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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.
One of the reasons why you might want to use Quick Develop is in order to modify one photograph and then apply those settings to other photographs as well. So here, let's take a look at how we can synchronize settings across multiple files, we'll look at a couple of different ways that we can do that. And I also want to highight how we can start to work with presets. Let's begin with this picture here. With this picture I want to increase the color temperature, I also want to add some clarity and vibrance to it so we'll begin by clicking on the single buttons for temperature. Here we'll click a few times, maybe once or twice.
I think once is actually good enough, then we'll increase the clarity, go ahead and click on that a few times and click on Vibrance a couple of times as well. After we've made those adjustments, here what I also want to do is work on saturation and sharpness. To access those controls, rather than clicking on this icon here to show all of the options, what you can do is leave this in the collapsed view, then hold down the Option key on a Mac or alt on Windows. Notice how it changes clarity to sharpening and vibrance to saturation when you press down that key. Again that's Option on a Mac, or Alt on Windows.
Well now when you hold down that key and then click on these arrows a few times you can sharpen the image or you can add some color saturation. Alright great, so far so good. We've processed this image. Next, I want to synchronize these settings to a few other photographs. To do that, hold down Cmd on a Mac and Ctrl on Windows, and then click on the other images you want to work on in the filmstrip. Here, I'm going to apply these settings to these two other images which were captured in a similar setting and a similar lighting situation. Next, I'll click on Synced settings and this will open up our Synchronized settings dialog. Now, you can choose to synchronize specific areas like the Color Treatment or the White Balance or you can synchronize everything.
That's what I want to do. So click on Check All and then click on the Synchronize button. This will then synchronize these settings across these three photographs. And in this way, obviously, we can quickly process multiple images at once. Well, another way that you might want to work with synchronize is, perhaps, what you might want to do is use what's called auto-sync. If you flip this little toggle switch right here, what it will do is it will enter into auto sync. So if we make an adjustment, for example, with color temperature. Here, I'll click on the double arrow icon. That will affect all three of these photographs.
And when I'm working on multiple pictures, sometimes, what I like to do is to have them visible. One easy way to do that is to press the End key or to click on this icon which allows us to enter into Survey mode. If you need more space for your images you could always collapse part of the lightroom interface right. Here, let's click on the triangle icon which closes the panels on the left. When we click on this, it will open up more space for our photographs. So now, with Auto Sync turned on as we make adjustments here, I'll go ahead and warm these images up. You can see how it's effecting all of the photographs and this works with clicking on the different buttons which we have here.
It also works with our Presets. So again, with Auto Sync turned on, what I want to do is convert these images to black and white with a certain saved preset. To access the Presets, click on the Preset pull-down menu. Here, we have a number of different Lightroom Black and White filter presets. Here, I'll choose one which is a Red filter. And in doing that, it's going to apply a certain type of a black and white conversion. Well, now that we have that we can see that we have three images which are black and white. If we want to further modify this, we could increase the clarity or, of course, we could change the overall exposure if we want to darken these images up. And again, this will be applying these adjustments to all of the photographs which we've selected here.
After you've worked on those images, what you may want to do is bring back the panel. To do so, click on the triangle icon again. That will bring back the panels on the left. You also may want to exit survey mode. One easy way to do that is to tap the E key, which will bring you back into what's called the Loop View mode of the photograph. All right, well, there you have it, a couple of different techniques that you can use when it comes to working with Quick Develop in Synchronized settings across multiple files.
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