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Lightroom CC vs. Classic

This question is in our inbox DAILY! It is confusing to SO many people what the differences are between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic.. but they’re both made by Adobe, so they each have a use by different photographers!

Lightroom CC vs. Lightroom Classic… 

Which one do I need? 

Does it really matter?! 

Do they do the same thing?

 

There are pros and cons to each version, BUT if you’re a professional photographer, there is a clear choice!! 

Lightroom CC stands for Creative Cloud, which means everything can be stored on the cloud. 

 

So what are some of the pros of Lightroom CC?

  • You’ll have an automatic backup in the cloud
  • You can edit photos from multiple devices
  • Lightroom CC is more intuitive in the way it’s designed
  • More user friendly than Lightroom Classic
  • More AI organizational tools 
  • This is for the amateur everyday photographer!

 

So looking at that list, there are a lot of good things about Lightroom CC! There’s a definite use for it for many people but there’s a reason I use Lightroom Classic!


And here’s the pros of Lightroom Classic : 

  • More editing power
  • More masking tools
  • Not cloud based
  • Can handle a large number of photos easier

 

There’s so much more I dive into during the Youtube video so make sure to watch below!!

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