when it comes to raw conversion, lightroom classic's merge into photoshop still contains a reminder of lightroom's former life as photoshop production premium. you are presented with a panel where you can choose how much raw space to allocate to your files. there's also a separate album for each set of raw files. both the size of these sub-albums and the way they are displayed are borrowed from photoshop. you don't have the option to change the color space, which is critical to color-critical work. i tried a red-green-blue test with lightroom classic to see if that was available and was unable to access it. a p3 report showed that the original image was better than the one i'd imported. the original, however, is in a different color space and doesn't show the same color accuracy.
lightroom classic isn't designed for batch conversion, so it's annoying to have the powerful tool that you'd have in photoshop to create a batch of images. maybe that's why i ended up deleting it more often than i expected. in fact, it seems the creators of the program had no idea this was something that photographers actually do. when i tried to create a batch, i got the following message: "sorry, your chosen export settings are not compatible with the current location and cannot be used. try adjusting the export settings for the current location or try a different location."
lightroom classic's adjustment panel works the same way as in photoshop. you can move sliders to adjust color and contrast, and you also have a powerful set of brushes for doing some of the same tricks on your images. many of the brush options, however, are different. in addition, the layer opacity is available, and working with layers is significantly different than in photoshop. lightroom classic uses a five-zone levels adjustment in much the same way as the luminance/hue/saturation slider. you can also work with a vivid image adjustment, but the brush options are radically different. 3d9ccd7d82