If you use Lightroom Classic CC or the cloud-based Lightroom CC and you’re looking for a way to share your vacation photos with friends, your latest portrait shoot with a client, or any collection / album with anyone, you can do this right from Lightroom – anyone you give the collection/album link to can view a gallery of your photos on the web, and if you choose to allow it, they can also download your photos.

While this article is long, the process really isn’t difficult – the second time you share an album or collection, it will go quite fast!

Click on the image below to see a live example. (I’ll try to remember to keep this live – no guarantees though.) Feel free to comment on the photos!

Shared Collection / Album from Lightroom Classic and CC

Shared collection / album viewed in a web browser

In single-photo view, captions are displayed below the photo to the left [1]. Visitors can view information about the photo [2]; comment on and like the photo if they sign in with an Adobe, Facebook or Google ID [3]; and if you choose to allow it, download the photo [4]:

Shared album: single-photo view

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How to Share an Album from Lightroom CC

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There are fewer steps in the cloud-based Lightroom CC than in Classic CC:

  • Create the album and add photos to it that you want to share. The order of photos that you see in the grid will be respected. While you can’t manually change this order, you can choose a different sort order below the grid – or you can use Lightroom Web to change the order: Select your collection, then in grid view click and drag the images to rearrange them, then back in Lightroom CC, change the sort order to Custom Order.
  • Optionally, add titles and/or captions to the photos using the Info tab – click on the “i” on the right edge of Lightroom CC, towards the bottom.)
  • Right-click on the album name and choose Share Album:

Share an Album in Lightroom CC

  • Click on Copy to copy the URL to the clipboard: