For many photographers, Lightroom Classic is the industry standard, for better or worse. Instead of using Lightroom CC, photographers of all levels often utilize Lightroom Classic. Lightroom CC, which was released a few years back, was created to solve several speed and performance difficulties. It is a slimmed-down version of the software. However, it also implies that it lacks the strength that photographers need.
HOWEVER, FIRST A PREFACE
The Phoblographer has turned our crew over to Capture One for many years. In the past, Lightroom Classic served as the basis for all of our camera and lens tests. However, we changed when problems with speed and general performance started to appear. These days, I sometimes see a simpler UI when I open Lightroom Classic, but other times it simply appears complicated. Furthermore, nothing exports with the same quality as Capture One does.
For the record, Capture One is not our sponsor. However, they have used us in the past to produce sponsored material. But during the course of The Phoblographer’s existence, Adobe has invested far more money with us. Adobe started to damage our press relations when we started to transition from them to Capture One. We merely thought we were utilizing a higher product, so this seemed unfair. Manufacturers often concur with us. Most camera and lens manufacturers have complied with our requests. Adobe has not responded to our inquiry regarding rejoining their press list.
Despite all of this, we’re still going to explain why Lightroom Classic is more often used than Lightroom CC.
Versus Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic is more capable. The use of plugins is one of the main causes. These provide you a ton of additional features. To reduce the size of our photographs, we have employed programs like JPEG Mini. Then there are plugins for noise reduction, among many other things. The best option for experience customization is to use plugins.
ADVANCED CLOUD SYNC
Unlike Lightroom Classic, which keeps your photographs on your PC, Lightroom CC saves them on the cloud. Keep photos on your computer or an external device if you need to work more quickly. While some people utilize the internal disks of their computer, I always edit from external devices. Why pay for more data while you’re at home or on the road?
In general, Lightroom Classic provides photographers with the features they want for use in more professional programs. The majority of professionals, I’m sure, no longer print photographs. However, Lightroom Classic might provide a far better experience if necessary.
YEARS OF EXPLOITATION
We’re now talking about experience. Classic was once known as Lightroom. And now that they’ve used it for so long, it’s crucial for so many photographers. You don’t want to alter anything after you’ve done it a specific way for a long time. There is a lot of worry about losing your catalogs using Lightroom Classic. Additionally, while using Lightroom Classic, your natural instincts start to become second nature.
If I were still primarily utilizing Adobe products, I’d unquestionably prefer Lightroom Classic over Lightroom CC. But as things are, we think Capture One offers a far superior editing experience. With Capture One, manufacturers collaborate directly, but with Adobe, this isn’t always the case.