Lightroom versions to use and not use for print functions

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I am trying out Adobe Lightroom, and becoming familiar with the editing tools. They work very well, but there is no way to print in the menus, I have discovered. It looks like I have to export the file to another version of Lightroom. Will that alter my edits? The file format in Adobe Lightroom is a tiff file, and I can't print from the original. This version is more for social media types of uses, correct? 
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Marsha Levine

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If you are using Lightroom Classic, go to the top right of the screen to the Print module, click and follow instructions. To make the most out of printing best to use soft proofing in the Develop module. If you are starting out, it's best to have a look at some tutorials.
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john beardsworth

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Not your fault, but you have probably downloaded the cloud-dependent program of Lightroom, which Adobe confusing called Lightroom. This program's features are little more than you see on mobile devices.
For the classic Lightroom, which has many more features including printing, you should be using Lightroom Classic. This is the Lightroom which was called Lightroom for 10 years and continues to be successful.

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No, it will not alter your edits to go back to Lightroom Classic (which is where you should work if you are a solo photographer). Lightroom "Cloudy" ("Desktop") is best for workgroups, or yes, social media users. Also can be good if you are on location with your laptop and then your full-res images get synced to the cloud, and then down to your LR Classic, so it's a good backup.
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