Select the image, right click it and choose Go to Collection - it's probably only in the Collection that had auto add enabled. Remove it from the collection.
Alternatively, select it, go to All Synced Collections (Library panel) and remove it from there.
This only happens with images that get added to a collection that is synced with LR Mobile. So stop adding your imported images to the collection that you have designated to sync up with the mobile version of LR.
The OP is talking about photos added directly to LrMobile.
Go to Collection does not work since the photos in LR mobile are being auto added to the default "Lightroom Photos" collection (if you can call it that). The photos are not part of a separate, user created collection in LR Mobile and thus not in LR Desktop either when they are sync'd.
I see no way to remove photos from the All Synced Collections. Choosing Remove on a photo in that collection prompts me to remove it from LR entirely. That collection seems to behave like the All Photographs collection and thus does not behave like a user created collection but rather more like a folder of sorts.
Alternatively I will try setting up the auto add in LR Mobile to add to a user created collection and then will try removing it from that collection on the Desktop side after sync. Stay tuned.
No, maybe read the dialog box again. When you remove a photo from All Synced Collections, it specifically says "it will not be deleted from the desktop catalog".
In general, I find it better to direct auto add to a collection that I choose. I can never find what I want in All Photographs.
I am quite certain that while I was in the All Sycned "collection" and I right-clicked and chose Remove it gave me the standard delete from disk / remove from lightroom prompt. I will inviestigate when I can get access to my machine again.
Also, just found this help article. The issue described is different that what I'm experiencing the steps seem to be along the lines of the collection based appraoch you were suggesting. I was thiking about trying this as well to clean up the inconsistencies (i.e. manually adding the moved photos to a LR sync'd collection and then removing them to see if that disabled sync).
So the method of manually adding it to a sync'd collection and then removing it works. From this point forward I have setup my LR Mobile photos to be auto added to a collection called Mobile to Desktop. Once they're sync'd to LR Desktop I can simply remove them from that collection.
For a better description of my background and some of the other option I tried here are some notes in screenshots.
Here's my workflow:
- Photo is auto added to LR mobile app (not to a specific collection, just the default Lightroom Photos section).
- These ends up sync'd to iPhone > Imported Photos in LR Desktop
- After I moved these photos into my regular folder structure (ex: Macintosh HD\Photos) they still showed as sync'd (icon in top-right of thumbnail).
- There appeared to be no way to stop syncing these from LR Desktop. Choosing 'Remove' in the photos right click menu, even when viewing it in the All Sync'd Photos view, prompted me to remove them form LR Desktop entirely or delete them from disk (the standard remove dialog). It seemed I had to go into LR Mobile or my cloud account at lightroom.adobe.com to 'Remove' them from the cloud.
Because they were added to the general Lightroom Photos area in LR Mobile initially they were not part of any collection in LR Desktop.
The solution was to manually add them to a sync'd collection and then remove them from that collection. This stopped them from syncing with the cloud and the sync icon is gone form their thumbnail.
Thanks for steering me down the right path everyone.
What version of Lightroom are you using? In 2015.7 you should not get that dialog box when you remove an item from All Synced Photos.
2015.6. I am still on OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) so don't believe I can move to 2015.7. The OS upgrade in on my to do list.
I think that explains why you got the different options! This is the new dialog box that displays in 2015.7.
In general though, I think it's much easier to use a collection for auto adding - mainly because it's easier to find photos in Mobile or Desktop. In 2015.7 removing images from collections can automatically remove them from ASP (ie from Adobe's servers).
Good to know for the future, thanks John.