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Mon, Oct 30, 2017 10:03 AM

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Lightroom Desktop: Allow for a second monitor

Where has the secondary monitor feature gone ?
I'm just starting to use the cloud version after completing migration (which took a long time). How many more basic features will be missing?

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4 y ago

Lightroom CC is a 1.0 version. You are going to be missing quite a few features compared to a 10 year old product like Lightroom Classic. That's only natural and maybe you should have tried Lightroom CC a while before plunging in and doing a complete migration.

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Yeah, maybe we should have, but a large part of this is the naming confusion. I don’t think it’s completely unreasonable to assume that a software suite entitled “Lightroom CC” would, well, have the same feature set as a software suite entitled “Lightroom CC”.

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For an ordinary company, yes indeed. But hey, this is Adobe!

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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Johan - I don’t agree that a v1.0 product should necessarily have missing features , particularly a fully chargeable product that builds on ten years understanding of what customers need, not to mention an existing code base. It’s claimed to be designed for use by professionals...
Overall i’m reasonably impressed by the migration process, and I’m looking into ways of using Classic with CC to get the right mix of features I need, but it seems that it is down to third parties to lead the way forward.
I’m not convinced that Adobe’s useability testing of the CC version has been completely effective, probably indicative of a somewhat cavalier attitude to its customers.
Perhaps a roadmap of when some of the basic features will reappear would be helpful.

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Of course there will be features that simply have nog been added yet. If Adobe could use the code base to instantly add anything and everything that Lightroom Classic has, you would wonder why they introduced Lightroom CC in the first place.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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60 Points

Trialing Lightroom CC after using Capture one. No dual screen capacity in a 2018 product? What a joke! Still dabbling with other features before deciding whether to subscribe, but no dual screen capacity will be a killer for me. Wake up Adobe, your competitors have the edge in this regard.

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68 Points

3 y ago

I 100% agree that Lightroom CC needs multi-monitor support. Lightroom Classic is unusably slow, even on a screaming-fast brand new PC. If CC is the future, Adobe needs to migrate all key photo-editing features like dual monitor support or continue to lose their userbase to other products.

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60 Points

3 y ago

I used LR "second monitor" feature for photo presentations, I would appreciate the feature in CC too.

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142 Points

3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Show stopper: NO secondary display capability.

The new Lightroom CC removed the ability to display images on a secondary display. That's a horrific loss of functionality. What sounded like a promising update turned into a step backwards. Come on, Adobe, get your act together!

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60 Points

3 y ago

Please adobe, add an second screen for Adobe Lightroom CC. 

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74 Points

2 y ago

still no good news for this?

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2 y ago

If Adobe holds true to form there will be no "news" regarding such a feature. When/if that feature is ever made part of Lightroom for the cloud, it will simply show up in a subsequent update. Until then, if the feature isn't there, it isn't there. That's the way things are.

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100 Points

2 y ago

Canceling membership unless 2nd monitor support is added soon. Too may other AND BETTER options now. Adobe is F****** it all up.

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94 Points

2 y ago

Definitely need this feature to complement the pro workflow.

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62 Points

2 y ago

I'm thinking of discontinuing the Adobe subscription

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60 Points

2 y ago

I just joined Adobe subscription, found that after years of user request they still did not add 2nd monitor support to Light room CC (or in fact if you need classic then pay double the price for subscription fee). Let me be frank, nowadays many photo editing can be done on smartphone and iPad, the dependency on light room and overall dedicated camera is reducing, the only reason for me to come into raw shooting with Adobe is large screen magic.... If I am anyway kicked back to laptop 13" screen, I will unsubscribe and stay with iPad apps. 

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I'm sure you're already aware, but you can just pick up the LR window and move it to your large screen. Or the Classic subscription is the same price, unless you need large amounts of cloud storage.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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Yes, thank you for reminding us that windows can move. The difference is with second monitor support you, we’d be able to be zoomed in to some part of the image while adjusting and editing, while simultaneously seeing that same image, zoomed out and fit to the screen, on the *second* screen. So you dial in the details, while still seeing the end result update live. You don’t have to zoom in and out, in and out, in and out...

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60 Points

2 y ago

Adding to the sea of voices here, This is essential to my workflow!! Please add a second monitor to complement my professional workflow 

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824 Points

2 y ago

How is this still not a thing...?!

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60 Points

1 y ago

Still no update on this?

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10 Points

1 y ago

This feature request dates back from 2017, now we are 2020...

Coming from LR Classic, I've come to appreciate the possibility of editing my pictures on two monitors enabling me to work simultaneously on two levels of details. So I found it quite disappointing to see this feature gone in LR CC.

I've got serious difficulties to understand why this, to be fair, quite basic funtionality has not been ported right from the beginning. Here we are, three years later, and still no second monitor support. Adobe, I'm sure you do care about your customers' user experience, so please, integrate the second monitor support into Lightroom CC.

 

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@charlesmajerus and now it's 2021. Completely agree that we need this feature. The other great use for dual monitors in Lightroom Classic is having one monitor in the vertical (portrait) orientation and one monitor in the horizontal (landscape) orientation. That way either orientation of photo can be viewed full screen at max size, rather than only being able to look at much reduced versions of all your vertical orientation photos. In LR Classic my photo review workflow involved setting both screens to full size and flipping through, then a quick turn of the eyeballs from one monitor to the other when going from a horizontal oriented photo to a vertical oriented photo is all that was needed to review and assess any photo at large detail. Lets get this functionality in the new cloud version of Lightroom.

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Now in 2021, over four years since this feature request was initially posted, I'm not convinced it will ever be implemented. I've been following this thread over the years with bemusement as one brave soul after another makes the same refrain, quite apparently to no effect. It's almost a joke, made at the expense of us users.

I have the luxury of saying this because I don't get paid to make photographs, but at some point you have to take a hard look at what Lightroom CC really is. In my view, it's at best a prosumer product, and priced for that market. I don't fire up the application every single day, maybe not even once a week, and I know I'm not using most of its more advanced editing features to the fullest extent. I can see why Adobe  made the judgment call that dual monitor support wouldn't have as much of an impact on an amateur like me who maybe views a hundred to two hundred pictures every few weeks. I do like the convenience of being able to store all of my pictures on the cloud for instant access for viewing/editing anywhere, and $9.99 a month for that privilege, while expensive, has thus far been tolerable.

This isn't to say I blame you professional users for making this request - it's inexcusable for Adobe not to have this from the initial release, but I'm thinking your hard-earned dollars, especially if you've made it in your photography business, is better spent elsewhere with a company that appreciates your professional needs. The fact that a half decade later they're still supporting and updating "Classic," is basically a tacit acknowledgement that CC can't compete with the likes of CaptureOne and other professional-level photo management applications.