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Creating "New Collections" in LR CC...?

New Here ,
Mar 28, 2019

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It seems another dilemma awaits me with my feeble attempt to understand this ridiculously complicated Lightroom CC environment (after years using Classic).

How "on earth" does one create "New Collections"...?

Am I supposed to keep on adding images one ONE BIG MASSIVE primary library...?

...phew!

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Creating "New Collections" in LR CC...?

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It seems another dilemma awaits me with my feeble attempt to understand this ridiculously complicated Lightroom CC environment (after years using Classic).

How "on earth" does one create "New Collections"...?

Am I supposed to keep on adding images one ONE BIG MASSIVE primary library...?

...phew!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Yes, one big massive library - unlike with real Lightroom, you don't have the choice. New collection is new album. Why are you bothering with LRCC?

And it's not complicated, it's ridiculously, unbelievably simple....

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Mar 28, 2019

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I don't know why I am bothering with LRCC, I wish that I had stuck to Lightroom classic.

But unfortunately my new MacBook Pro would not accept it - so I was forced to upgrade!

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Mar 29, 2019

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You haven't "upgraded"! Misled by Adobe's product names, you've switched to a different program.

Lightroom Classic certainly works on the latest MacBookPros. Before going any further down this current rabbit hole, maybe get Lightroom Classic back? If you were fooled into subscribing to "the Lightroom Plan", Adobe can switch you over to "the Photography Plan".

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Mar 29, 2019

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Ah-ha,

Thanks John. It's becoming clearer now...

And thankfully I wasn't being a luddite, in not appreciating the "apparently new" Lightroom CC features!

It's simply terrible how Adobe have stripped-back the functionality and conveience of Lightroom Classic into Lightroom CC. I can't stand it! _ I don't want my work being controlled by a Server in the Sky every time I make adjustments!

I have indeed paid for "the Photography Plan", SO I'll contact Adobe and ask for a transfer to Lightroom Classic. Then I can easily open my files on my iMac (which still hosts Lightroom Classic).

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Have you tried to open your Classic catalog? There's no reason to not continue working in that catalog. Unless you deleted it it should be exactly as it was the last time you opened  it.

The cloud based version serves users that want to Stream everything they do and have access to their photos from any device by storing originals in the cloud. It's audience is consumers that use their phone all the time as opposed to professionals, serious hobbyist and anyone that likes to do their own printing, book projects etc.

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Mar 29, 2019

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Carey,

There are actually 3 different Photography plans, two for $9.99 per month and one for $19.99. You may have purchased the $9.99 that doesn’t include Lightroom Classic or Photoshop, and that may be why you are having problems with Classic on your MacBook.

Did you instal the Creative Cloud desktop app first? If so there will be a cloud icon in the top right of your Finder screen. If you see an option to instal, upgrade or open Lightroom Classic and Photoshop from within the desktop app, then you purchased the right plan. If you only see Lightroom CC, you got the wrong plan. Unfortunately if you got the wrong plan you need to contact customer support. They will have to cancel the plan you purchased so that you can switch to the correct one.

All of this is way more confusing than it should be and that is why I created a course for Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning called Learning the Lightroom Ecosystem. The course explains the different plans, and it covers the whole family of Lightroom apps and how they connect to each other. You can get a 10 free trial to watch.

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Learning the Lightroom Ecosystem

Helpful information in this course.

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Carey+Marks  wrote

I have indeed paid for "the Photography Plan", SO I'll contact Adobe and ask for a transfer to Lightroom Classic. Then I can easily open my files on my iMac (which still hosts Lightroom Classic).

You misread my post. Do not ask for a transfer. As you have the Photography Plan, you are fine - you have Lr Classic,

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Mar 29, 2019

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If you have used Lightroom Classic in the past as you mentioned in your original post you should be able to search using Spotlight to locate your .lrcat file and open it from there. Or you can open Lightroom Classic from your Creative Cloud Manager. Just be sure the Lightroom icon has a gray border - not a bright blue border.

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