Syncing people’s names between Lightroom Classic and cloud version

Last updated on November 5, 2019

Forums Photography Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Post-Processing Syncing people’s names between Lightroom Classic and cloud version

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    Jack Christfield
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    The question arose at last night’s meeting as to whether people’s names entered on the cloud version of Lightroom (using the ‘People’ view) were synchronized with Lightroom Classic on the desktop.
    Apparently the answer is ‘no’, names are not synchronized between the two platforms.
    In an experiment on a couple of images, I tagged a person’s name in Lightroom Mobile, made sure that synchronization was enabled on both Mobile and Classic platforms, and found that the name was not synchronized back to Classic. I think the only way this could be done would be if the name were populated to a keyword or some other dedicated field in the metadata, but I can’t find this happening anywhere.
    It seems as if this would be a key advantage of synchronization, but will require more research to find out what the deal is.
    Just FYI, I am using the subscription model and am up to date on the current versions of both LR cloud and Classic.

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