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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 New Features, photographer and author Chris Orwig explores the enhancements that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 brings to each phase of the photographic workflow—from importing and editing, to exporting and publishing. This course details Lightroom 3's new importing and asset-management features and its significant improvements in the Develop module, including enhanced sharpening and noise reduction. Chris also shows how Lightroom 3 broadens output options, and shares workflow tips and advice for upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs and working with images processed in earlier Lightroom versions. Exercise files are included with the course.
In this movie we're going to continue to work with the files that we have organized inside of our collections. So let's go ahead and click on the collection set title, which is People. This will then show us all the photographs in this People collection. Now these photographs are a little bit different, but let's say that what we want to do is go through and add some star ratings, so I'll give this one a 1 star rating and this one, I'll press 6 for a red label and then 1 star, 1 star, 1, and then I'll go ahead and add a couple other ratings. What you'll notice that down below in the filmstrip you can also see these star ratings and the label color.
If I click on this dividing line between the toolbar and the filmstrip, this will be even more evident. Here we can see these different ratings. Now if I want to view an image, let's say a little bit larger, you can press the E key to go to this Loupe View mode. Now in order to see the information on top of this image what I'm going to do is press the I key, and that's going to toggle through the different types of information that I can have overlay in this Loupe View mode. Now currently we can see I have the file name, how the file is captured, with what type of lens. Well, if I navigate to my View pulldown menu, I can go to View Options and in View Options this is where I define what kind of information it displays.
So I can change Exposure and ISO to Common Attributes, and this is new to Lightroom 3. So let's go ahead and select that. You can see it's unflagged, has a rating of 1 and no label. Let's go ahead and change that. We'll press the 6 key. Now you can see I have a red label, press the P key, now we can see that that has been flagged. So again, we can include this type of common attribute in the overlay, and that's new to Lightroom 3. We can also include that same information in the Develop module. Right, what about the filmstrip down below? We can modify that by going to our Lightroom preferences, click on Lightroom, choose good old Preferences there and then navigate all the way over to Interface and then down below you'll see that we have some Filmstrip options.
We can show those ratings and pix. We can also show the different badges, and those badges are functional. If you click on them, they can show the keywords or open up different things. I tend to turn these off, because I find it gets a little bit cluttered, and then we'll leave both of these on. Photos in navigator. This one's really helpful. Let me show you why. If I turn on my Navigator and I have a really small filmstrip which I tend to have typically, when I hover over the image you see that I get a little bit of a larger preview up here, and again that's especially helpful.
Let's say I have a really small filmstrip. I get a feel for the image up top in that Navigator window. Well, as you can see there a couple a different options that we have here in regards to viewing our images in Lightroom 3. In particular, common attributes and then also some filmstrip preferences, and once again, that's Lightroom > Preferences and then navigate over to Interface, and you have some new options there for what you display with your thumbnails down below. Now, one quick word of caution. If you have really small thumbnails you may not see your star rating.
The thumbnails are so small that it can't include that. It won't, but as you increase the size you'll see that now those are included, but as I decrease, it may be hard to notice, but it will crop those off. All right. Well, that wraps up our look at some of the new View features inside of Lightroom 3.
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