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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, we're going to navigate to another folder of images. The photographs that we'll be working with are located in the folder which is titled Travel. And here I want to highlight a really important technique which allows you to delete or get rid of rejected images really quickly. You know often what happens in digital capture is that we shoot a lot of images, and as we're reviewing our photographs, maybe we're adding flags, stars, or labels, and then we'll come across an image which we don't like. An image that we want to delete and get rid of.
Here I want to show you a technique that you can use in order to do that. With these photographs, I'm going to go ahead and press the right Arrow key to scroll through these pictures until I arrive at a photograph that I don't really like. This one right here. Well here I'll press the X key. When you press the X key it allows you to set an image as a rejected file. I'll go ahead and go through these photographs and just do this with one or two more photographs that I don't like very much in this set. How about this one here. Well, now I rejected two images out of this set. In order to quickly get rid of these photographs, we can press a shortcut key combination.
The shortcut key combination on a Mac is Cmd+Delete. On Windows, that's Ctrl+Backspace. What this will do is it will say that we can then just delete the files which have this particular label. Which is the flag which defines those images as the rejected photographs. And often we'll reject images where the exposure is just completely off and we know we want to get rid of those. Now when we press the shortcut, Cmd+Delete on a Mac, Ctrl+Backspace on Windows. It will open the dialogue that you see here.
This says, hey, do you want to delete these two photos from the disk or just remove them from the Lightroom library or catalog. Well, this really depends upon what you want to do. If you want those files still to remain on the hard drive but not to clutter up your Lightroom catalog, well then click on Remove. If you want to delete them all together and get rid of them forever, well then click on the Delete button. Well, in my case I just want to remove these files because I don't like them very much but they aren't that horrible. So I might want to revisit the files later.
So here I'll just click Remove. In doing that, it will then remove those files from this folder, and from my Lightroom catalog so I can just focus in on the images that I actually want to work on.
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