An issue I’ve been encountering recently for beginners with Lightroom, is an issue with installing the software. The issue, is more of a confusion. People are getting confused which Lightroom to install and the problem arises from the name and the fact there are 2 versions that can be installed.
Lightroom, is an app version with reduced features, but it’s what some people install by a mistake. What people are after, is Lightroom Classic, this is the full blown, desktop version.
So people are installing Lightroom, then wondering why it looks different. Lightroom Classic, is slightly misleading, but it used to be Lightroom, but Adobe renamed it to Lightroom Classic when the created the new App Version for tablets and mobile use. The 2 can sync photos between them, but for full functionality on a desktop, go with the Classic!