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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.
Another way that you can publish your photographs in the library module is by taking advantage of the publish services. Which allow you to publish your work to different sites, like Behance, Facebook, or Flickr. And so here, let's take a look at how we can do this. And just to illustrate, I'll show you how we can work with Facebook. And the process is nearly identical when we work with these other sites as well. What you want to do first is select a photograph, like this one here, and I want to quickly develop this image. You could use quick develop or the develop module, and here I'm just going to increase my overall exposure just a little bit, I'll add a touch of clarity you know, decrease some of the vibrance, because if I'm really going to post this some where I want to make sure that the image looks good.
Well after you've finished your processing in quick develop, or perhaps in the develop module even better, the next step is to navigate to publish services here in the library module. Click on the setup button, and this will launch the Lightroom Publishing Manager. This is where you can manage your different connections. For this first one, I'll go ahead and just type out my name so that I can have a connection here Which will remind me this is for my Facebook account. I'll click Authorize on Facebook. Here I'll agree to those Terms of Services and what this will do is it will open Facebook and ask me if I want to authorize this connection.
I do. When you click Connect this will open open up the connection between Lightroom and Facebook. We'll go ahead and click OK a few times, and that will then allow me to be able to upload to certain areas on the site. Alright, well next, let's go back to Lightroom for a moment, and back here in Lightroom, what we need to do is further modify these settings that we have here for this Facebook connection. Well, one of the things that we'll want to do, of course, is determine where we want to include these photographs. Do we want these to a particular album? Do we want them as cover photos, timeline photos? You name it. Here, I'll just choose Timeline Photos.
And I'll go ahead and leave the album setting as is. You can also create new albums and other things, as well, to organize your photographs. Now for the title, what you may want to do is perhaps use something which is custom, or maybe even leave it blank. This will make it a little bit more clean. So I'll go ahead and leave that blank, so that there isn't a title there. Or another good option would be to use the overall file name. If you use the file name perhaps what you'll want to do is choose a custom name. Or rename the files. So here I'll just go ahead and rename this one Steven-tiller, which is the subject of the photograph that I'm going to post.
Alright, well we can also post video files if we want to. We could include those, if we needed to. For our file settings we'll leave this here at a quality of about 75 or 80 should work well. Regards to the long edge, we'll leave this on as default size here. I'll put sharpening for screen on standard, an then I'll include some meta data here. I'll include the meta data of the copyright an the contact information. Well after having done that, really all that we're going to do is click save. What this does is it remembers all of these settings which we've dialed in here for this particular connection for our publish services. And again, you can do the same thing for Behance or for Flickr. Or click on this button to find other services as well. Now, when you're ready to upload a photograph, just drag and drop it to this area.
And like we saw previously, to publish one of these pictures, which we have for one these services or to a hard drive, we can click on this area. I like to view this in the grid view because it shows us which photographs we have, which we're able to publish. Then you just need to click one of the publish buttons. There's two: either this one here, or the other one in the upper right hand corner. Go ahead and click publish. What this will do is it will then export this file, which is a huge raw file. It will rename it, and make it much smaller, and then upload it to Facebook for me. So now that this task is completed, I'm going to go ahead and navigate back to Facebook.
And I'll refresh this view here so we can take a look at this photograph. And here you can see that this image was posted, and we have this particular picture as part of the timeline here, which is included now on my particular Facebook page. And so in this way, what we're starting to see is that we can use these connections via the publish services panel, in order to be able to get our work our there, and to share it with the world. And what I recommend you do here is that you take a few minutes to set up those connections, so that when you're ready or when you come across a photograph that you want to publish to one of these sites, you already have that connection established.
And all that you'll need to do is to drag the photographs to the particular service and then simply click the publish button. In order to publish and to share those photographs with others.
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