Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Transferring images with Lightroom on a Windows computer, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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I'm going to import some photos into Lightroom, and this is great because I get…to show you the advantages of using a digital asset manager.…We're on a Windows machine, and I am going to click Import to begin this process.…The first thing that Lightroom will do is it will look and see if I have a card…reader or a camera attached, and I do, and that's represented up here.…In the middle here, we look at what the action is going to be.…Do we want to copy?…Do we want to copy as a DNG?…Now if you're concerned about proprietary RAW formats, we have RAW images here,…and you want to protect yourself by converting to an open standard format, then…you can choose Copy as DNG, and Lightroom will take care to that on the fly.…
In fact, let's do that.…We will copy them as DNG.…And then the next thing is, where do you want them to go?…Do want them to go into your Pictures folder on your computer, or somewhere else?…I want somewhere else, you may want them in your folder.…So I am going to choose Other Destination, I am going to scroll down here 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