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This course enables you to harness the diverse features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom literally at the touch of a button. Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig shares the keyboard shortcuts that make working with the modules in Lightroom more intuitive and efficient, including ways to navigate the interface, minimizing, maximizing, and zooming panels and images as you go, as well as methods for importing images. Chris also demonstrates shortcuts for organizing images with labels, stars, flags, and collections; editing image metadata; working with video; and making a wide range of image adjustments. The course provides photo editors with a whole new way to extend their reach in Lightroom: by bringing their toolset closer to the workbench.
In this brief movie, I want to highlight just a few more metadata keyboard shortcuts that we can use. The first one has to do with working with keyword lists, and the second one has to do with saving the metadata that we've applied to our images to the files themselves. All right, well here you can see I have the Keyword List panel open, and the top keyword that I have is annika, and this is a photograph of my daughter annika holding our youngest daughter when she was one day old. Well I want to add that keyword to this photograph.
To do that we can right-click or Control+ click on any of the keywords that we have here in our Keyword List. Then, in this contextual menu, we can choose the option to Add this Keyword to the Selected Photo. When we do that, we will see that the keyword has been added here in the Keywording panel. All right, well we can do a lot of different type of metadata work on our photographs. We can add keywords, we can add copyright information, we can also process our images in the Develop module. We can process them by changing the color, and tone, or cropping, or whatever.
And typically all of this metadata information, well it's stored in the Lightroom catalog. I've talked at length about the Lightroom Catalog in my course on digital asset management and Lightroom Catalogs, so I'm not going to go into all of the details here. Yet, here what I want to highlight is that we can save all of that information as a sidecar file, or we can save this to the file itself by using a keyboard shortcut. The keyboard shortcut to do this, to save to file, is Command+S on a Mac, or Control+S on Windows. What this dialogue tells us is that for proprietary camera raw files, metadata will be saved to sidecar files.
For all other file formats -- JPEG, TIFF, PSD, and DNG -- well, the metadata information, it will be written into the original file itself. In order to apply that, or to save the metadata to file, simply click Continue, and all of the information will not only be saved in the Lightroom Catalog, but it will also be saved to the file itself.
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