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In part two of Chris Orwig's Lightroom Essentials, you'll learn how to add important metadata to your images that will help you find and filter your library, process images and video, and export, email, and share photos—all from within the powerful Library module in Adobe Lightroom. First you'll learn how to flag, rate, and rank your photos and use the information to find images that match those criteria. Then tag them with locations and add keywords and identifying information that clearly distinguish the subject and your copyright. Chris also shows you how to make image adjustments with Quick Develop, and play, trim, and edit video. Lastly, find out how to export your photographs to a hard drive, email them to friends and clients, and upload them to sharing sites like Flickr and Facebook.
Here I want to take a look at how we can extract or capture frames from our video files. We'll begin by looking at, or working with this particular clip here. What you want to do is you want to scrum down until you find a place in the clip which you think will work well. I'll go ahead and scrub around here until I find just the right spot. Actually, I think that looks pretty good. I got a little bit lucky there. This looks sharp. Well, we can turn this particular frame into a still image really easily. To do so, just click on this icon here. Then choose the top option, which is Capture Frame. You' ll notice that when you do that, a still image will appear in the filmstrip below.
Now when you click on that still image. You'll notice that this particular file, it will have all of the characteristics of the video clip. The same color, and tone, and look and feel. Yet it will be simply a still image. Now what's great about this, is that we can then use these files in some pretty creative ways. The resolution of course will be dependent upon the way that, that file was captured. Well here, for example, if we click to zoom on this. Here I'll go ahead and zoom in to a one to one view. You can see that I have pretty good detail, although it isn't completely tack sharp.
Well that's because I was hand holding this. Yet it's a pretty good file. And we could even create a decent sized print of this image. Now if you capture video clips, and they're a little bit more clean, for example, like with this one here, what we can do is go ahead and scroll down (SOUND) until we find a nice segment. I'll go ahead (SOUND) and do that quickly, let's say right here in one of these moments. Next what you can do is click on this icon and then choose Capture Frame. Again, this allows you to create a still image out of that. In this case it's a JPEG file, as you can see here from that particular moment.
This allows us to start to think about video in a completely different way. And you know sometimes we may just need to have some still frames that we want to post on Facebook or a blog, or whatever it is. In other situations we may want to work with these images in the develop module in order to process them, and then to create prints or to do something else. Either way what this allows us to do is to expand the way that we start to work with our video files. Because now, of course, we can work with those video files as videos but we can also capture or extract single frames.
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