A PDF version of the current Lightroom Classic CC User Manual can be a little tricky to find. The product no longer comes in a box with a user guide. So, we are posting a direct link to the Lightroom Classic CC User PDF Manual for our readers here. It’s a definitive source of information, plus it’s a searchable PDF, and written in simple and straightforward language.
A lot has changed since Adobe released Lightroom version 1 back in 2007. In 2017, Adobe decided to break Lightroom into two different versions: Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and the cloud-based Adobe Lightroom CC. This created (and still creates) a bit of confusion. For more on the differences between the two versions, read our previous blog post Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic: Should You Switch?
We each have 11 years of professional experience using, teaching and troubleshooting Lightroom. One of the single most important pieces of reference material that we regularly rely on for ourselves and our clients is Adobe’s help manual. It’s been four years since a Lightroom (now Lightroom Classic CC) User Manual was published by Adobe in PDF form, and yet it remains the best resource for Lightroom.
We know that Lightroom Classic CC is one of the more sophisticated pieces of camera raw processing software and from time to time we all need a little help. And while there are dozens of published how-to books and thousands of hours of instructional videos available online, navigating this morass can be time-consuming and bewildering. You’ll find that the Lightroom Classic CC User Manual’s table of Contents will take you right to where you need to search.
Download the entire 10/15/2018 update of the Lightroom Classic CC User PDF Manual. This is usually updated regularly, but is not directly related to new releases. When there is a new release, info on improvements, bug fixes and new features can be found on the Adobe site, online here.
Below is a summary of the Lightroom Classic CC User Manual chapters.
Lightroom Classic CC User Manual Chapters
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Lightroom Classic CC
- Chapter 2: Lightroom CC for Mobile, TV and the Web
- Chapter 3: Import Photos
- Chapter 4: Workspace
- Chapter 5: Viewing Photos
- Chapter 6: Manage catalogs and files
- Chapter 7: Maps
- Chapter 8: Organize photos in Lightroom Classic CC
- Chapter 9: Process and develop photos
- Chapter 10: Export Photos
- Chapter 11: Work with external editors
- Chapter 12: Slideshows
- Chapter 13: Print photos
- Chapter 14: Photo books
- Chapter 15: Web galleries
- Chapter 16: Keyboard shortcuts