You should be able to export from Lr CC.
Select all the thumbnails in an album and from the menu choose:
File >> Save to
Select jpeg and file size. Small is OK for sending by email or you can choose full size. Otherwise choose custom to create your own resolution (width & height)
Choose a location e.g. desktop or a named folder and then click save.
When the progress bar (top-left) completes go to your folder.
Yes at present you can only download one photo at a time when viewing an enlarged image in the browser or as you say share an album as a link with downloads enabled or as a portfolio.
You could make a feature request for a future update of the web app by going to this link:
Will do, thanks!
You can make the download button appear in the top right corner - but currently only from the web version of the Lightroom CC.
Log on at www.lightroom.adobe.com and select "allow downloads" from the album's share settings. This will allow a 1-click download of the entire album in a .jpeg format (no option to select quality or size though).
Am I the only one that does not have share settings? or able to locate share settings? this is very annoying and the fact that I have had to search the web for an option is a MAJOR fail for Lightroom CC to get the better fo other services like Google Photos as the go to image storage for users. Come on Adobe!
OK, so this is only allowed in the signed in web version of Lightroom CC and NOT the main Lightroom CC version. Why such a crazily stupid oversight?
1. User A should be allowed to share an album with User B so that it show's in User B's Lightroom CC login.
2. User A should also have the option to allow User B (and others) to add photos to the album.
3. When viewing a shared album from the browser (a link that another user sends you), a signed in user should be able to go to his dashboard/albums (i'm gobsmacked that this is missing).
Apologies if any of the above is there, and I have missed it. If I have then I do suggest making them more obvious.
Currently, my only issue with Lightroom CC is the friendliness of user to user sharing and usability. I do realise you are not a Google Photo's, but as a user of both, they have got this "issue" sorted.
I think you're expecting a lot. Albums are tied to accounts and logins. I don't think what you are expecting is really practical.
Tell that to the competition.
Not practical? Sorry, Jim, I don't buy that. Which part is not practical and why? Google Drive and Photos are also tied to accounts and logins, and they do the job without any problems.
I also believe what I have suggested are really basic functionalities that users expect these days. I don't see Lightroom being adopted at the rate that I'm sure Adobe would like. Maybe the absence of these (and other) functionalities is the reason why? It's certainly given me reasons to NOT shift 100% to Lightroom CC (I still use a Google Photos account), and I consider myself a power user of the suite.
Apparently you don't understand the basic functionality of Lightroom CC. It's not like Google Drive.
Phew, thanks for clarifying
You did not answer the question though. Why is it not practical? Why even have a share functionality, when a user cannot see all shared albums in one place?
Actually, no need to answer the above.
If anyone from the Lightroom CC team is following this, it would be good to get some feedback.
Adobe Revel (Lightroom CC’s forerunner) used to have Multiple Collaborative Catalogs/Libraries which I think may be pretty similar to what you are after.
There is a feature request here you can vote for:
You could have 5 Libraries, share them with someone that had a free Revel account and they could upload and edit within any Album in that Library.
OK, so I'm not the only one with this thought, just surprised to not see it mentioned more and why Adobe cannot see that this is preventing wider adoption.
Hello Adobe, this is a game changer for more widespread use of Lightroom CC. Even for those that 'don't understand the basic functionality of Lightroom CC'
Revel was consumer orientated, even more so than Lightroom CC. Even so, I can see a use where even professionals may want to have separate Libraries for clients and private photos, with different permissions. Maybe it will appear in another form.