How to get rid of Lightroom CC, use only Lightroom classic but import and synchronise in adobe cloud the whole pictures

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Hi,

Lightroom CC is maybe the future of picture management but the future is not bright enough for me continuing working this strange piece of software.

As soon my subscription will end, I would like to use/switch to  Lightroom classic and a 1TB cloud. (If it is possible)

I've understand we need to sync a folder to send pictures in cloud. Is that enough?

Do I'm right? Is it possible?
I do not want to experiment and loose pictures (50Gb)

Or do I have to choose between pest and cholera ? I mean if I want some cloud I need this expensive piece of software?
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olivier Guilloteaux

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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It's not possible to sync originals with Lightroom Classic only. Lightroom Classic always syncs a smart preview instead of the original. There are tricks one can use to get the original in the cloud nevertheless, but that does require that you install Lightroom CC as well.

You can use your Creative Cloud folder in the same way as a Dropbox folder however, so if you store your images in that folder, they will be backed up to the cloud.

You can get Lightroom Classic and 1TB cloud space, but that means you have to pay an extra 10 dollar per month to add this extra space to the photographers package that includes Lightroom Classic. There is no option to have Lightroom Classic and 1TB only like there is with Lightroom CC.
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olivier Guilloteaux

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Hi

TY for reply. 
It is totally crazy things go this way with adobe.
They absolutely need to mind about this offer. It is by for too expensive and complex
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Hi guys, I am not too sure I fully understand how you are wanting to use the LR Classic (desktop) and the LR CC (Mobile) together. But here is the way I use them together which may help.

I use LR Classic on a desktop iMac - This is my main storage also on the HDD. All my photos are referenced, keywords etc there and I have around 100K of them.
I have LR CC on both an iPad, iPhone and a SurfacePro for portability.
Basically I import everything via the iMac and create a collection on LR Classic to add anything to - Say the last days shoot. This collection is then synced via the cloud to appear on both mobile devices. Here I can edit, rate, delete etc remotely (I cannot add keywords as these are not synced to the LR Classic - Yet Adobe??)
Any changes made on the mobile devices reflects in the iMac in the normal way.

Now I know this is using the import via the iMac as the key. However I also add photos to the LR CC from any of the mobile devices, iPhone/iPad etc, but these are manually added and not auto added. When synced they appear in the iMac in the folder "Auto Imported Photos" This setting can be controlled via LR Classic. Here via my iMac in LR Classic, I can drag them to any other folder on the HDD (I store my photos by year/month/date etc) and then I can keyword them etc via LL Classic.

Maybe that will work here, I don't have duplicates and I have not subscribed to the extra storage as I tend to keep my collections / albums to a small number that I ma either working on or are current or are just favorites etc.
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This is how it has worked for many years. You have to realise however that the photos you sync from Lightroom Classic are smart previews only. The original question was how to have originals in the cloud.
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OK I realize the originals are on my iMac HDD, thats why I import them all there from my cameras. The additions I make via iPhone Camera / LR Camera I move from the auto import folder to somewhere else on my HDD. I obviously only use the cloud for syncing and mobile edits etc. For what its worth, I am a happy LR user! Thanks