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Wed, May 26, 2021 6:56 AM

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Lightroom Desktop export to Photos (Camera Roll)

From Lightroom for iOS, we can Export to Camera Roll (Photos). That's an OK workaround, but I use LR on desktop most of the time, and would like the same ability - to export directly to Apple Photos. This is a surprising area where the mobile version has important functionality that the desktop version does not have. 

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I don't know of any Mac app that can save/export images directly into Apple Photos. The mobile version has this option because the camera roll is the iOS equivalent of a local folder (but for images only). As your Mac has local folders, Lightroom Desktop can export to a local folder so you can then import the images into Apple Photos (no idea why you would want to if you already use Lightroom, but you can).