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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

Adding copyright metadata with a template


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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

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Regardless of the type of photographer you are, whether you're an amateur or professional, whether you photograph mountaintops or people or plants or whatever it is, we can all benefit from working with the Metadata panel. Yet what's interesting is that all of our needs are really different. If we are a stock photographer say versus a wedding photographer, well the type of metadata that we are going to add and the way that we are going to work with metadata, well it's just completely different. Yet the one thing that unites us all is that we all need to add copyright information to our photographs.
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  1. 2m 1s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 0s
  2. 13m 33s
    1. The broad Photoshop Lightroom overview
      3m 52s
    2. The photographic workflow puzzle
      3m 45s
    3. Why use Photoshop Lightroom?
      5m 56s
  3. 30m 18s
    1. The Photoshop Lightroom interface
      5m 21s
    2. Using the interface shortcuts
      4m 57s
    3. Working with panels
      4m 24s
    4. Customizing the identity plate and module pickers
      5m 49s
    5. Customizing interface elements
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a custom panel end mark
      3m 45s
    7. Using module tips
      57s
  4. 36m 32s
    1. Importing images and looking at file formats
      5m 27s
    2. Importing preferences
      3m 13s
    3. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 10s
    4. Setting catalog preferences and import and preview options
      5m 38s
    5. Importing from a folder
      4m 2s
    6. Importing photos from a CF card
      10m 22s
    7. Creating an import preset
      2m 40s
  5. 11m 37s
    1. Drag-and-drop importing
      2m 8s
    2. Auto-importing from a watched folder
      4m 48s
    3. Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
      4m 41s
  6. 9m 36s
    1. Introducing tethered capture
      3m 47s
    2. Working with tethered capture
      2m 55s
    3. Considering color management with tethered capture
      2m 54s
  7. 24m 21s
    1. Introducing catalogs
      3m 12s
    2. Demystifying catalogs by way of comparison
      3m 34s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      6m 13s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      6m 38s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      3m 53s
    6. Learning more about catalogs
      51s
  8. 41m 51s
    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe views
      2m 14s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      4m 47s
    3. Customizing the Grid and Loupe views
      5m 14s
    4. Customizing the Filmstrip
      3m 17s
    5. Comparing two images
      5m 23s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      3m 15s
    7. Working with folders and files
      4m 2s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      3m 1s
    9. Working with multiple hard drives
      8m 2s
    10. Dual-monitor support
      2m 36s
  9. 30m 25s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      5m 20s
    2. Adding ratings with the Painter tool
      3m 32s
    3. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 58s
    4. A filtering workflow
      5m 54s
    5. Filtering by file type
      1m 54s
    6. Filtering by type and metadata
      3m 22s
    7. Sorting photos
      1m 58s
    8. Stacking photos into groups
      4m 27s
  10. 21m 51s
    1. Using Smart Collections
      4m 7s
    2. Using Quick Collections
      2m 25s
    3. What is a collection?
      3m 39s
    4. Working with collections
      3m 22s
    5. Going further with collections
      3m 17s
    6. An evaluative-collection workflow
      5m 1s
  11. 12m 23s
    1. Overviewing the new Map module
      2m 32s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 46s
    3. Creating saved locations
      6m 5s
  12. 10m 44s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      3m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 12s
    3. Making incremental adjustments
      3m 53s
  13. 31m 41s
    1. Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom
      3m 50s
    2. Trimming a video
      4m 11s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 2s
    4. Using presets to edit the color and tone of a video
      1m 49s
    5. Setting the poster frame
      1m 35s
    6. Capturing a still image from a video
      3m 9s
    7. Exporting to a hard drive
      2m 37s
    8. Publishing to a hard drive
      3m 35s
    9. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 18s
    10. Publishing video to Flickr
      2m 35s
  14. 17m 11s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Converting to DNG and the Embed Fast Load Data option
      3m 45s
    3. Reducing file size with the lossy compressed DNG
      5m 54s
  15. 22m 39s
    1. Adding keywords
      3m 33s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 6s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      1m 58s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      1m 29s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 44s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 23s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      3m 26s
  16. 27m 34s
    1. External editing preferences
      5m 14s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Editing an original TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      3m 40s
    4. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      4m 44s
    5. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      4m 34s
    6. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      4m 39s
  17. 29m 1s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      4m 44s
    2. Publishing to a folder
      4m 5s
    3. Using exporting presets
      4m 51s
    4. Emailing photographs from Photoshop Lightroom
      5m 34s
    5. Exporting to Adobe Revel
      3m 39s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      6m 8s
  18. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module
6h 13m Beginner Mar 05, 2012

