Moving from Lightroom® Classic to CC
Let's put a special flag right here on this little piece. Special flag, this is the lesson, and it's a one minute lesson. Those of you who are already in Lightroom Classic and you want to stay there, but you still want to use Lightroom CC, you do not migrate. Don't migrate because migration is telling Lightroom, I don't want to use you, I want to use Lightroom CC. And all of those photos are going to be copied into a specific location. Instead, what you want to do is you want to take your Lightroom catalog. You simply make sure that it's attached to the web. You go up to your preferences and you.. So, we're gonna do this right now. You just go up to your preferences here, there we go. Go to your preferences, and go into preferences, and make sure you set up your Lightroom CC, all the stuff whenever something comes back from CC. Set this up where it needs to go, and then you're gonna go over to this little area where your name is and click on here. And in this first line, there's a play...
button, and you hit play, and that's gonna start you into Lightroom mobile. And then you just come down into any of your collections, right here, and make sure that you toggle on the little box into a sideways lightning bolt. Anything you do that with, it's gonna send it to the Cloud. Then all you have to do is grab your laptop. Whatever's traveling, take that. Turn on Lightroom CC, go ahead and set up the preferences the way we told you to set them there. Put how many photos you want to store on that computer to zero. Don't check the box that says "Store all the photos here." 'Cause all you want is a mobile station to look at things. You basically want your laptop to become as useful as your iPad. And then you're just going to sign in, and once you've done that set it up. Let it spin for the evening or whatever, and it's gonna download all the proxies that are up in the Cloud that you've already put there from Lightroom, from Lightroom Classic. And now you have a perfect pairing between Lightroom Classic and another computer that has Lightroom CC on it, and it becomes a mobile device. I have been waiting for that for about three years, and it's now here. So now my mobile device is my iPad, my iPhone, and my laptop. That's brilliant, okay? Those of you who want to use CC, and you don't care to use Lightroom Classic anymore, then you use the migration tool. There, end of lesson. That's the one. That's a lesson right there. Very critical, put a big star, three stars next to it. Everybody needs to watch that three times.
This is not a stupid question, 'cause they don't exist, but with all the updates to Photoshop, and Classic, and everything, should I wait until I'm finished editing my current session, open on my desk to do it? Or can I do the updates, and then finish editing this particular session?
Just do the update.
Update, do the session, 'cause it's not gonna change anything. It's gonna update your catalog. You're not gonna be able to go back to the older catalog. So when you update from Lightroom 2015 to Lightroom CC, which is 2018, you are going to.. The Lightroom catalog is gonna get smaller and faster. So that's what I want when I'm working on something. So stop working on your session, update, then finish working. You'll have a faster Lightroom, and you'll have that extra tool that saved me, literally, three days of work. So that's worth it right there.