Yes, Lightroom is changing. Adobe has announced a new cloud-based application called Lightroom CC and the current desktop application Lightroom CC is now being re-branded as Lightroom Classic CC. To make things clear, the Lightroom CC will be a cloud-based and mobile application whereas the Lightroom Classic CC will be a desktop-based application.
Adobe Lightroom CC – What’s New
With the increasing feedback and demand of could storage, Adobe Lightroom CC would allow editing, organizing, storing, and sharing photos from any device, anywhere much easier.
The new cloud-based app now allows you to access and edit full-resolution photos on desktop, mobile, and the Web. The Lightroom CC application stores your photos (be it JPEG or RAW) and later share the photos or custom galleries in the form of a link. It also means that the changes made on Lightroom CC using a particular device, would automatically get synced to all the devices.
Organizing photos in Lightroom CC is smarter, a it automatically tags the photos using Adobe machine learning technology Sensei, and you can later search photos with keywords.
Adobe Lightroom Classic CC – What’s New
Adobe has not at all ignored the Lightroom desktop users, as with Lightroom Classic CC they have improved the file workflow and have introduced new Color Range and Luminance Masking tools for improved color correction.
Because of a major speed update by Adobe, Lightroom Classic is going to be faster as compared to the previous Lightroom version. So now you can witness improved speed in application launch time, image preview, switching between Library and Develop modules, and more.
No Lightroom 7
Adobe has confirmed that Lightroom 6 would be the last standalone version of Lightroom application, which can be purchased and used for lifetime. So post 2017, there won’t be any updates for Lightroom 6 and this will restrict the support of all the upcoming camera in 2018 and beyond.
Pricing of Adobe Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC
The all-new Adobe Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC are now available and can be purchased through one of the three subscription plans as shown in the photo below.
The first Photography Plan costs Rs.676/month and includes both the applications, Photoshop CC, and 20GB of cloud storage. The second Photography Plan costs Rs.1353/month and is the same as the first plan just that you get 1TB of cloud storage in total. While the third plan is Lightroom CC Plan, which costs you Rs.676/month and includes only Lightroom CC and 1TB of cloud storage.