Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing in Lightroom, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Once you've devised your rating system, your flagging system: whatever…you're using to separate certain types of photos from the others, be…consistent with them.…And also be creative when you're initially thinking about how to use these tools.…For example, I do recommend that star ratings are a great way to separate your…really good photos from the ones that aren't quite as strong.…I think stars work great; they are very natural.…But when you get into flags and color labels, I think that's a …wide opened field there.…
Now one way that I use flags is to indicate if I want to make a print of an…image, and that can be independent of its rating.…I may decide that I want to make a print of a two or three star image. Even…though it might not be the strongest one from the shoot, it is something…that I want to see on the wall, and so the flagging can be independent of the star ratings.…Color labels can be even wilder, because you can actually assign a name to the color label.…For instance, you could say that a blue color label indicates that you want to…
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