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Join photographer and author Chris Orwig in Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials: Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module, as he explores the interface of this popular image-management program and shows how to use its Library module to organize and manage a photo library. The course covers importing both still images and video; shooting in tethered-capture mode; organizing and rating images with flags, stars, labels, and location tags; and working with collections. The course also details how to export, email, and share photos, and introduces the Lightroom 4 video-editing features, as well as its ability to work together with the full editing power of Photoshop. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Customizing the interface
  • Importing from a memory card
  • Auto-importing from a watched folder
  • Considering color management with tethered capture
  • Working with catalogs
  • Comparing two images in a library
  • Working with multiple hard drives
  • Stacking photos in groups
  • Using smart collections and quick collections
  • Using Quick Develop to process images
  • Editing the color and tonality of video
  • Adding copyright data to photographs
  • Exporting, emailing, and publishing photographs
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Sharing Photos
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Adding copyright metadata with a template

Regardless of the type of photographer you are, whether you're an amateur or professional, whether you photograph mountaintops or people or plants or whatever it is, we can all benefit from working with the Metadata panel. Yet what's interesting is that all of our needs are really different. If we are a stock photographer say versus a wedding photographer, well the type of metadata that we are going to add and the way that we are going to work with metadata, well it's just completely different. Yet the one thing that unites us all is that we all need to add copyright information to our photographs.

So here I want to explore how we can do that and how we can do that by way of using Presets. Now before we get to working with the Metadata panel in the Library module, I want to step back in time for a minute and go back to the Import dialog. You'll remember this, right? If you click on the Import button, in the right hand side you can apply metadata upon import. Here you can create a Metadata preset. You can have one which is your copyright information so that upon import, all of your images already have that as part of their metadata.

Well let's say though, you forgotten to do that or you need to change that. Well how can you do that after you've left the Import dialog? Well let's take a look at that. Here I will click Cancel to exit out of this. And here in the Metadata panel, I'm in is the Default view. You'll notice up top we have a Preset option. Well here you can click on this Preset and choose Edit presets. You can also access Edit Presets by going to the Metadata pull-down menu and then selecting Edit Metadata Presets.

It will both open the same exact dialog, again just two ways to do the same thing. So either way, let's go ahead and select Edit Presets, this will open up our Edit Metadata Presets panel. Well in this case let's say that what I want to do is change my Copyright, so that it has a year in there, Copyright 2012 Chris Orwig. Copyright Status, I'm going to turn that on and I'm going to leave those two fields as is. And I want to create a preset with this information. Next, we'll go to our Preset pull-down menu and choose Save Current Settings as a New Preset.

Now this will give me the ability to save this out. On a Mac you press Option+G, Windows Ctrl+Alt+C and then you can go ahead and type out the rest of that, and Option+G or Ctrl+Alt+C gives you the ability to create that circle C copyright icon. Alright, well here is the Preset Name and again you can name this whatever you want, I am just trying to create a demo here, so I am going to use my own name. We will click Create and then we will click Done. Well at this point, nothing is changed, we haven't really done anything except defined or created a new Preset.

Well here is a great thing about this. To update the metadata all that we need to do is to go to this Preset pull-down menu and then to choose the option that we want to choose there, you notice the Copyright is now updated. We can also do this, we can click on one image Hold down on the Shift key and click on another and make sure Auto Sync is turned on, so you want to flip this little switch here. And then to your Preset pull-down menu, what you can do is you can select the Preset. Now if by default, the current preset is on 2012, it may be a good idea just to go to None for a second and then go back to 2012, just to make sure that it's going to catch that and apply that to all of those pictures.

Yeah, apply this to every photo? Definitely. I'll Select it and now if we click off these pictures and click on one at a time, you'll notice we have that Copyright information now updated. It's all exactly the same. Now the great thing about this is what I've shown you here's how to work with adding a copyright. But I have also shown you how to work with Presets and how you can start to create these Presets which have valuable and important metadata, which is relevant to you say as a stock photographer, a wedding photographer, a family photographer or just an enthusiast who photographs all sorts of subjects and things.

Well whatever it is, whatever types of metadata you need to add, you can create Presets for that and then you can quickly and easily add that metadata to multiple files by taking advantage of those Presets here in the Metadata panel or, also, going back to that Import dialog, you can tap into those Presets here as well. So in both situations these presets can really help you speed up your overall workflow in regards to adding metadata to your photographs.

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