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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 01 Importing with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Welcome

Shows how to use the Lightroom Library module to import photos into a library, work with tethered capture, and store files on multiple hard drives.
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  1. 2m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 47s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 19m 39s
    1. What is Lightroom and why use it?
      5m 33s
    2. Getting familiar with the Lightroom interface
      4m 58s
    3. An introduction to customizing the interface
      3m 37s
    4. Dimming the interface with Lights Out mode
      3m 27s
    5. Focusing on the image with the full-screen views
      2m 4s
  3. 40m 39s
    1. Importing and file formats
      4m 46s
    2. Importing preferences
      4m 25s
    3. Importing from a folder
      6m 0s
    4. Selecting photos to import from a CF card
      5m 43s
    5. Choosing an import destination
      3m 22s
    6. File handling and renaming options
      5m 58s
    7. Applying copyright metadata and creating a preset
      5m 5s
    8. Setting catalog preferences, importing, and using previews
      5m 20s
  4. 11m 9s
    1. Drag-and-drop importing
      3m 22s
    2. Auto-importing from a watched folder
      4m 33s
    3. Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
      3m 14s
  5. 18m 17s
    1. Introducing tethered capture
      2m 9s
    2. Working with tethered capture
      5m 15s
    3. Using guides and grids for alignment
      3m 44s
    4. Using Develop presets to process images
      3m 35s
    5. Creating color-correct photographs
      3m 34s
  6. 19m 4s
    1. Catalogs are the backbone of Lightroom
      3m 47s
    2. Explaining catalogs by way of a comparison
      2m 36s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      5m 18s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      4m 54s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      2m 29s
  7. 34m 42s
    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe view
      2m 56s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      3m 43s
    3. Customizing the Loupe Overlay and Grid views
      4m 14s
    4. Customizing the Filmstrip view
      4m 4s
    5. Comparing two images
      3m 55s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      4m 13s
    7. Working with folders and files
      5m 7s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      4m 6s
    9. Dual-monitor support
      2m 24s
  8. 12m 49s
    1. Working with multiple hard drives
      4m 35s
    2. What are Smart Previews and why do they matter?
      4m 6s
    3. Working with Smart Previews
      4m 8s
  9. 12m 28s
    1. Customizing the interface background
      2m 9s
    2. Minimizing various interface elements
      3m 32s
    3. Adding custom panel end marks
      2m 27s
    4. Creating a custom identity plate
      4m 20s
  10. 44s
    1. Next steps

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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 01 Importing with the Library Module
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Join photographer and author Chris Orwig in part one of Lightroom Essentials, as he explores the interface of this popular image editing and management program and shows how to use its Library module to import photos. The course covers importing both still images and video, shooting in tethered-capture mode, and storing files on multiple hard drives. Then learn how to survey using the Grid and Loupe views, customize the views to your liking, and personalize the Adobe Lightroom interface.

Topics include:
  • What is Lightroom?
  • Importing images and video files
  • Choosing an import destination
  • Renaming files
  • Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
  • Working with tethered capture
  • Exporting a catalog
  • Using Smart Previews
  • Customizing the Lightroom background


(Music) Welcome. My name is Chris Orwig. I'm a photographer, author, and educator and welcome to this series, Lightroom 5 Essentials. You know Lightroom has quickly become one of the most dominant image editing tools in the world. And if you're curious to learn why, to discover how you can use Lightroom to improve your workflow and your photographs, well you've come to the right place. The goal for this series, is to cover what you need to know in order to begin to achieve professional results.

Now this course is the first course in our series. And here we'll cover a really important Lightroom workflow step, and that is, importing photographs and video files into Lightroom. We'll begin by talking about what Lightroom is, why it matters. We'll look at the tool itself so that we can become familiar with the interface. Here we'll cover topics like how we can dim the interface using a feature called lights out. Or how we can view an image in full screen mode. We'll talk about some important importing preferences, and different file formats that we can import into Lightroom.

We'll discuss how can import images and video files from a folder or from a media card. We'll also discuss how we can select an import destination, and how we can rename files or add some important metadata along the way. You know once you import your photographs, you'll begin in the library module. Here we'll highlight how we can use the grid and the loop view, and how we can zoom in on the photograph, or how we can compare or survey multiple images at once. Now keep in mind that this course is our first step towards creating a more enjoyable and effective workflow.

Well we'll be covering all of these topics and more. So without further delay, let's begin.

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