yet clear how useful these features will be, but I find they amount to a sort of "networked Lightroom" where I can sync photos on my main computer and then use the laptop to do odd bits of work on them elsewhere in the house. So I might add or change ratings and flags and identify pics for more work later, or I'll adjust a crop, enter a title or caption or correct a typo. I've found the download feature useful too when I was away from home and wanted to play with a set of images in Photoshop, so after editing those JPEGs I saved them as TIFs and uploaded them by drag and drop. After returning home these files appeared in my main catalogue as layered TIFs and I could apply the edits to the originals.
So Adobe aren't shouting about LrWeb, but I think it's a valuable feature that's worth a look.
The collection is online indeed, but as I followed Akash's hint ("sign out of Creative Cloud and Lightroom mobile on all devices and sign back in"), it doesn't change anything: When I try to put any collection online, it says "generating URL" endlessly, and the former way to get an URL to copy and paste into a message does not appear anymore.
I finally deleted all of my synced collections and put the one the problem occured with the first time online again. And the "generating URL" thing works again, yippie! Thank you for your help anyway!