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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training, author Chris Orwig provides a comprehensive look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program. The course covers indispensable techniques such as importing, processing, and organizing images in the Library, correcting and adjusting images in the Develop module, and creating slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. In addition to exploring all of Lightroom 3's capabilities, this course is rich with creative tips and expert advice on photographic workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.
Now that we've created a collection that we can then build our slideshow out of, the next thing that we might want to do is further limit what images we include in the slideshow. Now we've already seen that one of the techniques that we can use is to simply click on an image and if we don't like it, press the Delete key in order to remove that from the collection. But what about a photograph like this? Let's say that we're not entirely sure if we want to remove this from the collection. Well, what you can do is use the flagging system in order to select the images that you want to include in your slideshow.
Let me show you what I mean. I'll go ahead and use my arrow keys and press the left arrow key, and then press the P key in order to flag this image as a pick. I'll do this with a few images here, as I make my way through this, and then just go ahead and add this flag rating to a couple of photographs. I think that looks good. Well, next, you can navigate to the toolbar. Here you see, by default, it's using every photo in the filmstrip, in other words every image inside of that collection. Well, I can change this. I can select to just use the selected photos, or just the photos that have been flagged as picked.
So here when I choose this option, we're going to see that the images which were flagged as picked are now highlighted. The other ones are grayed out. As we click through this slideshow by using our arrow keys, we're just going to go through these images, which have been flagged as picked. The nice thing about this is that we can always change our mind. For example, let's say that we decide, you know what, this image isn't even really that sharp. It doesn't have the vivid tones that I'm looking for. Well, in this case, I'll press the U key to unflag that photograph. That's one of the great things about this is that we can click through these images.
If we want to add a photograph, click on it. Then press the P key to flag it as picked, and we can go through and do that as we make our way through the photographs. Let's go back to All Filmstrip Photos. I'm going to go ahead and flag a few more photos. So I'll press the P key with a few of these here, just to add a bit more to the slideshow, and then scroll down and add a couple more that I think might be nice to have in this mix. All right, just a couple more here, and then that looks good.
All right, well, one of the problems with my collection is that I have horizontals and verticals. So if we look at these photographs, we have this nice, horizontal image. Then we have a vertical, horizontal, vertical. Well, that just isn't going to work for me. So what I need to do is to rearrange the order of this collection. There're a couple of different ways that we can do that. One technique that we can use is to simply click and drag to reposition this photograph, so that these two vertical images are side by side.
I can also sort what I see here by going to use flag photographs. Now once I see the flagged images, I can then just work on those. I'll click on this one and drag it over here so that these two are side-by-side. So you can do this in either view, whether viewing this with All Filmstrip Photos or just with the images that have been flagged. All right, well now that we've discovered how we can customize which images out of that collection we're going to use to create this slideshow, let's go ahead and start to discover how we can customize the way the slideshow will appear, and we'll do that in the next few movies.
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