Lightroom CC: Ability to print

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We really need a "convenient" way to print.  Some of us still like to create prints to hang on a wall.  While I know the printing is still available in "classic", to be able to move forward with Adode, an integrated print function needs to be added to Lightroom CC.
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Thomas Kuther

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled No print function?? Seriously?? Uninstalling..
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Alan Fletcher

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Still no printing. WTF are they thinking?
Adobe managed to squash my satisfaction level to a meager <meh>
ARgh!
 
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James Hall

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Two of the most basic features - watermarking and printing - still not being available just baffles me. I don't understand how Adobe expects us to use the new version when such key features are still absent.
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I agree with all of you! How can Adobe not have the ability to print? What are they thinking? Will you be coming out with a print module soon? How about migrating the module from Classic?
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Pls implement printing in LRCC. Otherwise LRCC is a great tool, but a workaround for printing is lame and no, I don't have LRclassicCC. Ditched it for LRCC. Thx for taking care.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled NO PRINT MODULE IN new Lightroom CC?!?!?!.

PLEASE add a print module to the new Lightroom CC!!!! This is a terrible flaw!!! I wish I had realized this before I upgraded! I know I should have researched it a bit more, but i never thought they would cut out being able to print photos from the program one uses to edit them! Annoying and frustrating!!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled No way to print from the new "improved" Lightroom CC? Really?!.

Wow, I am so disappointed that I have gone to the trouble to migrate my entire library of over 21 thousand photos and sign up for the 1TB storage option in the new Lightroom CC.  The lack of a print module is ridiculous.  I have never seen a production piece of software that didn't allow "print" as a function.  Please, Adobe, fix this FAST.  You are embarrassing yourselves.
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I agree.  Since Lightroom CC seems to be the more "watered down" version a straightforward print option would probably work fine for most people.  I still use Lightroom Classic for certain types of workflows, but I think the complexity of the Print module would be overkill for Lightroom CC - UNLESS that plan is to get right of Lightroom Classic in the future, then you definitely need a robust print feature.
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I'm totally with your intention. But the print feature in LR Classic wasn't that comprehensive, still enough. If they include just a simple "print" button, then you also could do the job by exporting and printing with tools included in the operating system. The choice of colorspace conversion, and adjustment of brightness and contrast is vital, at least for my workflow. As all the features seem to be there and it's only a lack of UI elements (e.g. Fujifilm film simulations worked if they were set in metadata by tools like Iridient Transformer but you could not change it in LR CC as there was no profile choice until some weeks ago), I guess the print feature is just some UI sketches away.
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Are you kidding, seriously? How can you write in case we want to print instead of a simple cmd-P we should need to export save on a place, open in preview (I'm in Mac, don't how its going on on a pc) and then finally print? Is a print function so complex to implement? Do we have to admit a 10-15 or even 20€/month lakes such feature starting to find some weird way to work?

In fact nobody know what going on with Lightroom. Probably Adobe don't even know. In fact either Lightroom CC and Lightroom classic lakes feature. Classic is slow and heavy with tons of feature. CC is slow and heavy with tons of missing feature. As a result (and finally the only people how win are adobe) we need to buy or rent 2 softwares with none of them comply with our need. 
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A simple Print function can't be the target. They will do the whole thing. As I said, the print function is in place for sure, the UI needs to be done. And printing is a whole new thing in the LR CC interface - not only a new slider or button. It needs some more brainwork and planning. But I'm sure it will come, and I'm sure Adobe doesn't give a single f*** about people threatening with buying other software. Not a single competitor can offer a mobile app like LR CC. NO ONE.
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BTW: On PC/Windows it's the same procedure as on a Mac. I'll open a bottle of champaign when Lightroom is available on Linux, although saving, opening and printing can't be less effort :D
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Hi Christian,
Simple print function is maybe not the target for you but it is for me. And probably for many people here. I can't believe a such massive software can't even print and more of all I can't believe it needs some brainstorming to decide if it will be implemented or not. 
You have to know we do not all use Lightroom to apply preset or retouch photos.
in my case LR (CC classic) is only used to manage, tag etc my library and print some A3 or contact for customers. If I need to use Lightroom CC it is only because and for an unknown [mod note - bad language removed] reason LR Classic is not able to send original pictures in the cloud for me using as a backup plan and as a viewer on my iPhone.
If I'm using LR Classic it is because CC is not able to manage 2 library etc etc

LR CC is missing some important feature and Adobe need urgently to merge those 2 software and offer the possibility to chose between 2 different UI. They will do not need anymore to maintain 2 piece off software and user will better understand or estimate what will be the future of such an expensive offer
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Printing is a pretty big miss for me because the alternative of saving a JPEG and printing it with an OS-level utility not only adds multiple steps, and JPEGs to clean up after the fact, but, also because I switch back and forth between Windows and Mac.  So it requires different workflows depending on which computer I'm working from.  Part of the appeal of CC is having a unified workflow across multiple workstations.
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Please add the PRINT function to LR CC
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Mitch Wieczorek

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While you're at it please EXPAND the export or SHARE function
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because, apparently, I'm an idiot:  I migrated and upgraded to LRCC.  And now I cannot print an image.  I know that maybe most people are only interested in online images, but I NEED TO PRINT - it's why I photograph!

WTF ADOBE - I give you $$$ every month and now I get nothing but edit and STORAGE!  I don't want a workaround!  I want a PRINT FEATURE - Abobe has definitely gone backwards.  GRRRRR
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It isn't just lossless images which is difficult, sometimes one needs to export to a particular size or quality. It seems really sad that Lightroom CC should be hampered by a very few real 'gotchas' (I really like the book module in Classic for instance).

What I don't understand is why Adobe is silent about this - IMHO they should either:

1. Say that they aren't going to put a print / export module in because it's designed that way and explain their logic

2. Say that they are going to put these features in (even if it's not imminent). 

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After getting to know it I very much like the print functionality in Lightroom Classic. I get just the margins and photo size I want. The sharpening and contrast settings are nice to let me tweak a single print. It is also not overly complex.

When this finally comes to Lightroom CC, I hope you keep and improve on the good bits.

Being able to print with the same level of control from the iOS app would be incredible. Not sure what is possible, but something like that would be a game changer. :)
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I went back to lightroom classic as well - keywords stick too
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I liked printing in LR Classic also. I don’t really want LR CC. I’d happily buy Classic and just pay an upgrade fee for new versions the way it used to be. My choice now is to double my monthly subscription so I can print, or go to open source solutions such as Rawtherapee to edit my Raw files connected to GIMP for printing.
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