Adobe sell two Lightrooms:

  • Real Lightroom is called “Lightroom Classic” and is in their “Photography Plan”
  • Cloud Lightroom is officially called “Lightroom CC” and is the only app in Adobe’s “Lightroom Plan”

Yes, this is confusing. You cannot possibly imagine how much time I have wasted helping people understand which product is right for them, or helping them when they have been misled into getting the wrong Lightroom. And no, I really don’t understand why Adobe couldn’t find a better name for the new cloud-dependent application.

I know it is counter-intuitive but if you want Lightroom, avoid the so-called “Lightroom Plan”. You need the “Photography Plan”. It’s the real thing.