Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with Collections in Lightroom, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Right now we have all of our images that we've uploaded in one big…library; they are all here.…We've done a little bit of flagging, and rating, and so forth. But I have two…distinct shoots: I have the hot air balloon shoot, and I have the model shoot.…And what I'd really like to do is just create a collection of each because it's…neat and tidy, and I like neat and tidy.…I am going to show you how to do that.…So I am just going to click on the first image in hot air balloon, I am going to…go to the last image and hold down the Shift key, they are all selected.…
Now I go over here to the left-hand pane in Collections, right here, and go to…the plus sign, and Create Collection, just like that.…I am going to give it a name. I am not going to add it to any set.…A set would be, if you wanted to have another category that had collections in…it. We don't have enough collections yet to really do that.…So we are just going to create a straight, flat out collection, but I do want to…include the selected photos, and now I am going to create.…
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