As of this morning, and without much advanced notification, Adobe has released new logo designs for both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Desktop (aka Lightroom Cloud). This design change is, in fact, part of a larger change that Adobe is making across the entire company.
According to this blog post by Adobe, they are in the process of “evolving” their brand identity. Apparently, they started this process in March 2020 and changes will continue to roll out for some number of weeks hence.
For all of their products, they will continue to use the “2-letter mnemonic system” that we have come to know and expect. In addition, they will be adding 3-letter codes to products that are part of a larger family. This will help identify the different programs as being related. For example, Lightroom Classic will now be “LrC” whereas Lightroom Desktop will be just “Lr.”
All logos, including the new logos for Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Desktop, will have rounded corners and will have the color borders removed. According to Adobe, this is to aid in having logos display properly across multiple devices and operating systems. As well, different product lines will have matching colors to further aid customers in identifying how different programs relate to each other. For example, applications that are used primarily for video have a purple color scheme whereas the photo/image applications have a blue color scheme.
Lightroom Classic Version 9.3 Update
This logo change is happening at the same time that version 9.3 of Lightroom Classic is being released. So, after you update you will see the new logo displayed all throughout your computer.
We have blog posts in the pipeline expanding the key updates for 9.3 and will update this post with those links as soon as we have them posted. The updates for 9.3 are quite significant so we will have at least two blog posts covering various features.
Updated blog posts:
Lightroom Classic Update 9.3
“Evolving Our Brand Identity”
(Adobe blog, posted 2020-05-28)