Verdict: 4 stars It’s undeniably useful to be able to see, organise and edit your images anywhere, on any device, and the editing tools are now almost the same as those in Lightroom Classic. But you do have to pay for the necessary cloud storage for your photo catalog, and while the Sensei AI image search feature is great, the rest of the organising tools are pretty simplistic – and there are no smart albums. Lightroom CC is unique and effective in some ways, expensive and limiting in others.
Sensei is an Adobe artificial intelligence (AI) technology that analyses images to recognise objects within them and offer both more targeted image specific 'intelligent' adjustments, and improved image searches without the need to manually add keywords. Currently, Sensei is available when images can be sent to or stored on Adobe's own servers.
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?
Adobe has announced its next generation of professional imaging tools for photographers, and now offers two very different versions of Lightroom. From today, Lightroom will be available either as a regular desktop-based image storage solution or as an all-new cloud-based service where all your files will be available and editable anywhere. There are other changes […]