Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Recovering in Lightroom, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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If the computer that holds my Lightroom catalog fails, I am okay, and I'll…tell you why, and I am going to show you how to set this up so that you'll be…okay too, if heaven forbid, this situation ever happens to you.…Now here's the way Lightroom works.…It thinks in two different ways when it comes to your catalogue.…It thinks about your work itself, which would be the metadata, the keywords, the…labels, all the things that you've done to your photos, the image editing, and it…keeps those in a catalog.…
Now, it refers to the masters, which you've decided live somewhere else.…So when you are thinking about protecting yourself, if you are using…Lightroom, you have to think about backing up your catalog, and then backing up your masters.…Let's start with the catalog.…Let's make sure that it's set up correctly. I am going to go up here to Edit, I…am going to Catalog Settings.…Now you are going to see where my catalog lives right now;…it lives on my computer. And that's where Lightroom likes to keep it, and that's…
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