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Changing labels, stars, or flags


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Lightroom Power Shortcuts

with Chris Orwig

Video: Changing labels, stars, or flags

Now that we know the basics of how we can add flags, stars, or labels by way of a few shortcuts, let's talk about how we can more effectively work with these three different criteria, and let's start off with stars. Here you can see with this photograph that in the previous movie I added a 3- star rating to it. I did so by pressing the 3 key. Well now I want to change the star rating. I've decided that like this photograph a little bit more, so I want to increase the rating to 4 stars. To do that on your keyboard, you can use the bracket keys.
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  1. 3m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 29s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Tips for getting the most out of this course
      55s
  2. 24m 51s
    1. Using advanced shortcuts for the Full Screen and Lights Out modes
      3m 0s
    2. Minimizing different areas of the interface
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring background and panel shortcuts
      3m 34s
    4. Advanced panel navigation
      2m 58s
    5. Choosing the different modules
      4m 9s
    6. Accessing contextual menus in each module
      2m 25s
    7. Adjusting preferences and catalog settings
      1m 11s
    8. Looking up keyboard shortcuts
      4m 7s
  3. 10m 10s
    1. Working with the interface
      3m 47s
    2. Importing images and videos
      3m 47s
    3. Understanding tethered capture
      2m 36s
  4. 20m 22s
    1. Zooming in on images
      4m 0s
    2. Exploring the Survey and Compare views
      4m 53s
    3. Rotating the image
      1m 52s
    4. Exploring view options
      3m 47s
    5. Creating a layout overlay
      2m 38s
    6. Finding and selecting images
      3m 12s
  5. 34m 25s
    1. Renaming and relocating images
      4m 55s
    2. Adding labels, stars, or flags
      4m 58s
    3. Deleting images quickly with flags
      1m 59s
    4. Changing labels, stars, or flags
      3m 17s
    5. Filtering based on labels, stars, or flags
      2m 3s
    6. Finding images quickly
      1m 45s
    7. Working with stacks
      3m 22s
    8. Working with collections and target collections
      3m 5s
    9. Using and showing Quick Collections
      2m 46s
    10. Creating, using, renaming, and moving folders
      2m 59s
    11. Removing and deleting with shortcuts
      3m 16s
  6. 7m 17s
    1. Adding and editing keywords quickly
      3m 7s
    2. Using keyword shortcuts and enabling keyword painting
      2m 0s
    3. Using keyword lists and saving metadata
      2m 10s
  7. 5m 21s
    1. Working with a second monitor
      2m 37s
    2. Exploring advanced dual-monitor shortcuts
      2m 44s
  8. 9m 6s
    1. Exporting a photograph
      3m 39s
    2. Editing in Photoshop
      4m 19s
    3. Emailing a photograph
      1m 8s
  9. 4m 30s
    1. Viewing video
      1m 47s
    2. Setting in and out points
      1m 52s
    3. Exporting video
      51s
  10. 28m 53s
    1. Correcting tone and white balance automatically
      1m 40s
    2. Correcting white balance
      1m 29s
    3. Making adjustments in the Basic panel
      4m 9s
    4. Navigating between basic panels
      2m 46s
    5. Resetting the image to its default settings
      2m 27s
    6. Understanding how to show and correct clipping
      5m 1s
    7. Synchronizing and copying settings
      6m 34s
    8. Viewing before and after
      2m 6s
    9. Quickly converting to black and white
      1m 37s
    10. Showing information overlays
      1m 4s
  11. 28m 18s
    1. Creating virtual copies
      5m 39s
    2. Working with virtual copies
      3m 40s
    3. Using Snapshots to save settings
      3m 36s
    4. Creating custom presets
      2m 24s
    5. Using the Targeted Adjustment tool
      3m 38s
    6. Creating strong black-and-white conversions
      1m 55s
    7. Making better split-toning adjustments
      1m 27s
    8. Sharpening and improving the details in your photos
      2m 43s
    9. Soft proofing shortcuts
      3m 16s
  12. 18m 10s
    1. Exploring tool strip shortcuts
      54s
    2. Cropping and resetting a crop
      2m 10s
    3. Changing the crop overlay
      2m 35s
    4. Switching the crop orientation
      1m 28s
    5. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool
      2m 24s
    6. Making corrections with the Adjustment Brush
      6m 14s
    7. Using the Graduated Filter
      2m 25s
  13. 6m 18s
    1. Zooming in on the map and changing the map style
      1m 31s
    2. Finding a location and adding images
      3m 53s
    3. Adding GPS information and moving markers
      54s
  14. 9m 23s
    1. Viewing the book project
      1m 51s
    2. Toggling the visibility of guides
      2m 31s
    3. Working with type
      3m 23s
    4. Making selections
      1m 38s
  15. 8m 20s
    1. Playing an impromptu slideshow
      1m 52s
    2. Playing and viewing a slideshow
      1m 42s
    3. Creating a custom template and saving the slideshow
      2m 55s
    4. Exporting as PDF, JPEG, and video
      1m 51s
  16. 7m 28s
    1. Choosing the Print module and changing the page settings
      1m 21s
    2. Customizing the layout and viewing the guides
      2m 35s
    3. Modifying the print settings
      1m 51s
    4. Creating a custom template and saving the print
      1m 41s
  17. 3m 40s
    1. Exporting and reloading
      1m 30s
    2. Previewing in a browser and saving your web gallery
      2m 10s
  18. 43s
    1. Goodbye
      43s

