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How to Use Lightroom CC Mobile and Web with Lightroom Classic

Did you know that you can use Lightroom Classic together with the free Lightroom CC app on Apple and Android mobile devices? You can also use Lightroom Classic with Lightroom web. These work together as part of the Creative Cloud Photography Plan subscription you’re already paying for, so why not take advantage of them?

Use Lightroom CC mobile for tablets and phones to:

  • Effortlessly get your mobile-device photos into Lightroom Classic (and any editing you do on them in mobile) on an ongoing basis
  • Sync collections of photos from Classic to mobile and work on them on the go (add flags and stars, edit). Your work automatically syncs back to Classic. (Keywording and album creation on mobile don’t sync to Classic, so don’t waste time on these tasks on mobile.)

With Lightroom web:

  • Use a web-browser version of Lightroom in case you’re away from home and don’t have a laptop with you. Import and edit photos and have those photos and work sync to Classic.
  • Sync collections of photos from Classic to Lightroom web. Your work automatically syncs back to Classic (except keywords and album creation).

In the video tutorial below I show you how to use Lightroom CC mobile and web with Lightroom Classic. This video is one of 101 in my Lightroom 5, 6 and Classic 7: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series, providing 22 hours of training for beginners and experienced users – do check it out (Videos for sale are larger and are not blurry.)

For best quality, after hitting Play click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD.

Topics in this video:

00:52 Enable syncing in the Identity Plate area
01:13 What syncing a collection does
01:25 What “the cloud” means
02:06 Syncing co
01:40 Smart previews synced
02:10 Collections – can’t sync folders, smart collections
02:33 Set collection to sync in Create Collection dialog
02:45 “Lightroom CC”
03:15 Add to collection in Import
03:44 Lightroom app on mobile devices
03:50 How to get it
04:06 What you can do
05:30 Work done syncs back to Lightroom desktop
05:55 Keywords don’t sync (nor do folders/collection sets)
06:23 Lightroom camera
07:09 Where images from mobile show up in Lightroom desktop
08:07 Lightroom Sync preferences
08:20 Account information
08:31 Delete All Data
09:09 Specify location for images imported from LR mobile and web
10:39 Sync error information
11:09 Lightroom web
11:40 When traveling, use LR in a web browser on anyone’s computer
12:15 Sharing a URL so others can view your collection of photos, and like and comment on them
View likes and comments in Lightroom desktop
13:44 Viewing likes and comments, responding to comments using the Comments panel in Lightroom
14:23 Turning off sharing of collection on the web with the Make Private button
14:31 Turn off syncing for a collection / removing the collection from your mobile devices and the web
15:36 Removing a photo from a synced collection – “Do you want synced photos to remain in All Synced Photographs?”

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