In this video, get a quick overview of Lightroom Classic and CC.
- When we talk about Lightroom, we're really talking about two Lightrooms. We're talking about Lightroom Classic, which came out in 2007 and Lightroom CC or Lightroom, as I call it, which came out in 2017. So I want to explain how we got here and which one might be the right Lightroom for you and it's totally okay if it's both and it's absolutely fine if you're not quite sure which because it's pretty easy to move back and forth between the two. Alright, so let's go way back and understand that Photoshop was originally the solution for photographers and digital photographers or maybe a photo CD to really date the workflow. You'd come into Photoshop, you'd work on one image at a time, but with the mass proliferation of digital cameras, it was obvious that Photoshop was not the best solution and so Lightroom Classic was born in 2007 and it really, it looked at your whole workflow, library of images, task-based tools, give us a focused and subtractive workflow, photographers are working with a lot more than one image and that's the application many of us have known and loved for many, many, many years and we'll certainly talk a lot about Lightroom Classic. Adobe acknowledged again that the world of photography has changed and I think we've all experienced this change which is that we all have cameras in our pockets. Pretty powerful cameras and our relationship with photography doesn't just happen at the desk. It happens everywhere and so we should be able to capture images everywhere. We should be able to access our images everywhere and we should be able to edit those images without any compromise wherever we are and that's the main distinction between Lightroom Classic and Lightroom. So let's talk about where the benefits are for various users. Lightroom Classic is a fantastic solution if you're already entrenched in that workflow. If you've been using Lightroom Classic and you love it, great, by all means keep using it. It's never been faster. It's never been more performant. It's never been more powerful and sounds like you're doing great, keep using it. alongside Photoshop with printers, with a lot of hard drives, if you have hundreds of thousands of images, Lightroom Classic is probably the best solution because it does a great job with local files and that's the distinction. Classic has your files on one system, one desktop, one laptop, one system at work wherever it might be, that's where the truth is. Well, Lightroom, the more modern version of Lightroom puts the truth in the cloud and what that allows you to do is access your full resolution files across devices, iOS, Android, tablet, phone, Mac, Windows, even the web, even Apple TV. You can preview your images on Apple TV. Now with that, not only do you have access to your full resolution files, but because today's mobile devices are so powerful, you haven't compromised your editing either. that only a few years ago you'd have to do on the desktop, so you're not missing any power. Now the last part to the modern Lightroom workflow is that because your images are in the cloud, they can be analyzed and Adobe Sensei, which is this very powerful tool can look at those images and you can search simply by the content. I want to see images of a green truck. I just type in green truck and the Lightroom is doing all of the work for me. It's undeniably a more advanced system and a more modern system, but hopefully that explanation helps you understand which one might be best for you, but fear not, there's near feature parity between the two so everything I describe in this course will apply to both versions, Lightroom Classic and Lightroom.
- Adjusting photographs in Lightroom
- Using the Develop module
- Fixing white balance and temperature
- Applying HDR adjustments
- Sharpening images
- Making lens corrections
- Fixing perspective
- Retouching images using a brush
- Adjusting clarity and haze
- Applying graduated filters
- Culling photos in Lightroom
- Sharing images
- Using shortcuts in Lightroom