Using Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Together

Why does this have to be so hard?

Using these programs together is a frequent topic I cover because I feel it provides the best of both worlds. However, due to the confusion around the names, the surprising limitations, and non-intuitive nature of how to make it work, it can be really frustrating too. So, I’ve pulled together some of my recent posts on the topic to help you navigate this process should you ever decide to give it a try. I welcome your questions, as those make for excellent follow up blog posts.

Begin at the Beginning

I typically write from the perspective of a Lightroom Classic user who wants to leverage the Lightroom cloud in their workflow. This recent post on Lightroom Killer Tips shows you how to get started from scratch.

Once you’ve got things up and running, you’ll want to know how to manage that Adobe cloud storage space so you don’t immediately fill it up. I also share my take on whether it is ok to install Lightroom Classic and Lightroom on the same computer (and what settings you want to consider if you do). Taking all of these resources (and the ones I link to in each article) should help you avoid the major obstacles and get going on the right foot. I love having my photography accessible across all of my devices while still maintaining my “home base” in Lightroom Classic.