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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

Setting the poster frame


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

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Video: Setting the poster frame

As I mentioned in a previous movie in this chapter, almost all of our video files will need to be trimmed. And often we'll have content at the beginning of the video clip, which isn't necessarily representational of that particular clip. And so what we might want to do is change what's called the poster frame. Now the poster frame is a frame which is viewed here in the filmstrip below. Or if we click on the icon for the grid view or press the G key. That's the frame which we're seeing right here. Again if we want to customize that, navigate to the Loop view.
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  1. 2m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 22m 0s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      3m 52s
    2. Adding flags, stars, and labels more quickly
      5m 10s
    3. Using Auto Advance to speed up rating photos
      4m 44s
    4. Rating and ranking groups of photos
      1m 50s
    5. Rating and ranking in the Grid and full-screen modes
      4m 5s
    6. Quickly delete rejected photos
      2m 19s
  3. 14m 0s
    1. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 44s
    2. Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files
      1m 51s
    3. Filtering by text, metadata, and file type
      3m 3s
    4. Sorting photos
      2m 30s
    5. Stacking photos into groups
      2m 52s
  4. 18m 14s
    1. What is a collection?
      2m 36s
    2. Creating a collection to group images together
      4m 35s
    3. Creating targeted collections
      2m 50s
    4. Using Quick Collections
      2m 42s
    5. Using Smart Collections
      5m 31s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Overview of the new Map module
      2m 47s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 21s
    3. Creating saved locations
      4m 41s
  6. 11m 10s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      4m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 58s
    3. Making incremental adjustments to images
      2m 33s
  7. 15m 54s
    1. Playing video in Lightroom
      2m 40s
    2. Trimming a video
      3m 47s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 21s
    4. Setting the poster frame
      1m 54s
    5. Capturing a still image from a video
      2m 12s
  8. 11m 1s
    1. Exporting to a hard drive
      3m 29s
    2. Publishing to a hard drive
      4m 18s
    3. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 14s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Using Fast Load DNG
      5m 0s
    3. Saving size with Lossy DNG
      6m 23s
  10. 27m 56s
    1. Adding keywords
      6m 3s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 35s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      2m 13s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      3m 4s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 24s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 36s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      4m 1s
  11. 31m 0s
    1. External editing preferences
      4m 23s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      6m 15s
    3. Editing an original TIFF or PSD
      4m 30s
    4. Editing an original JPEG
      5m 36s
    5. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop
      4m 3s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      3m 16s
    7. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      2m 57s
  12. 27m 40s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      5m 51s
    2. Exporting photographs with previously used settings
      1m 32s
    3. Creating and using exporting presets
      3m 45s
    4. Emailing photographs from Lightroom
      6m 40s
    5. Using Publish Services to export photographs to a folder
      5m 16s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      4m 36s
  13. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
3h 31m Beginner Jul 02, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • Adding flags, stars, and labels to images
  • Filtering your library by text, metadata, and file type
  • Stacking photos into groups
  • Creating a collection to group images
  • Tagging images with locations
  • Processing images in the Library module
  • Viewing and editing videos
  • Working with the DNG file format
  • Adding copyright metadata to photos
  • Adding keywords
  • Opening images in Photoshop
  • Exporting, emailing, and publishing photos
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Sharing Photos
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Setting the poster frame

As I mentioned in a previous movie in this chapter, almost all of our video files will need to be trimmed. And often we'll have content at the beginning of the video clip, which isn't necessarily representational of that particular clip. And so what we might want to do is change what's called the poster frame. Now the poster frame is a frame which is viewed here in the filmstrip below. Or if we click on the icon for the grid view or press the G key. That's the frame which we're seeing right here. Again if we want to customize that, navigate to the Loop view.

You can do so by clicking on the Loop icon or by pressing the E key. Then scrub down the timeline until you find an area that you think would serve well as the initial frame. Here I'll go ahead and scrub to find that with this file here. Next, once you've found that, click on this icon and choose Set Poster Frame. You'll notice that that will then change this icon here. Here I'll go ahead and click and drag to make this larger so you can see how it's now starting off with the frame which I have selected above. If we go to the Grid view, by pressing the G key or clicking on the Grid icon, you can now see that it's showing us that particular frame there. This is even more helpful when you have a clip like this and when you have a lot of clips.

In this particular clip here, we can't really see what's happening. So what I want to do, is press the E key or click on the Loop icon and scrub down til I have an area where I have some good action. In this case, my daughter Annie here smiling after she just caught the wave. By using this as the poster frame, it will help me to more easily actually find this video file. Because eventually, you'll have a lot of thumbnails and it will be really hard to determine which video clips you want to work with. And by determining or setting the poster frame, it can help you define those clips much more easily.

So again, scrub to the area. Click on this icon, choose Set Poster Frame. That will then update the thumbnail which we have in the film strip. It will also update the thumbnail which we have here in the grid view inside of the library module.

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