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Web photos not in albums

ColMac9090

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According to LR Web, I have approx. 600 more photos in "All Photos" than I have in my Albums.

However, I cannot see any way to identify where these images are. If I look at "All Photos", the total seems to match the "All Photos" figure, but there is no way I can see to identify any images not in an album.

How do I find the "Missing" 600 images so I can put them in albums?

Am I missing something obvious?

Thanks

Colin
 
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It's not obvious.
  1. Go to the Catalog panel and All Synced Photos.
  2. Ctrl Shift B to empty the Quick Collection
  3. Select all, then B
  4. In Collections panel, activate Synced Collections in the filter box at the top, so now you only see the synced collections
  5. Ctrl click each synced collection until all are selected
  6. Select all photos - so now you have all the photos which are in synced collections
  7. Keeping the photos selected, Ctrl B to go back to the Quick Collection
  8. Hit B, which removes the photos in 6 from the QC and leaves only the "missing" ones
 

ColMac9090

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Thanks for such a helpful, detailed & prompt response.

I'm glad that I wasn't missing an obvious solution. But I'm a bit annoyed at not thinking of the solution you proposed which makes perfect sense - once you explained it. Unfortunately I never gave a thought to looking at the PC side of things.

Anyway it has worked 99.9999% perfectly. I'm now left with the situation where I have exactly 1 more file on the web version than show on "All synced photographs" on the PC.

No great worry, I'm sure I can live with that, but it would be nice to identify the problem image

Thanks again

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That may be a video.....you can add videos to LRCC and they do sync down into Classic, but because Classic itself doesn't sync video they are then removed from All Synced Photographs. That's often the explanation for a count difference between LRCC and LR Classic.
 
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Take a look at my Search Replace plugin and its Workflow Filters command (this command works fully without buying). One recent addition is a field called Collections....

John
 

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That may be a video.....you can add videos to LRCC and they do sync down into Classic, but because Classic itself doesn't sync video they are then removed from All Synced Photographs. That's often the explanation for a count difference between LRCC and LR Classic.
Thanks Jim, that's an excellent suggestion. I'll have a look and see if I can spot the offender.

Ta

Colin
 

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Take a look at my Search Replace plugin and its Workflow Filters command (this command works fully without buying). One recent addition is a field called Collections....
I'll go and download. Probably won't have time to look for a day or so, but I'll update soon.

Colin
 

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Jim

As you suspected, it is a video file. Or at least I think it is (or should be)!

There was one short 2 second avi file in my LR Classic sync folders. Removing it reduced the count on my LR Classic desktop prog as would be expected. Online however, the count remained as before ie one more photo on line than is recorded in LR Classic (I have reset the sync several times).

Having identified the image in LR Classic, I therefore tried to find it on LR web. As I knew the date captured, I scrolled there but it was not there. I also know the file name but it seems LR web only allows sort by capture time.

I then tried the filter to choose video files and LR web reports 0 (as of course, does LR Classic). When I filter by images, LR web tells me that there is one more than there should be! This did not make sense

Since I cannot search for file name (and there are no keywords etc to look at) is there any way to identify this rogue file.

I know in the big scheme of things it makes no difference, but it annoys me. I like to know when things are not quite right.

Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks

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Do you have LRCC installed on the desktop system? It has much better search capabilities than LR Web, e.g. you can search on file extensions to get a list of all file types in the cloud, then drill down into one of them.
 

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I do not have LRCC installed. I installed it when it was launched and uninstalled it a few days later. I'm very nervous about losing images. Currently all my files are on desktop and about 10% on Mobile. I didn't fully understand how the two progs worked (or didn't!!!)

Anyway I've just installed CC and it's currently downloading all images.

I'll update later.

Thanks for suggestion

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Unless you checked the option to "Store a copy of all originals at the specified location" (Preferences>Local Storage tab), it should only be downloading thumbnails., not the full originals.
 
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