11 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2018 8:18 AM by JimHess

    Lightroom cc vs classic

    ashleyp42280036

      newbie over here. Seems like Lightroom cc lacks many tools and variables that classic has from tutorials I’ve seen. Is this accurate? Or am I missing something? A toolbar to add or something. Specifically like masking tool. Or eye correction. Etc

        • 1. Re: Lightroom cc vs classic
          whsprague Adobe Community Professional

          Adobe is doing a terrible job of marketing the differences. 

           

          The cloud based (new) Lightroom CC is about mobile phones and tablets.  It is very good but is not focuses on "tools".

           

          The old "Classic" is file based and is all about well developed tools.  It is much better for working with your images. 

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          • 2. Re: Lightroom cc vs classic
            Neox99 Level 4

            Agree 100% that Lr CC is about mobile devices.

            INHO it's a shame 10s of thousands of users are trying to use it as a replacement for classic and as such are syncing millions of files to 'the cloud' when there is NO logical reason to do so.

            WHY would a person ever need mobile access to thousands of image files?

            If a need arrises for needing mobile access, send the files to the cloud. When that project if over, take them down.

            • 3. Re: Lightroom cc vs classic
              Jim Wilde Adobe Community Professional

              whsprague  wrote

               

              The cloud based (new) Lightroom CC is about mobile phones and tablets.  It is very good but is not focuses on "tools".

               

              I disagree. The new LRCC app is for anyone who wants a cloud-centric way of managing their image portfolio, and that's not necessarily restricted to mobile phones and tablets. If it were, why would Adobe have bothered to develop the desktop version of LRCC, and developed a migration tool for those existing Lightroom users who want a simpler app (meaning no need to worry about catalogs and file management) yet with most of the editing power of their existing Lightroom?

               

              Speaking personally, and not making sweeping generalisations, LRCC already has most of the tools that I need (and I expect the missing tools to appear in due course) and already has ALL the tools that some other users need.

               

              I do agree, however, that Adobe marketing haven't really done a stellar job in this regard.

              • 4. Re: Lightroom cc vs classic
                Jim Wilde Adobe Community Professional

                Neox99  wrote

                 

                WHY would a person ever need mobile access to thousands of image files?

                If a need arrises for needing mobile access, send the files to the cloud. When that project if over, take them down.

                In my case, it's because I enjoy having my entire image library with me where ever I go, and can either work on them, show them to the people I'm with at the time, and share them if needed, all in full resolution.

                 

                Much of that is spontaneous activity, meaning "sending the files to the cloud" in advance isn't practical, so I have all my images uploaded in full original form permanently.

                • 5. Re: Lightroom cc vs classic
                  Rubén Nohuitol

                  I want to write some bad words for the people in charge of announce the "new" Lightroom, is it new?, or is just a different version for mobiles?, note, when you say classic, you mean old, no means the classic have more options than the new one. Absurde Adobe has this kind of mistakes.

                  • 6. Re: Lightroom cc vs classic
                    JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    It would seem that the naming convention for the versions of Lightroom has tended to steer people away from Lightroom Classic CC, making many users think that it is the "old" version that is being phased out. In reality, it is still being developed and supported right along with Lightroom CC. Both programs are alive and well and serve different purposes. Lightroom Classic CC continues that decade old tradition of file-based Lightroom with images stored on the computer, and has all the features that Lightroom users have become accustomed to, with some additional cloud-based features. Lightroom CC as the "core" features that many Lightroom users have grown to depend on and use most of the time, and has the added benefit of making images immediately available on the computer as well as on all mobile devices for access whether at home or on the go. This appeals to many users. The plan is to have tools that are the same on all devices. Consequently, the toolset is somewhat limited as this new approach is being developed. But that toolset will grow as Lightroom CC matures.

                    • 7. Re: Lightroom cc vs classic
                      Rubén Nohuitol Level 1

                      Why not change the name to Lightroom Desk, instead of Classic ?

                       

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                      • 8. Re: Lightroom cc vs classic
                        JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        Well, I'm just a user like yourself. No connection whatsoever with Adobe. I think Adobe has made up their mind on the names of the two programs. You might like to look at the video that is on this webpage. It's very favorable towards the new Lightroom CC. But it will point out some of the differences between the two programs.

                        Lightroom CC vs. Lightroom Classic CC | Adobe

                        • 9. Re: Lightroom cc vs classic
                          MelissaLA88 Adobe Community Professional

                          Here's a nifty video that might help you: Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic CC - Which Workflow is Best for You? - YouTube

                           

                          I personally will be sticking primarily to Lightroom Classic. I do, however, understand the point of Lightroom CC and why people are using it. I'm personally referring to them as Lightroom Classic - the one we all know and love and Lightroom Light (light because it does not have all of the functions that Lightroom Classic does). This description has seemed to work for everyone I've helped out with the differences thus far as well Good luck!

                          • 10. Re: Lightroom cc vs classic
                            whsprague Adobe Community Professional

                            Above I wrote, "Adobe is doing a terrible job of marketing...."  That was two months ago.

                             

                            Naming may still be confusing.  What I'm learning is that it is really two parts of system that can be connected with capabilities the parts don't have separately.  In other words, it is not one or the other.   It is reasonable and advantages to use both together. 

                             

                            One example is the ease of getting an image from Lightroom (desktop) Classic to Instagram.   That may only be important if you have friends or family (granddaughters!) that choose to have Instagram be important to them. 

                             

                            Another example is improvements in being able to show your Lightroom (desktop) Classic favorites to people using smartphones, tablets or other's computers.  You can chose images to share.  You no longer have to say, "I would like to show you a picture, but it is in my computer."

                             

                            A third process (I'm currently learning) is the improved ability to choose Lightroom (desktop) Classic images to put on an easy to create and maintain personal website using the Adobe Portfolio that is included in the Photographers CC plan.

                             

                            I'm sure there are more that I've not found as well as more in development. 

                            • 11. Re: Lightroom cc vs classic
                              JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                              And the interesting thing is that everything you have mentioned can all be done from Classic. Classic has that direct connection to the cloud with all of the extra features that Classic has that Lightroom CC is still lacking.

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