So, this week Adobe have released the latest version of Lightroom. However it is not that straight forward.
If, like me you are a Lightroom user and have been using it for many years, you will either be using a stand alone version, like Lightroom 5 or 6, or you will have gone down the Creative Cloud route and be using Lightroom CC 2015.
Now, Adobe have released an update, but they have released 2 versions. Both are creative cloud versions. One is called Lightroom Classic and one is called Lightroom CC. Lightroom CC is the NEW version and Classic is the existing version. Well it is a classic after all!
Are you confused yet?
What Adobe have done is stopped Lightroom 6, the non subscription version and given us some great performance updates in its latest version. The update has also been renamed, now called Lightroom Classic. This is what we know and love and have used for many years as Lightroom Vx or Lightroom CC, but it is now Lightroom Classic, for local storing and editing of photos.
The NEW baby, Lightroom CC (version 1) is a new Lightroom with cloud storage and editing. So for people who like to edit and update their photos on the go from any device.
If you are running Lightroom 2015 CC, you will notice in your apps updates list it now says Lightroom CC Classic, you have to make a physical selection to install IF you wanted to try the new version.
For full details on functions of the new version and how it works, please take a look at Adobe’s website for more details.
I hope this information helps and please read Adobe’s site before making any decisions on updates or changes.