Photoshop CC update now available

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Posted 7 months ago

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Anthony Stagge

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My intial reaction is this is not good news. This everything-in-the-cloud options is just NOT want many of us need or want. I suspect Classic LR will be relegated to the back seat and never become a real on-premise option compared to what is supposedly coming from other vendors. 

I am for the first time starting a real review of what product to move to, and developing a strategy to keep as much as possible of my years of work intact.

I will wait until next week, at Laura Shoe's suggestion, to try LR 7, and make a decision then.

Hoping for a real performance improvement and a reason to stay with Adobe.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Check out Tom's more expansive coverage on Lightroom Classic CC here: https://blogs.adobe.com/photoshop/2017/10/introducing-lightroom-cc-lightroom-classic-cc-and-more.htm... 
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Calling it "Classic" is kind of giving it away:
Adobe considers it to be old, deprecated, and to be discontinued in 1-2 years.
Otherwise, they would've called it "Pro".

I have 1TB of photos. I have an upload speed of 2MBit/sec. It would take me 43.5 days(!) to upload all my photos to your "Cloud". 

Which I won't, but because of another reason: I didn't forget how badly you handled the passwords of all your users.
Just imagine the same thing might happen again, yet this time giving access to everybody's photos as well.

I'm sad, because I really liked Lightroom, which seems to be on its deathbed now.
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Michelle

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I don't want to be forced to upload ALL of my files to the cloud.  I am one of those people who is concerned about the security of the cloud.  I prefer to store my photos on my own backups (yes, I have them off-site).

I can see picking and choosing, but ALL of them?  I go on nature photoshoots and can have up to 1000 photos.  I sort through them, find the best and keep those.  I don't need them all going into a cloud!

So, that being said, how can I control what goes to the cloud and what does not?
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Use Lightroom Classic CC.
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Photo Studio TNK

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Hi

For me, photos in the cloud is just a big joke. About 2000 photos every week to sort with 500 to fully process. Each raw file is about 25 Mo for my Canon cameras, and 110 Mo for my Hasselblad ones. I let you do the math.

Adobe seems to target "people who use smartphone to take photos" because it is a mass market.

Sorry Adobe guys, but I still use Canon and Hasselblad cameras, not smartphones, and maybe it is time for me to make a deep dive into Hasselblad Phocus software and other software. I already have Phocus as a Hasselblad owner and Affinity Photo. Affinity Photo can clearly become a LR and Photoshop killer, if Adobe wants to commit a suicide by forgetting their professional customers, my switch will go faster.
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Use Lightroom Classic CC. Lightroom Classic CC is designed for desktop-based (file/folder) digital photography workflows. It’s a well-established workflow solution that is distinct and separate from our new cloud-native service. https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom-classic.html
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Hi

I was not born yesterday.

Either Adobe communication is both wrong and ambiguous, and this is definitively not very professional.

Or Adobe communication is perfectly in line with Adobe strategy. 

See https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-classic-cc-a-total-catastrophe
This is exactly as I feel.
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Michelle

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I will continue to use LR Classic, but I do have some real concerns that Classic will be sunsetted in the not to distant future, once the new version of LR CC gains some momentum.

Also, what I am not clear on here ... will LR Classic have all the tools as the new CC?  I am not talking about the cloud stuff, but the under the hood tools.
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Michelle

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And I just had another question pop into my head:  will the same thing happen to photoshop?  Will PS CC become PS Classic and a new version of PC CC be created??
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So back to the original post—that PS CC is updated. Yay brush and tool preset management! Yay for symmetry painting! It's going to be kind of hard to wrap my head around all the ways I can set up for symmetry painting and what it does, but it should be a creative adventure using my organized and easy to find brushes to create some odd symmetries.<G>
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I updated to Lightroom cc but when I tried to migrate my photos from Lightroom classic the previews where 95g!!! It said I didn't have enough space. That is too big I'm trying to save space. I have upgraded my plan to the 2tb plan but cant use it now have to cancel my new plan and get my old plan. You guys should have a way to save the previews externally! Lightroom cc is not ready yet
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I suspect that Lightroom CC “Classic” will be around for years to come. There are far too many people who rely on it, and it will take years for the “new” Lightroom to catch up. I think that Adobe just picked an awful name.

Plus, right now, Lightroom CC is not meant for professionals (or those who work at a truly professional level). It is great if you are a creative who works primaron mobile, who does more than just photography, and does not rely on all of the advanced features that “Classic” has... oh, and also have an unlimited data plan and a boat load of money for online storage. But there is also a new generation of digital photographers and artists who this tool would work well for.

Also, Adobe stated “all of this will change”. While not right now, if they listen to the community, they will either a) bring Lightroom CC up to the level we need, or b) keep two versions. This is definitely a 1.0, but I don’t see this as bad news... just exceptionally bad marketing by Adobe.