Adobe’s professional-level all-in-one photo cataloguing, editing and sharing application, Lightroom is the ideal complement to Photoshop. Adobe announced two versions of the Lightroom, however, people are not really clear the exact purpose of each. Those who are on the subscription plan of Adobe are looking forward to using the new versions of Lightroom and gaining knowledge about the recent feature set. But the main question is, which one is the new version? How Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic are different from each other. So, before you go ahead and start using any of these versions, it is vital that you learn about both the version properly and understand the difference.
To start with, you must know that Lightroom Classic is just a rename from the Lightroom and there isn’t much difference to what you already have. It is desktop based with local file storage on hard drives and robust editing tools.
It has more advanced adjustment tools, smart collections options to create albums by metadata, more options for building slideshows, making prints, comes with more export options, including custom watermarks and more.
A chief complaint from Lightroom users has always been about the speed, however, Adobe is continuing to work on speed improvements. The version of Lightroom Classic has shown improved performance with faster imports and a lag-free brush experience.
A major difference that comes forward when one talks about Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC is the accessibility and cloud storage. Lightroom has synced Smart Previews between desktop and mobile versions for years, the backup service never doubles because the original RAW files aren’t saved on the cloud — just the previews. In Lightroom CC, the original RAW files get saved along with their adjustments and this is why, 20 gigabytes offered in the standard Creative Cloud Photography Plan will simply not be enough for most photographers. They need to update it to 1 terabyte of storage.
Designed for people who want their photos anywhere, Lightroom CC offers:
All these apps are synced and collectively called as Lightroom CC. all the photos get stored on the cloud, offering perfect sync all the time, giving the photographers access to the FULL resolution photos from any of these devices. It is great for those who are professional photographer / power user / serious enthusiast, keep using Lightroom Classic.
Also, if you are someone who loves taking photos from the mobile phone or tablet, Lightroom CC will be ideal as you will be able to access or edit your photos from anywhere.
Talking About Its Pros
Lightroom CC is easier to learn for beginners, with simpler organization and built-in learning tools. It also has intelligent search tool. Earlier presets are still compatible and it automatically save original files and edits to the cloud Mobile or desktop.