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Join photographer and author Chris Orwig in Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials: Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module, as he explores the interface of this popular image-management program and shows how to use its Library module to organize and manage a photo library. The course covers importing both still images and video; shooting in tethered-capture mode; organizing and rating images with flags, stars, labels, and location tags; and working with collections. The course also details how to export, email, and share photos, and introduces the Lightroom 4 video-editing features, as well as its ability to work together with the full editing power of Photoshop. Exercise files are included with the course.
Another way that you can add metadata to your photographs is by using the Painter tool inside of this Grid view. In order to access that press the G key to navigate to the Grid view. Next, you want to have your Toolbar visible, you can press the T key to hide or to show that Toolbar. And then in the far right-hand side click on the icon which allows you to display different things in the Toolbar. Here we are going to select the Painter tool; once you have this you can go ahead and click on that tool. This will allow you to paint different things on your images; Keywords, Labels, Flags, Ratings, etcetera.
Well here our focus is Keywords, so let's leave out option selected there, Keywords. Next, you can enter in a keyword. The keyword that I am going to enter in is "sepia toned." Once you enter into that all that you have to do is to click off of that field and then hover over your image. Notice when you do, the cursor changes, you can see that it now looks like a little paint can. Here I can just click in order to assign keywords to those photographs. We can also click and then drag across images, and as we do that we can assign keywords to those pictures.
Once you're done, you can put this away by simply clicking it back into its dock or by pressing the Done key. To double-check our keywords we can then click on the images and what we'll be able to see is it now says "sepia toned." So again, this just gives you yet another way to add keywords to your photographs. This is a little bit more like dragging- and-dropping, and sometimes this can be helpful especially when you're here in the Grid view.
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