frank_mccall's profile

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80 Points

Tue, Dec 4, 2018 12:50 AM

Why two versions? Waste of time!!!

I have no idea why we need to download two versions of Lightroom, CC, and Classic, just to make it work across the board. Please just make the one app, and so that we dont have to go between apps wasting storage and space and time just to complete simple tasks. Thank you. 

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322 Messages

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4.7K Points

2 y ago

Two different apps for two different types of users. If you don't understand the difference between the two then there isn't enough time/room on a forum to explain the difference.

294 Messages

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4.5K Points

2 y ago

I only use Lightroom Classic CC as I have no need or desire to use the cloud or perform editing on mobile devices.  As far as I know about Lightroom CC, you do not need to download Lightroom Classic CC.

322 Messages

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4.7K Points

2 y ago

If you only use Lightroom Classic CC, how are you going to use it if it isn't downloaded and installed on your computer? Many users have been converted to Lightroom CC and prefer it. Frankly, I don't particularly care for it. I play with it a little, but haven't been one who has really found a real need for it. But it does fit the bill for a certain type of user. If you don't want to use Lightroom CC (the cloud-based version) then don't use it. That's the beauty of it. You have a choice.

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Perhaps you missed my point: I do use Lightroom Classic CC and it has been, of course, downloaded.  I've been using LR since 3—one's always had to download and install it.

I do not use Lightroom CC, which does have a small downloaded component, BTW.

So you're right, I do have a choice and I made it.  I'm not sure why Frank thinks he has to download both versions.

As for your claim of "Many users have been converted...", where are your facts?  From everything I read on these forums, Lightroom CC does not have nearly all of the features of Lightroom Classic CC.  It's not quite a "Lightroom Elements" but it is not Lightroom Classic CC—by design.

I understand Adobe is planning to get there; however, I will never make the switch as I will never trust Adobe to act as a legitimate caretaker of my intellectual property (and charge me a small fortune for cloud space in the process).

I believe your comment regarding "many" is more correct in regards to users moving from the no longer updated LR 6 standalone to subscription-based Lightroom Classic CC.  Of course, what choice did we have?  No future upgrades and Adobe's move to a subscription-based business model forced the hands of "many."

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12.7K Points

Amen

529 Messages

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12.7K Points

I agree that LR CC (cloud) is feature poor compared to Classic and they have a long way to go before they gain parity.  I actually think it surprised them that most Classic uses didn't jump on the CC bandwagon and ditch classic.  My evidence is the number of surveys I've gotten from Adobe concerning my use of classic vs CC.  

However, I do have both Classic and CC installed.  Classic on my desktop and CC on my mobile devices so that I can have current versions of a subset of my images available on my phone to show folks.  I NEVER edit images on the phone and when I last checked CC does not support hierarchical keywording so don't do keywording either.  

PS - I also installed cc on my desktop just for reference

799 Messages

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11.5K Points

2 y ago

Yes, stop wasting time and using Lightroom CC! It’s NOT for individual photographers, it’s only good for workgroups.

294 Messages

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Really?  Lightroom CC offers collaborative editing?  Multi-user access?  Workgroup support?

This is news!

799 Messages

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11.5K Points

Just share the login & password! Shoot in NY, edit in LA, and design in Chicago (since everything’s online).

211 Messages

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4.2K Points

Carlos is somewhere in a cloud... no?.

799 Messages

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Oh a personal attack, I LOVE PERSONAL ATTACKS! ❤️ Is Tang Canada your real name, or just a desperate attempt at sounding artistic? Your move!

Yes, I LOVE the ability to edit on my phone anywhere I am! That’s right, I said it, my phone! Thank you Adobe for making that happen, and for your monthly plan, it’s made my life SO much easier!

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11.5K Points

PS- Go Raptors!

Champion

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6.6K Messages

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110.4K Points

Ok guys, let's not get personal. There's plenty of room in this world for different opinions, and for different apps.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

799 Messages

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Thank you Victoria, you’re the soul of reason, as always! Remind me not to post after 11!

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Sure Victoria...There's plenty of room in this world for different opinions, and for different apps.... but not much room for touchy feely paranoid people who see everything as a personal attack and is ready to scratch and claw like a wild cat.

Champion

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6.6K Messages

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110.4K Points

TangCanada, by definition, personal is "relating to or affecting a particular person". Whether it's an attack or not may sometimes be an issue of perception, but there's no reason for replies to be about a specific person AT ALL. Let's stick to the topic of Lightroom.

Back on topic, I know both versions of Lightroom inside and out, and I choose to use Lightroom CC for my personal archive and Lightroom Classic for work. If I didn't have fast internet, I'd make different decisions. YMMV.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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17.6K Points

I have a day job as a product photographer and use Bridge; for my freelance photo business I use Lightroom Classic (I would use Aperture if it was still in development.) Lightroom CC would be a poor choice for either.

Different people have different needs. The ideal world is that each program get the same set of features, that work well, and that all the programs are polished and stable without glaring bugs. Maybe someday, huh? ;)

799 Messages

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You started it Tang, by saying my "head was in the clouds", so take responsibility for your actions. I didn't say anything personal about you, until you did! End of line.

Adobe Administrator

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138K Points

I don't want to close this thread down because there is discussion of value here. There is also discussion of less value.  Please conduct yourselves appropriately. 
Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

98 Messages

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2K Points

2 y ago

cheap some 100MB/s guaranteed unlimited mobile line, and cheap some 10TB low latency cloud storage, If there ,

your wish comes true.

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214 Points

2 y ago

I switched from Classic to CC... I will never go back. The problem is: "open your mind to the future". Do you realy need to edit your picture with 2.000 options?? I have about 100k images edited also on mobile (from raw in cloud). 1300 pictures just edited for a fashion show in about 4 hours and shared the link to the customer with HD/Raw quality. Enjoy your self and free your time!, have a nice Job!