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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has become a popular program for photographers of all experience levels. In this course, photographer and teacher Jan Kabili provides an approachable introduction to all its capabilities. The course begins with a look at how to import photos from a camera and from a hard drive, describing how the Lightroom catalog works along the way.
Then you'll learn key ways to manage your photos in Lightroom, from reviewing photos after a shoot to working with Smart Previews when your photos are offline. This part of the course covers making collections, adding keywords, and much more.
Next, the course introduces the Lightroom Develop module and its features for improving a photo's appearance, including adjusting tone and color, cropping and fixing perspective, converting to black and white, reducing noise, and sharpening. It explores how to make local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, and Spot Removal tools. The course ends with a look at the most commonly used Lightroom features for sharing photos: exporting, printing, and sharing online.
Now that we've established a connection between Facebook and Lightroom, and created this published service that's going to upload photos from Lightroom to my Belgium album in Facebook. Let's walk through the process of uploading photos from Lightroom to Facebook. I have a folder of photos selected here, I'm going to select a couple of those. I'll click on this one, and this one, and then I'm going to drag those two photos from inside the image thumbnail of either one on top of Belgium in the publish services panel. Now, if I click on Belgium, you can see that those two photos are in a collection called New Photos to Publish.
They haven't yet been published to Facebook. They are still here in my Lightroom catalog in this virtual collection, and we talked about collections earlier as well as physically in the original folder. I could continue to add more photos to this folder over time, when I'm ready to publish, I will either click the Publish button here or the Publish button down here. At the top of the library we can see a progress bar, as Lightroom prepares these photos for uploading to Facebook with the settings that I chose and Lightroom's publishing manager, and uploads those photos.
When it's done, you can see that the title of the collection they're in has changed to Published Photos, and this tells me that these photos have been published to Facebook. Now let's go out to Facebook to see them there. Here in my web browser, I've logged into my Facebook account. I'm going to click on my photos and my albums, and here is my Belgium album. If I click on that, you can see the two photos that were uploaded from Lightroom into this album on Facebook. I'm going to select one of the photos here on Facebook to see a larger view of it.
Now, let's say that I'm someone else viewing this photo for the first time and I like it. So, I could click the Like button here and I could write a comment about the photo here in Facebook. I'll type great color. And I'll press Enter or Return on the keyboard. Now let's go back to Lightroom, because what's really interesting is, that I'll be able to see that comment, when I'm working on the photo in Lightroom. Here in Lightroom, I'll select that photo of the cherries that I uploaded to Facebook. Notice that on the right there's a panel, by default it's labeled no comments.
If I click this Refresh button on that panel, up here is a progress bar that tells me comments are being downloaded, and if I expand that panel, I can actually see the comment that someone left on Facebook. And I can see the Like count which is keeping track of the like that was just given to that photo on Facebook. And there's more, I can reply to this comment from right here in Lightroom. And my reply will show up in Facebook. So if I click up here and I type thanks and press Enter or Return.
If I go back to Facebook, you can see my reply here on the photo in Facebook. I'm going to close this large window in Facebook to go back to my album and I'm going to go back to Lightroom one more time. Now in Lightroom, I could add more photos to this publish service. I can even change some photos that I've already uploaded. So let's add one more photo by going to this folder. I'll click on this photo and I'll drag it onto Belgium in publish services. Then I'll click on Belgium. I'm going to make my thumbnail smaller so you can see that I now have two collections.
This collection of published photos and this collection of new photos waiting to be published. Before I publish this new photo, I'm going to make a change to one of the published photos. I'll click on that photo of the cherries and I'll convert it to black and white. I can do that in the Develop module or I can do that here in the Quick Develop panel in the Library module by clicking this drop-down menu and choosing from one of the preset black and white conversions. Now you can see there are three collections of photos. Here's my published photo, the vertical. Here's the modified version of that other photo that I'd already published, the cherries.
It's in a collection called Modified Photos to Republish. And then there's that new photo of the statue that I haven't published yet. But it's waiting to be published. Let's see what happens when I click the publish button. The progress bar tells me that photos are being uploaded. There's a message here, which basically is saying that we can't get rid of the old version of the cherry photo from Facebook, from here within Lightroom. And that the new version, won't automatically have the Like an the comments on it. That's okay. I'm going to click upload anyway. When the upload is done, here we see three photos in the published photos collection.
Let's go out to Facebook and see what we have there. In Facebook, I'm in my Belgium album. I'm going to refresh this page in my web browser. And as you can see, there are now four photos in my Belgium album on Facebook. The first two are those I originally uploaded. And next to that is the new photo of the statue that I just uploaded along with the modified version of the cherries. If I click on the modified version of the cherries, you can see that it doesn't have a Like, it doesn't have comments, but that first version of the cherries photo, still has the comments and the Like.
Now if I didn't want to have both this original version of the cherries, and the modified version of the cherries, in my Facebook album, I would have to delete the original from here inside Facebook. So I'll go ahead and do that. Of course, I'll lose the Like and the Comments when I do this. And now, my Facebook album matches my published photos collection back in Lightroom. So that's how you can publish photos to Facebook directly from Lightroom. You can also publish to other social networks from Lightroom. Here you can see in the Publish Services panel, you can publish to Behance, and to Flickr.
And if you click this button, find more services online that will take you to Adobe's website, where you can download other plugins, for publishing directly from Lightroom to services online.
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