So, some of my thoughts so far.
Before classic. I could import from my camera into LR. Work on it in both LR and PS. Put a collection into the cloud, see it on my phone or tablet. All for $10 a month. I called adobe and asked them how much space do I have to share with my phone/tablet. Unlimited he said. And for the most part, it seemed ture. But, the most I might had had at any given time was about 10gigs.
Now with clasic. I still have LR and PS, both have been updated. I can load LRCC app on my desktop and the workflow is still the same. I have NOT loaded LRCC app on my desktop as adobe hasn't answered my question, more later. All this for $10/month. Except for one detail, I have a limit of 20gigs. It now shows me how much I'm using, currently 5gigs, and my limit is 20gigs. If I want more, for $14/month ($19/m after a year) if I want to up that to 1TB.
The difference between the two LR's is, one is cloud based, and one is file based. Classic is the old LR we have been using for 10 odd years, and uses your file system to catalog with. LRCC is a cloud base, that will upload your raw files into the cloud, and is cloud based, your catalog is in the clouds.You all get their new cloud tool that lets you search for things in your images, so keywording would not be needed.
I asked adobe, can you use both at the same time? No answer, yet. Here is why, my image database with catalog is over 1TB, so I would have to sign up for 2TB/month to push it out to the cloud, all for the low cost of $29.95/month. They don't have cost figure yet for 3 or 4TB.
I'm not going to use the LRCC app on my desktop, I don't need it as LR classic does what I need. So, $10/m.
I currently backup my stuff to offline disk. I looked into online backups, but when you go over 1TB is gets costly. 2TB at other companies is about the same cost as adobe.
When adobe split LR 4 years ago, they said there will be a perpetual license version. No longer true, no LR 7 and LR 6 will get it's last updated on Oct 26. So, now they split LR again. Just how long will it take for the desktop version to go buh-bye? I figured the unlimited space for free would go away, or there was going to be a cost. But, I didn't think that adobe would push you into a cloud based service.
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