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Zooming in on images

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Here we're going to talk a little bit about filtering and finding photographs in order to review a couple of the shortcuts that I've already mentioned, and also we're going to talk about how we can zoom in to our pictures. Well first what I want to do in the Library module is I want to open up our filtering options. To do that, press the backslash key. Next let's click on the Metadata tab in order to filter based on some metadata. Now, in the right-hand column, click on this menu item and choose File Type. By doing that, you can filter based on the different type of files that you have.

Zooming in on images

Here we're going to talk a little bit about filtering and finding photographs in order to review a couple of the shortcuts that I've already mentioned, and also we're going to talk about how we can zoom in to our pictures. Well first what I want to do in the Library module is I want to open up our filtering options. To do that, press the backslash key. Next let's click on the Metadata tab in order to filter based on some metadata. Now, in the right-hand column, click on this menu item and choose File Type. By doing that, you can filter based on the different type of files that you have.

In this case, I've selected the main Exercise Files folder, and here I just want to view the Digital Negatives. These are the files which are high or full resolution files. Next, I'll go ahead and scroll down to pick one out to work on, and to zoom in on. I'm going to with this photograph here. Next, I want to close the Library filtering option, so here I'm going to click None, so that I can then work with all of the images, then I'll press the bavkslash key to hide that filtering option up top.

Next, currently I've selected this photograph here, yet I am viewing all of the images that I have inside of this Lightroom catalog. Well let's say that I just want to go to the folder where this image lives. To do that, you can right-click or Control+click on the image, then you can select Go to Folder in the Library. This will take us to the folder where this image lives: the People folder. All right. Now that we've done that, let's take a look at a handful of different techniques that we can use in order to zoom in and out on this photograph.

Well if we want to this image, say, in that Loupe View mode, we can either press the E key, or we can double-click on the photograph. Double-clicking it takes it to this larger view. Double-click again, and it takes it back to this smaller view. So double-clicking is a great way to kind of zoom in and out in between the Loupe and also the Grid View. Next, let's take a look at how we can use a few shortcuts on our keyboard. On a Mac, we're going to press Command+Plus, or Minus. On Windows, that will be Control+Plus, or Minus.

So here if we press Command+Plus or Control+Plus multiple times, you can see how we can zoom in closer and closer into this image. Now that we've zoomed into this one to one perspective, as you can see over here in the Navigator panel, we can go ahead and click and drag around the image, so that we can see some important details in this photograph. We can go ahead and zoom in even further by pressing Command+Plus or Control+Plus. Now we've zoomed in beyond 100%. To zoom back out, just press Command on a Mac, Control on Windows, and then the Minus key, and here you can see I can zoom all the way back to that Grid View.

Well, another way that we can change our view mode is by going to the Loupe View here. Let's just double-click to do that, and then we can just click on the image. If we click on the image one time, we will zoom into that area the photograph at this one to one perspective. Click again to zoom out. Click on another area in order to zoom into that area on the picture. Once again, click in order to zoom back to that Fit view. Next, there are some other shortcuts that we can use as well; there are a lot of different ways that we can zoom.

One that I find to be really handy is to press the spacebar key. If we press the spacebar key, it will zoom in to that one to one perspective. Press the spacebar key again, and then it will zoom out. Another shortcut key that we can use on the keyboard is the Z key. It does the same thing. Here, when I press Z key, I'm going to that one to one perspective. Press it again, we can then zoom back to this Fit in View mode. So you can see, there are a number of different ways that we can zoom in and zoom out. What I recommend is that you write down those different techniques or shortcuts, and then figure out which shortcuts suit you best, so that you can integrate some of them into your workflow.

