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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
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Filtering photographs based on metadata


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Filtering photographs based on metadata

Let's take a look at how we can use metadata in order to filter and find photographs. I also want to take a look at how we can make corrections to metadata, as well. All right, well here in this folder, Melissa, you can see I have one photograph selected. I want to add a red label to it. When you do that, or when you add some metadata, for example, a label, a star, or a flag, or whatever it is, it will show up in the metadata panel. Here I am in the default view. And this is showing me that I've added a red label. And whenever you see metadata which has an arrow next to it, that particular arrow can help you to filter or find criteria or photographs based on that criteria, I should say. For example, let me add another label to another photograph. Here, I'll click on this one.
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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 photographs based on metadata

Let's take a look at how we can use metadata in order to filter and find photographs. I also want to take a look at how we can make corrections to metadata, as well. All right, well here in this folder, Melissa, you can see I have one photograph selected. I want to add a red label to it. When you do that, or when you add some metadata, for example, a label, a star, or a flag, or whatever it is, it will show up in the metadata panel. Here I am in the default view. And this is showing me that I've added a red label. And whenever you see metadata which has an arrow next to it, that particular arrow can help you to filter or find criteria or photographs based on that criteria, I should say. For example, let me add another label to another photograph. Here, I'll click on this one.

And then I'll add a red label by clicking on this icon here. Well now that I've added a red label to these photographs, what I want to do is filter my entire catalog. I just want to see the images which have a red label. To do that, we can click on this arrow icon. In clicking on that, it will then take us to the library filter area with metadata selected. And it's just showing us these 12 images which have this red label. And again, however many photographs you've added that red label to will show up here. To undo this, one easy way to do that is to press Cmd+Z on a Mac or Ctrl+Z on Windows.

And keep in mind, you can do this not just with labels, but you can do this with other fields as well. For example, if we take this down to another option, which is IPTC, we'll have the ability to add some information about the person who created these photographs. In this case, I'm going to go ahead and type out my name there, Chris Orwig. Then I also want to go down to my email area. I'm going to type out my email address. And I also, I'm going to type out my full web address. You want to include the entire web address, http:// and in my case, www.chrisorwig.com.

I'll go ahead and hover over this edge here just to click and drag this out so we can see this a little bit better. But you'll notice that I have these two fields, and these fields have arrows next to them. Well, if we click on the email field, what that will do is actually trigger your email client that you have on your computer. So you could then send an email to this particular person. Or you can also click on this icon here and what that will do, is it will launch a website, as you can see here. So these particular fields don't filter, yet they do activate or trigger something. So again, whenever you see these arrows, you'll want to start to realize that those are active ways that you can take advantage of the metadata that you have. Alright, well let me show you one more tip here in regards to correcting metadata. In this case, I'll go to the pull down menu and choose Large Caption. And here, I'm going to go ahead and type out a caption, and I'm just going to say, a young, in this case, woman, stands on a bridge wearing a hat. And I'm going to type wearing incorrectly.

I'm going to make a typo. And then go ahead and add that caption. Well when you have a caption, let's say you're going through your pictures and you come back to it. And all of sudden you, you realize you might have a spelling error, or some sort of mistake. Well you can always navigate to the Edit pull down menu. Here I'll click into the caption area and click to the Edit pull down menu. We'll go down to Spelling and the choose Check Spelling. In this case, it will check the spelling for us. And we could also check the grammar. And it will help us to realize that we have some sort of an issue. In this case, we have a spelling error with this word here. Well if you right-click or Ctrl+click on that word, it will give you some suggestions, and then you can then select an alternative option. Here.

Let me go ahead and make another typo here. I'm just going to add another letter to one of those words. And then we'll navigate to the Edit pull down menu. And here, we'll select Spelling. And then choose, Show Spelling and Grammar. In doing this, it will open up a dialogue. And here, it's telling us it found a word which was misspelled. And it's suggesting this is the correction. Click on the correction and then go ahead and click Change and that will then allow you to change this spelling error in the caption field.

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