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Download Free Books: Lightroom Classic & CC Quick Start Guides

Download Free Quick Start Books to Learn Lightroom

Adobe recently added a brand new product to the Lightroom ecosystem, surprisingly called “Lightroom CC.” This cloud-based photo service is different from the longstanding version of Lightroom that we know and love, the desktop-focused application which was simultaneously renamed to be “Lightroom Classic CC.”

So the new tool uses the previous name and the previous tool uses a new name. A little confusing? Yes, some say. But Adobe explains why they did it here – and if you want to see all the major differences between the two options, then this page helps sort out the distinctions between them.

The good news is that if you have a subscription to Lightroom Classic, then you also have a subscription to the new Lightroom CC – and can choose whichever tool is right for you… This includes Adobe’s popular Creative Cloud Photography Plan, where anybody can get Photoshop CC plus both versions of Lightroom (and more) for just US$10 a month.

And more good news – there are two free digital books from Victoria Bampton (aka, “The Lightroom Queen“) that you can download for free to learn how to best use either version of Lightroom. She writes:

Whether you’re just getting started with Lightroom, or you’ve been learning for a while, you’ll love these FREE Lightroom eBooks.

Lightroom can appear overwhelming when you’re just getting started, but it doesn’t need to be. These PDF eBooks contains a series of simple tutorials designed to help you learn the basics of Lightroom, while avoiding the most frequent problems, so you can skip to the fun part… editing your photos!

Whichever version of Lightroom you’re using – Lightroom Classic CC, the Lightroom CC ecosystem, or Lightroom 6 perpetual license – there’s a quick start eBook for you.

The Lightroom Classic book is 15 chapters and 62 pages long, while the Lightroom CC book is 10 chapters and 46 pages. These downloads come together with Victoria’s free newsletter:


As noted above, both Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic are part of the CC Photography Bundle, as well as included one of the many tools you get with the complete Creative Cloud. The new Lightroom CC cloud-based photo service is also available via a plan on its own with 1-10 TB of cloud storage.

If you don’t have the software yet, just download a free working trial of Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic for either Windows or macOS (or try the whole Creative Cloud) – then install, run, and start your training…

Here are the complete contents of the free Lightroom books:

Lightroom Classic CC Quick Start Guide - Table of Contents

 1  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
 2  Installing Lightroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
 3  Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
 4  Getting Photos Into Lightroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
 5  Backup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
 6  The Lightroom Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
 7  Viewing Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
 8  Selecting the Best Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
 9  Adding Metadata. . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . 30
10  Finding & Filtering Photos . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
11  Editing Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
12  Further Editing in Other Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
13  Saving Finished Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
14  Printing Your Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
15  You're Off to a Great Start!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Lightroom CC Quick Start Guide - Table of Contents

 1  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
 2  Installing Lightroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
 3  The Lightroom Workspace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 4  Adding Photos & Videos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
 5  Syncing with the Cloud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
 6  Viewing & Organizing Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
 7  Searching for Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
 8  Editing Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
 9  Sharing Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
10  You're Off to a Great Start!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43


And to continue learning, don’t miss dozens more free books for many Adobe products, covering recent versions of all major applications.

Related: Do you believe any of these? The 10 Most Common Myths About Creative Cloud

See Also

Download New Adobe CC 2018 Free Trials (Direct Links)

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