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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
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Working with the Metadata panel


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Working with the Metadata panel

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.
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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

Working with the Metadata panel

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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