Adobe offers two versions of their best-selling editing app: Lightroom Classic and Lightroom (also known as Lightroom Creative Cloud or Lightroom CC). What’s the difference? Primarily, where you want your work to live and how involved your editing process is.
Lightroom Classic lives on your desktop, uses your personal preferred storage method, and comes with the comprehensive suite of editing tools you’d expect from a desktop-based editing app.
Its cloud-based counterpart, Lightroom CC, is more streamlined editing-wise but offers more automatic features like tagging and intelligent search, too. It’s also available for desktop, mobile, and web.
Here’s a handy chart to compare:
Where it works
Like Adobe Lightroom, SmugMug’s Lightroom extensions operate differently depending on your editing app of choice. Wanna see for yourself?
Our Lightroom Classic plug-in lets you fully integrate your editing, storage, and organization into one convenient program. Upload and organize your images, fully customize your folders and albums, and even create watermarks and quick settings right from within Lightroom. Installation takes a few steps, but we’ve got a quick and easy guide on our support page.
Our connector for Lightroom Creative Cloud offers a streamlined experience that keeps your Lightroom and your SmugMug in sync. Access your SmugMug from the Lightroom desktop app with a click, and any changes made on SmugMug will be synced automatically. You can also upload, replace images, change album settings, and more. Installation is a snap—check our support page for details.
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