Lightroom vs Lightroom Classic

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Feature/AspectLightroom ClassicLightroom
Platform CompatibilityDesktop onlyDesktop, mobile, and web
Location of OriginalsLocal hard driveCloud
File BackupNot includedAutomatic
Ease of UseMost comprehensiveIntuitive, streamlined
Organization and Photo SearchManual keywordsAutomatic tagging and intelligent search
Buying OptionsPart of the Creative Cloud Photography plan (starting at US$9.99/mo)Available as a standalone purchase or as part of the Creative Cloud Photography plan (both starting at US$9.99/mo)
Cloud Storage Exceeding ConsequencesN/ANew photos saved only on the originating devices; no longer backed up to the cloud or synced across devices; automatic tagging and keyword search disabled
Additional Storage OptionsN/AUpgrade to 1TB, 2TB, 5TB, or 10TB plans (starting at US$9.99/mo per terabyte) by calling 800-585-0774 or changing your existing plan in your Adobe ID account


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