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Full res RAWs in cloud with Lightroom Classic with only 20Gb....

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Let me explain my problem quickly. I have the 20Gb Lightroom Classic plan and I'm more than happy with the fact that I get only 'light' previews in the cloud for using with my iPad or iPhone. Now when I travel, I take only my iPad to transfer photos to, and of course, the full res RAWs will be uploaded to the cloud, filling up my storage alarmingly. The full res photos will eventually be downloaded to LRC of course.

How can I reclaim my cloud storage easily? How can I manage the full res photos in the cloud so that they take less space - change them to the 'preview' version?

Hope there is an easy possibility for this! Thanks all for your help
 
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The Problem as I see it is that Lightroom Mobile always uploads full size images. A typical camera card for modern hi Res cameras is 32GB or greater. IOW, the Cloud storage can not sync a whole camera card of images. Only LrC will upload Start Previews which it does in an area outside of the Plan storage and not using any plan storage.

I use my iPadPro when I travel and shoot 48mp photos with a Z7 Nikon. Faced with the same dilemma, I opted to upgrade my Photography plan to 1TB at $240/yr instead of the 20GB plan for $120/yr. As it turns out my cloud storage rarely exceeds 10GB between trips. If you travel a lot, it is worth the extra cost for storage.
 

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Thanks clee01, guess the 1Tb solution is the bitter pill I have to take.

Unless there’s a way to have the cloud forget the full res photos and re-Sync previews?
 
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Thanks clee01, guess the 1Tb solution is the bitter pill I have to take.

Unless there’s a way to have the cloud forget the full res photos and re-Sync previews?
The only way to do that would be to upload 20GB, wait for the images to sync down into LrC, unsync the images in LrC (which removes them from the cloud, thus freeing up that 20GB to allow another 20Gb to be uploaded from the iDevice). After each 20GB-worth of images are unsynced in LrC you can then sync them again but this time from LrC which uploads Smart Previews instead of originals, which as mentioned do not count against your 20GB allowance. Could get pretty unmanageable pretty quickly I would have thought, but some users do work that way.
 

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Yes, that might work… cumbersome but possible.

I’ll think it over

Thanks
 
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The only way to do that would be to upload 20GB, wait for the images to sync down into LrC, unsync the images in LrC (which removes them from the cloud,
While this is the solution that I use at home, it is a little difficult to do when traveling with only an iPad.
 
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