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Tue, Dec 12, 2017 5:38 PM

Adobe, your naming and version conventions are driving us crazy!

There have been, it seems, hundreds of (deserved, IMO) complaints on these discussions about Adobe's renaming Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic CC. But beyond that, why can't Adobe just come up with consistent names for their programs and versions so we can easily follow what is happening?

Today I see a notice from Melissa Rios saying that "Lightroom Classic 7.1" is available. My first thought is "What is 'Lightroom Classic'?" I know about a Lightroom Classic CC, a Lightroom CC, and the old version of Lightroom CC which was renamed LR Classic CC. Has Adobe introduced yet another version called "Lightroom Classic"?

My second question is, What version am I currently running? I go to the program in the Finder and hit Get Info, and I see that I am running "Adobe Lightroom Classic [1142117]". Again no "CC". And the version number doesn't correspond to the 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1 series.

Next, I fire up Creative Collection, and I see that there is also an update for "Photoshop CC." Is this the program known as "Photoshop CC 2018" on my computer? Or is there a different version of Photoshop which doesn't have a year attached to it? (Oh, and Photoshop CC 2018, Photoshop CC 2017, Photoshop 2015.5, and Photoshop 2015 are known as versions 19, 18, 17, and 16 when you do a Get Info in the Finder.)

And, finally, when I click on "What's new?" for the update for Lightroom Classic CC I go to a page that tells me "We've been busy" and then describes the changes for the Oct 18, 2017 update. I'm pretty sure that this page is describing the version before today's update, but there is nothing on that page that tells us which versions of Lightroom it is referring to, but only uses the release date.

I really think that a bunch of drunk monkeys could come up with a better scheme than what Adobe is using:
  • The same name for different programs, 
  • two (in the case of Photoshop) or three (Lightroom Classic CC) systems of version numbers, 
  • using version numbers some places and release dates elsewhere, 
  • a bunch of "shortcut" names used by staff and Creative Collection that don't correspond to the names of the programs on my computer, 
  • and the web pages are not updated at the same time that new versions are released.

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:

Why call it 'Classic' ?


6 Messages


172 Points

4 y ago

Yes, it's al very confusing. And I had to visit a couple of photo forum to understand which differences are between LR classic CC and or classic and....not what is supposed to be an  high quality standard!