I overlooked this news in October, but Adobe released a brand new cloud-based Lightroom CC, while app previously known under that name became Lightroom Classic CC. The new app keeps the whole library in the cloud, has a new simplified user interface, and comes with a full-featured iOS app. That’s an interesting and disturbing release, as the new app is less powerful than the old one and doesn’t integrate with it in any way. It competes with Apple’s Photos app and iCloud storage, not the original Lightroom. Classic CC got a performance boost and a couple new features, but it seems to be in a maintenance mode now.
I am still trying to figure out if there is a place for a new Lightroom CC in my not very smooth workflow, but in the meantime here are a few solid articles on the new app:
- Adobe Introduces New Lightroom CC Cloud Photography Service
- The All-New Lightroom CC: An Overview by Julieanne Kost from Adobe
- Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC - What’s the difference
- Lightroom Classic vs Lightroom CC at Photography Life — a solid comparison of features in both apps
- Adobe’s new Lightroom CC feels like a breath of fresh air for my photography
- Fstoppers Reviews the New Adobe Lightroom CC