Lightroom Classic: Why did you change the interface? (accidentally installed Lightroom 2.3 instead of Lightroom Classic 8.3)

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the new interface is useless garbage, what has happened with you Adobe?!
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The interface hasn't changed in Lightroom Classic.  It sounds like you may have installed Lightroom (Cloud-based) by mistake.  Can you go to Help>System Info... and get us your exact installed version number?
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I must say that I have been challenged by the naming conventions for LR.
I am running Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015.14 Camera Raw 10.1.

I frequently use the Auto function in develop when in bind and the new versions of Auto change the saturation and vibrance way further than acceptable.  I don't understand why they did that.  The current Auto I use does not mess with either of those options.

Why was this done?  Anybody, anybody?  HELP!!!
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Phillip, look for Lightroom Classic. That's the very latest version of the one you have, with lots of fancy new stuff. CC 2015.14 is nearly 18 months out of date.
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Thank you Victoria. 

I updated LR Classic when I started my subscription.  As mentioned earlier, I found the CC 2015.14 "Auto" Develop feature to be very useful if I could not get a preset to work. 

When I did the update, the new version of "Auto" was completely different and automatically changed the saturation and vibrance.  The old Auto did not touch them. 

Several people asked me why my photos were so different from before.  I investigated and that was part of the issue.

Why Auto changed?  What were the deficiencies in this feature?  Why not add a feature to use the old Auto profile instead of the newest version?  Is there a place where I can see why these changes were made and how to accommodate for them?

Thank you,
Phil
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Auto has been improved in the last version.

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/whats-new/2019-3.html
Experience performance improvements when you apply Auto settings. In the Develop module, the Auto option is located next to Tone in the Basic panel
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There have been a number of improvements to Auto in the last few years. As with many auto controls, some people love them and others hate them, but it's really easy to apply a preset to wipe out the saturation/vibrance adjustments if they're not to your taste.
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No argument there.  The question on the table is why not provide a legacy Auto process instead of creating a preset. 

If 95% of the time I like what Old Auto did, then when processing hundreds of photos give me a preset that says "Old Auto."  I would be perfectly happy!  Easy!

Give it some thought, please!  Thank you!
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Honestly, it'll get lost in this this thread Phillip, but feel free to create a separate thread along those lines so it can be properly tracked and voted on.
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Fair enough!  Let me see if I can start one that doesn't start "improperly!"
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What on Earth are you talking about? As Rikk has correctly stated, the GUI hasn't changed. 
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Hi Andrew,

I think your reply speaks to the issues associated with the suite of Adobe products.  We really don't know what we have and we are playing every month for this anxiety.  I am trying to be diplomatic in my comments because many of us are not professionals and want to maximize our use of your products.  The versions and naming are very confusing.

Phil
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The names are confusing to many, so you're not alone. To bring you up to date with the very latest:

Lightroom is the new simplified app that stores the photos in the cloud and is available across multiple desktop and mobile operating systems.

Lightroom Classic is the newest version of the "traditional folder-based desktop-based" Lightroom that you've been used to using for many years.
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Yes, lots of items are confusing to lots of people. But not everyone thankfully.... ;-) So I'd suggest the 'we' be removed for "I". 
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Phillip Pasteris

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Fair enough.  "I" just don't have the time to analyze every change Adobe makes and I pray that my old version doesn't get deleted.
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It can't be 'deleted' unless you let it. No need for praying which is rather pointless in such regards. <G>. 
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Say what. I love the new updated version.
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first: rudeness is not theway to start a conversation here, and I admire admins keeping their calm when people who behave like ignoramouses are using language like this guy Luc Asbury. the new version of Lightroom Classic is anything but garbage, and I particularly like the texture function. In cooperation with clarity it is an ideal tool, in many ways increasing sharpness without all the negative side-effects of the sharpening process and at the sime time softening the rudeness of modern optics when it comes to skin (particularly older people ........)
as much as I agree with many people here asking, why on earth Adobe had to change the name of Lightroom when they introduced Lightroom CC  (the logical names for both programs would have been Lightroom desktop and lightroom mobile or lightroom Cloud)

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English is not the first language of many members. I like to imagine that "useless garbage" is language learned from TV. ;-)