Bad Name Change

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So someone at Adobe thought it would be a good idea to give the name "LightRoom" to an entirely different program and make everyone who uses the actual LightRoom call it "LightRoom Classic" now??? I can only imagine this is intended to trick some new people into using the new cloud-based LightRoom when they read any of the millions of articles that talk about "LightRoom" being a great program. You broke your own name on thousands of websites.

The proper thing to do when one invents a new program paradigm is to give the new program a new name so people using the old program don't have to suddenly adopt a new term for it, and people using the new program don't have any problems looking for information about the new program. How many people looking for information on LightRoom (the new cloud-based version) are going to instead find information on LightRoom.

The term "Classic" by the way, typically means something OLD and OUT-OF-DATE. As much as you might want me to upload all my photographs onto your server, it ain't gonna happen.

Adobe, you really should have left well enough alone and thought up a new name for your new cloudy methodology, a completely seperate app to link your cloud services to LightRoom and Photoshop, or if you must embed it into a LightRoom program, call that program something special. Renaming the existing famous LightRoom is a historic Fail.

I hope you will please consider offering a big apology and changing the name back so we can continue knowing exactly what program the word "LightRoom" indicates on all those websites that worked so hard to provide you free support.
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Rob Rippengale

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Posted 7 months ago

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Carl Douthit

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Well said
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Carlos Cardona

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Everyone agrees with you about Adobe's lack of branding expertise, but don't hold your breath about Adobe apologizing and changing the name back. This WILL confuse everyone who is new to photography and is looking for a way to manage and edit their photos. BTW, many of us do NOT interpret the name "Classic" as OLD or OUT-OF-DATE. Maybe I'm older than you, classic but still current! Check the Adobe interview on DPReview on how LR Classic is NOT being phased out.
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Gary Rowe

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A 'Classic' car is one that is AT LEAST 30 years old ...
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In the context of software, many companies have used "Classic" to  connote end-of-life, superseded by a newer product, outdated, old fashioned, no longer available, legacy technology, supported but no more improvements, hard to use, not the preferred product, etc.  See this post for many examples: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/why-call-it-classic?topic-reply-list%5Bsettin...
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I use lightRoom now classic as part of my CC account, but would use the cloud based version also while traveling if I did not have to use Adobe cloud. I pay for unlimited cloud storage and do not want to pay a second time.

I may have missed a set up point as I stopped looking at it as soon as I could not obviously see a way to use my cloud based storage.I use lightRoom now classic as part of my CC account, but would use the LightRoom cloud based version also while traveling, if I did not have to use Adobe cloud. I pay for unlimited cloud storage and do not want to pay a second time.
I may have missed a set up point as I stopped looking at it as soon as I could not obviously see a way to use my cloud based storage with our transferring everything manually.
Please note I have not looked at this in depth yet.

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