Updates to LR CC - how and when?

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I was very excited to learn about the new LR CC and having a cloud based solution that synced through all my devices. However, even if I’m not a professional user and could live without many of the features in LR Classic, I still believe that many must-have features are missing from the new LR CC so I’m hesitant to make the move. I understand that it’s only a first version and have read many times how Adobe plans to develop it further. I am just curious what this means. Do we need to wait for version 2.0 in one or two years to see some additional features or will they be added regularly as they are developed? I am really looking forward to this cloud approach and could live without these features for a while, but I’m a bit scared of switching and being stuck.
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Carol Andres

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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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No, the great news is subscription software means they can add new features as soon as they're ready, so we're likely to see changes every 2-3 months.

Which are your must-have features that you're missing?
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Carol Andres

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Thank you Victoria!
The main ones for me would be: having a trash bin (to avoid losing pictures accidentally), editing capture date manually (I have many scanned photos), survey view/compare view, view side by side before/after editing and being able to sort pictures manually within an album (I believe you can’t do this in CC?). I would also like face tagging and stronger keyword management (hierarchical keywords, sets, synonyms).
Do you believe these will be added at some point and hopefully in the near future?
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Jao van de Lagemaat

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A few of these are likely to make it fairly soon (think in the next year hopefully) but hierarchical keywords are unlikely without a major outcry. Adobe is going all out with the AI which unfortunately means since AI is really in its infancy still we'll have several years of a hybrid situation where neither works very well.
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Some I think are very likely (like trash and capture time). I'm more doubtful about hierarchical keywords, simply because CC is built around AI that's (someday) intended to make keywords unnecessary. Definitely worth a quick search using the field at the top of the page and voting on requests though.
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Instead of asking for a trash can we really should be pushing them to provide proper backup.
That is 1+ year of being able to recover any photo that was deleted/corrupted for any reason, including being able to restore metadata state on a photo where it was edited.
Basically, a proper backup solution goes well beyond being able to fish something out of the dumpster.


+1 for face tagging.
+1 for editing capture date.
+1 for manual sorting photos in an album.
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Selondon

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I guess there is no harm asking, but from what I have seen of Lightroom CC and its cloud forerunner Adobe Revel, it seems like they have set their stall out in regards of ‘just offsite backup’ rather than ‘incremental backup’.

It’s a young product though.
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This is a great question. Every 2-3 months is fairly positive to hear. It'd be great to see what is being worked on and what is under consideration etc... It helps people make decisions about their subscriptions if they know a must have bit of functionality for them is in development. Likewise, knowing that other things will never see the light of day is useful information.

Microsoft and other companies do this.
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I'd need the facility to choose the photo quality when exporting / saving JPGs, as with classic/photoshop etc.