Classic vs CC: verdict
For organising an image library, LR Classic wins hands down. Besides the Albums feature, LR CC offers minimal control and you can’t even rename your images; however CC does have its amazing Search bar. When it comes to editing images, both Classic and CC are equally good: Classic offers more advanced workflow options, but CC is slicker, and you can edit video. Of course, CC is designed for a different audience to those of us who’ve been using Lightroom for years. The features that aren’t there, aren’t there for a reason – things like Smart Collections, Import options, Range Masking, Soft Proofing, which are tools that the casual user doesn’t need. As such, for professional and advanced photographers and those familiar with Lightroom already, Classic is still the best choice. For beginners, smartphoneshooters, casual enthusiasts and anyone who wants to edit on-the- go, CC is the friendlier, slicker option.