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Working with tethered capture

From: Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

Video: Working with tethered capture

All right, let's get to capture in some photographs. Well I have my camera connected and you may notice that I have a really low f-stop and a high ISO, because here I am in this closed room, I don't have very good lighting. But I have set an old camera on this yellow chair and I want to take a picture of it. And I want to bring this to my hard drive right in the Lightroom. Or I can either capture the image by clicking on this button or I can simply pick up my camera and aim and then take the photograph. So I'm going to go ahead and do that. All right, there is our first shot, and then I'm going to capture one more here.

Working with tethered capture

All right, let's get to capture in some photographs. Well I have my camera connected and you may notice that I have a really low f-stop and a high ISO, because here I am in this closed room, I don't have very good lighting. But I have set an old camera on this yellow chair and I want to take a picture of it. And I want to bring this to my hard drive right in the Lightroom. Or I can either capture the image by clicking on this button or I can simply pick up my camera and aim and then take the photograph. So I'm going to go ahead and do that. All right, there is our first shot, and then I'm going to capture one more here.

And let's take a look at these pictures. Here they come into Lightroom. Now as I mentioned again, I have a pretty low light scenario, but nonetheless, we can start to see the image come into Lightroom. What's interesting about this is, you can see that these two pictures even have a little bit different composition, so why I used Tether Capture? Well, this can help you decide how exactly do I want to photograph this whole camera? Well this second shot, I like a lot better than the first shot, if we make this smaller, you can kind of see the difference here. Also see that my exposure and everything was just a little bit better.

The other thing that we can do here of course is we can zoom in on whatever we are photographing. We can ask ourselves, do we have enough detail, how was the noise, how does this look? Now what's interesting about this is we can take this even further. And initially what I want to do is just get a little bit creative. So for example, what I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and select from this pull-down menu one of our presets. I am going to go to Color Presets and choose Cross Process 3. Now that's not going to apply the preset to this image, but to the next one that I'm about to capture.

So let me go ahead and capture one more photograph here. Oh wait for that to come in and then you are going to see it's going to load and then it's going to load that Cross Process Preset. What's interesting about this is, we can use these presets for creative purposes like I'm doing here, just by way of a demo or we can dial-in presets which might work a little bit better for our particular images or setting. Maybe, we know that the client really likes images to have a certain level of contrast or sharpness, therefore, we can choose that preset.

Even a preset that we've designed and built ourselves, that can then help out so that as that image is coming up they've already seen a little bit of contrast and clarity and sharpness added to the photograph. So they are viewing it closer to the way that it's going to be finished. Because you and I both know RAW images they just don't look very good, because they're RAW, we have to process them in order to make them look good. So again you can use you these Develop settings, and this is just immensely helpful, especially when working with clients.

Okay, well so far we've taken a look at how we can do this and capture images and perhaps even apply a Develop setting. I want to take a look at one more scenario which has to do with White Balance and also Tether Capture, and let's look at that scenario in the next movie.

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  1. 2m 1s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 0s
  2. 13m 33s
    1. The broad Photoshop Lightroom overview
      3m 52s
    2. The photographic workflow puzzle
      3m 45s
    3. Why use Photoshop Lightroom?
      5m 56s
  3. 30m 18s
    1. The Photoshop Lightroom interface
      5m 21s
    2. Using the interface shortcuts
      4m 57s
    3. Working with panels
      4m 24s
    4. Customizing the identity plate and module pickers
      5m 49s
    5. Customizing interface elements
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a custom panel end mark
      3m 45s
    7. Using module tips
      57s
  4. 36m 32s
    1. Importing images and looking at file formats
      5m 27s
    2. Importing preferences
      3m 13s
    3. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 10s
    4. Setting catalog preferences and import and preview options
      5m 38s
    5. Importing from a folder
      4m 2s
    6. Importing photos from a CF card
      10m 22s
    7. Creating an import preset
      2m 40s
  5. 11m 37s
    1. Drag-and-drop importing
      2m 8s
    2. Auto-importing from a watched folder
      4m 48s
    3. Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
      4m 41s
  6. 9m 36s
    1. Introducing tethered capture
      3m 47s
    2. Working with tethered capture
      2m 55s
    3. Considering color management with tethered capture
      2m 54s
  7. 24m 21s
    1. Introducing catalogs
      3m 12s
    2. Demystifying catalogs by way of comparison
      3m 34s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      6m 13s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      6m 38s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      3m 53s
    6. Learning more about catalogs
      51s
  8. 41m 51s
    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe views
      2m 14s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      4m 47s
    3. Customizing the Grid and Loupe views
      5m 14s
    4. Customizing the Filmstrip
      3m 17s
    5. Comparing two images
      5m 23s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      3m 15s
    7. Working with folders and files
      4m 2s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      3m 1s
    9. Working with multiple hard drives
      8m 2s
    10. Dual-monitor support
      2m 36s
  9. 30m 25s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      5m 20s
    2. Adding ratings with the Painter tool
      3m 32s
    3. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 58s
    4. A filtering workflow
      5m 54s
    5. Filtering by file type
      1m 54s
    6. Filtering by type and metadata
      3m 22s
    7. Sorting photos
      1m 58s
    8. Stacking photos into groups
      4m 27s
  10. 21m 51s
    1. Using Smart Collections
      4m 7s
    2. Using Quick Collections
      2m 25s
    3. What is a collection?
      3m 39s
    4. Working with collections
      3m 22s
    5. Going further with collections
      3m 17s
    6. An evaluative-collection workflow
      5m 1s
  11. 12m 23s
    1. Overviewing the new Map module
      2m 32s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 46s
    3. Creating saved locations
      6m 5s
  12. 10m 44s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      3m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 12s
    3. Making incremental adjustments
      3m 53s
  13. 31m 41s
    1. Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom
      3m 50s
    2. Trimming a video
      4m 11s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 2s
    4. Using presets to edit the color and tone of a video
      1m 49s
    5. Setting the poster frame
      1m 35s
    6. Capturing a still image from a video
      3m 9s
    7. Exporting to a hard drive
      2m 37s
    8. Publishing to a hard drive
      3m 35s
    9. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 18s
    10. Publishing video to Flickr
      2m 35s
  14. 17m 11s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Converting to DNG and the Embed Fast Load Data option
      3m 45s
    3. Reducing file size with the lossy compressed DNG
      5m 54s
  15. 22m 39s
    1. Adding keywords
      3m 33s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 6s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      1m 58s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      1m 29s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 44s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 23s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      3m 26s
  16. 27m 34s
    1. External editing preferences
      5m 14s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Editing an original TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      3m 40s
    4. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      4m 44s
    5. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      4m 34s
    6. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      4m 39s
  17. 29m 1s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      4m 44s
    2. Publishing to a folder
      4m 5s
    3. Using exporting presets
      4m 51s
    4. Emailing photographs from Photoshop Lightroom
      5m 34s
    5. Exporting to Adobe Revel
      3m 39s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      6m 8s
  18. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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