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Managing Apple Photos + Lightroom Mobile

Halcyon

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Greetings. I am wondering how people manage both the Apple Photos library and the Lightroom Mobile library on the iPhone. I have Lightroom set to automatically import from Apple Photos, but it leaves a copy in Photos so I have redundant copies. I don’t see a way to make it delete from the library. (?)

I know Lightroom has a camera, but it’s an extra tap to get into and not available from the lock screen, so I find myself using the built-in Camera app. Can any third party camera app write directly to the Lightroom library?

Now my iCloud is filling up. Do I just need to acclimate myself to manually purging Apple Photos every so often?

My old approach was to sync to the Mac over iCloud and do an export from Apple Photos on the Mac, and then ingest them in Lightroom Classic. It’s nicer to have Lightroom doing the syncing automatically. I think I can probably turn off iCloud Photos to save space there.

Just wondering how others manage these parallel technology stacks where it’s tricky to commit to just one.
 
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Greetings. I am wondering how people manage both the Apple Photos library and the Lightroom Mobile library on the iPhone. I have Lightroom set to automatically import from Apple Photos, but it leaves a copy in Photos so I have redundant copies. I don’t see a way to make it delete from the library. (?)
AFAIK, there is no way. You will have to do this manually.

I know Lightroom has a camera, but it’s an extra tap to get into and not available from the lock screen, so I find myself using the built-in Camera app. Can any third party camera app write directly to the Lightroom library?
Lightroom comes with a widget, so you can access the Lightroom built-in camera from the lock screen.

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Halcyon

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Did not know about the widget -- thanks! :)
 
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In the iPhone settings for the Photos app, you can turn off the sync with the apple iCloud and no photos from this device get sent to the iCloud storage. I automatically import any photos taken with the Photos c camera to my Lightroom App and these automatically sync to the Adobe Cloud. I still need to manually delete photos from the "Cameraroll". on the phone.
 

Halcyon

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In the iPhone settings for the Photos app, you can turn off the sync with the apple iCloud and no photos from this device get sent to the iCloud storage. I automatically import any photos taken with the Photos c camera to my Lightroom App and these automatically sync to the Adobe Cloud. I still need to manually delete photos from the "Cameraroll". on the phone.
Thank you. Glad to see how others are managing. :)
 
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