Lightroom CC: exporting

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Older versions of LR were so much more user friendly aka intuitive. Chose import, it saw my camera and I imported the images... done!  Then resizing my images for email use to be easy. Selected inches for the long side and which file I wanted it to go to and voila, done.  If I wanted larger files to make prints from, I chose the size "in inches which makes sense, not pixels" and then the file to export to and done...  Now I spend so much time trying to figure out the changes your programmers put in place it just makes me mad! It's not about "change", its that some programmer has to screw with everything just to justify his/her job! Not to mention, now I cannot get my old LR to load and I have no idea how to get the images from my old version of LR into this new version.  Your changes are too extreme and useless to me!  Remember Adobe, we are photographers by choice, not computer programmers, so don't make your changes require us to go back to college just to use the darn program.
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S Smith

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  • Angry as hell

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richard koek

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Agree with what you say. Not only weird small changes (even flagging has been given a new key! lol) also really important features to work fast such as bulk syncing of edits and custom exporting for Client folders simply are limited to bare essentials, creating a huge workload in my postproduction.
And have therefore decided not to use the new CC in my current workflow. I am still using the older LR. knowing they will kill it in the future but I simply cannot work with the limited features this new CC offers me.
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Jao van de Lagemaat

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You do realize that the new version of Lightroom was renamed to Lightroom Classic. You can install it from the creative cloud app. Lightroom CC is a completely new and different program that misses 99% of the features of the old Lightroom and Lightroom Classic but that stores all your images in the cloud and makes them available everywhere. They are different things but Adobe unfrotunately chose to use the name of another product for it in order to confuse everybody.

Lightroom Classic was updated with some really nice new features not available on CC and it is going to take many years before it would go and not before CC has gained enough features that professionals could switch.
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Rick Spaulding, Champion

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Thanks for the input!

Lightroom CC is the new cloud based product with a greatly simplified workflow. It will evolve to include more features with each update and there are already great things in the works.

It will not replace Lightroom Classic. It was never meant to be a replacement for Lightroom Classic.

Lightroom Classic is the same trusted product you've come to know and, as Jao said, has some cool new features. (you should try the Range Mask feature!) Lightroom Classic will continue to provide the professional quality workflow for the far, foreseeable future.

In the mean time you can check out new updates to Lightroom CC as they come out and who knows, maybe something will peak your interest but rest assured, you can always count on Lightroom Classic for the tools you need to do your work.
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Cheyenne Varner

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It is deeply confusing and misleading that the new Lightroom CC was never meant to be a replacement for Lightroom Classic. The name should be changed and that should be clarified.

It caused me a lot of headache and wasted time simply trying to export 3 albums from Lightroom CC, and the limitations of the program were overwhelmingly clear.

Disappointed that I couldn't swap for Lightroom Classic without paying more and adding on Photoshop CC. I don't need Photoshop, or Lightroom CC — clearly the real value is in Lightroom Classic.