Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a backup system, part of Cleaning Up Your Mess in Lightroom Classic CC.
- [Voiceover] It is always important to make sure…that you're backing up your photos,…but once you've taken some time to clean up…your Lightroom catalog, to clean up your folder structure…and reconnect missing photos for example,…it's even more important to make sure…that you have a good backup of that scenario,…of the photos as you've cleaned them up.…And so you're probably eager, once you've…cleaned things up in Lightroom to make sure…you have a good backup as well.…My personal preference for backing up my photos…is to synchronize my photos hard drive…to an additional hard drive of the same capacity.…
I prefer to use synchronization software because…it makes sure that my backup copy is…an exact match of my originals.…I'll switch to GoodSync which is the software…that I use for my backup solution via synchronization.…And we'll create a new job for the newly created…hard drive and a backup hard drive that…I'm going to use for backing up my photos.…I'll go up to the menu bar and choose Job,…followed by New, so that I can create a new job.…
- Defining your real workflow
- Taking inventory
- Backing up all your catalogs
- Locating missing photos and folders
- Consolidating catalogs
- Renaming photos and folders
- Correcting metadata, including keywords and timestamps
- Migrating to a new hard drive
- Being consistent going forward
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Concepts and Preparation
2. Cleaning Up
3. Correcting Metadata
4. Wrapping Up
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