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Lightroom Desktop: Allow for a second monitor

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Explorer ,
Oct 30, 2017 Oct 30, 2017

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Where has the secondary monitor feature gone ?
I'm just starting to use the cloud version after completing migration (which took a long time). How many more basic features will be missing?
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 30, 2017 Oct 30, 2017

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Lightroom CC is a 1.0 version. You are going to be missing quite a few features compared to a 10 year old product like Lightroom Classic. That's only natural and maybe you should have tried Lightroom CC a while before plunging in and doing a complete migration.
-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Engaged ,
Oct 30, 2017 Oct 30, 2017

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Yeah, maybe we should have, but a large part of this is the naming confusion. I don’t think it’s completely unreasonable to assume that a software suite entitled “Lightroom CC” would, well, have the same feature set as a software suite entitled “Lightroom CC”.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2017

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For an ordinary company, yes indeed. But hey, this is Adobe!
-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Explorer ,
Oct 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2017

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Johan - I don’t agree that a v1.0 product should necessarily have missing features , particularly a fully chargeable product that builds on ten years understanding of what customers need, not to mention an existing code base. It’s claimed to be designed for use by professionals...
Overall i’m reasonably impressed by the migration process, and I’m looking into ways of using Classic with CC to get the right mix of features I need, but it seems that it is down to third parties to lead the way forward.
I’m not convinced that Adobe’s useability testing of the CC version has been completely effective, probably indicative of a somewhat cavalier attitude to its customers.
Perhaps a roadmap of when some of the basic features will reappear would be helpful.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2017

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Of course there will be features that simply have nog been added yet. If Adobe could use the code base to instantly add anything and everything that Lightroom Classic has, you would wonder why they introduced Lightroom CC in the first place.
-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Engaged ,
Jan 03, 2018 Jan 03, 2018

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Trialing Lightroom CC after using Capture one. No dual screen capacity in a 2018 product? What a joke! Still dabbling with other features before deciding whether to subscribe, but no dual screen capacity will be a killer for me. Wake up Adobe, your competitors have the edge in this regard.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 04, 2018 Jan 04, 2018

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That's comparing apples with oranges. You need to be comparing LR Classic with Capture One for a more meaningful comparison. Lightroom CC is the brand new cloud-centric app.

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Explorer ,
Jan 04, 2018 Jan 04, 2018

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Does that mean I will have to pay more when CC is finished? (I don't believe it is yet at its minimal viable product state - there are significant use cases missing and quite significant defects)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 04, 2018 Jan 04, 2018

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I wouldn't have thought so, at least in the short-term. The point of the subscription licensing is that it is supposed to facilitate ongoing enhancements/feature improvements, unlike the perpetual licensing model which didn't. So if you subscribe, you should expect to see ongoing changes (as we saw with the recent version 1.1 update), though like all subscriptions I would expect the pricing will always be under review. But I don't work for Adobe, so I'm just speculating. My own Adobe subscription which I started more that 4 years ago has increased very very slightly in that period (mainly due to currency fluctuations).

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Engaged ,
Oct 28, 2018 Oct 28, 2018

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I 100% agree that Lightroom CC needs multi-monitor support. Lightroom Classic is unusably slow, even on a screaming-fast brand new PC. If CC is the future, Adobe needs to migrate all key photo-editing features like dual monitor support or continue to lose their userbase to other products.

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Engaged ,
Nov 20, 2018 Nov 20, 2018

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I used LR "second monitor" feature for photo presentations, I would appreciate the feature in CC too.

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New Here ,
Apr 19, 2019 Apr 19, 2019

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The new Lightroom CC removed the ability to display images on a secondary display. That's a horrific loss of functionality. What sounded like a promising update turned into a step backwards. Come on, Adobe, get your act together!

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Engaged ,
Jun 24, 2019 Jun 24, 2019

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Please adobe, add an second screen for Adobe Lightroom CC. 

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New Here ,
Sep 15, 2019 Sep 15, 2019

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still no good news for this?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 15, 2019 Sep 15, 2019

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If Adobe holds true to form there will be no "news" regarding such a feature. When/if that feature is ever made part of Lightroom for the cloud, it will simply show up in a subsequent update. Until then, if the feature isn't there, it isn't there. That's the way things are.

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Engaged ,
Dec 27, 2019 Dec 27, 2019

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Canceling membership unless 2nd monitor support is added soon. Too may other AND BETTER options now. Adobe is F****** it all up.

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Engaged ,
Jan 05, 2020 Jan 05, 2020

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Definitely need this feature to complement the pro workflow.

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Engaged ,
Feb 22, 2020 Feb 22, 2020

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I'm thinking of discontinuing the Adobe subscription

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Engaged ,
Apr 10, 2020 Apr 10, 2020

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I just joined Adobe subscription, found that after years of user request they still did not add 2nd monitor support to Light room CC (or in fact if you need classic then pay double the price for subscription fee). Let me be frank, nowadays many photo editing can be done on smartphone and iPad, the dependency on light room and overall dedicated camera is reducing, the only reason for me to come into raw shooting with Adobe is large screen magic.... If I am anyway kicked back to laptop 13" screen, I will unsubscribe and stay with iPad apps. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 11, 2020 Apr 11, 2020

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I'm sure you're already aware, but you can just pick up the LR window and move it to your large screen. Or the Classic subscription is the same price, unless you need large amounts of cloud storage.
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The Lightroom Queen - Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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Engaged ,
Apr 11, 2020 Apr 11, 2020

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Yes, thank you for reminding us that windows can move. The difference is with second monitor support you, we’d be able to be zoomed in to some part of the image while adjusting and editing, while simultaneously seeing that same image, zoomed out and fit to the screen, on the *second* screen. So you dial in the details, while still seeing the end result update live. You don’t have to zoom in and out, in and out, in and out...

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Engaged ,
May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020

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Adding to the sea of voices here, This is essential to my workflow!! Please add a second monitor to complement my professional workflow 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 01, 2020 Jun 01, 2020

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How is this still not a thing...?!

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Engaged ,
Sep 07, 2020 Sep 07, 2020

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Still no update on this?

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Engaged ,
Sep 19, 2020 Sep 19, 2020

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This feature request dates back from 2017, now we are 2020...

Coming from LR Classic, I've come to appreciate the possibility of editing my pictures on two monitors enabling me to work simultaneously on two levels of details. So I found it quite disappointing to see this feature gone in LR CC.

I've got serious difficulties to understand why this, to be fair, quite basic funtionality has not been ported right from the beginning. Here we are, three years later, and still no second monitor support. Adobe, I'm sure you do care about your customers' user experience, so please, integrate the second monitor support into Lightroom CC.

 

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