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

Adding keywords


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

with Chris Orwig

Video: Adding keywords

In this chapter we'll be working with this set of photographs, these photographs are part of this project that I've been working on with the working title of SALT. It's about photographing people who are somehow connected to the ocean. And these images while they were captured with a film camera have been scanned and now brought into Lightroom, and one of the things that we need to do so often with our photographs is add some sort of a keyword to them. These keywords can really help us access and organize these pictures. Here we have a few different types of 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 keywords

In this chapter we'll be working with this set of photographs, these photographs are part of this project that I've been working on with the working title of SALT. It's about photographing people who are somehow connected to the ocean. And these images while they were captured with a film camera have been scanned and now brought into Lightroom, and one of the things that we need to do so often with our photographs is add some sort of a keyword to them. These keywords can really help us access and organize these pictures. Here we have a few different types of photographs.

Some with the subject in the picture, this one without someone in it at all but I really like how the exposure worked on this frame. Or others like this one over here which was an accidental double exposure where I loaded that sheet of film twice because my assistant had handed me the film loader twice, but I kind of like the result. So I'm going to have some interesting keywords to add to these. Some which are general to the group, some which are specific to particular photographs. So one of the things that you can do in regards to keywords as you can select a photograph then navigate to the Keywording panel.

Now here in the Keywords Tag pull- down menu you want to make sure to select Enter Keywords. Now this particular person's name is Jeff Johnson, so I'm going to go ahead and type out his name and then click Enter or Return that has now been added to this picture. Well of course as you start to add keywords to your photographs you have to remember there's got to be a better way, well indeed there are. I can go ahead and click on the next photograph and you'll notice that I can choose from Keyword Sets, Recent Keywords here. There's Jeff Johnson I can click on that that will then add that keyword to this photograph.

Well how else can I add keywords? Well I can go ahead and click on another picture here; in this other picture you'll notice that Lightroom has all of a sudden learned something, it's giving me a suggestion. It's assuming that I might also want Jeff Johnson in the list here. That's new to this image, it now built up that base of information and gave me that so I can click on it, add it to the picture. And again we can go down and see how we have a number of different ways we can add those keywords. Well what about adding keywords just to a group of pictures, like all of the rest of them? One keyword, that's easy.

Click on an image, hold down the Shift key, click on the last image and then you can add it with any of the methods that we talked about and this time I'll just type out his name Jeff Johnson and then press Enter or Return. And now as we click through these photographs, let's click off of that one. Click through them, you'll notice that that keyword is part of this mix. Now you may also want to get specific here. For example, we get to this image and we realize that we have a keyword that we don't want, I don't want Jeff Johnson. We'll click in there, highlight it, Delete, it's now gone.

We can also go to other photographs, let's say like this one here and add an extra keyword. I'm going to call this double exposure and then press Enter or Return. I can go to the track's photograph and then just title this one Train Tracks. I love photographing train tracks. Now you can see we can add these keywords and what's wonderful about this is this information is now part of these files, it is part of this Lightroom Catalog. Lightroom will remember this. If we leave this folder and then come back, well as we click on these images we'll see all of those keywords which are added to these photographs.

And we can take advantage of this data. It can help us as we seek to manage, process, and work with our images.

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