What is Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC?

By now you’ve heard the news that Adobe has released two different versions of their Lightroom software: Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC.

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Lightroom Classic CC is a combination of Adobe’s licensed software CS6 (now discontinued) and the original Creative Cloud desktop application and Lightroom CC is a brand new editing system that is all cloud based and works across your P.C., mobile, and tablet devices. For more information on the differences between the two, watch the videos below from Photos in Color. Be sure to give their channel a like and subscribe.

Other than the differences listed in the videos, here are some of the updates that you should know about the two services:

Lightroom Classic CC:

  • Your favorite photography app has a new name, but it’s still the industry standard for desktop-based digital photography workflows.
  • Experience faster performance when you launch the app, generate previews, switch from Develop to Library Module, move sliders and brushes, and more.
  • Begin image selection faster on import with the improved Embedded Preview workflow.
  • Make precise color- and tone-based selections for local adjustments. Use the Adjustment Brush or the Radial or Graduated Filters to define a rough mask, and then refine your selection using new Range Masking options.

Lightroom CC:

  • Create incredible photos anywhere with the all-new Lightroom CC and 1TB of cloud storage. Get powerful editing features on any device in a new, easy-to-use interface. Edit in full-resolution and have both your photos and edits backed up to the cloud. Organize your photos with searchable keywords that are automatically applied without the hassle of tagging. And easily share and showcase your photos in fun ways.
  • With easy to use sliders, filters, and quick adjustment tools, the intuitive Lightroom CC interface makes it simple to create photos that look just the way you want. And you can edit your full-resolution photos anywhere — on mobile devices, the web, or your desktop. Edits on one device are automatically applied everywhere else.
  • Adobe Sensei uses the power of machine learning to apply searchable keywords automatically. Looking for shots from your favorite trips to the water? Sensei auto-tagging makes finding your photos a snap so you can create albums based on any theme you want.
  • Starting at 1TB with options for more, the cloud storage in Lightroom CC ensures that you can access your entire library of full-resolution photos anytime you want, anywhere you are, from any device.
  • Share your photos with loved ones, clients, or an even bigger audience. Post your photography directly to social sites. Create stunning graphics, web pages, and video stories in minutes with Adobe Spark. Or create a website with Adobe Portfolio for the ultimate showcase. And it’s all included in your membership.

With this new major update from Adobe, which version will you choose to work with and how will you use these updates to facilitate your creative side?

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