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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
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Filtering by flag, stars, and labels


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Filtering by flag, stars, and labels

Now that we've spent all this time talking about how we can rate and rank our photographs, next it's time to take a look at how we can filter and find the best photographs after we've applied flags, stars, or color label ratings to our pictures. Well, we can do that by navigating to the Library module, and it's easiest to begin in the grid view. Here you'll notice the library filter bar is above. If that isn't visible press the backslash key, you can press that key to toggle the visibility of the library filter on and off.
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  1. 2m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 22m 0s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      3m 52s
    2. Adding flags, stars, and labels more quickly
      5m 10s
    3. Using Auto Advance to speed up rating photos
      4m 44s
    4. Rating and ranking groups of photos
      1m 50s
    5. Rating and ranking in the Grid and full-screen modes
      4m 5s
    6. Quickly delete rejected photos
      2m 19s
  3. 14m 0s
    1. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 44s
    2. Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files
      1m 51s
    3. Filtering by text, metadata, and file type
      3m 3s
    4. Sorting photos
      2m 30s
    5. Stacking photos into groups
      2m 52s
  4. 18m 14s
    1. What is a collection?
      2m 36s
    2. Creating a collection to group images together
      4m 35s
    3. Creating targeted collections
      2m 50s
    4. Using Quick Collections
      2m 42s
    5. Using Smart Collections
      5m 31s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Overview of the new Map module
      2m 47s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 21s
    3. Creating saved locations
      4m 41s
  6. 11m 10s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      4m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 58s
    3. Making incremental adjustments to images
      2m 33s
  7. 15m 54s
    1. Playing video in Lightroom
      2m 40s
    2. Trimming a video
      3m 47s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 21s
    4. Setting the poster frame
      1m 54s
    5. Capturing a still image from a video
      2m 12s
  8. 11m 1s
    1. Exporting to a hard drive
      3m 29s
    2. Publishing to a hard drive
      4m 18s
    3. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 14s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Using Fast Load DNG
      5m 0s
    3. Saving size with Lossy DNG
      6m 23s
  10. 27m 56s
    1. Adding keywords
      6m 3s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 35s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      2m 13s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      3m 4s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 24s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 36s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      4m 1s
  11. 31m 0s
    1. External editing preferences
      4m 23s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      6m 15s
    3. Editing an original TIFF or PSD
      4m 30s
    4. Editing an original JPEG
      5m 36s
    5. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop
      4m 3s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      3m 16s
    7. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      2m 57s
  12. 27m 40s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      5m 51s
    2. Exporting photographs with previously used settings
      1m 32s
    3. Creating and using exporting presets
      3m 45s
    4. Emailing photographs from Lightroom
      6m 40s
    5. Using Publish Services to export photographs to a folder
      5m 16s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      4m 36s
  13. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
3h 31m Beginner Jul 02, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • Adding flags, stars, and labels to images
  • Filtering your library by text, metadata, and file type
  • Stacking photos into groups
  • Creating a collection to group images
  • Tagging images with locations
  • Processing images in the Library module
  • Viewing and editing videos
  • Working with the DNG file format
  • Adding copyright metadata to photos
  • Adding keywords
  • Opening images in Photoshop
  • Exporting, emailing, and publishing photos
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Sharing Photos
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Filtering by flag, stars, and labels

Now that we've spent all this time talking about how we can rate and rank our photographs, next it's time to take a look at how we can filter and find the best photographs after we've applied flags, stars, or color label ratings to our pictures. Well, we can do that by navigating to the Library module, and it's easiest to begin in the grid view. Here you'll notice the library filter bar is above. If that isn't visible press the backslash key, you can press that key to toggle the visibility of the library filter on and off.

And what you want to do here in the library filter is click on the option for attribute. When you do that, you'll see that you have some attributes which you can search for, filter for. The first one is flag, next we have stars, then we have color labels. In this way, we can say, you know what, show me the images which have a two-star rating or higher. And here, we can simply switch on this icon here. If we want to change this two stars or lower, simply click on the icon here and then choose this Rating is less than or equal to two stars. And here that will show us a different set of images.

So again, we can customize that by simply clicking there. Now here I have images which have a two star or a higher rating. Well next I want to see those photographs that have a two star rating, an also have a red color label. To do that we can click on this icon right here. Now I'm seeing a much smaller or more limited select group of images. In this way it can help us to try to find those images which are the best, in a particular folder, or in many folders for that matter. Now you also may have noticed that we have some filtering options located here.

Here you can see we've have the same exact criteria. We can turn this on and off by clicking on the little toggle switch. Click that on and off to see all the photographs, or turn that criteria back on in order to see the pictures that are filtered based on the criteria here. You can also change a criteria here as well. Turn off the option for red label, now we're only seeing the images which have a star or higher rating. This way we can really quickly find those images and this will also work if we're in the loop view. So here I'll go ahead and double click one of the photographs.

I'll just double click this one, the first picture. And then next, I'm going to change the criteria by clicking on the icon for the red label. In doing that, you can see I'm now viewing a more select view down here in the film strip below. Yet, I find it's easier to begin in the Grid View so that you understand how that works, and then next, navigate to the Loop View, and then continue to refine the way you're filtering your pictures. If you click on this pulldown menu, you'll notice you have other options as well. You can say, "you know what? Show me the images which have any kind of a rating at all." By clicking on that, you'll notice that it will just show us these images here which have one star or higher rating. We can then further customize it by clicking on these stars so that we then just view those photographs which meet that particular criteria. If ever you want to change a criteria, it may be easier to go back to the Grid View. So tap the g key, that will bring you back to the Grid View, and then here you can see we have the access to these different criteria.

In particular, we now have access to our flags. So, for example, let's change our star rating down to two stars. And let's also add the criteria of flag as picked. And this way, you can see that we've now added that to this area. And that shows up down below. Previously, these options didn't show up down there. We had to begin here in the grid view. Then we could access all of these options down here in this area, because it turned that on. Last but not least. Let me re-highlight or remind you of the shortcut to turn the filtering on and off.

That's cmd l on a Mac or ctrl l on Windows. Press it once to turn the filerting on, press it a second time in order to turn the filtering off.

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