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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.
Here I want to share with you a few view options that we have in the Library module, whether we're working with the Loupe or the Grid View modes. The shortcut keys that you will want to write down are I, J, then Command+J, or Control+J; that's Command+J on a Mac, or Control+J on Windows, and let me show you what I mean. Well here in the Loupe View mode, if we press the I key, we can all of a sudden see this information overlaid on top of the photograph. This is showing us the filename, also how the image was captured, and the focal length of the lens that was used.
Press the I key again, and we see some other common attributes. Press the I key a third time, and all of this information disappears. Well, where does this information come from? Well, if you press Command on a Mac, or Control on Windows, and then the J key, it will open up your Library View Options. Here we can go into these Loupe View options, and rather than displaying the File Name, let's say that we want to include the overall Cropped Dimensions. Here, when we select that, it will show us those options here.
If we want to change the criteria for the Loupe Info 2, here we can go ahead and click on a different option, say, like File Name, so it will then display that. Next, if we close out of these Library View Options, we can then press the I key in order to toggle through these different information overlay views. All right, well that's with the Loupe View; what about the Grid View? Let's press the G key, and navigate to the Grid View. To change the way that we're viewing this grid, or the cells, or the information around the images, we can do that by pressing the J key.
If we press the J key, we'll toggle through the different views that we have here, so that we can either display more or less information with those thumbnails. To change what information we're seeing here, once again, press Command on a Mac, Control on Windows, then the J key. This will open up our Library View Options, but this time it will highlight the Grid View. Here it's showing us these Grid Options in different ways. Here I want to Show the Grid Extras, either with Expanded or with Compact Cells.
With the Compact Cells, I could go ahead and choose to display less information here, so I'm just going to click to remove some of these criteria. Here, perhaps I'll just leave the Index Number on. Then we could go to the Expanded Cells, where we have a lot of different information displayed, and in that, I'm going to go ahead and click on some of these criteria, so that we have those. And in this way, we can modify or customize what's displayed. After we've customized those options, we'll click on this icon in order to close that dialog, then we can press the J key in order to toggle through those different view modes.
So again, let's reiterate these shortcuts that we've learned. If we're in the Loupe View mode, which we can access by pressing the E key, we can press the I key to toggle through the Information Overlay options. If we're in the Grid View mode, which we access by pressing the G key, we can press the J key to toggle through the way that we view information with our thumbnails. And then last, but not least, we learned the shortcut to open up the menu where we can customize either our Grid or Loupe Views, and the shortcut for that is Command on the Mac, Control on Windows, then the J key in order to open up our Library View Options.
And last, but not least, once these options are open, you can always click on these tabs in order to access these menus, so that you can then change the criteria. So it's as simple as clicking on those tabs, and then making the choices of what you want to have displayed either over or around your photographs.
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