Lightroom CC product name is confusing lots of people

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I have been reading comments and reviews and different online forums. People seem really confused with the new naming. Even adobe.com is confused. Almost everywhere on adobe.com, the product is named Lightroom CC, but in a few places it's named Photoshop Lightroom CC. Please decide, Adobe!
I asked a few questions on adobe.com chat, and the people answering kept giving Lightroom Classic info and links when I asked for Lightroom CC info.
It seems that this is a very different product, and there would be much less confusing if it had a new different name, instead of renaming the other product to Lightroom Classic.
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Meg Macintyre

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Posted 2 years ago

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cherft

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ME TOO.
I have the CC box telling me that I have updates for:
Photoshop CC
Photoshop CC (2017)
Lightroom Classic CC (formerly Lightroom CC)
Lightroom CC (2015)
I cannot find a straight answer - which is my old (2015/16/17) application and which is the NEW application and which update will blow away my old application if I install it.
Please help me resolve this
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Photoshop CC is the latest
Photoshop CC (2017) is the previous.

Lightroom Classic CC is the latest (version 7)
Lightroom CC (2015) is the previous (version 6).

And Lightroom CC without a date is a brand new app that stores your photos in the cloud.

And yes, it's all very confusing. 
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THANK YOU, your Maj.
Succinct and answers my question perfectly.
Regards
Chris
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cherft

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Hey Meg
See also a very good summary of the new Adobe naming system by Cristen Gillespie
regards
Chris
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Dealing with this is a simple matter of adopting the contrapositive reframing...

From now on in public discourse we should just always be sure to refer to "Lightroom" and "Unclassic Lightroom"
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cherft

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Sorry Kevin, you lost poor old dumb me at "contrapositive reframing" . . .
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Kevin Wright

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I know... But it's such a glorious phrase I couldn't resist!  It just means "rearranged opposite of the opposite"
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cherft

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Soooo appropriate
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Jozsef Szasz-Fabian

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Very poor decision about the naming at Adobe.

Please rename according to the purpose of the app:

Lightroom CC - should be the desktop app
Lightroom Mobile CC - should be the app intended for mobile devices
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This thread's out of date, the names have lost the CC's now too. Now there is:

Lightroom - the family of apps for Windows/Mac/iOS/Android/Web etc. that stores photos in the cloud.

Lightroom Classic - the traditional folder-based app for Windows/Mac.