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Any way to import directly to Lightroom CC from Dropbox without going through my laptop?

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Lightroom version: 4.1 x64 [ 20201120-1311-17d302b ] (Nov 23 2020)
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Hi folks. I'm new to Lightroom. Slowly importing my photos from Dropbox and working in a slow Internet setting. When I "Add Photos", it seems to look on the local file system and I choose my Dropbox location. And then it seems like Dropbox needs to download a copy to my laptop and then Lightroom uploads it to the cloud. Any way to make the 2 clouds talk directly?
 
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Hi Bonnie, welcome to the forum!

It's a really short answer I'm afraid... no.
 
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Thanks for the fast replies. I sped off to find a workaround, which I do NOT recommend unless you are a data scientist or married to one. My husband set up a virtual machine on the Google Cloud platform. From my laptop, I ran a remote desktop session, which looked just like my laptop, running Windows, Lightroom, and Dropbox. I added the photos to Lightroom there, which still took a while but I managed to import about 12,000 photos in a day. Later, when I ran Lightroom on my own laptop, it still had to download them all because one of my backups is an external drive. BUT, my download speeds are a lot faster than upload. Now I'm on to scanning old family photos which will take me about 3 years!
 
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