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Using the exercise files

From: Lightroom 5 Essentials: 01 Importing with the Library Module

Video: Using the exercise files

If you're a premium member, to the lynda.com online training library, you have access to the exercise files for this course. Once you've downloaded these exercise files, go ahead and locate the folder and double click it to open it up. Here you'll discover that our photographs and video files are organized into different subfolders. What you'll want to do is import this entire folder into Lightroom. So that you can start to begin to work with these images and video files. Now, if you don't have access to the exercise files, no big deal, you can always simply follow along.

Using the exercise files

If you're a premium member, to the lynda.com online training library, you have access to the exercise files for this course. Once you've downloaded these exercise files, go ahead and locate the folder and double click it to open it up. Here you'll discover that our photographs and video files are organized into different subfolders. What you'll want to do is import this entire folder into Lightroom. So that you can start to begin to work with these images and video files. Now, if you don't have access to the exercise files, no big deal, you can always simply follow along.

Or of course, you could always work on your own photographs as well. Alright, let's begin.

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  1. 2m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 47s
    2. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 19m 39s
    1. What is Lightroom and why use it?
      5m 33s
    2. Getting familiar with the Lightroom interface
      4m 58s
    3. An introduction to customizing the interface
      3m 37s
    4. Dimming the interface with Lights Out mode
      3m 27s
    5. Focusing on the image with the full-screen views
      2m 4s
  3. 40m 39s
    1. Importing and file formats
      4m 46s
    2. Importing preferences
      4m 25s
    3. Importing from a folder
      6m 0s
    4. Selecting photos to import from a CF card
      5m 43s
    5. Choosing an import destination
      3m 22s
    6. File handling and renaming options
      5m 58s
    7. Applying copyright metadata and creating a preset
      5m 5s
    8. Setting catalog preferences, importing, and using previews
      5m 20s
  4. 11m 9s
    1. Drag-and-drop importing
      3m 22s
    2. Auto-importing from a watched folder
      4m 33s
    3. Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
      3m 14s
  5. 18m 17s
    1. Introducing tethered capture
      2m 9s
    2. Working with tethered capture
      5m 15s
    3. Using guides and grids for alignment
      3m 44s
    4. Using Develop presets to process images
      3m 35s
    5. Creating color-correct photographs
      3m 34s
  6. 19m 4s
    1. Catalogs are the backbone of Lightroom
      3m 47s
    2. Explaining catalogs by way of a comparison
      2m 36s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      5m 18s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      4m 54s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      2m 29s
  7. 34m 42s
    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe view
      2m 56s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      3m 43s
    3. Customizing the Loupe Overlay and Grid views
      4m 14s
    4. Customizing the Filmstrip view
      4m 4s
    5. Comparing two images
      3m 55s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      4m 13s
    7. Working with folders and files
      5m 7s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      4m 6s
    9. Dual-monitor support
      2m 24s
  8. 12m 49s
    1. Working with multiple hard drives
      4m 35s
    2. What are Smart Previews and why do they matter?
      4m 6s
    3. Working with Smart Previews
      4m 8s
  9. 12m 28s
    1. Customizing the interface background
      2m 9s
    2. Minimizing various interface elements
      3m 32s
    3. Adding custom panel end marks
      2m 27s
    4. Creating a custom identity plate
      4m 20s
  10. 44s
    1. Next steps
      44s

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