Follow along with the instructor as she demonstrates how to install the CC desktop app. Install Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic from the CC desktop app. Compare the two to learn which one best suits your needs.
- [Instructor] The Lightroom ecosystem includes applications for your computer and apps for your mobile devices. I'll start here by installing Lightroom applications on this this Mac computer. And then finish by installing Lightroom on my mobile devices. The computer applications are available for download, after you purchase your Creative Cloud plan from the Adobe website. But before you look to install Lightroom on your computer, you should first install the Creative Cloud desktop application. Because the Creative Cloud desktop app is the control center for everything Creative Cloud. That includes application installers and updaters. After you've purchased your plan, you may be automatically directed to a Creative Cloud desktop installer. And, if so, just follow the directions to install the app. If you're not automatically directed to the Creative Cloud desktop download, you can find it at this website here. I've already got the Creative Cloud installer downloaded here, so I'm going to go ahead and open this, to install the Creative Cloud desktop app. If you're prompted to log into your Creative Cloud account, make sure that you sign in with the same credentials that you used when you purchased your subscription plan. The Creative Cloud desktop app has finished installing here. And we'll see that it's been added to the menu bar, here on the Mac. And all of the apps that are in the plan, that I have available, are listed under this apps tab. If we scroll down, we'll find Lightroom CC. And if we go down a little further, there's Lightroom Classic CC. Now this is where you need to make a decision. If your Creative Cloud subscription includes both Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic, you have to make a choice. You should pick just one of these applications. It's not a good idea to run both Lightroom apps side by side, on the same computer. But, for the purpose of teaching you, I'm going to install both of them here. So, please do as I say, not as I do. I'll click on the Lightroom Classic CC Install button. And that will start to install that. And we can queue up Lightroom CC, as well. I'll click on Lightroom CC Install. And that says it's waiting, that it'll install behind Lightroom Classic. I've provided this chart to help you decide which of these applications is best for you. Lightroom CC is the easiest of the two to get up and running with. Lightroom CC automatically connects you and your photos to the Lightroom ecosystem. If you'd prefer to avoid file management decisions, and are looking for ease of use, then Lightroom CC is probably the best app for you. If you have a large photo library, and wish not to incur additional Cloud Storage costs, and if you need professional features, like printing and bulk editing, then you should choose Lightroom Classic. And if you're brand new to Lightroom, and choose to install Lightroom Classic, I really recommend taking some time to watch Lightroom Classic CC Essential Training, with Chris Orwig, before you continue with this course. Now, let's take a look at installing Lightroom CC on mobile devices. I have an iPhone here, I'm going to tap on the App Store, to bring that up. I'm going to tap on the search icon, which is in the lower right, here. And then just type in Lightroom. And it comes right up. And we'll see the downloader, Adobe Lightroom CC. I'll just tap on that cloud to download that to my phone. The experience on an Android phone is essentially the same, but we have a Google Play Store. So, I'm going to tap on the icon to bring that up. And then search for Lightroom, it comes right up here. Now, I'll just tap on the Install button to install Lightroom on this Google phone. The iPad is very similar to the iPhone. We'll tap on the App Store. And then tap on the search icon. And then, in the field where it says, App Store, I'll type in Lightroom. And that brings it up, at the top of the list. And make sure that when you're using your iPad, that you download and install the app that says Adobe Lightroom CC for iPad. There are two different mobile apps for iOS. One for iPhone and one for iPad. I'll tap on the cloud, to begin download and installing that. Lightroom is also available for Google Chromebook. If you search the Google Play Store, you'll find the Lightroom app there.
- What is the Lightroom ecosystem?
- Managing image files
- Managing the ecosystem with Lightroom on the web
- Avoiding accidental deletion of your photos
- Syncing Lightroom Classic with the Lightroom CC ecosystem
- Benefits of the Lightroom CC mobile app
- Editing in Lightroom CC
- Sharing and publishing web galleries