A Complete Guide to Lightroom CC

Adobe recently released the latest version of the desktop version of Lightroom, which is now dubbed "Lightroom Classic CC." Alongside it, they released Lightroom CC, an entirely new application that moves things to the cloud and seems to be targeted mostly toward advanced amateurs, but that also includes some interesting features along with the ability to integrate with the desktop version pros are used to. This helpful video will get you up and running on the new Lightroom CC.

Coming to you from Jesus Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel, this video walks you through all the aspects of the new Lightroom CC application, from layout and importing to editing and exporting. If you're already a member of Adobe's $10/month Creative Cloud Photography Plan, you currently have access to both versions of Lightroom along with 20 GB of cloud storage, with the option to upgrade to 1 TB of storage for a total of $10/month or switch to a Lightroom CC only plan with 1 TB of storage for $10/month. Of course, if you're a working pro, you won't host all of your images in the cloud, but it will give you some room to maneuver if you decide to use it for on-the-go work. While it's certainly a different experience, it's worth checking out!

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Brian Pernicone's picture

Appreciate the posting. Major changes from Adobe demand some attention and it's easy to think "oh, I've got this all figured out" without taking the time to see a video like this to show us, "oh, wait, no I don't!"

Ridiculous idea, the thought of using two versions of LR on the desktop. I wonder how long before the original Lightroom is eliminated. I think I'll be buying Lightroom 6 and call it good.

Tomasz Stramel's picture

Before, I could access the in-cloud LR settings; now, Adobe let me know my PC doesn't meet their minimum system requirements. Thank you very much.

Wow. Speechless when I first read that. What are your computer's specs?

Tomasz Stramel's picture

HP Pavilion 17-f020sw, Intel Core i3-4030U 1.90GHz 4th Gen., NVidia GeForce 830M (driver v.387.92; v.388.13 was released Oct. 30th, haven't installed it yet), DDR3 SDRAM 4096. I'd appreciate if Adobe's installation manager software could determine if the client system is supported by the upgrade prior to executing the whole process. This isn't the end of the world, of course, I'm just pointing out areas for improvement. Also, contrary to what I've been hearing, the current "Classic" version of Lightroom takes about five times longer to export a processed 14-bit lossless compressed NEF out of my D300 as a "100" quality JPEG than the previous version did. Is this what you'd call progress?? Maybe indirectly, in that it forces me to buy new hardware that will (or will it?) utilize the full potential of the software. I hope my experience is just one in a billion and everyone else is enjoying the transition.

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/system-requirements.html

See if your computer checks out. i3? 😬

Tomasz Stramel's picture

Just a follow-up note: Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 v.19.0 runs noticeably smoother and faster on my laptop than the previous version - not to mention Lightroom Classic CC - so it is possible to make improvements and enhancements that work for users of earlier versions of software. Lightroom Classic CC is far less complex than PS yet the developers have somehow managed to throw some sand in the gears. Maybe they'll redeem themselves, we'll see.

The only Lightroom tutorial I'm interested in is how to transfer the catalogue to another software.

Lightroom is toast as far as I'm concerned.