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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.
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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