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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.
Next, let's take a look at how we can work with metadata. So go ahead and select an image from this folder and click on the word Metadata to open up the Metadata panel. Now, there are two different types of metadata. We have descriptive and additive metadata. Descriptive is metadata which describes the file which is embedded in part of the file. Here we have the file name, we also have the dimensions and we have different ways to display information here in the metadata panel. In the default setting we're seeing a few different fields which allow us to view copyright and rating and label etc. If we choose another option for example, if we choose EXIF in IPTC all of a sudden we'll see a lot of different fields.
Again, some of these fields are descriptive and others we can add information here and you can see as I scroll through this. We can add contact information or information about the photograph. There's also some descriptive metadata as well. Now, as you start to work with metadata often what will happen is you'll really focus in on the task at hand and it's almost like the rest of the Lightroom interface for just a few moments won't really matter. So sometimes what I like to do is to minimize the interface and then to bring back certain parts of the interface so that we have more space opened up to our image.
One easy way to do that is to click on the triangle icon for the top area here. And also for the panels on the left. In doing that we can then just really focus in on the images. So we can focus on the image and the task at hand which is working in Metadata. Here I'll go ahead and hover over this and click and drag this out. Now, what I want to do is I want to add some captions for example. To do that, we might click on the pull-down menu and then here choose an option which allows us to focus in on one type of metadata. For example, large caption.
Here I have this huge field where I can then add a caption. I'm going to add a caption which is a young man stands on a train bridge. Alright, there we have a caption for that photograph. After having done that, often what we'll want to do is I'll want to change our view back to that regular or that default view. One easy way to do that is to press Shift+Tab multiple times. So here, let's go ahead and press Enter or Return to just apply that particular caption, or we can just click off of that to exit out of that. Then we can press Shift+Tab once to minimize the interface, and then press Shift+Tab a second time in order to bring all those panels back. Now, the panels on the right are obviously too big, so I'll go ahead and click and drag that over to the right, so that we have more space opened up for the photograph.
And then here, of course, we can navigate back to other areas, for example, like EXIF and IPTC. In these fields, what we might want to do is add some contact information for the creator of this particular photograph. So, here I'll go ahead and type out my name Chris Orwig I'll add the address and location and I'm just going to type out kind of demo copy here just for default purposes or just to kind of demo what we're doing here. I could also include an email address here in this case my email address for the person who created the photograph and then the website as well.
In doing this with the website what we want to do is actually type out http://www.chrisorwig.com. In doing this, this will then have all of this pertinent information as part of the metadata of this file. And this is especially important and helpful when we're sending our images to clients and posting them in different places, so that this metadata is then part of this file, so that the creator of the particular photograph can be connected to the picture that was taken. Now there's also some other important different types of metadata.
For example, like adding copyright information. So what I want to do next is talk about how we can create what's called a metadata template and how, in particular, we can add a metadata template, which allows us to append or add our copyright information to our photographs. And I want to do that in the next movie because here in this movie really my intent was just to begin to show you how you can work with the metadata panel, how you can access different views and work on different types of metadata. For example how you can open up more space for adding a caption.
Or yet how you can do other things as well. I also wanted to highlight, how you might want to customize the interface by clicking on these icons. So that you can collapse different parts of the interface. So you can really focus in on, the task at hand.
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