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Secure backup for Lightroom CC?

JonathanS

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Adone Photoshop Lightroom CC version 2.2.1
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How do I create a secure extra back-up of all my 37,000 photos now migrated to the Lightroom Cloud?
Adobe do not guarantee all my photos are preserved for ever.
Is there a way of sending all my pictures from LR CC to Dropbox or even an external hard drive?
many thanks
 

Conrad Chavez

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Another option is to use the free Adobe Lightroom Downloader app. It will download "all your Lightroom photos and videos from the cloud as original files and writes them into a date-based folder hierarchy at the hard-drive location that you specify," according to the linked Adobe page.
 
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One thing that is not being taken into account is version control. Let's say that you have an image in the cloud and want a copy locally. Later you decide to delete the image from the cloud. Once it is gone from the cloud it's gone. No undo. So you sign on to one of the options suggested.. How do you manage to permanently delete an image once it is stored locally or in DropBox? I think with the Lightroom Store Images locally, LR will do the housekeeping on the web and the local disk. But once it is gone for the local disk there is no recovery if that "delete" was an "Oops".
A dedicated backup solution wo;; let you go back in time and recover images from before when they were deleted locally. TimeMachine is an excellent choice for MacOS. There are others as well and many have the capability to run in a Windows environment if that is your preferred OS.
 

MarcRJacobs

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The local copy seems to only be the original, not the edited, final version. To get that you need to export as jpg
 
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The local copy seems to only be the original, not the edited, final version. To get that you need to export as jpg
That is correct, yes.
 
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