New Feature: Playlist Center! Pick a topic and let our playlists guide the way.

Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

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

Creating saved locations


From:

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

with Chris Orwig

Video: Creating saved locations

Here we're going to take a look at how we can use the Map module in order to save locations and also how we can work with metadata in order to find and access our photographs. Well, for starters, let's select a folder. The folder I'll be working from initially is inside of Exercise Files > Photos > Narrative_ Photography and it's called "Jared." These particular pictures were captured on a really exciting course I created at Lynda.com called Narrative Photography or a course I was really excited about. These photographs were captured on the Brooklyn Bridge. I want to add them to that location.
Expand all | Collapse all
  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

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module
6h 13m Beginner Mar 05, 2012

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

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

Creating saved locations

Here we're going to take a look at how we can use the Map module in order to save locations and also how we can work with metadata in order to find and access our photographs. Well, for starters, let's select a folder. The folder I'll be working from initially is inside of Exercise Files > Photos > Narrative_ Photography and it's called "Jared." These particular pictures were captured on a really exciting course I created at Lynda.com called Narrative Photography or a course I was really excited about. These photographs were captured on the Brooklyn Bridge. I want to add them to that location.

So let's navigate to the Map module. In the Map module, the first thing I want to do is do a search for that location. I'll go ahead and type out Brooklyn Bridge, NY. This will then zoom into this spot. Well, the next thing that we need to do is to create what's called a Saved Location. To do that, you can click on this Plus (+) icon in the panel on the left, the Save Location panel to create the spot. I am going to go ahead and type out Brooklyn Bridge, and then click Create. Well, now you may notice I have a problem, right? This is much too big.

Well, to change the size, you just drag this little icon here to make it smaller, and then click on the middle point and you can reposition that. Let's zoom in a little bit here, and let's change this to say a Map view, so we have a little bit brighter view of this area. Next to add the photographs to this spot, well, all that you need to do is to make a selection, and drag and drop. Click on this first image and then Shift+Click on the third. These pictures were captured right about here. Then, click on another image, Shift+ Click on the last one of this set.

All those pictures were captured right over here. And then click on these last two photos here, holding down the Shift key while you do that, and add them to this side, where they were captured. So now all of these photographs are now within this Saved Location. Well, if I change the Save Location, let's say I make it much smaller, well, now I only have three pictures included in it. If I make it bigger, well, then it goes back to having all 11 inside of that saved spot, and that's really handy, right, how you change the Saved Location determines which photographs and which spots are inside of that Saved Location.

Let's add another Saved Location just so we can see how this whole thing works, because really you need to have more than one spot to take advantage of this. So let's go back to the Library module. We'll click on a folder, Travel. Inside of the Travel folder, there are a couple of images that I took on a backpacking trip. So what we'll do is we'll go to the Map module and in the Map module we'll do a search for the Location. It was Independence, CA, and it was just up in Onion Valley here, and I am going to go ahead and navigate to this spot.

This time I am going to take this to a Terrain View so I can kind of remember where it was that these images were captured. All right! Great! Next, I'll click to add a Location and name this Onion Valley, and then click Create. Once again I may want to modify the size of this in order to get this right, and then I'll click and drag and add a couple of photographs here to where they were captured, it's actually right there, and now I have those two pictures. What's great about this is I have this location, I have all of these photographs.

Now, let's go back to the Library module. Let's say we're back in the Library module, we're looking at all of our photographs, and we want to return to one of those Saved Locations. How can we do that? Well, there are a couple of different methods we can use. One is to use Library Filtering. And here's where you're going to see that the Map module and the Library module, well, they're really interconnected. If I go to the Metadata button here, I can filter based on some interesting things like GPS Data. Well, here it's going to show me all of the files that have coordinates. In this case, all of the pictures which have some sort of map tag on them.

Or I could go to a specific Map Location. Here are the different Map Locations I have. I want to see what photographs were captured in Onion Valley or in the Brooklyn Bridge. So I can access those images that way. Another thing that I can do is I can go ahead and navigate back to the Map Mmodule. Now, in the Map module what you can do is you can select a particular location and click on the little arrow to jump to that spot. Well, here it's going to show me all of those files that are in this particular spot, and I can get access to them really quickly.

Another way that I can do this is by taking advantage of the Metadata panel inside of the Map module. Let's take a look at that. Back to the Library module for a second. Let's show everything. Now, back to the Map. Well, in the Map module, you may notice I have one image which is highlighted or targeted here. Well, I can go to this GPS Code in the Metadata panel and I can click on this button, and it will then take me to that location where that image was captured.

Now, the same thing would be true is if we go to that location for Onion Valley. Let's see if I can find that. I am going to have to scroll one way or another in order to get back to that. Sorry about all that scrolling there. I am going to click on this image, and it's going to show me the GPS Data right there and, again, if I click on that, it will then take me to those particular photographs which were captured in that location. Now, in the Map module it's pretty dynamic. As I select the image, it navigates to a new location. Yet, we also have this Metadata over here in the Library module.

We'll go ahead and open up Metadata and then if we scroll down, you can see that GPS tag right there, I'll click on that, that will then jump to the Map module and show me those photographs. So again, what I'm trying to illustrate here is that the Map module, well, it just gives us another way to organize and access our photographs. And so what you'll have to do is get a little bit creative and ask yourself, well, how could I use this? How could I save particular locations? And how could that help me as I look to improve the way that I organize, access, and work with my files inside of Lightroom?

There are currently no FAQs about Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

join now Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.