Learn how to create and apply a metadata preset to multiple images. In particular, you will see how to create a copyright metadata preset that you can apply to all images that is useful in establishing both the ownership, your identity, and the copyright status of all images that you own. Further, you will see how to quickly and easily apply a copyright metadata preset when you are adding images to a lLghtroom catalog.
- [Voiceover] Welcome to the chapter on customizing the import process. Now, since you're taking this more advanced class, I'm assuming that you already know how to go through the basic import process. In this chapter, I really wanna focus on some of the key maybe nuances that you may or may not be familiar with, and then show you how I use them and discuss how you might use them. In this particular case, I'd like to focus on one specific thing, and this is metadata, and, in particular, copyright metadata. Just quickly to go through the process, here I've put in a Canon Datacard. I've selected a folder. I've got all these images selected that I'd like to import into the camera.
They're all checked. And then underneath File Handling, just gonna build Standard Previews. Under File Renaming I've got a Custom Sequence Name Template for renaming the file built in to Lightroom. The Williwaw Trail, Sequence number one, Lowercase. Then applying during import, we're gonna be using this Metadata template, but first, just to complete our little process here of setting this all up, we're gonna put this into a subfolder called The Blue Ice Trail, and organize this into a single folder and ignore the original folders that are on the Datacard.
That's a nice nuance that Lightroom offers you to either use the original folder organization and names or create a new one. This is gonna go into a folder that we're creating on the fly called The Blue Ice Trail. All right, so what we're focusing on here is this Apply During Import and Metadata. Now, if you've never used this before, then you probably won't see anything right here. You'll just see New and Edit Presets and None. Well, you would start by choosing New and then filling in the template that I'm about to show you. But since we already have a template, and I've got one for me and one for my partner.
We're both photographers, and sometimes I process her work, so I've got a metadata template for her. Both of these are what I call copyright metadata templates, and you'll see why in just a second. So I'm gonna choose this one, and then choose Edit Presets. This dialog box comes up, and then, since we've already got one, I'm gonna just fine-tune this one a little bit. All right. Remember, if you've never done this you'll just create a new one. Then you'll notice I just have very basic information here. All the copyright data, and then some contact information, and that's it.
The reason why I call this a copyright metadata template is it just has basic copyright and contact information. This is the template that I use when I import all my images, regardless of the content or where or when. I want copyright information. I want basic contact information. All right. So I've got the copyright, Taz Tally Photography. It's Copyrighted the Status. Rights Use Terms All Rights Reserved, contact Taz Tally for usage. I've got my URL. Down here, underneath basic contact information I've got E-Mail, website again.
And you may or may not want to add a phone number. I'll go ahead and put one in here. It really kinda depends on how much information you want to give out. I don't use a lot of stock photography, or I don't sell a lot of stock photography. Most of the work that I sell is a one-on-one or through gallery, so I'm happy to provide my phone number. But if you do a lot of mass media, then you may not. It depends. You could create two different metadata templates, one with your phone number, one without. Whatever you like to do. Notice, since I'm making a change, this preset, this Taz Tally Photography_2016 now says edited.
Now we get to see our options when you change a template that you've already created. Remember, if you were just getting started, you create a new one and you'll name it whatever your metadata template name is. Here I can go Save Current Settings as a brand New Preset. If I were adding a phone number and wanted to create a preset with a phone number, and then I could label it as such. Or I can choose Update the Preset. There's the current one, which is what I'll choose to do here. Now it no longer says edited. I've added the phone number and then chosen Done. Now, what I do when I import files, in fact, every single file that I import I use this basic Taz Tally Photography metadata template that has the metadata information for copyrighting and my basic contact information.
Then we select the images we want. Everything else is set up, we just click Import. All right, and then our images will automatically be imported. Of course, you follow them in the upper left-hand corner. There's our Blue Ice Trail that was automatically created, and notice the files are renamed. We come up over here, we see that the preset Taz Tally Photography_2016 all that metadata template has been added to every one of those files. So this is a very handy feature that's gonna save you lots of time and energy and forgotten metadata information, and particularly copyright information.
Automatically applies it to all these images. Little bit later on this chapter, we'll show you how you can add this to a preset, which will include some other import preset items that you can use to apply to your images even faster and easier.
- Customizing plates, filmstrips, and views
- Working with multiple displays
- Configuring the Library module
- Making custom metadata forms
- Using import presets
- Customizing conversion settings
- Selecting helpful Develop module options
- Automating export and output tasks