What’s New in The World of Lightroom – October 2017

Welcome to my Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC resource page covering all the Lightroom news that was announced at Adobe’s MAX conference on October 18, 2017. There is a ton of big news :

  • Lightroom as we knew it has been renamed “Lightroom Classic“.
  • There is a brand new cloud-based “Lightroom CC” application that is tightly integrated into a larger “Lightroom CC ecosystem”, consisting of Lightroom CC desktop, Lightroom CC iOS and Lightroom CC Android for mobile devices, and Lightroom CC web. (Mobile and web applications are not brand new – they are the ones that we have been using for quite some time.)
  • Version 7.0 of Lightroom Classic has been released as a subscription only, with performance improvements and a few new features.
  • The perpetual / stand-alone Lightroom 6 product will continue to be sold and will get 1-2 small final updates in the next few months with support for new cameras, new lens profiles and bug fixes.
  • New features have been added to Lightroom mobile for iOS and Android, including keywording and collection sets (called “folders” in the Lightroom CC world)  – but these will not sync back to Lightroom Classic, just to the new cloud-based Lightroom CC.
  • New features have been added to Lightroom Web, including an artificial intelligence-driven “Best Photos” feature.

The following links to articles and videos will take you through all the news. I recommend starting with the summary to get the lay of the land.  Do chime in in the Comments section of any and all posts with your thoughts – but do keep it civil, please!

Summary of All the Lightroom News from Adobe’s MAX Conference

What's New in Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom Web

ARTICLE: Summary of All the Lightroom News

Lightroom Classic 7 , CC, Mobile and Web

Get All the News

Learn what’s new:

Product names
What’s new in Lightroom Classic 7.0
The new cloud-based Lightroom CC program and where it fits in the “Lightroom ecosystem”
Available plans and pricing
Mobile for iOS and Android; Web
Read my thoughts on it all and share your own.

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What's New in Lightroom Free Webinar Recording

VIDEO Summary of All the Lightroom News

Lightroom Classic 7 , CC, Mobile and Web

Recorded Webinar

Confused and/or overwhelmed by all the news? In this 50 minute recorded webinar session I’ll cover the highlights and provide context and my thoughts about it to help clear up your confusion and enable you to understand what, if anything, you need to do.

Product names
What’s new in Lightroom Classic 7.0
What you can already do in Lightroom mobile and web with your Creative Cloud subscription and Classic 7
The new cloud-based Lightroom CC program and where it fits in the “Lightroom ecosystem”
Available plans and pricing
Mobile for iOS and Android; Web

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Lightroom Classic

LR Classic CC Logo with name

What's New in Lightroom Classic 7

What's New in Lightroom Classic 7

Read about and watch video tutorials on all of the new features and improvements – range mask, the embedded previews workflow, performance improvements and more.

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How to Upgrade to Lightroom Classic 7

How to Upgrade to Lightroom Classic 7

How to Upgrade to Lightroom Classic 7

Learn how to prepare for the upgrade, how to upgrade, how to rename your catalog, what to check to see if the process went well, and then learn what you can delete and uninstall.

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roll back to earlier version of lightroom

How to Roll Back to an Earlier Version of Lightroom

Rolling Back

Whether you accidentally updated to Classic 7 or you’re having issues with it, learn how to find the earlier version, install it and recover most of the work you did in 7.

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Lightroom Classic New Feature Video Tutorials

FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD of all of my video tutorials for Lightroom Classic 7’s new features, go to this page.

Lightroom CC

Lightroom CC Logo

Introduction to the New Cloud-Based Lightroom CC

Introduction to Lightroom CC

Watch my video tour of this brand new cloud-based application and ecosystem!

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How to migrate your Lightroom ca

Migrate Your Lightroom Classic Catalog to Lightroom CC

Migrate to Lightroom CC

Preparation is key to getting the best results!  Learn how to prepare for migration, what will migrate over and what won’t, and how to migrate.

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Lightroom CC Delete Images

Urgent

Don't Use Lightroom CC Until You Read This!

Don't Use Lightroom CC Until You Read This!

It’s very easy to accidentally delete photos in Lightroom CC, and they will not go to your Trash or Recycle Bin – they will be truly GONE. Learn how to protect your photos.

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Making Your Decision: Whether to Use Lightroom Classic or CC

Which Should I Use - Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic?

Which Should I Use

Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic or Lightroom 6?

Which Should I Use?

In this article I explain how the the programs differ in approach, and I list pros and cons of staying with Classic vs. switching to CC.

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List of features in Lightroom Classic not in Lightroom CC

The Definitive List

Of What You Can and Can’t Do in Lightroom CC Compared to Classic

Be Sure Lightroom CC Will Do What You Need It To!

Detailed feature comparison – read this before deciding whether to switch!

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Creative Cloud Photography Program Pricing

Adobe Cloud Subscription Plans

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Learn how Adobe’s Creative Cloud and Lightroom CC cloud subscriptions work – what you’ll have on your computer vs. in the cloud, what happens to your photos when you stop subscribing, and much more.