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Tagging images with locations

From: Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

Video: Tagging images with locations

Here we're going to take a look at how we can add one or more images to particular locations in the Map module. Well, what you want to do first is either select a folder or a collection of photographs. In this case, I've navigated to this Travel folder. Next, what you want to do is make your way to the Map module; you can do that by simply clicking on the Map button in the module picker. Next, you want to start to search for a location. Well, the first picture in this set it was captured in Santa Barbara, so I am going to go ahead and do a search for Santa Barbara, California.

Tagging images with locations

Here we're going to take a look at how we can add one or more images to particular locations in the Map module. Well, what you want to do first is either select a folder or a collection of photographs. In this case, I've navigated to this Travel folder. Next, what you want to do is make your way to the Map module; you can do that by simply clicking on the Map button in the module picker. Next, you want to start to search for a location. Well, the first picture in this set it was captured in Santa Barbara, so I am going to go ahead and do a search for Santa Barbara, California.

Next, this will take me to this area and what I need to do is to drop this image exactly where it was captured which was right there. Well, I also have another image which was captured just up the coast, so while I am here let me go ahead and drag and drop this picture to this area here. Well, now you can see I have these two little markers. I am going to go ahead and zoom out, so we can see those two markers. What we can do is then filter. Here I am going to filter based on showing me the files that are just visible on the map, just these two here.

We can also say, let's go ahead and turn this filtering off just show me all the photographs in this collection or folder, whatever I've chosen. Now what's great about this is you can click on these markers in order to open up a few of your photograph. Here, we can see this first picture and now we can see this other one. Well, what about those situations perhaps where you have more pictures. Well, I have a bunch of photographs that I captured in Sayulita, Mexico. I am going to go ahead and do a search for that town. All right! It's going to take me down south to Sayulita, a great little village here, wonderful town.

I want to click on one of the images in the set. Hold down the Shift key, click on the last one, I have a whole group of images, same thing, right. Simply drag and drop, because all of these photographs were captured here in this town. And what's neat about this is we can click on this and now because we have more than one we can scroll through these simply by clicking these Previous and Next buttons and it'll show us all of these pictures which were captured in that area. Now what's great about this is these are now tagged with this particular location and if ever you need to go to a new location, let's say, for example, we go to the Map module and we're looking at Sayulita, Mexico, but really we want to go back to Santa Barbara.

Well, all that we need to do is to click on one of those images that was captured or tagged in a different location and it'll automatically take us to that spot. So, as you can see this Map module gives us this really fascinating way to start to group or to organize our photographs. Now the relevance of this type of organizational layer is going to be dependent upon what you photograph and how you photograph it. You know, for some of us, this is going to be really, really, helpful, perhaps we can remember that particular location like with the shot where we captured that sunrise.

It was right there on that beach, just right about here. And then I could revisit that and I could capture other pictures here as well. It could be a way to kind of have a grouping of photographs captured in one spot. Or maybe you're an action sports photographer and there's one place that you tend to shoot at a lot, well then you could look at all the photographs captured in that one area, in that one ski resort or whatever it is. So, what you'll have to do is start to get a little bit creative with this. Think about, how might this be helpful to me to start to organize where my photographs have been captured, and then you can start to add your pictures to those spots and it's really quite simple as you can see here.

Well, there is just a little bit more to talk about in regards to the Map module and this has to do with saving and adding locations and let's go ahead and talk about that in the next movie, I'll catch you there.

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    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 0s
  2. 13m 33s
    1. The broad Photoshop Lightroom overview
      3m 52s
    2. The photographic workflow puzzle
      3m 45s
    3. Why use Photoshop Lightroom?
      5m 56s
  3. 30m 18s
    1. The Photoshop Lightroom interface
      5m 21s
    2. Using the interface shortcuts
      4m 57s
    3. Working with panels
      4m 24s
    4. Customizing the identity plate and module pickers
      5m 49s
    5. Customizing interface elements
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a custom panel end mark
      3m 45s
    7. Using module tips
      57s
  4. 36m 32s
    1. Importing images and looking at file formats
      5m 27s
    2. Importing preferences
      3m 13s
    3. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 10s
    4. Setting catalog preferences and import and preview options
      5m 38s
    5. Importing from a folder
      4m 2s
    6. Importing photos from a CF card
      10m 22s
    7. Creating an import preset
      2m 40s
  5. 11m 37s
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      2m 8s
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      4m 48s
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      3m 47s
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      2m 55s
    3. Considering color management with tethered capture
      2m 54s
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    1. Introducing catalogs
      3m 12s
    2. Demystifying catalogs by way of comparison
      3m 34s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      6m 13s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      6m 38s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      3m 53s
    6. Learning more about catalogs
      51s
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    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe views
      2m 14s
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      4m 47s
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      5m 14s
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      3m 17s
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      5m 23s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      3m 15s
    7. Working with folders and files
      4m 2s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      3m 1s
    9. Working with multiple hard drives
      8m 2s
    10. Dual-monitor support
      2m 36s
  9. 30m 25s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      5m 20s
    2. Adding ratings with the Painter tool
      3m 32s
    3. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 58s
    4. A filtering workflow
      5m 54s
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    6. Filtering by type and metadata
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      1m 58s
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      4m 27s
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    2. Using Quick Collections
      2m 25s
    3. What is a collection?
      3m 39s
    4. Working with collections
      3m 22s
    5. Going further with collections
      3m 17s
    6. An evaluative-collection workflow
      5m 1s
  11. 12m 23s
    1. Overviewing the new Map module
      2m 32s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 46s
    3. Creating saved locations
      6m 5s
  12. 10m 44s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      3m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 12s
    3. Making incremental adjustments
      3m 53s
  13. 31m 41s
    1. Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom
      3m 50s
    2. Trimming a video
      4m 11s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 2s
    4. Using presets to edit the color and tone of a video
      1m 49s
    5. Setting the poster frame
      1m 35s
    6. Capturing a still image from a video
      3m 9s
    7. Exporting to a hard drive
      2m 37s
    8. Publishing to a hard drive
      3m 35s
    9. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 18s
    10. Publishing video to Flickr
      2m 35s
  14. 17m 11s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Converting to DNG and the Embed Fast Load Data option
      3m 45s
    3. Reducing file size with the lossy compressed DNG
      5m 54s
  15. 22m 39s
    1. Adding keywords
      3m 33s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 6s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      1m 58s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      1m 29s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 44s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 23s
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      3m 26s
  16. 27m 34s
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      5m 14s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      4m 43s
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      3m 40s
    4. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      4m 44s
    5. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      4m 34s
    6. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      4m 39s
  17. 29m 1s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      4m 44s
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      4m 5s
    3. Using exporting presets
      4m 51s
    4. Emailing photographs from Photoshop Lightroom
      5m 34s
    5. Exporting to Adobe Revel
      3m 39s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      6m 8s
  18. 32s
    1. Goodbye
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