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Join photographer and author Chris Orwig in Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials: Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module, as he explores the interface of this popular image-management program and shows how to use its Library module to organize and manage a photo library. The course covers importing both still images and video; shooting in tethered-capture mode; organizing and rating images with flags, stars, labels, and location tags; and working with collections. The course also details how to export, email, and share photos, and introduces the Lightroom 4 video-editing features, as well as its ability to work together with the full editing power of Photoshop. Exercise files are included with the course.
As I've mentioned previously, so often, the first frame of a video clip isn't the one which really is a good representation of the footage. In other words, a lot of times the good stuff happens a little bit later. Like with this clip here. One of the things that we might want to do is scrub down to somewhere say around here where the person is actually looking at the camera. It would be nice if this were the first frame, the first frame that I saw in the Grid View or in the filmstrip. Well, we can set this to be the first frame if we choose what's called a Poster Frame.
We can do that by clicking on this icon over here in the playback component. Here, we can choose Set Poster Frame. What this will do is it will then update this clip, so that the first frame we see in the Filmstrip, let's make that a little bigger so you can see that, or if we go to the Grid View, that first frame is going to be the one which is visible. You can see the difference between those other virtual copies that this now is the first clip. The same thing would be nice with clips like this as well. Let's go ahead, and click on one of these, and then let's go back to the Loupe View, and in the Loupe View, what I want to do is scrub down to where I see a little bit more of my daughter Annie here.
So I am going to go to say a point where she's really visible, and she's up close say like that, she's smiling. I'll go ahead and click on this and choose to set that as the Poster Frame. Again, this gives me a little bit better access to the clip because I can actually see her there in that frame. So you can use this feature obviously in order to change what's visible in those thumbnails, whether you're viewing those thumbnails in the Grid or in the filmstrip.
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