Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video A few thoughts about migrating to Lightroom CC, part of Migrating from Lightroom Classic CC to Lightroom CC.
- [Instructor] Before we dive into the training in this course, I wanted to highlight a few thoughts that you may want to consider in this context of migrating from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom CC. All right, well, starting with this slide here, you can see that I have Lightroom Classic. It's a desktop app. It has some cloud connectivity. We can choose to synchronize collections up to the cloud so we can work on those on our mobile devices and then that work will be synced back to our desktop machine. Now, the new kid on the block is Lightroom CC.
This one is heavily cloud based. It's still a desktop app. You can use it on your desktop or laptop or whatever, yet this one gives us the ability to upload up to one terabyte of our full resolution files and that's with the standard plan. If you have more files than that, you can pay for a higher level of storage. Now, with this particular app, what it allows us to do is to work a little bit more seamlessly with multiple devices. And in regards to this, as you're thinking about, "Well, do I use Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC?" I like to think of this in this way.
In regards to a really consistent workflow, it isn't necessarily both and rather it's either or. Either you stick with Lightroom CC or maybe you're going to use Lightroom Classic. There is also another approach, the one which I'm taking, which is I'm going to stick with Lightroom Classic, but I'm also migrating my catalog over to Lightroom CC so that I can test things out, kick its tires so that I'm not caught off guard in case I eventually evolve or move over to this particular app. On the other hand too, you may be someone who find Lightroom Classic to be a little bit overwhelming and there's too much there.
You just want to start and move ahead with Lightroom CC, that's a really valid way to work as well. All right, well, in order to consider all of this, I want to compare these two and if a friend were to ask me the difference, I would say this. Lightroom Classic is like this well-established big beautiful tree. Lightroom CC is like a little sapling. If I'm going to build a tree fort for my kids, I'll use the big tree not the little sapling, right? That's why this one is more of a workhorse or a workflow-based tool, at least for me.
Now, you ought to make this decision for yourself. Now, do I think that this little sapling will eventually grow bigger? My guess is yes, but until then let's talk a little bit about the pros and cons here and I just want to distill this to three things for each application. Lightroom Classic, I can work much more quickly. My workflow is sped up when I use this app. I have full develop controls. We don't have everything when it comes to Lightroom CC like tone curve and other things as well. And it gives me more control when it comes to file management.
Now Lightroom CC, on the other hand, gives the ability to have cloud backup, work with multiple devices seamlessly, and it's a bit more of a simplified workflow. So, when it comes to making that decision for you, what you want to consider is well, which tool do I want to use for my main workflow? And maybe you're ready to migrate all the way over to Lightroom CC. That might be the best way to go. Or maybe like me, you're going to stick with Lightroom Classic for a while, but you want to keep an eye on Lightroom CC. You want to test it out. You want to see how this tool actually works so that you make an informed decision about which one you actually want to use.
And my hope is that this course will give you some insight into the process of migrating and it will also help you decide which tool which way is going to work best for you. All right, well, with all of that in mind, let's go ahead and dive into this process and let's do that in the next few movies.