Hello! I recently purchased a new Mac laptop. It seems Lightroom has installed thousands of photos on my machine when I signed into my Lightroom Mobile account and synced some of my existing collections. Suddenly, my brand new computer is almost out of disk space! I am trying to safely delete the photos locally -- without permanently deleting them from Lightroom Mobile. Is this possible?
Syncing collections will not create new phots. LR simply references the image files on your hard drive or external hard drive. For sync’d collections, smart previews are created in the cloud and those proxies are sent to mobile devices. So something else must be going on. Are you also using the Photos App with Camera Roll, which may be causing duplication?