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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.
(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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