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Overview of the new Map module

From: Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

Video: Overview of the new Map module

So far in this chapter, we've been focusing in on how we can manage and organize our photographs using the library module. And next what I want to do in this chapter is continue that conversation and talk about how we can do some similar things by working with what's called the map module. The map module allows us to group images together based on geographic or GPS information. So let's go ahead and take a look at how we can begin to work with the map module. To navigate to this module, click on the Map button, which is located right here. When you click on that, it will take you to the module, and it will show you a google map version of the world. And in this case, you can see it's focused in on the town where I live, which is Santa Barbara, California.

Overview of the new Map module

So far in this chapter, we've been focusing in on how we can manage and organize our photographs using the library module. And next what I want to do in this chapter is continue that conversation and talk about how we can do some similar things by working with what's called the map module. The map module allows us to group images together based on geographic or GPS information. So let's go ahead and take a look at how we can begin to work with the map module. To navigate to this module, click on the Map button, which is located right here. When you click on that, it will take you to the module, and it will show you a google map version of the world. And in this case, you can see it's focused in on the town where I live, which is Santa Barbara, California.

Now, you can change the view of the map by clicking on this icon right here. You'll notice we have a number of different options. You can click through those. There also are some really handy shortcuts, which you can use. On a Mac, press Cmd + 1-6. On Windows, press Ctrl + 1-6, and this will allow you to change or select the view that you want to work with. After you've found the view that you want to work with, what you can then do is take a look at your photographs. Now, we'll begin by looking at photographs which have GPS information embedded in the photographs.

Then in the next movie, we'll talk about how we can create our own map locations and group our images based on where they were captured. Well here on this map, I want to zoom in a little bit. To do that, you can either double-click on the map, or you can click on this icon right here. In zooming into this area, we can see that we have these seven photographs. If we hover over this, you can see these are pictures that I captured of my daughter Elsie using my iPhone. And here we can click through these photographs. Now if we want to filter our view of all of our photographs below and just see the images which are visible on this map area that we're working on, we can use the location filter. When you click on Visible On Map, that will then filter and just show you the pictures which are visible in this view of the map. If you move that area around, what will update or show the other images which you've captured in other areas, as well.

If you want to turn off the filtering, you can of course, click on the None button, which will then turn off that filtering option. So that you can view all of your photographs below in the film strip. Alright, well now that we've been introduced to the map module and we've seen how we can have images which have GPS information embedded in the metadata, which Lightroom will automatically pick up on and save in this particular location. Let's also talk about how we can create our own locations. Especially for those situations with most of our cameras which don't have embedded GPS information as part of the xf, or the metadata information.

So let's take a look at how we can add some of our own locations, and add images to those locations. And let's do that in the next movie.

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  1. 2m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 22m 0s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      3m 52s
    2. Adding flags, stars, and labels more quickly
      5m 10s
    3. Using Auto Advance to speed up rating photos
      4m 44s
    4. Rating and ranking groups of photos
      1m 50s
    5. Rating and ranking in the Grid and full-screen modes
      4m 5s
    6. Quickly delete rejected photos
      2m 19s
  3. 14m 0s
    1. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 44s
    2. Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files
      1m 51s
    3. Filtering by text, metadata, and file type
      3m 3s
    4. Sorting photos
      2m 30s
    5. Stacking photos into groups
      2m 52s
  4. 18m 14s
    1. What is a collection?
      2m 36s
    2. Creating a collection to group images together
      4m 35s
    3. Creating targeted collections
      2m 50s
    4. Using Quick Collections
      2m 42s
    5. Using Smart Collections
      5m 31s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Overview of the new Map module
      2m 47s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 21s
    3. Creating saved locations
      4m 41s
  6. 11m 10s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      4m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 58s
    3. Making incremental adjustments to images
      2m 33s
  7. 15m 54s
    1. Playing video in Lightroom
      2m 40s
    2. Trimming a video
      3m 47s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 21s
    4. Setting the poster frame
      1m 54s
    5. Capturing a still image from a video
      2m 12s
  8. 11m 1s
    1. Exporting to a hard drive
      3m 29s
    2. Publishing to a hard drive
      4m 18s
    3. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 14s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Using Fast Load DNG
      5m 0s
    3. Saving size with Lossy DNG
      6m 23s
  10. 27m 56s
    1. Adding keywords
      6m 3s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 35s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      2m 13s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      3m 4s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 24s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 36s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      4m 1s
  11. 31m 0s
    1. External editing preferences
      4m 23s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      6m 15s
    3. Editing an original TIFF or PSD
      4m 30s
    4. Editing an original JPEG
      5m 36s
    5. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop
      4m 3s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      3m 16s
    7. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      2m 57s
  12. 27m 40s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      5m 51s
    2. Exporting photographs with previously used settings
      1m 32s
    3. Creating and using exporting presets
      3m 45s
    4. Emailing photographs from Lightroom
      6m 40s
    5. Using Publish Services to export photographs to a folder
      5m 16s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      4m 36s
  13. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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