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Basic confusion - LR or LRC?

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Hi, I am a very new user of Lightroom, I am confused with the difference between Lightroom and Lightroom Classic other than one is online and one is on my desk top. I have set up LR with all the presets I purchased as well as free downloads. Do I now have to go and do exactly the same with LRC? Or do I only need one of them? Please keep advice simple as IT language is a tad confusing - Thanks

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Basic confusion - LR or LRC?

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Hi, I am a very new user of Lightroom, I am confused with the difference between Lightroom and Lightroom Classic other than one is online and one is on my desk top. I have set up LR with all the presets I purchased as well as free downloads. Do I now have to go and do exactly the same with LRC? Or do I only need one of them? Please keep advice simple as IT language is a tad confusing - Thanks

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It is NOT suggested you use both versions unless you fully understand the implications!

Lr-Classic (desktop based) needs ALL your image files on a local hard-drive.

Lightroom (Cloud based) sends ALL your image files to the cloud! (and to confuse even more- it can 'Sync' files back to the hard-drive)

 

A brief comparison here- (scroll down)

https://www.adobe.com/au/products/photoshop-lightroom-classic.html?promoid=9WGN4565&mv=other

A detailed comparison here-  (scroll down)

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-cc-vs-classic-features/

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.0, Photoshop 22.0, Lightroom 4.0, Windows-10. Nikon DSLR.

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If you have already "setup" Lightroom any photos you added to it have been uploaded to a cloud server. If you instal Lightroom Classic and turn on the sync, copies of those photos will get downloaded to your computer. This can get really confusing so don't do it. 

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Either program is installed locally on your computer. The question is, do you want your images stored locally on your computer or do you want your images stored in the cloud? Lightroom Classic stores images locally, Lightroom stores images in the cloud. The features of each program are different. When/if you look for tutorials be very careful because it's easy to choose a tutorial that is for the one you are not using and then it can be confusing.

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