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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.
In this movie, I want to explain the main reason why people use quick develop here in the library module as opposed to working in the develop module. And it has to do with working with auto sync. When you process multiple images in the library module, it does something very different than the Develop module. In the Develop module, if you select multiple images and make an adjustment well it makes an absolute adjustment. So if you increase exposure say by one stop, well both images will have the same exact exposure. Yet in the library module, it does so incrementally, relative to the exposure, or whatever setting it is for that matter, of that actual image. Let me try to make this concept a bit more concrete by showing you what I mean. Here, with this image I'm going to decrease the exposure and I'm going to do this for demo purposes.
Then next, let's select two images. We'll select the first two here. Hold down the Cmd key on a Mac, Ctrl key on Windows to select those two. Then press the N key or click on this icon which allows us to enter into survey mode. And just for a moment, let's focus in on exposure. You know, one of the things that can happen is you can shoot, perhaps at a wedding or wherever it is. And you can be shooting in different lighting scenarios, and your camera settings. Perhaps maybe you accidentally set them so that the exposure was overexposing all of those images regardless of the lighting that you were in.
So, what you need to do is then take that exposure down incrementally in all of the photograms. Well, you can do that here with auto sync, you select multiple images, turn auto sync on. Now, watch what happens when I click on this exposure value. Here when I click on one of the arrow icons to the right, what it will do is it will increment these relative to the exposure of the image. It's almost like this image is on step five, and this image is on step one. Then, when I click this button, well, this image goes up to step six.
And this image goes up to step two. And it's like they're climbing up these steps. In contrast, in the Develop module, if we had two images which look different. And if we modify the exposure, and I'm just making this up, this whole step analogy. We modified it to say step 8, well both images would go to that particular area or exposure. In other words, it would make an absolute adjustment. Well here, the library module allows us to make relative, incremental adjustments. In this way, it kind of respects the original exposure or whatever setting it is that we're working on. It then allows us to quickly solve those issues where we have variation in our photographs.
And where we want to make incremental changes to two or more photographs.
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