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Lightroom keyword tips

Lightroom keyword tips provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story a… Show More

Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos

with Derrick Story

Video: Lightroom keyword tips

Lightroom keyword tips provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story as part of the Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos
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  1. 2m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 5s
    2. Why photo organization matters
      1m 32s
  2. 3m 21s
    1. Using media readers
    2. Using hard drives for storage and backup
      2m 22s
  3. 12m 26s
    1. Making sure your camera is set up correctly
      3m 22s
    2. Understanding how your camera stores photos and movies
      3m 29s
    3. Removing pictures from your card
      1m 33s
    4. Taking advantage of dual card slots on DSLRs
    5. Taking care of your memory cards
      1m 18s
    6. Creating a set of folders on your hard drive
      2m 13s
  4. 11m 39s
    1. Dealing with your legacy collection
      2m 11s
    2. Transferring photos to a Windows computer
      2m 35s
    3. Transferring photos to a Mac
      2m 22s
    4. Doing a software-assisted photo transfer
      4m 31s
  5. 8m 27s
    1. Viewing photos on a Windows computer
      2m 21s
    2. Viewing photos on a Mac
      2m 53s
    3. Viewing photos using file browsers
      3m 13s
  6. 15m 42s
    1. Understanding digital asset managers
      2m 39s
    2. Transferring images with Lightroom on a Windows computer
      5m 56s
    3. Transferring images with Aperture on a Mac
      5m 11s
    4. Transferring photos with iPhoto
      1m 56s
  7. 15m 46s
    1. Understanding keywords
      3m 49s
    2. Setting strategies for using keywords
      4m 17s
    3. Lightroom keyword tips
      2m 42s
    4. Aperture keyword tips
      4m 58s
  8. 16m 51s
    1. Assigning ratings to photos
      4m 39s
    2. Flagging your favorites
      3m 58s
    3. Organizing in Lightroom
      1m 50s
    4. Using filters in Aperture
      2m 49s
    5. Organizing in iPhoto
      3m 35s
  9. 9m 52s
    1. Understanding albums and collections
      2m 27s
    2. Creating Smart Albums in Aperture
      2m 41s
    3. Working with collections in Lightroom
      2m 45s
    4. Setting up albums in iPhoto
      1m 59s
  10. 13m 32s
    1. Managing photos that you edit in Photoshop
      5m 24s
    2. Managing derivative versions in Lightroom
      4m 17s
    3. Managing derivative versions in Aperture
      3m 51s
  11. 16m 13s
    1. Choosing file formats
      4m 39s
    2. Backing up to hard drives
      3m 31s
    3. Deciding photos to archive
      1m 34s
    4. Backing up to your local area network
      2m 3s
    5. Backing up to the cloud
      2m 49s
    6. Working with multiple hard drives
      1m 37s
  12. 19m 40s
    1. Recovering in Lightroom
      5m 20s
    2. Recovering in Aperture
      6m 52s
    3. Recovering in iPhoto
      2m 46s
    4. Recovering from a file-system-managed backup
      1m 28s
    5. Making prints of your best work
      3m 14s
  13. 1m 54s
    1. Next steps
      1m 54s

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Lightroom keyword tips
Video Duration: 2m 42s 2h 28m Beginner


Lightroom keyword tips provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story as part of the Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos

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In this course, photographer Derrick Story teaches the concepts and techniques behind efficient photo management and backup, which becomes increasingly important as a photo collection grows. The course begins by showing how to transfer and organize photos "by hand"—that is, by copying them from a memory card to a hard drive without using software. In the second portion of the course, discover how to take advantage of the photo-management features provided by programs such as Lightroom and Aperture, by assigning descriptive keywords, by giving photos ratings and color-coded labels, and how smart album features can automatically collect photos that meet certain criteria.

The course concludes with a look at aspects of a good backup and archival strategy, ranging from the best file format for long-term backup to the best hardware options for offline storage.

Topics include:
  • Removing pictures from a card
  • Transferring photos to a Windows or Mac computer
  • Transferring images with Lightoom, Aperture or iPhoto
  • Assigning ratings to photos and flagging favorites
  • Filtering photos
  • Choosing file formats
  • Backing up to the cloud
  • Working with multiple hard drives
  • Recovering from backups
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Lightroom keyword tips

I have a couple of keywording tips, when working in Lightroom. One is very straightforward, and one is a little fun, so let's do them both. So here's the challenge; I have my basic keywords that were entered when I uploaded the photos, which I think is a great idea, but as I'm looking at them, there are a couple more keywords I'd like to add. I'd like to add flame, because many of these shots have a flame in them, and that would be good over the long haul to know that. And then the other one is sunrise, because we're right at sunrise on some of these shots.

This one here, I would not put sunrise, because I can't see any blue, but maybe some of the other ones I'd love to have sunrise. One way you can do it is just the most basic way is to click on a photo, and type in the keywords that you want to add. But you can also click on multiple photos. I'm going to just hold down the Control key and click on three of them, and then I could just enter flame. And I'm not going to enter sunrise, because the third one I'm not so sure about.

So I just enter flame, and hit Return. And now you'll see this one doesn't have flame, but this one does, does, and does. Great! Okay, fantastic. So just select the amount of photos that you want add keywords to; enter them in the keyword field here on the right side. Now that's the straightforward way. I want to show you a fun way, because we have a spray can also. And this spray can -- this painter -- can be used for all sorts of goodies, including keywords. I'm going to click on it to activate it, Paint. I'm going to choose keywords: they are already chosen for me, but you have other things that you can apply here.

In this case we're going to do keywords, and then you just enter the keywords that you want. So we're going to do flame, and sunrise, like that. Great! So now our keywords have been entered. Now we go up here, and I just boom! Spray, spray, and spray; just like that. And boom! just like that.

When I'm done painting, now I can check my work by just clicking on any of these, and you'll see that we have sunrise and flame added to those. So the straightforward way where you just enter text in the field; hit Return. Or if you have a number of shots where you just want to go through them -- you have some keywords, and you just want to go here, here and here, I think the Painter is the hoot, actually.

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