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Lightroom Power Shortcuts

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  1. 3m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 29s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Tips for getting the most out of this course
      55s
  2. 24m 51s
    1. Using advanced shortcuts for the Full Screen and Lights Out modes
      3m 0s
    2. Minimizing different areas of the interface
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring background and panel shortcuts
      3m 34s
    4. Advanced panel navigation
      2m 58s
    5. Choosing the different modules
      4m 9s
    6. Accessing contextual menus in each module
      2m 25s
    7. Adjusting preferences and catalog settings
      1m 11s
    8. Looking up keyboard shortcuts
      4m 7s
  3. 10m 10s
    1. Working with the interface
      3m 47s
    2. Importing images and videos
      3m 47s
    3. Understanding tethered capture
      2m 36s
  4. 20m 22s
    1. Zooming in on images
      4m 0s
    2. Exploring the Survey and Compare views
      4m 53s
    3. Rotating the image
      1m 52s
    4. Exploring view options
      3m 47s
    5. Creating a layout overlay
      2m 38s
    6. Finding and selecting images
      3m 12s
  5. 34m 25s
    1. Renaming and relocating images
      4m 55s
    2. Adding labels, stars, or flags
      4m 58s
    3. Deleting images quickly with flags
      1m 59s
    4. Changing labels, stars, or flags
      3m 17s
    5. Filtering based on labels, stars, or flags
      2m 3s
    6. Finding images quickly
      1m 45s
    7. Working with stacks
      3m 22s
    8. Working with collections and target collections
      3m 5s
    9. Using and showing Quick Collections
      2m 46s
    10. Creating, using, renaming, and moving folders
      2m 59s
    11. Removing and deleting with shortcuts
      3m 16s
  6. 7m 17s
    1. Adding and editing keywords quickly
      3m 7s
    2. Using keyword shortcuts and enabling keyword painting
      2m 0s
    3. Using keyword lists and saving metadata
      2m 10s
  7. 5m 21s
    1. Working with a second monitor
      2m 37s
    2. Exploring advanced dual-monitor shortcuts
      2m 44s
  8. 9m 6s
    1. Exporting a photograph
      3m 39s
    2. Editing in Photoshop
      4m 19s
    3. Emailing a photograph
      1m 8s
  9. 4m 30s
    1. Viewing video
      1m 47s
    2. Setting in and out points
      1m 52s
    3. Exporting video
      51s
  10. 28m 53s
    1. Correcting tone and white balance automatically
      1m 40s
    2. Correcting white balance
      1m 29s
    3. Making adjustments in the Basic panel
      4m 9s
    4. Navigating between basic panels
      2m 46s
    5. Resetting the image to its default settings
      2m 27s
    6. Understanding how to show and correct clipping
      5m 1s
    7. Synchronizing and copying settings
      6m 34s
    8. Viewing before and after
      2m 6s
    9. Quickly converting to black and white
      1m 37s
    10. Showing information overlays
      1m 4s
  11. 28m 16s
    1. Creating virtual copies
      5m 39s
    2. Working with virtual copies
      3m 40s
    3. Using Snapshots to save settings
      3m 36s
    4. Creating custom presets
      2m 24s
    5. Using the Targeted Adjustment tool
      3m 37s
    6. Creating strong black-and-white conversions
      1m 54s
    7. Making better split-toning adjustments
      1m 27s
    8. Sharpening and improving the details in your photos
      2m 43s
    9. Soft proofing shortcuts
      3m 16s
  12. 18m 10s
    1. Exploring tool strip shortcuts
      54s
    2. Cropping and resetting a crop
      2m 10s
    3. Changing the crop overlay
      2m 35s
    4. Switching the crop orientation
      1m 28s
    5. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool
      2m 24s
    6. Making corrections with the Adjustment Brush
      6m 14s
    7. Using the Graduated Filter
      2m 25s
  13. 6m 18s
    1. Zooming in on the map and changing the map style
      1m 31s
    2. Finding a location and adding images
      3m 53s
    3. Adding GPS information and moving markers
      54s
  14. 9m 23s
    1. Viewing the book project
      1m 51s
    2. Toggling the visibility of guides
      2m 31s
    3. Working with type
      3m 23s
    4. Making selections
      1m 38s
  15. 8m 20s
    1. Playing an impromptu slideshow
      1m 52s
    2. Playing and viewing a slideshow
      1m 42s
    3. Creating a custom template and saving the slideshow
      2m 55s
    4. Exporting as PDF, JPEG, and video
      1m 51s
  16. 7m 28s
    1. Choosing the Print module and changing the page settings
      1m 21s
    2. Customizing the layout and viewing the guides
      2m 35s
    3. Modifying the print settings
      1m 51s
    4. Creating a custom template and saving the print
      1m 41s
  17. 3m 40s
    1. Exporting and reloading
      1m 30s
    2. Previewing in a browser and saving your web gallery
      2m 10s
  18. 43s
    1. Goodbye
      43s

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