Learn how to download all your synced Lightroom photos and videos to your computer.

About the Adobe Lightroom Downloader app

The Adobe Lightrooom Downloader app helps you download all your synced Lightroom photos to a destination on your computer's hard-drive.

Note:

  • The app downloads 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.
  • The edits made to the raw images are written into the XMP sidecar files that accompany the downloaded raw files.
  • For the photos originally uploaded from the Lightroom Classic CC desktop app that only have a Smart Preview synced to the cloud, the app downloads DNG Smart Previews only for such photos.

Supported operating systems

macOS v10.13 (High Sierra) and Windows 10

Steps to install the app and download your Lightroom photos

  1. Download and install the app.

    Go to the link https://lightroom.adobe.com/lightroom-downloader.

    In the Lightroom Downloader web page that opens in your browser, choose your operating system to begin downloading the setup file.

    (Windows)

    If you're using a Windows machine, do the following to install the app:

    1. After downloading the LightroomDownloader.zip file, extract the contents using the default operating system utility or a third-party software such as WinZip or PKZIP.
    2. Double-click the Set-up.exe file to launch the setup.

    (Mac)

    If you're using a Mac machine, double-click the LightroomDownloader.dmg file to mount/install it.

     

  2. Launch the app and choose to begin.

    After the installation is complete, launch the Lightroom Downloader app.

    On the start screen, click Begin.

    Lightroom Downloader
    Begin downloading your Lightroom photos
  3. Sign in to your Lightroom account.

    Sign in with your Adobe ID, Facebook, or Google account.

    Note:

    Enterprise IDs are not supported.

    Sign in
    Sign in

    Wait for the analysis of library.

    Once you sign in, the app begins analyzing library and finding your photos. 

    The blue bar displays the progress.

    Analyzing library
    Analyzing library
  4. Choose a destination folder.

    Click the Choose a Folder button.

    In the dialog box that appears, choose a destination on your hard-drive where you want to download the photos.  

    Ensure that you have sufficient disk space to download your Lightroom library content.

    Choose a destination folder
    Choose a destination folder
  5. Start download.

    After you've chosen a download destination that has enough free space, click Start Download.  

    Start Download
    Start Download

    Wait for completion.

    The app now begins downloading your photos.

    The blue bar indicates the Overall Progress percentage. The Currently Downloading section displays the name and extension of the image files and its download progress.

    At the bottom of the screen, you also have the option to pause and resume the download activity.  

    6-downloading
  6. View the output folder.

    Once the app completes downloading your photos, click the Open Folder button at the bottom to view the downloaded files on your computer.

    7-finished

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