I am migrating from a PC to Macbook and am trying to figure out a new workflow with iCloud photos and Lightroom. On the PC it's simple. I have iCloud for Windows which copied icloud photos to a folder on the PC. Lightroom looked for photos in this folder (using auto-import) and moved them to another folder which served as the master Lightroom library while still maintaining the icloud library separately. As new iCloud photos get uploaded to the PC folder, Lightroom moves and imports them. Even though they get moved from the uploaded iCloud folder, they are not removed from the iCloud library. On the Mac, these photos are stored in a zipped up file called Library.photoslibrary, which, if one shows the package contents are stored in various sub folders in the Masters folder. Since iCloud is integrated more deeply, one shouldn't mess with these files directly. Also, if they are removed then they are removed from the iCloud library itself. Therefore, I thought that it would make the most sense to copy these iCloud photos elsewhere on the Macbook and set Lightroom to look in this new folder to auto-import. Is there any program that will semi-sync photos from the iCloud photo library to another folder such that if they are removed from the other folder, they won't get copied over again? I only need them copied once (and Lightroom will handle the rest). Or am I thinking about this wrong? Is there a better way? I do not want to manually copy photos over, it should be automatically synced.