Get a feel for the new Lightroom. Here are a few key features in Lightroom that differ from Lightroom Classic.

Lightroom automatically syncs your photos in their original format across devices. It also automatically tags your photos so you can easily find them later by typing words such as “flower”, “food”, or “boat”. In Lightroom, you experience seamless workflows across devices, as the editing and organizational tools are similar on your phone, desktop, and on the web.

Tip: As a Classic customer, you have access to Lightroom with cloud storage to try the service. You can switch to the plan with 1TB of storage at any time.

Left: Multiple images in Lightroom are automatically tagged with keywords. Right: Woman typing on a laptop.

Simplified organization and seamless workflow

The desktop app for Lightroom has a streamlined interface which allows for a fast and seamless workflow. The Library and Develop Modules that you’re used to seeing in Lightroom Classic on the desktop, are now integrated into a unified experience.

Click the file box to show or hide the panel to access your photos. Then, click the plus button to add photos to Lightroom. When you add photos, your original images (including raw files) will be synced to Creative Cloud.

Tip: When you sync photos from Lightroom Classic to Creative Cloud, Lightroom syncs Smart Previews of the images rather than the original file. You can organize your photos into albums in Lightroom rather than collections in Lightroom Classic.

File box icon is highlighted to access photo panel. Click the + button to add photos to Lightroom and sync to Creative Cloud

Intuitive editing tools

You can easily open the editing tools using the icons on the right side of the screen. Edit sliders have a tool tip that appears when you hover over the name of the slider to help you learn what effect the slider will have on your photo. Refer to Edit your photos from anywhere to learn more about editing photos in Lightroom.

Tool tips give information about slider effects when hovering over the name of the slider.

Everything, everywhere

With Lightroom Classic, you sync photos manually, whereas Lightroom syncs photos automatically. Any change you make in Lightroom – adding photos, creating albums, editing photos – syncs automatically across your devices and back to Lightroom Classic. Lightroom also backs up and stores full resolution versions of your photos to Creative Cloud.

Lightroom syncs photos across devices automatically, and backs up full resolution versions to Creative Cloud.

Next steps

When you are ready to move from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom, be sure to check out Migrate photos from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom for more detailed instructions. Select Help > Provide Feedback and let us know how we can continue to improve the Lightroom service.

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