Using LR Classic for Organization and LR CC for Editing?

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Using LR Classic for Organization and LR CC for Editing?

I don't know... this might be a stupid question.

BUT... Is anyone using Lightroom Classic and the all-new Lightroom CC in conjunction?

I'm not ready to switch to LR CC yet because some Classic-features like smart collections and metadata handling (among others) are not there yet.

However, I like the UI of the all-new LR CC much better than Classic's and I would love to use the new app for editing. So I wonder if this would be possible:

  • Use LR Classic to organize all my photos (stored on an external HD)
  • Sync some collections from my Classic catalog to Lightroom mobile
  • Edit photos in those synced collections in the all-new LR CC app

I understand that LR Classic only syncs smart previews to LR mobile and that I won't see the original in LR CC. But when I edit a photo in LR CC it syncs those adjustments back to my LR Classic catalog and I guess they are then being adjusted to the original.

Are my assumptions correct? Am I missing something?

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