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Lightroom 3 New Features

Exporting collections


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Lightroom 3 New Features

with Chris Orwig

Video: Exporting collections

One of the important new features in Lightroom 3 that I have emphasized throughout this training is collections and collections are indeed much more powerful. There's another new feature in regards to collections that I want to showcase here. Now what you can do with your collections is you can take advantage of all of your organizational work, and then you can export your collections as a catalog. Because you know there are times when you have all of these images grouped in a certain way. You may want to pull them out of your main catalog. For example, one of my colleagues and peers, Ralph Clevenger, is a nature photographer.
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  1. 14m 41s
    1. Welcome
      1m 26s
    2. Comparing Lightroom 2 with Lightroom 3
      12m 27s
    3. Using the exercise files
      48s
  2. 20m 32s
    1. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 54s
    2. Importing photos and movies from a CF card
      6m 31s
    3. Adding and importing photos from a folder
      3m 51s
    4. Synchronizing and finding missing photos
      4m 16s
  3. 34m 46s
    1. Filtering photos
      4m 0s
    2. Working with collections
      5m 1s
    3. Modifying image and thumbnail overlays
      3m 17s
    4. Crop presets and overlays
      5m 43s
    5. Using Auto Sync
      5m 33s
    6. Working with movies
      7m 13s
    7. Using Smart Collections for video files
      2m 10s
    8. Focal length filtering and Smart Collections
      1m 49s
  4. 19m 10s
    1. Setting up Flickr publishing services
      3m 47s
    2. Uploading photos to Flickr
      3m 4s
    3. Publishing to a Flickr Photoset
      3m 56s
    4. Publishing to a folder
      5m 11s
    5. Publishing to a Smart Folder or Smart Photoset
      3m 12s
  5. 1h 1m
    1. How sharpening works in Lightroom 3
      4m 48s
    2. Introducing noise reduction
      4m 45s
    3. Applying sharpening and noise reduction
      8m 23s
    4. Adding a grain effect
      4m 31s
    5. Using the Collections panel
      5m 42s
    6. The Adjustment Brush
      5m 48s
    7. The Graduated filter
      2m 10s
    8. Adding a vignette
      5m 45s
    9. Improvements to the Crop tool
      1m 59s
    10. Quickly changing crop orientation
      1m 40s
    11. Understanding the Point Tone Curve
      3m 10s
    12. Improving images with the Point Tone Curve
      4m 2s
    13. Using the Lens Correction controls
      5m 46s
    14. Enhancing images with Lens Correction
      3m 6s
  6. 5m 16s
    1. Adding audio to a slideshow
      5m 16s
  7. 11m 13s
    1. Introducing the custom print package
      3m 42s
    2. Working with the custom print package
      7m 31s
  8. 8m 46s
    1. Introducing tethered shooting
      2m 12s
    2. Working with tethered shooting
      6m 34s
  9. 7m 41s
    1. Optimizing and backing up a catalog
      2m 49s
    2. Upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs
      2m 13s
    3. Working with legacy Lightroom files
      2m 39s
  10. 27m 21s
    1. New presets in the Develop, Web, and Print modules
      3m 26s
    2. Importing and working with CMYK images
      5m 55s
    3. Bonus workflow tips
      4m 51s
    4. Adding watermarks in the Print, Slideshow, and Web modules
      1m 20s
    5. Making creative watermarks
      3m 20s
    6. IPTC Extension metadata
      1m 16s
    7. Exporting by file size and with watermarks
      1m 51s
    8. Exporting collections
      3m 22s
    9. Ejecting an external hard drive
      2m 0s
  11. 1m 44s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 15s
    2. What's next
      29s

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Lightroom 3 New Features
3h 32m Intermediate Jun 11, 2010

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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 New Features, photographer and author Chris Orwig explores the enhancements that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 brings to each phase of the photographic workflow—from importing and editing, to exporting and publishing. This course details Lightroom 3's new importing and asset-management features and its significant improvements in the Develop module, including enhanced sharpening and noise reduction. Chris also shows how Lightroom 3 broadens output options, and shares workflow tips and advice for upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs and working with images processed in earlier Lightroom versions. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Importing and managing photos and video clips
  • Improving efficiency with enhanced collections
  • Applying sharpening and noise reduction
  • Mastering the enhanced adjustment brush, graduated filter, and vignette features
  • Improving images with the Point Tone Curve
  • Adding audio to slideshows
  • Creating custom print packages
  • Importing on-the-fly with tethered shooting
  • Publishing photos to Flickr
  • Publishing to a smart folder and smart photoset
  • Upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs and working with legacy images
  • Making and working with creative watermarks
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Exporting collections

One of the important new features in Lightroom 3 that I have emphasized throughout this training is collections and collections are indeed much more powerful. There's another new feature in regards to collections that I want to showcase here. Now what you can do with your collections is you can take advantage of all of your organizational work, and then you can export your collections as a catalog. Because you know there are times when you have all of these images grouped in a certain way. You may want to pull them out of your main catalog. For example, one of my colleagues and peers, Ralph Clevenger, is a nature photographer.

So he has collections which are all grouped around an animal type, like he has a lion collection, a great white shark collection, a dog collection, a frog collection. You can get the picture. So let's say he wants to take all of his great white shark images and then export those as a catalog so that someone else can work on the files or so that he can just begin to focus in on those images. Well, what you can do, if you have a nice collection, you can navigate to your File pulldown menu and choose Export as Catalog. Another way you can access this same functionality is by going to the collection and right-clicking or Ctrl+Clicking and choose Export this Collection as a Catalog, and that's what we're going to do here.

I'm going to go ahead and export this to the desktop and I'll save this one out as letters. What I want to do is export all of the images, the previews, everything, and I'll export that catalog. Now once I've done that, to reopen Lightroom with that catalog all I need to do is choose Open Catalog and in here I'm going to go to my Desktop to letters, and I'll choose that particular catalog file. In this case, you can see it's in a folder called letters. Catalog is letters.lrcat, and I'll click Open.

What's going to happen when I click Open is it's going to say "hey! Lightroom has to relaunch." Sure, no big deal. I'll go ahead and close down Lightroom, and then it is going to reopen Lightroom. Now it's just those images that were inside of that particular collection. Now another thing that's actually kind of interesting is that you can take advantage of your Smart Collections. Let me show you what I mean. I'm going to go ahead and create a new Smart Collection. Now, a lot of times what you'll do with Smart Collection, you'll say give me images where the rating is greater or equal to one star and then in addition, I want you to give me the images that have this particular keyword, surfing, and then let's say I do something else.

I want to have something that has a particular camera or the camera's serial number is whatever. A lot of times Smart Collections have a number of different criteria. So if I go ahead and create that Smart Collection, we can see that I have it here. In your own workflow, your Smart Collections are going to be really relevant to how you shoot, what you shoot, how you organize your work, etcetera. Well, sometimes what you're going to need to do is to get all of those organizational attributes out of your catalog and you can do that really easily.

Again, it's right-click or Ctrl+Click and then Export Smart Collection Settings, and then you can also choose to import them. It's a pretty seamless and easy process. The whole point here is that collections are a great way to organize your work. You can take advantage of all of that heavy lifting, all of that organizational work that you've done in some pretty unique ways in situations especially when you need to either export a particular collection or a particular smart collection and all of its settings that you've worked so hard to create.

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