What is Adobe thinking, and does anyone have a solution for using this cloud based Lightroom platform?
Lightroom CC is not targeted towards pro photographers that generate this many images. For this you really want to use Classic.
I got this impression immediately ....But...this could be a spectacular product for the pros as well, if they would just create a hard drive shipping service for the raw images....how hard would that be, and if they did, they would change the industry forever.
Bandwidth is going to remain a problem for most for a long time. I can't see Adobe doing a hard disk service ever but that would solve the problem. That said, Lightroom CC misses basically every feature that many Pros need such as printing, hierarchical keywords, export to anything else than jpeg, camera profiles, batch editing, selective cloud sync, publish services, etc. Those first need to get added for the product to be more useful to very high volume shooters than you can currently already get with Lightroom Classic combined with a good online or other backup solution. I think the best way to think about Lightroom CC is that it is simply a port of the mobile version of Lightroom to the desktop and that's all it is. Fun to play with and it certainly points to the future. you could even do serious work with it if your needs are limited or your work only ever gets seen online.
We will stick with Classic , but will keep hoping the portable drive shipping gets added some day....Maybe Adobe lets a 3rd Party vendor in to perform the shipping and uploads...:-)
It would be awesome for additional or even alternative backups....and it would be hugely popular!