Sorry about the inconvenience caused. We understand that the similar names for these applications might be confusing but they differ in functionality and purpose. Please refer this third party website where the same topic is covered in detail: What's in a Name - Clearing Up Confusion over Lightroom Application Names | Laura Shoe's Lightroom Training Tutorials an…
Long time Adobe user here (actually started in the Macromedia days) including Lr ver 1.
Paid nearly $3000 for Suite at one time with $1000 updates.
Now a Suite subscription customer - since it was first introduces.
Point - I'm an Adobe fan.
However: They really screwed-the-pooch with this Lr naming mess.
Us understanding the differences doesn't mitigate their screw up - IMO
Please refer this third party website where the same topic is covered in detail:
Laura Shoe's website explains the what about the new names. The question in this thread is why - which I guess we'll never know. Adobe will never explain it.
Even Laura signs off with:
"It’s a shame we have to expend so much time trying to clear up confusion over these naming decisions by Adobe – it certainly would have been easier if they had given the new cloud-based baby a unique name, such as Lightroom Cloud – but they didn’t."
Perhaps if we continue to ask that the name be changed they will change it. Over the years the names of Adobe apps (especially mobile) have changed without a blink. Time to tweet, post and request en masse for a relevant less confusing name...