Decide where to store your photos Lightroom 5


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Deciding where to store your photos

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 p...

Deciding where to store your photos
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Deciding where to store your photos provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Up and Running with Lightroom 5

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Photography
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Lightroom
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