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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training, author Chris Orwig provides a comprehensive look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program. The course covers indispensable techniques such as importing, processing, and organizing images in the Library, correcting and adjusting images in the Develop module, and creating slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. In addition to exploring all of Lightroom 3's capabilities, this course is rich with creative tips and expert advice on photographic workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.
Now that we've covered some of filtering essentials, let's go ahead and dig a little bit deeper. In the Library module, go ahead and press the Backslash key to open up our Library filters. Now one of things that we've seen so far is we can click on Attribute. Now when you select a particular attribute, whether a flag, a star rating or a color label what typically happens is that we define this in this particular area. And then we go to a new folder. Yet when we go to the new folder, whatever filter we had previously applied has now been, by default, removed.
And this actually isn't very helpful, because typically what you do is you come up with a way to add flags or stars or labels that's really consistent. We want to build off that consistency. So new to Lightroom 3 is this great little feature. What you can do is you can choose any of these Library filters, whatever they are: text, metadata, attribute, and then you can lock it down. So I'm locking down a one star rating. Now when I go to another folder, here's what I'm going to see is that yes, this image here has a one star rating or more, in this case a rating of 3.
And so again, I can go to other places. Even in this Loupe View mode, which you can access by pressing the E key, I can go back to beach_family. And again, it's keeping in mind whatever filtering I had previously applied rather than, by default, turning that off. All right, well, let's go back to the Grid view mode momentarily to just highlight this. So again, whenever you're working with your Library filters, be sure to click on this icon here to lock things down in order to improve your overall Library Filter work and efficiency.
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