Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Deciding where to store your photos, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 5.
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There's one more thing to think about before importing photos into Lightroom. …And that's where you're going to keep your Lightroom catalog and the photos and …videos that you're going to bring into your Lightroom catalog. …Let's take a look at your options for where to store and backup both your …catalog and your photos. As we've seen a Lightroom catalog is a …database of information about your photos. …It's not a container for your photos. So, there are two separate kinds of items …to store. The database files that make up the …catalog itself, which are represented by these icons on the computer screen in …this diagram. And the photos that the catalog is …keeping track of, which I suggested that you gather into one parent folder.…
And that's represented by this Lightroom photos folder over here in this diagram. …You have the option to store the catalog and the photos on the same drive or on …different drives. So, one option is to keep the catalog and …photos both on your computer. This may seem logical, but I actually …
Then you'll learn key ways to manage your photos in Lightroom, from reviewing photos after a shoot to working with Smart Previews when your photos are offline. This part of the course covers making collections, adding keywords, and much more.
Next, the course introduces the Lightroom Develop module and its features for improving a photo's appearance, including adjusting tone and color, cropping and fixing perspective, converting to black and white, reducing noise, and sharpening. It explores how to make local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, and Spot Removal tools. The course ends with a look at the most commonly used Lightroom features for sharing photos: exporting, printing, and sharing online.
- Importing photos
- Viewing, sorting, and selecting photos
- Reviewing and rating photos
- Finding photos with keywords and filters
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Fixing perspective with Upright
- Adjusting color and tone
- Targeting edits with the Adjustment Brush
- Sharing photos on Facebook
- Exporting and printing photos