Adobe made headlines last week when it announced it is splitting its Lightroom platform in two with Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic.
Classic maintains the same look and feel as the Lightroom you’ve come to know so far, which is a look and feel Adobe seems to be moving away from in its other apps. So, naturally, some may have wondered how long Lightroom Classic will last in the company’s plans.
The software giant has published a new Q&A with Adobe Photo Product Manager Tom Hogerty on its blog stating that Adobe remains ‘committed to investing in Lightroom Classic in the future.’
Other key points from the Q&A:
Why did you abandon the Lightroom standalone version?
TH: Customers are overwhelmingly choosing the Creative Cloud Photography plan as the preferred way to get access to Lightroom. We’re aligning our investment with the direction our customers have signaled over the last several years.
Is Lightroom Classic being phased out? How long will it be until Adobe kills Lightroom Classic?
TH: No, we’re not phasing out Lightroom Classic and remain committed to investing in Lightroom Classic in the future. We know that for many of you, Lightroom Classic, is a tool you know and love and so it has an exciting roadmap of improvements well into the future. But please hold us accountable as we make updates in the following months and years to let us know if we’re meeting your expectations.
Of course, as Photo Rumors points out, Adobe once said the same thing about remaining committed to Lightroom 6, which the company is now phasing out.