>So is it possible to sync selected albums to my desktop and ignore the rest ?
No it is not. Unless, you stop importing everything.
Sync is designed to mirror everything from the cloud.
But you can pause sync in LR Classic. Use LRCC on your computer or LRCC on your iPad to tidy up what you don’t want. Then only what is left will get sent down into LR Classic and your chosen folders.
Thanks a lot ! But that wont help me because syncing all photos will exhaust my SSD. So I need to sync them in HDD, copy the files to SSD and then merge hdr or panorama (which really doesnt help save any time).
Adobe if you are listening, add selective sync !