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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.
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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