Photos app to Lightroom and the $9.99 plan

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  1. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    Hello, this may not be the right forum for this. I am looking to buy one of the Adobe Creative Cloud plans. Right now I am looking at the $9.99 Photography plan.

    My wife has a lot of photos (over 400gb worth), right now all we have is the Photos App on our iMac and we did sign up for the iCloud Photo Library.

    My wife knows how to use Photoshop (she is a graphic artiest and uses it at her work). So we are looking for something at home to give her the ability to do "Photoshop" stuff at home on her personal collection of photos. Right now she will take photos to work if she needs to do some photoshop type of work on them.

    Ok long story short, my question is this. It looks to me like the $9.99 plan gives us Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC so that should allow her to do the same work at home that she now does at work.

    In addition to Photoshop you get Lightroom and if I am understanding it correctly Lightroom would replace the Photos app on our iMac to "manage" and sort the photo collection we have.

    Any comments or suggestions would be a big help.
  2. dwig macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2015
    Key West FL
    Lr could very well replace Photos though cloud usage is different.

    BTW, in addition to Ps/CC and Lr/CC you get Lr/Mobile as an adjunct to Lr/CC, so if you also have an iPhone or iPad (or similar Android device(s)) these will become part of your wife's altered workflow.
  3. monokakata macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2008
    Hilo, Hawai'i
    LR has a powerful suite of image manipulation tools, as well as all the management tools. Your wife may find that she doesn't need to use PS to do what she wants. You get them both, so the option is always there.

    I work with larage RAW images every day, and 95 % of what I do, I do in LR.

    Bottom line is that the package will give you two very powerful tools that overlap in important (and useful) ways.
  4. From A Buick 8 thread starter macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    Thanks for the quick replies. So how is the transition from Apple Photos to LR. Right now I thought we would just use LR going forward for all of her DSLR photos and only bring in existing photos from Apple Photo as needed.

    Our current apple photos has a mixture of photos from her and my iPhones and DSLR photos, wonder if there is an easy way to segregate just the DSLR ones for export to LR
  5. farkleboy macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2015
    I have been looking for the same thing, a single point of deposit for all photos. The only reason Ihaven't made the jump from Photos yet, is the integration and automation with the family iPhones. If i could set up a photo stream from everyone's phones to LR, I'd be on board immediately. I wonder if there is a way to do that by using the Google photos uploader and something on the LR side to pull those photos. Might have to look into that. Otherwise I am sold on LR, its a great app. And I already have the CC subscription, so I already have it. I just don't want to have to manage 3 or more phones with photos that have to be offloaded periodically. I guarantee that the phone users will loose/destroy said phone exactly one day before I ended to offload gigs of photos that haven't been backed up yet.
  6. dorsal, Oct 13, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2016

    dorsal macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2002
    Lightroom has a migration tool to import photos from iPhoto. It does work well on folders you named, but auto-named daily folders end up in a list of poorly named messy folders you have to sort out. LR does not have a daily auto-grouping option. (maximum time limit is hourly "stacks"). LR is a great DAM tool, but the initial migration is going to take some effort to organize your photos into something you like. CC has a free trial, give it a whirl.

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