How to sync your Lightroom exports with Photos on Mac

How to sync your Lightroom exports with Photos on Mac

Transfer your favorite photos from Lightroom to Photos on Mac with Automator!

Let’s face it when using apps from different places they don’t always communicate well with each other. For those of us who like using Lightroom for photo editing, the task of moving your photos after editing can be tedious. First, they need to be exported, and then after that, you still need to upload them into the Photos app if you want access to them across your devices.

There is an easier way, it just requires jumping through a few hoops at first. Using Automator you can create a workflow that will upload your photos for you, and we have the details for you here!

Prepare to sync

Before you can jump through the hoops required to set up an automated export of your Lightroom photos to your iCloud Photo Library, you’ll need to prepare a few things. These steps will simply ensure that, once you’ve started, you’ll be able to create the Automator rule without having to stop and set something up. You’ll need to set up a folder in finder, create an export preset for Lightroom, and enable your iCloud Photo Library.

Create a folder in Finder

First things first, you’ll want to create a new folder in Finder. This is the folder where all of the photos you want to sync from Lightroom will be exported to. If you’ve already got a folder for this, you can use the existing one.

  1. Open Finder on your Mac.
  2. Use Control + click to open the menu.
  3. Click new folder to create a folder for your Lightroom exports.

    Open Finder on your Mac, Use Control + click to open the menu, click new folder.

  4. Name your folder accordingly.

Create a Lightroom export preset

Next, you’ll want to create a preset for exporting your Lightroom photos. This makes it…

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