Final build of the new Adobe Lightroom released for testing

Today Adobe released the final release candidate of the new Adobe Classic Lightroom CC to registered beta testers:

As I already reported, I expect the new version of Lightroom to be announced this month, probably during the Adobe Max conference (October 18-20, 2017).

The current Adobe CC plan rates can be found here. You can get a free Lightroom trial on this page. The last three versions of Lightroom can be downloaded here (see also this link for more information). Adobe's website has also a dedicated page for Lightroom CC.

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  • Sebastien

    This is your last chance to impress me…

    I’m a long-time LR user, and CC subscriber since day one, but LR has become so slow in recent years, and your raw engine can’t compete with more modern software (and even worst with Fuji raw files).

    I have already moved all my sync. photos in LR mobile in favor of Google photos (better resolution, 1000x faster, google smart search, chromecast integration, better sharing, etc). I’m getting closer to move to another solution.

    • Zos Xavius

      what does google photos cost you? i know with mobile devices its unlimited, but to sync a whole catalog up there? Curious. I would like to move over too……

      • Sebastien

        I use the free unlimited high quality settings, available for all users. The resolution is more than acceptable (and more than LR mobile I think). I use Google Photos (or LR mobile before) only to have all my photos available everywhere, with sharing capabilities. So it’s not a backup solution.

        I use Google Drive to backup my LR catalog file

        And I use traditional backup solution (external hard drives) to backup my original files (raw, tif, etc).

    • Ricky Mackie

      Sorry, but as a professional, it really just isn’t acceptable for me to have my images compressed like google photos does. Not saying LR is perfect by any means and I share the same grievances, but I don’t think there’s a good alternative for pros out there.

      • Sebastien

        As I said, I use Google Photos to have photos with me (phone, computer, tablet) to show them. So compressed files is not a constraint. LR mobile is not better on this side.

        When people ask me the full res version, I use Google Drive, and delete the files after. But I’m not a professional and I don’t have to do this often. If I was a professional, I would pay for more storage or would search fore more adapted solutions for my clients.

    • JJ

      Also the last chance here…. Otherwise I will switch to Capture One Pro 10.. Love the LR interface and workflow. But the performance, even with a powerfull PC or Mac, is ridiculous …

  • Ric of The LBC

    “Classic”????? as in last boxed version????

    • Giuseppe Di Mauro

      I assume that is for the “old technology” version of LR. The new (hopefully faster one), would have a different name.

      • Zos Xavius

        most likely

    • Vince Vinnyp

      Maybe or as opposed to Nimbus which is a cloud based version that is lot like LR mobile I understand.

  • mikerofoto

    so… this version won’t delete your folders and make images disappear and will be faster? lets give them a few months for some real time reviews

  • Bob T in MT

    Any word on MBP Touchbar support? I’m assuming D850 support is a given.

  • mclaren777

    I’m really curious to hear about multi-threaded performance.
    Hopefully just 12 more days…

  • otro_mas_2

    I think that bad performance in Lightroom is due to the Lua programming language used (mixed with C language).

    Perhaps they will get some improvements in local adjustments and another things in Camera Raw (programmed by another team in C language), but I think it will be near impossible to get better performance in Lightroom (thumbnails, export…) without replacing the Lua programming language for another as C or Rust (I’m very impressed by Rust performance, used in nightly releases of Firefox browser).

  • Please, no new features and just faster performance. That is really the only feature users of LR want at this point. Not a 5% improvement in the brush, or an 8% improvement in import. Just make everything faster, please.

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