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Watch the Online Video Course Lightroom Power Shortcuts
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This course enables you to harness the diverse features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom literally at the touch of a button. Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig shares the keyboard shortcuts that make working with the modules in Lightroom more intuitive and efficient, including ways to navigate the interface, minimizing, maximizing, and zooming panels and images as you go, as well as methods for importing images. Chris also demonstrates shortcuts for organizing images with labels, stars, flags, and collections; editing image metadata; working with video; and making a wide range of image adjustments. The course provides photo editors with a whole new way to extend their reach in Lightroom: by bringing their toolset closer to the workbench.

Topics include:
  • Minimizing different areas of the interface
  • Performing a tethered capture
  • Finding, selecting, and labeling images
  • Working with stacks, collections, and Quick Collections
  • Adding keywords to images
  • Working with a second monitor
  • Exporting and emailing photos
  • Correcting white balance
  • Converting a photo to black and white
  • Rotating and flipping images
  • Creating virtual copies
  • Making better split toning adjustments
  • Retouching with the Spot Healing tool
  • Making corrections with the Adjustment Brush
  • Adding geolocation information
  • Creating impromptu slideshows and web galleries
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Changing labels, stars, or flags

Now that we know the basics of how we can add flags, stars, or labels by way of a few shortcuts, let's talk about how we can more effectively work with these three different criteria, and let's start off with stars. Here you can see with this photograph that in the previous movie I added a 3- star rating to it. I did so by pressing the 3 key. Well now I want to change the star rating. I've decided that like this photograph a little bit more, so I want to increase the rating to 4 stars. To do that on your keyboard, you can use the bracket keys.

If you press the right bracket key that will increase the star rating, and you can press the right bracket key to increase it all the way up to 5 or press the left bracket key in order to decrease that rating. You can do this with images which already have a star rating or with those which don't. Like with this photograph here, to add a 1-star rating. I'll just press the right bracket key and then I'll continue to press that in order to increase the overall star rating. Now, another thing that we've talked about is how we can add flags to our photographs.

We can press the P key in order to flag an image as a picked photograph or we can press the U key to unpick or to remove the flag. Yet there are two other shortcuts that we can use when working with flags. If you look at your keyboard, or at least in my keyboard, I have this key which is located in the top left-hand corner, right beneath the Escape key. This key allows me to change my flag rating. If you press this key, you can flag an image as picked. Press it again and then you can remove the flag.

This key is called the back quote key or the accent key and again, you can use this key to either add or remove flags. Another way that you can do that is on a Mac, press Command, on Windows press Ctrl, and then use your up and down arrow keys. Press the up key in order to flag that image; press the down key in order to remove the flag. So again, there are just multiple ways to do this. It's not that one technique is best; ratherm you want to learn all of these different techniques and then select the method which works best for you.

Next, I want to take a look at how we can more quickly add flags, stars, or labels. If you press the Shift key and then if you press 1 through 9, you can go ahead and add a star or a label rating and then advance to the next image. So press and hold the Shift key, then press, say, the 4 key. That will add a 4-star rating and then it will automatically jump to the next photograph. With this next photograph, I'll add a 2-star rating so I'll press Shift+2 and then it will then move to the next picture.

With this picture here, I want to add a label, so I'll press Shift and then the 6 key and you can see how I added this label to this photograph here and then it jumped to the next picture. Sometimes that can be a helpful way to kind of commit to a rating, whether that's a star or a label, and then to just move on, to make your way to the next picture. We can also do this with our flag shortcuts. So here, if we want to flag this image as a keeper, as a pick, hold down the Shift key and then press the P key, and it will add that flag and then automatically advance to the next image or video file.

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