I have the LR5 program on my PC; the data is stored on the computer's hard drive; no problems. In the future if I were to switch to the online LR5 and cloud service could I continue using my PC's hard drive where the photos and catalogs are and have a backup on the Adobe cloud? If yes, is there a way to save all changes to both the local hard drive and cloud? If these two sets of work by synchronized? How does this work?
The Adobe Creative Cloud is not something used with LR how you’re imagining. CC is a licensing and software-delivery mechanism, not a place to store your current working photos in large numbers or a place to run software from or in.
LR CC is not software run in the cloud via a thin client, it’s still just desktop LR licensed via logging into CC with your AdobeID.
LR and your photos are stored locally just like with the serial-number-licensed LR. You can sync local photos back and forth to an iPad via the cloud and you can store a few photos or other project-related files in the 2GB cloud storage, but that’s about it for what the cloud adds.
Thank you. I tried to find out basic information about the service on the Adobe website, but was unable to do so ... Thus my question, which you answered.