Lightroom: Can someone explain the storage and plan options?

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I’m looking for clarity with my adobe subscription.We have the big package, all adobe apps and adobe stock so are paying aroun £95 per month fo this.However with the new lightroom CC, we only got a 30 day trial.Looks like we now have to add this on to our package and pay another £20 per monthWe can still use lightroom classic and sync folders that way to mobile devices, but to use the new lightroom CC we need to pay even more moneyIs this correct. Can someone please confirm that we have understood this correctly.If so then we won’t be using the new lightroom and there is no way we want to pay more money for something that is very similar to what we already pay for.
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Sean Clarke

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Steve Gandy

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You can use the new Lightroom CC (formerly Mobile) without paying more. However, you only get 2GB of cloud storage.  The extra charge comes if you need more storage. For an add'l $5 you can get 1TB I believe. This may be a "sale" for current customers. It looks like it costs a new customer $9.99 for the 1TB. Or $19.99 for Lr Classic and the new Lr CC. And a new Adobe user can use Lightroom CC  (at least on their mobile device) without charge. Someone can correct me if I have a detail wrong here.

I'm using both versions in different contexts and still just pay the $9.99/mo for the photographer's plan. The limited online storage is fine for me unless I had lots of lots images I needed to post online easily for clients and that generally happens in other ways / at other cloud services.

This link is helpful:

This one too, scroll down to see the pricing:

Hope this helps.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Are you sure about the storage? I believe a full CC subscription comes with 100 GB storage, not just 2 GB.
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Steve Gandy

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What I put above is from the Adobe sites I listed....Maybe you had a special deal when you originally bought in? Or some other reason? Or full suite subscribers get the 100.  I'm not sure.
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I see the subscription associated with the email you use for this forum shows a current subscription with 100Gb of data.  Can you say more about the messages you are seeing regarding the trial?  Where is this info showing?

One thing to try if this persists is to log completely out of Creative Cloud and log back in again.

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Tom Mickow

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Sean - Do you happen to have a Team or Enterprise plan currently?  According to the FAQ (, Lightroom CC is coming to those plans, but isn't available yet.

Q - Is Lightroom CC available in Creative Cloud Team and Enterprise plans?
A - Lightroom CC will be coming soon to Team and Enterprise plans.