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Reviewing images in detail with Loupe view


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Lightroom 4 Image Management Workshop

with Tim Grey

Video: Reviewing images in detail with Loupe view

After I've used the Grid View in the Library Module to perform a basic review, mostly reminding myself of which images are included in this photoshoot before I start a more detailed review. I'm ready to move into evaluating each image by itself. Each individual image one at a time, and for that I'll use the Loupe View. The Grid View of course is accessible by pressing the letter G on the keyboard or by clicking the first button on the toolbar below the Images. To switch to the Loupe View, I can click on the Loupe View button or simply press the letter E on the keyboard.
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  1. 1m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 46s
  2. 44m 45s
    1. Library module overview
      3m 20s
    2. Preferences for image management
      10m 6s
    3. Catalog settings
      7m 57s
    4. Catalog backup settings
      2m 22s
    5. Backing up with Export
      2m 56s
    6. Working with the Lightroom interface
      5m 21s
    7. Grid view display options
      6m 37s
    8. Loupe view display options
      3m 19s
    9. Working with multiple catalogs
      2m 47s
  3. 27m 50s
    1. Folder structure considerations
      3m 20s
    2. Importing existing images
      6m 53s
    3. Importing new images
      9m 36s
    4. Importing subsequent images
      4m 4s
    5. Using tethered capture
      3m 57s
  4. 28m 54s
    1. Locating images to review
      4m 10s
    2. Getting a quick overview of photos with Grid view
      3m 7s
    3. Reviewing images in detail with Loupe view
      4m 11s
    4. Zooming and panning in images
      4m 19s
    5. Using Compare view
      6m 16s
    6. Using Survey view
      3m 42s
    7. Working with videos
      3m 9s
  5. 1h 8m
    1. Configuring the toolbar
      3m 8s
    2. Picking and rejecting photos with flags
      6m 30s
    3. Assigning star ratings to photos
      5m 39s
    4. Configuring color labels
      3m 20s
    5. Using color labels to identify images
      5m 13s
    6. Auto-advancing during image review
      2m 56s
    7. Working with image stacks
      4m 33s
    8. The Quick Collection
      3m 52s
    9. Using collections to organize photos
      5m 21s
    10. Using Smart Collections
      5m 33s
    11. Basic metadata updates
      5m 8s
    12. Adding keywords to photos
      4m 35s
    13. Using the Painter tool
      3m 13s
    14. Synchronizing metadata
      2m 53s
    15. Writing metadata to images
      3m 17s
    16. Correcting capture time
      2m 51s
  6. 35m 49s
    1. Setting image sort order
      3m 54s
    2. Catalogs, folders, and collections
      2m 30s
    3. Basic image filtering
      4m 32s
    4. Advanced image filtering with the Library Filter
      8m 3s
    5. Locking the Library Filter
      2m 47s
    6. Finding images on the map
      9m 54s
    7. Dealing with offline images
      4m 9s

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Watch the Online Video Course Lightroom 4 Image Management Workshop
3h 27m Beginner Mar 06, 2012

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In this course, author and digital imaging expert Tim Grey teaches you how to use the Library module in Adobe Lightroom 4 to manage your images, ensuring that you'll always be able to find any image you need, when you need it. Learn how to make full use of the Import feature, sort and organize your images, add keywords and otherwise identify key images, filter and search images, create backups, and much more. Plus, get lots of tips on configuring the Lightroom interface to suit the way you work, making everything you do faster and easier.

Topics include:
  • Preferences for image management
  • Catalog settings
  • Backing up with Export
  • Importing, reviewing, and organizing images
  • Image filtering
  • Locking the Library Filter
  • Dealing with offline images
Subjects:
Photography video2brain
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Tim Grey

Reviewing images in detail with Loupe view

After I've used the Grid View in the Library Module to perform a basic review, mostly reminding myself of which images are included in this photoshoot before I start a more detailed review. I'm ready to move into evaluating each image by itself. Each individual image one at a time, and for that I'll use the Loupe View. The Grid View of course is accessible by pressing the letter G on the keyboard or by clicking the first button on the toolbar below the Images. To switch to the Loupe View, I can click on the Loupe View button or simply press the letter E on the keyboard.

One way to remember that E is the keyboard shortcut for the Loupe View is that there's an E on the end of Loupe. Generally speaking, when I'm reviewing my images in the Loupe View, I want to get rid of all of the panels except the filmstrip down at the bottom. I like to keep tabs on which image I'm currently looking at and where I am in the overall sequence. So I'll press the Shift+Tab keys in order to hide all panels. And then I'll click on the stub for the Filmstrip, to bring that back up. I could also hide the toolbar if I wanted to to give myself a little bit more room for the images. I could do that by pressing the letter T on the keyboard. Now, I can go through the images.

I'll generally use the arrow keys on the keyboard to navigate among the individual images that I want to review. My primary focus is on getting a sense of which images look the best and which images are perhaps my favorites. Along the way, of course, I might be marking these images in some way. For example using pick flags, star ratings or color labels, but for now we'll just focus on the actual process of going through the photos. If at any time I want to evaluate an image a little bit more closely, I can simply click on the image. For example, maybe I'd like to see if this image is actually sharp. I can click on the image, an that will take me up to a one to one view, a 100% zoom.

I want to wait until the full resolution image loads, and then I can click and drag to pan around in the image. And it looks like this image is reasonably sharp. It does seem to be slightly soft. I'm not sure if that might be a motion blur. I can bring back the right panel, so that I can take a look at the histogram, that can be useful for evaluating the overall exposure. Here for example, the image could have been exposed just a little bit brighter, but I also want to evaluate the shutter speed. And here it was a 160th of a second shutter speed, if I scroll down into my Metadata section, I can take a look at what lens focal length was used.

In this case it was shot with the 24 to 105 millimeter lens at a focal length of 58 millimeters. So a 60th of a second is really about the minimum I would want to use in those circumstances, and that certainly explains why there's a little bit of softness. This was a handheld shot. Once I'm done evaluating the image a little more closely, I can simply single click on the image to go back to the fit to Image view, so I can see the entire image once again. I think for the moment, I'll leave the right panel visible, so I can evaluate the histogram as I'm moving along. I'll go ahead and press the right arrow to move to the next image. We can see that this image obviously has a bit of a Silhouette effect. That's obvious from the image itself as well as from Histogram. And some blown-out details here, but because it's lights at night, that's not going to be problematic.

Again, just getting an overall sense of the images, zooming in as needed, taking a look at some of the Capture settings. And perhaps evaluating the histogram to get a better sense of that overall exposure. The point is to take a careful look at the images, to navigate among the various images, to zoom in as needed, to evaluate the details. So that we can make a more informed decision about which images are potentially our favorites and which ones might need a little bit of work. And also, to be thinking about how we're going to rank those images, regardless of whether we're using pic flags, star ratings, or color labels to help us identify our favorite images later.

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