Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Flagging your favorites, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Once you have your images in Lightroom, you want to determine which ones are the better ones.…One of the principles of being organized is knowing which are your best shots.…For example, I have a number of hot air balloon shots here, shot at dawn, and if I…were to come back and want to grab one to send to a friend to let him know what…a great time I had shooting this, I don't want to have to keep going through the…images over and over again to determine the best one.…So what I like to do is, when I first look at them, give them a rating, or flag…them, or a color label. We can do all three here in Lightroom, and I am just…going to whip through that right now.…
Now, the first thing I want to tell you is that you can clean up this interface…when you're doing certain tasks.…For example, right now we don't need the information over here in the navigator.…I can just go ahead and collapse that, right there, and that gives me little bit…more space to look at my photos.…I am going to double-click here on this shot, and now I have a good look at it.…
The course concludes with a look at aspects of a good backup and archival strategy, ranging from the best file format for long-term backup to the best hardware options for offline storage.
- Removing pictures from a card
- Transferring photos to a Windows or Mac computer
- Transferring images with Lightoom, Aperture or iPhoto
- Assigning ratings to photos and flagging favorites
- Filtering photos
- Choosing file formats
- Backing up to the cloud
- Working with multiple hard drives
- Recovering from backups