Lightroom CC: I cannot get beyond the editing screen

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I recently downloaded Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop CC. I am having no difficulty with the Photoshop end of things, but in Lightroom I cannot get beyond the editing screen. I cannot find any way to open the library or other modules. I am sure there is a simple solution, but I have tried everything I can think of, and am coming up empty.
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Bev Brewer

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Rick Spaulding, Champion

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Hi Bev,

Pressing the "G" key will cycle through a couple different ways to view photos in a grid.

Clicking the "File Box" symbol



at the top left of the screen will open a panel to let you navigate your library.

Here's a link to some fun tutorials to get you up to speed:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/tutorials.html?mv=product&mv2=accc#

Enjoy!
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Are you sure you downloaded the correct application? Lightroom CC is the new cloud-storage version. It does not have 'modules'. If you intended to download the latest version of Lightroom-as-you-knew-it, you should download Lightroom Classic CC, not Lightroom CC.
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Thank you for your reply. Do I not get the library and develop modules with Lightroom CC? I have a manual for Lightroom CC (2017 release, not Classic) that references these modules. I do have access to the adjustment panels and can make adjustments on the opening screen.
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Lightroom CC is a new product with the old name. What was Lightroom CC is now called Lightroom Classic CC. Sorry for the confusion...

The new version is a simpler, cloud based product that syncs across the mobile apps and Lightroom Web. Lightroom Classic is the updated program that you're used to working with. 

Victoria Bampton wrote a very nice post about the differences you might enjoy reading:

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-cc-vs-classic-features/

I hope that helps.

Rick
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