The name is the same, but despite the apparent similarities, these are two very different programs. So what are the key differences between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC, and how do you choose which one to use?
Verdict: 3 stars: DxO FilmPack 5 is an analog effects tool that has not had a version update since 2015. It’s all right in its own way, but it now looks both basic and expensive at the same time.
Verdict: 4.5 stars Lightroom Classic has had some worthwhile updates since 2020 and it’s that little bit faster and more powerful than before.
Verdict: 4.3 stars ON1 Photo RAW 2021 is a terrific all-in-one photo organizing, editing and effects tool with just about the widest scope of any single program. It’s not perfect in every respect, but it’s great value and has some terrific presets.
Verdict: 4.5 stars DxO Nik Collection 4 is the latest version of an evergreen plug-in suite that’s as good today as ever. There are improvements, but the new look for Silver Efex Pro and Viveza put them a little out of step with the rest.