The name is the same, but despite the apparent similarities, these are two very different programs. So what are the key differences between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC, and how do you choose which one to use?
Lightroom reviews, tips and tutorials
Lightroom is Adobe's all-in-one photo organizing, RAW processing and editing tool. It can be used on its own or alongside Photoshop, which is designed for more complex editing and illustration work.
You can only get Lightroom as part of Adobe's various subscription plans. The Adobe Photography Plan page explains these in more detail.
There are now two versions of Lightroom, which makes things more complicated. Lightroom Classic CC is the more powerful 'traditional' version which use images stored locally on your computer. Lightroom CC is a newer, slimmed-down version that uses cloud-based storage where all your images are available everywhere. This Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic CC comparison explains the key differences.
The Lightroom HDR merge option has been around for a while, so how does it work and how does it compare to a dedicated HDR tool?
The default processing for camera RAW files in Lightroom is a reasonable start but quite often you find yourself making the same adjustments time and time again for specific cameras. I get that particularly with my Fujifilm X30. It’s a few years old now and has a pretty small sensor that’s prone to noise, but […]
There are a handful of basic tweaks you just know you’re going to want to apply to each image.
Adobe has announced its next generation of professional imaging tools for photographers, and now offers two very different versions of Lightroom. From today, Lightroom will be available either as a regular desktop-based image storage solution or as an all-new cloud-based service where all your files will be available and editable anywhere. There are other changes […]
In photography, things don’t always come together as you’d want them to. Sometimes you get wonderful lighting but there’s no effective subject in front of the camera for bringing it out, and sometimes you’ve got a good subject but the lighting isn’t right. This is one of those situations. I thought the couple walking a […]
Lightroom for mobile has steadily evolved from a portable way to check out pictures in your Lightroom catalog into a powerful and useful sidekick for the desktop app, and the new Android and iOS versions make it more powerful still. Version 3.0 for Android brings a redesigned, faster and more efficient app that’s a better […]
Adobe has released a simultaneous Camera Raw 9.12 update Lightroom CC 2015.12 update, as well as Lightroom 6.12. It brings support for new camera RAW files, new lens profiles and new camera colour profiles. Adobe Camera Raw and both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC use the same RAW processing engine, which is why they’re updated […]
Adobe is continually updating Lightroom CC with bug fixes, new camera and lens profiles and, sometimes, new features. This is where you’ll find a list of the latest Lightroom CC updates and what they include. Lightroom update tips Bug fixes and new lens profiles are excluded: see the Adobe Blogs Lightroom Journal for more detail […]
Virtual Copies are really useful. They let you try out a whole load of different processing variations on a single image without having to create new files, saving time and disk space in the process and keeping all your adjustments ‘editable’. But there are drawbacks too. One this that none of your edits are visible […]