Quick feedback on the New Lightroom CC

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I love where this could go so here are some important features that should be next.

1.  Sync'ing changes across images - This is one of the most important features of Lightroom.  Until this is implemented, it would be difficult to use this for a lot of professionals. Also, autosync has been a great tool for us to post crop photos.  In an ideal world, we could continue using the Lightroom classic version of this or adapt Lightroom Classic to allow for making these kinds of changes.

2.  Presets - Need to be able to include Auto Tone and Auto White Balance in a preset.  I don't want to apply the same individual settings, I want to trust the auto tools and then go back through to verify the adjustments.

3.  Export - Need to be able to export directly to Amazon S3, ftp, Google Drive, Dropbox on an a per album basis.  I'm really excited about the potential in speed for exporting.  My particular use case has us exporting 40-50k photos on some weekends and that is a huge bottleneck.  Cloud based exporting could be a huge game changer for us as we often have 4-5 computers running and having manually move catalogs and files around is painful.

4.  Import - I'm hoping that the uploading is maximizing the internet connection.  I uploaded 1.6gig in around 6 minutes. That is good, but we are getting 2gig per minute when going directly to ftp or Amazon s3.  Allow for 50 simultaneous connections for people that have the bandwidth. We are lucky to have Google Fiber and the quicker the better.

It's a huge accomplishment to get this version out.  I'm looking forward to what you come out with next.  We are always looking to speed up our processing and this is a step in the right direction.  Still have to keep using Lightroom Classic, but we'll keep watching what comes out next.

Brandon Schatz
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Benny Thaibert

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The Classic version has the Pro tools. The CC version is extremely limited.

No prints, No tether, No watermarks etc.

When Adobe soon abandon the Classic we need to migrated to another professional app with better functionality and workflow.

I like the design of CC and the UI. But it surely more looks like an tablet app in functions and workflow. That is why I soon need to alter my software pile. If Adobe do not come up with a fast update to CC I really do not see this going towards the professional needs.
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Sure, but I'm very surprised on the lack of workflow in a CC product.
I'll wait out 3-6 months to see what's going on.
Do they the path for hobbiest users or do they chose the path for professionals?
It seems Adobe are aiming for the smartphone photography market with their core app.
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It'll start out with hobbyists, for sure, because their needs are more limited. Different pros will find it does all they need at different times, depending on their individual workflows. It could be a few years down the line before it does everything you need. Lightroom's had 10+ years to get to its current featureset.
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As a Pro user I was thrilled with the UI. But when I looked for the Pro tools it was a walk in the desert. And if it will take them 5+ years to make it pro while LR classic will be gravestoned - well, the professionals need to figure out a stable efficient workflow. However, CC might level up faster then I think. But they really need to speed up to keep the professional photography market.
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I doubt it'd take 5 years to get it to a point that pros could switch.
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CC is the mobile app.  
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Great requests Brandon. They'll stand the best shot as separate posts, because then other people can vote on the ones they feel are most important too.
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Thanks for the advice.  This is my first post.
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I broke them down into separate posts like you recommended.  Thanks!