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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Advanced Techniques, photographer Chris Orwig shows how to master the subtleties of Lightroom 3 and maximize its efficiency. The course begins with an in-depth exploration of Lightroom catalogs to keep track of photos, collections, keywords, stacks, and more. Along the way, Chris shows how to integrate Bridge and Photoshop in the Lightroom workflow and shares advanced techniques, including image editing with the adjustment brush, automating actions, using plug-ins and extensions, exporting to email or an FTP server, and more. Exercise files are included with the course.
Although I have talked about Flickr in other contexts and other training titles, I thought it would be helpful to round out our conversation here, and to include a conversation about using Flickr in order to publish and export our photos from Lightroom directly to Flickr. To do that, we need to head to the Library module, and then to the Publish Services panel. Next, we go to Flickr, and we click on Set Up. This will open up our Lightroom Publishing Manager dialog. Now the next few steps are actually really simple. All that we do is give this a Description; I'll go ahead and call this "co - flickr." Next thing I'm going to do is go down to my Flickr account and make sure I'm logged in.
I want to authorize this so this will take me to Flickr. Here it says, "If you arrived here because you asked Photoshop Lightroom to connect, well then click Next. We definitely did, and then we want to authorize that connection. All right. Well, now that we've done that, we can go ahead and navigate, say to our main Flickr page here. All right. Well, let's go back to Lightroom. Back in Lightroom, we have now authorized this connection, so we will click Done, and now it shows us we're logged in. All right. Well, what's next? We can choose how we want to title our images.
I'm just going to leave this blank. I can always add that later. We can choose if we want to rename a file. I don't necessarily want to. I'll leave that as is. And then for File Settings what we're going to do is choose a Quality setting pretty high, somewhere around 80. And then next we go down to Image Sizing. And typically, what you want to do--or at least what I do on Flickr--is I include smaller files. And so in this case, I'm going to choose my Long Edge and choose a resolution that will work well for viewing on a monitor. I don't want to give away the whole file, but just a smaller one. And that will then be posted or hosted on Flickr.
Next, Output Sharpening, pretty straightforward again. Screen and Amount of Standard. And that's about it. If you go down to Metadata, we'll leave that off. Watermarking, I'm going to leave a watermark off. You know just make this image public. Now of course, you can customize these settings to a way that fits your own needs, and I'm kind of skimming over a few, but hopefully you get the gist of things. Next step is to click Save. This will then create a little Photostream connection for Flickr. We can see that here. Well, if I want to upload a few photos, I'll just simply drag them to that Photostream there, and then I'll click on it.
And when I click on that Photostream, what I can do is press the G key to go to the Grid View. Again, it's showing me I've two new photos that I want to publish, or upload, to Flickr. To do that, we can click Publish up here, in the top right-hand corner, or you can always click it down below; same thing. We'll go ahead and click that. Lightroom will then process those images. It'll go through the settings that we defined, or determined, and here you can see it's published those photos. Let's go ahead and check on Flickr to make sure those images have been uploaded. And I'm just going to refresh this view here. And now you can see that we have these new images up on Flickr.
Now here I could change the name of these files. I'll name this one "boats," and I'll name this one "fishermans' rope." Next, I'll click to save that name and also this name. We can see that we've successfully updated those two photographs, and they're now included as part of our Flickr photostream.
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