- I says it is Lightroom 5 on the Creative Cloud Apps page / and has it listed under a "previous versions" tab - I thought there was a separate Lightroom CC?
The only reason you would have Lightroom 5 listed is if your operating system is 32bits, and thus the newer versions of Lightroom (which are named Lightroom CC) cannot be installed on your computer. If you have a 64bit operating system, you should not be seeing Lightroom 5.
- You clever Lightroom users - what overall set up do you use? I would quite like to push all my photos into the cloud - but it seems that LR is just a local PC application + all photo changes are not on the basic files. Do you: (1) keep all your files on the PC; (2) transform / edit them; (3) make a copy of EVERYTHING somewhere; then (4) sync into some cloud storage? i.e. what does the good Lightroom user do generally?
Lightroom is a local PC application, and the original photos must be located on a local or networked disk. However, Lightroom was designed to make it relatively easy to share your edited photos somewhere on the Internet. There are many ways to do this. If you have Lightroom CC, photos in your collections can be shared in the cloud (but the original photos are NOT stored in the cloud) via Lightroom Mobile (an integral part of Lightroom CC). In addition, there are publish services that can push the edited copies of your photos to services like Flickr, 500px, and similar. There is no need for your step (3).
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What/which operating system are you using and is it 64bit.
LR CC needs a 64bit OS to install and run. If you are using a 32bit OS then then you can only use LR 5.
Let work on getting you to LR CC 2015.8 before we go into how the rest of us use LR.
wow. wonderful and very helpful answers. thank you. right - I can sort out the operating system. I have flickr but I don't like it - I'll look at some of the other listed options.