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New LR Classic - installed and humming away

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I installed the new LR Classic today - and couldn't be more pleased.
It installed just fine, converted my catalog just fine, and the (little) post processing I have done went quickly.

Granted, I have not tried everything new yet, nor have I imported a huge photo shoot, but the first day reaction from me is - great job, Adobe engineers.
 

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Seems to work pretty well at this stage although it is very basic. I can't tell if I have jpg or raw file displayed when working unless I go to the info panel. This is quite annoying for a dual workflow so I'm hoping they add metadata overlay soon. I wonder if Adobe will eventually replace Lightroom Classic with this new version or whether they will remain different applications ?
 

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Seems to work pretty well at this stage although it is very basic. I can't tell if I have jpg or raw file displayed when working unless I go to the info panel. This is quite annoying for a dual workflow so I'm hoping they add metadata overlay soon. I wonder if Adobe will eventually replace Lightroom Classic with this new version or whether they will remain different applications ?
My guess is that Adobe will eventually phase out Classic in favor of a much-improved version of this newly released product.
 
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My guess is that Adobe will eventually phase out Classic in favor of a much-improved version of this newly released product.
Let's hope it does not REQUIRE cloud storage when that happens.
 

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The new range function works nicely. I've only put it on one of my two computers, my laptop, which is the slower one. I've also installed the new CC version to play with.
 

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Seems to work pretty well at this stage although it is very basic. I can't tell if I have jpg or raw file displayed when working unless I go to the info panel. This is quite annoying for a dual workflow so I'm hoping they add metadata overlay soon. I wonder if Adobe will eventually replace Lightroom Classic with this new version or whether they will remain different applications ?

Can I clarify which version you're talking about - it sounds like you're talking about LR CC - I have the metadata display as usual in LR Classic.

Shame they didn't call the new product Lightcloud, or something more easily distinguished from the existing version.
 
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Yeah. We're going to see this confusion for a long time.
 
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No, that's just speculation. It's understandable, but then why the big effort to improve performance?

They are indeed dropping the stand-alone version. Lightroom Classic CC is subscription only.
 
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I’ve no idea... anyway I’ll start to check my workflow with c1... just in case...
I too hope someone develops a competitive product that is as complete, as I think it makes the market, and Adobe better to have competition.

But there's nothing about this announcement that implies one needs to hurry with such change. Classic is better than 2015.12. Considerably better in a couple cases (the subtle changes to masking are really quite powerful, for example, and not getting as much press as they deserve).
 
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The choice of names is going to be the cause of much confusion. But it's been happening for a while at Adobe: "Photoshop Lightroom".
 
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