22 August 2018

Upgrading from Photoshop Lightroom 6.14 to Lightroom Classic CC

Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC
Image Credit : Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Splash Screen 
First RAW images processed with Lightroom Classic CC

I've recently upgraded one of my Windows desktop systems running with Lightroom Classic CC (Version 7.5) from Lightroom 6.14 (desktop perpetual licence).

Note: Lightroom Classic CC is a desktop-focused photo management and post-processing service (not on the cloud), but with monthly payment plan / subscription licence.

Herewith a few images that I've started processing in Lightroom 6.14 and after the catalog migration to Classic CC they were immediately available on the new filmstrip for additional fine-tuning.

All my Lightroom 6 import / export settings were also migrated at the same time.

Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC PC Development Module Interface
Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC PC Development Module Interface
During my Adobe Lightroom Training I cover Lightroom importing / catalog management / exporting / processing in Lightroom 5.7 / 6.14 / 7.5 CC - and the migration to Lightroom CC from older versions (if required).

Shooting Location
Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Canon Camera And Lens
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens
  • Manual Mode: f/5.6 / 1/4000s
  • Auto-ISO 500 - 800
  • AI Servo / Large Zone AF / Case 1
  • Continuous Mode @ 10fps

My Desktop PC / Microsoft Windows System
(Acer Extensa EM2710)
  • Intel Core i5-6400 CPU (Skylake)
  • 12 GB DDR 4 RAM Memory 
  • Intel HD Graphics 530
  • 1 Terabyte Internal Hard Disk Drive
  • 1 Terabyte External Hard Drive for Image Storage
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
  • Two Samsung 20" LCD Screens

My First Birds in Flight Images Processed with Lightroom Classic CC 7.3

(Birds in Flight : Click to Enlarge)
Yellow-billed Duck in Flight - Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3
Yellow-billed Duck in Flight - Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3


Grey Heron in Flight - Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3

Thick-knee in Flight - Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3
Thick-knee in Flight - Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3

Yellow-Billed Duck in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town   Processed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3 Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Yellow-Billed Duck in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3

Cormorant in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town  Processed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3
Cormorant in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3

Cormorant in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town  Processed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3 Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Cormorant in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3

Spoonbill in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Spoonbill in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town  : Processed in Lightroom Classic 7.3

Cormorant in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town  : Processed in Lightroom Classic 7.3
Cormorant in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town  : Processed in Lightroom Classic 7.3
Photoshop Lightroom 6 : Last Perpetual Update for Lightroom

Show Focus Points - Adobe Lightroom Plugin for Canon DSLRs
As with Lightroom 5.7 and Lightroom 6, the Show Focus Points plugin will also work in Lightroom Classic CC (Ver 7.3) without any issues. Matter of fact the plugin should be part of the upgrade / migration process coming from an older version of Lightroom to Lightroom Classic CC.  Go Show Focus Points Plugin

Lightroom Classic CC / Lightroom 6 System Requirements

Microsoft Windows
  • Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support*
  • MS Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), or Windows 10 Version 1511 or later (64-bit)
  • 4 GB of RAM (12 GB recommended)
  • 1024 x 768 display
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for program installation.
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†

Graphics processor acceleration requirements
  • AMD: Radeon GPU with DirectX 12 or OpenGL 3.3 support.
  • Intel: Skylake or newer GPU with DirectX 12 support.
  • NVIDIA: GPU with DirectX 12 or OpenGL 3.3 support.
  • OpenGL 3.3 and DirectX 10-capable video adapter for GPU-related functionality.
  • 1 GB of Video RAM (VRAM). 2 GB of dedicated VRAM (4 GB recommended) for large, high-resolution monitors, such as 4K- and 5K-resolution monitors.

macOS
  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support*
  • Mac OS X v10.11 (El Capitan), macOS v10.12 (Sierra), or macOS v10.13 (High Sierra)**
  • 4 GB of RAM (12 GB recommended)
  • 1024 x 768 display
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for program installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices).
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†

Graphics processor acceleration requirements
  • AMD: macOS 10.12 with Metal support.
  • Intel: macOS 10.12 with Metal support.
  • NVIDIA: macOS 10.12 with Metal support, or macOS 10.11 with OpenGL support.
  • OpenGL 3.3-capable video adapter for GPU-related functionality.
  • 1 GB of Video RAM (VRAM). 2 GB of dedicated VRAM (4 GB recommended) for large, high-resolution monitors, such as 4K- and 5K-resolution monitors.

* Dual-core processor recommended for HD or AVCHD video functionality.

** Lightroom CC 2015.1/Lightroom 6.1 and earlier versions are supported on Mac OS X v10.8. Lightroom CC 2015.6.1/Lightroom 6.6.1 and earlier are supported on Mac OS X v10.9. Lightroom CC 2015.6.12/Lightroom 6.12 and earlier are supported on Mac OS X v10.10.

† NOTE: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product; the application attempts to validate your software every 30 days for month-to-month members and 99 days for annual members. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Lightroom Classic CC / Lightroom 6 System Requirements Source: Adobe