2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 17, 2017 8:23 PM by Jao vdL

    Using RAW With New LR CC


      If I edit a bunch of photos in LR Classic from RAW, and then export the jpegs to a folder on my desktop and then import them into LR CC, what happens if I do some additional editing in CC? I'll be editing the jpegs and not the RAW files, so will those edits appear in Classic? Or, should I have imported the RAW files into CC? I guess the question I'm asking is do I need to work off of the RAW files for the edits to appear in both CC and Classic? What happens if I make edits of the RAW files in Classic and the import the RAW files into CC? Will the edits appear or will I just see the original RAW files?

        • 1. Re: Using RAW With New LR CC
          Neox99 Level 4

          May I suggest taking a RAW file, follow the steps you ask about and see the result first hand?

          • 2. Re: Using RAW With New LR CC
            Jao vdL Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            There are a few different workflows that work when using both Classic and CC. You should completely forget about the jpeg intermediate! You do not need that and it won't help.


            Simplest workflow: Import into Classic. Put the raw files into a collection that you have set to sync with CC. Classic will generate smart previews that it will upload into CC. They will show up and be fully editable in Lightroom CC on the Desktop, Web, and mobile devices. Edits will sync back and forth with some caveats that not all metadata will sync but image edits all sync. The only disadvantage is that the images are just smart previews. For almost all purposes that is just fine.


            Second workflow : Import always into CC. The raw files will sync up to the cloud and be downloaded automatically into Classic. Disadvantage of this is that the upload and download can take a very long time depending on your internet connection.


            Third workflow is a hybrid. Start by importing into Classic and set a collection of images to Sync to CC. Then later when you have some time to wait for the upload, you can import the raw files into CC. It (should) will automatically realize that it already has the images and replace the cloud smart preview with the full raw file. Classic should keep syncing its changes and you should have a full raw everywhere.

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