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#1 Scubysnaps

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 02:31 AM

After an unfortunate very long break in the hobby, I'm happy to be back into it soon with a trip to the Philippines in the not to distant future. I still have Lightroom but see its changed quite a bit with CC and now Classic CC, so wish to maximise my Lightroom workflow capabilities.

My old way of working was to store the photos and catalog on an external hard drive via Lightroom on the lap top and carry on with them at home on Lightroom on the desktop. Is this still the way with the newer versions?

I have my 2nd licence (as well as an old LRv3) currently on my work PC but not sure how to benefit from this other than using copies of my photos in a collection.

 

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:28 AM

Hey Paul

 

I'm using LR Classic.

 

As far as I can see, there's no problem using your old way of working with the Classic version.

 

My understanding of CC is that it uses a cloud more allowing you to store more images and work online. I must admit I haven't really looked into this so am unsure what the limits/costs might be. If you are travelling a lot this might help your workflow.

 

Although, have to say, carrying a catalog around on a small hard disk seems, to me, to be the way to go. You know were it is, you don't have to worry about limits, downloads speeds, Internet access etc.... and you can easily keep another backup copy on another hard disk. And it's easy then to work on either a laptop or a desktop. But, hey, call me a Luddite.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:20 AM

Hi Tim! Nice to hear from you and thanks for replying :)

Yeah I was thinking it would still work but wondered on the options that may make it better, or maybe back up to a cloud?

Still trying to understand LR CC now, I'm guessing LR Classic used to be LR CC, and LR CC used to be LR mobile? Is there anything that can be taken advantage of with the CC/mobile other than working on copies of your photos from a collection? Can the Catalog be backed up/synced and used reliably?


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:40 AM

Yep, my understanding is LR Classic CC is what was LR CC; and LR Mobile (as I use sometimes on my iPad) is now LR CC. Confusing stuff eh?

 

I'm afraid I haven't used Mobile/CC enough to know what it offers beyond the online editing that was already on Mobile. But my understanding is that CC/Mobile syncs through the Cloud and is designed for greater portability - but maybe a bit Lite?

 

My desktop Classic certainly syncs though a cloud with my iPad CC/Mobile. 


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:43 AM

Yeah Tim, sorta thinking that, its free isnt it, so must be lite? If it doesnt become obvious what differences are by August I might just go back to my old LR3 licence, will save me £10 a month!


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:51 AM

LOL, yeah... although I do think LR 6 or 7 or wherever it is now is a big improvement on LR3 (I've been with LR since its birth) and for £10 a month with Photoshop, sounds a good deal to me!


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 07:53 AM

But when did it become monthly then, I'm sure I bought a licence for another one after LR3, but nothing on Adobe records. Haven't used Photoshop in years now, tis a good deal tho, but thinking I could cope


Edited by Scubysnaps, 02 November 2017 - 07:54 AM.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:07 AM

I'd say it has to be have been monthly for a couple of years now.

 

I don't use PS very often but it sure comes in useful from time-to-time mostly, I find, for removing chunks of unwanted image. It's better I find for that than LR.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:55 AM

But when did it become monthly then, I'm sure I bought a licence for another one after LR3, but nothing on Adobe records. Haven't used Photoshop in years now, tis a good deal tho, but thinking I could cope

you still could have a standalone license before last October release.

I think the monthly CC license for LR started in 2015 from LR6 on but until last month you could select either a license purchase or a monthly use. 


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