Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Lightroom CC?, part of Lightroom CC First Look.
- [Instructor] Lightroom CC is Adobe's new cloud based photo service. It's not just an app, you can think of it more as an interconnected ecosystem with the cloud at its center. The cloud is where your original full resolution photos are stored, and because they live in the cloud, you can access and work with your photos wherever you are at the moment. In Lightroom CC on a mobile device, on the web, on your desktop computer, or even on another computer, like a computer at work or a laptop.
Using Lightroom CC on any of those devices, you can do all of the following, you can view all of your photos and your videos too. You can organize your photos and videos. You can search for the photos you're looking for and find them, even if you haven't keyword tagged them manually. You can apply Lightroom CC's powerful but simple to use editing controls to improve your photos, and you can share your work. The good news is that the techniques and features that you'll use in Lightroom CC on one device, like the desktop that we'll focus on in this course, are similar in Lightroom CC on other device too, so you can be comfortable using Lightroom CC anywhere.
Now, don't confuse the Lightroom CC I just described with another Adobe product that was formerly known as Lightroom CC, that product hasn't gone anywhere, it's just gotten a new name, Lightroom Classic. The main difference between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic is that Lightroom Classic stores your original photos in local files and folders, and focuses on a desktop-centric workflow, while the new Lightroom CC stores your original photos in the cloud, and focuses on cross device workflows that give you the freedom to access your full resolution photos anywhere.
And, Lightroom CC also has streamlined controls and a simpler interface designed to make it intuitive to use, as you'll experience in this course.