Lightroom Naming Questions

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So has Lightroom CC changed it's name to Lightroom Desktop? Or just Lightroom? (You name it both ways in your post). Suggestion to Marketing Dept: Lightroom Classic should have been named "Lightroom Desktop" (to keep people from freaking out). Then Lightroom CC could be just "Lightroom", or better yet "Lightroom Mobile" (same as the device apps). Presto! Problem solved? It's not too late to do the right thing?
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If the employees can't get it right no wonder us users keep getting confused! I saw "LR Desktop" and I immediately thought of LR Classic.
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Why don't they at least change the color around the Lr?  something to help differentiate the two products more clearly.  I'm a casual user ...a few times a month and inevitably click the wrong icon and open the one i don't want. 
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They do. The cloud based Lightroom ecosystem is green and turquoise with rounded corners, Lightroom Classic is blue and light blue with square corners
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I have had 'Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v. 2.4.1' for about 3 months now, and have barely used it, because I want to use it without the cloud.  1) is this even possible?  2) if so, how do I turn off the cloud?
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It is. Click the cloud icon and go to the bottom item and Pause Sync. Leave it paused. 
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It is still confusing. The colors could be remarkably different. They are currently subtlety different. Or better add a little m to the mobile version. I still don’t understand the difference between LR Classic and L R Desktop.
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Easier yet is the icon's shape. 
Round-corners = Lightroom Desktop (Cloud)
Square-corners = Lightroom Classic
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I agree with that Rikk, but it is a very subtle difference and not something that jumps off the page, especially for newbies. 

Also PS now seems to have gone the another way. Round for the desktop and round for the iPad version????
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It's dropped the CC (along with the rest of the CC apps) so it's now just Lightroom. Lightroom desktop refers to the Windows/Mac clients, Lightroom mobile for the iOS/Android clients. Lightroom Classic remains Lightroom Classic, but without the extra CC.

As to the naming choices... no comment! Since it remains confusing, you'll continue to see a whole load of stuff in brackets like Lightroom (the cloud-based photo service) and Lightroom Classic (the traditional folder-based desktop app).
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"Lightroom Classic" and "Lightroom Anywhere" would do it.
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so there are THREE now?  Lightroom (classic-desktop), Lightroom Mobile, and Lightroom WEB?  WHAAAAT?
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Are Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom Desktop (cloud based) and Lightroom Web the same product?
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Lightroom desktop, mobile, web, tv are all part of the cloud-based ecosystem. Lightroom Classic is purely desktop/folder based
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Lightroom (Mobile) is what you use on your phone and/or tablet.
Lightroom (Desktop) is what you use on your Windows or Mac computer.
Lightroom Web is a way to view and edit your pictures in a web browser.

They all work together with the same images and synced edits.


Lightroom Classic is separate, even though it can work with the same ecosystem in a limited way.
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No, Lightroom Classic is what I (and most other photographers) use on their Mac or Windows computer, Lightroom Desktop is what millennials (who hate anything called “classic”) and workgroups use. I think they need new marketing people!
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Just opening up the various updates, and I like it myself. Lightroom is Lightroom, used to be Lightroom CC, and Classic is Lightroom Classic. No mistaking it that way. Although let's face it. If you are using it on anything mobile, it's Lightroom - because Classic doesn't work on Mobile devices, although technically a laptop is a mobile device. But I'm sure these days it only means iPads, iPhones and other such tablets and phones. 
Of course, both versions run on a desktop of either Windows or Apple varieties. There they are now clearly defined - apart from the different Logo anyway, as Lightroom - arguably the new standard, or Lightroom Classic the old standard... which I suspect is why Lightroom can't be named Lightroom Desktop, because both Classic and the Cloud version (Mobile? CC?) run on the desktop.
There shouldn't be much further confusion these days I'd think. Anyone looking for a Lightroom type package is going to see Lightroom Classic or Lightroom. One doesn't run mobile and one does Cloud/Mobile, So whatever the user wants the user gets.
But for me, in short, Lightroom and Lightroom Classic tell me all I need to know.

Now, when Lightroom has some of the nice features already built into Lightroom Classic then I'll be a happy man. As it is, I can't remember the last time I fired up Classic anyway,

... and finally. I see the syncing network speed for Adobe is still as dodgy as ever.
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"There shouldn't be much further confusion these days I'd think."

That's really funny RA, I spend like 10 minutes at the beginning of my Lightroom classes trying to explain the naming issues. It's a farce. 
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rachalmers: I can't image any pros (at least the ones who take thousands of shots a year), using Lightroom, and having to pay the $19.99 (or more!) for cloud storage when local storage is SO much cheaper and faster! Do you not have space for a RAID? Or maybe you collaborate with others (then it makes perfect sense!)
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Thousands a day, not year.
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It’s now called ‘Lightroom Cola‘.