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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

Using Quick Develop


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Using Quick Develop

In this movie, we'll talk about how we can begin to work with the quick develop panel here in the library module. We'll be working with this folder of images. It's titled wedding. We'll start off with this picture, which is wedding-5. This is a photograph that I captured at a wedding. And this is the raw file as it appeared straight out of the camera. And if we want to modify the way the image looks in the library module, we can navigate to the quick develop panel go ahead and click on its name. We have a few different controls that we can use which allow us to change the color the exposure the contrast etc. Let's start off here at the top.
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  1. 2m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 22m 0s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      3m 52s
    2. Adding flags, stars, and labels more quickly
      5m 10s
    3. Using Auto Advance to speed up rating photos
      4m 44s
    4. Rating and ranking groups of photos
      1m 50s
    5. Rating and ranking in the Grid and full-screen modes
      4m 5s
    6. Quickly delete rejected photos
      2m 19s
  3. 14m 0s
    1. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 44s
    2. Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files
      1m 51s
    3. Filtering by text, metadata, and file type
      3m 3s
    4. Sorting photos
      2m 30s
    5. Stacking photos into groups
      2m 52s
  4. 18m 14s
    1. What is a collection?
      2m 36s
    2. Creating a collection to group images together
      4m 35s
    3. Creating targeted collections
      2m 50s
    4. Using Quick Collections
      2m 42s
    5. Using Smart Collections
      5m 31s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Overview of the new Map module
      2m 47s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 21s
    3. Creating saved locations
      4m 41s
  6. 11m 10s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      4m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 58s
    3. Making incremental adjustments to images
      2m 33s
  7. 15m 54s
    1. Playing video in Lightroom
      2m 40s
    2. Trimming a video
      3m 47s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 21s
    4. Setting the poster frame
      1m 54s
    5. Capturing a still image from a video
      2m 12s
  8. 11m 1s
    1. Exporting to a hard drive
      3m 29s
    2. Publishing to a hard drive
      4m 18s
    3. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 14s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Using Fast Load DNG
      5m 0s
    3. Saving size with Lossy DNG
      6m 23s
  10. 27m 56s
    1. Adding keywords
      6m 3s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 35s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      2m 13s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      3m 4s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 24s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 36s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      4m 1s
  11. 31m 0s
    1. External editing preferences
      4m 23s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      6m 15s
    3. Editing an original TIFF or PSD
      4m 30s
    4. Editing an original JPEG
      5m 36s
    5. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop
      4m 3s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      3m 16s
    7. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      2m 57s
  12. 27m 40s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      5m 51s
    2. Exporting photographs with previously used settings
      1m 32s
    3. Creating and using exporting presets
      3m 45s
    4. Emailing photographs from Lightroom
      6m 40s
    5. Using Publish Services to export photographs to a folder
      5m 16s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      4m 36s
  13. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
3h 31m Beginner Jul 02, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • Adding flags, stars, and labels to images
  • Filtering your library by text, metadata, and file type
  • Stacking photos into groups
  • Creating a collection to group images
  • Tagging images with locations
  • Processing images in the Library module
  • Viewing and editing videos
  • Working with the DNG file format
  • Adding copyright metadata to photos
  • Adding keywords
  • Opening images in Photoshop
  • Exporting, emailing, and publishing photos
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Sharing Photos
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Using Quick Develop

In this movie, we'll talk about how we can begin to work with the quick develop panel here in the library module. We'll be working with this folder of images. It's titled wedding. We'll start off with this picture, which is wedding-5. This is a photograph that I captured at a wedding. And this is the raw file as it appeared straight out of the camera. And if we want to modify the way the image looks in the library module, we can navigate to the quick develop panel go ahead and click on its name. We have a few different controls that we can use which allow us to change the color the exposure the contrast etc. Let's start off here at the top.

The first option allows us to work with presets. Now, I'll talk more about presets in a subsequent movie. So for now, let's go ahead and skip ahead to white balance. White balance allows us to control the overall color of the image. And we can change the color in the photograph by clicking on this pull down menu here. Here, you'll notice we have a number of different options. You know each different type of light or each different light source, it creates a different color. That's why if you chose an option, say for example, like cloudy, what it will do is actually warm up the image because when it's cloudy typically the color temperature is a bit cooler. So here you can select one of these options.

Let's go ahead and try out cloudy. What you will see is here it will warm up the image pretty significantly. Now if ever you want to reset the white balance to the default setting, well that's easy to do. Just click on this pull down menu. And then select As Shot. In doing it, it will take this back to the default color for the photograph. If you want to further customize the color, you can work with the temperature and tint controls. Notice that there are two different buttons. There's a button with one arrow, and then a button with two arrows. Now, the button with two arrows allows us to make adjustments more dramatically.

The buttons with one arrow, well, that allows us to make adjustments in smaller increments. Let me show you what I mean. Well, a temperature, if we click on the buttons to the right, this will allow us to warm up the image. And here you can see it's making pretty dramatic changes to the photograph. If we click on the buttons on the left, well we can then cool off the overall color temperature, and in doing this we're making pretty big leaps, pretty strong changes to the overall color. If we want to make smaller, more subtle adjustments we can click on the buttons that just have one arrow. In this case you can see I'm just subtly nudging the color temperature, making it a little bit warmer each time I click. All right, well, what about tint? We'll click on the buttons on the right. The image will become more magenta.

Click on the buttons on the left and the image will become more green. And here you can see how we can make some pretty interesting and dramatic adjustments to the overall color. And in this case, I'm just clicking away in order to demonstrate how these controls work. And I've gotten to a point where the image looks horrible. So what I want to do is reset everything to the default settings. To do that in quick develop, it's really easy. Just go down to the bottom of the panel, and click on reset all. And that will then reset all of those settings to their default settings. Alright, well, next, we have an area which allows us to work with tone.

You'll notice that there's a button which is called autotone. With certain images, autotone will work incredibly well. With other images like with this one here, I don't think the results will work out very well. We can click on this in order to see the results. And here, it did correct the overall exposure, so that the sky wasn't as over-exposed. But the subject of this image, which was back lit by the sun, is now under-exposed. So, I don't really like this. So here, I'll go ahead and click on reset in order to reset that to the default settings.

That being said, autotone in certain situations does work well, you'll just want to experiment a little bit with it. Next, we have some controls which allow us to affect exposure or clarity or vibrance, or, if we want access to more controls, click on this little arrow icon and what we'll encounter is that we have all of the same exact controls that we'll discover in the develop module. In the develop module though, we have sliders which allow us to really make specific adjustments. Here in quick development we simply have these buttons. So if you want to increase exposure we can click on one of those buttons. If we want to recover highlights we can click on one of the buttons to the left. In this case the buttons to the left reduce, all of the buttons to the right increase the value for whatever it is that we want to adjust. Now you may be wondering, well, why is it that one would want tp work in quick develop versus the develop module? Because a develop module allows you to work with more precision.

Well you may want to work here just to subtly modify an image, or there are some other situations as well that we'll talk about in one of the later movies. Yet for the most part you'll want to do most of your work in the develop module rather than in quick develop. That being said, there may be situations where you just want to nudge things around a little bit and you can do that by accessing these quick develop controls here.

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