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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 brief movie I want to take a look at how we can add flags, stars and color labels to multiple images at one time. In the film strip below, you'll notice that we have four photographs here of our family friend, this is one of the daughters in the family. And what I want to do is add a two star rating to all of these pictures. Well, in the library module in the loop view, if we click on the first image, then hold down the Shift key and click on the last image in this set to select all of those, we can then try to add a two-star rating. You can do so by clicking on this icon here or by pressing the 2 key.
Yet in doing this what you'll discover is that only the first image in the set has the two-star rating. These other images don't. Well to add the two-star rating or the flag or color label for that matter to a group of photographs, you have to go to the grid module. So press the G key to navigate to the grid module. Here, if you don't have images selected go ahead and click on the first. Again, hold down the Shift key and click on the last. And then tap the 2 key on your keyboard in order to set a two star rating to all of these photographs. As I click through these pictures, you can now see that each of these images have a two star rating.
This also works with flags or color labels. To illustrate, what I'll do is go ahead and click off the photographs. Then, hold down the Cmd key on a Mac or Ctrl key on Windows. In this way you can click on multiple photographs. And here I'll go ahead and select these three pictures. Next we'll add a two star rating or a color label to this. I'll tap the two key or click on two stars. I'll add a color label. I'll also add a flag just for the fun of it. All right. Well now when we click off of that, what we'll discover is that all three of these images have that criteria attached to those files. And so in this way, we're starting to see how we can work with multiple files at once, which sometimes can be helpful when you have a group of photographs which you want to rate or rank in a similar way.
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