Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video How to backup images, part of Introduction to Photography: Lightroom and Photoshop.
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- [Voiceover] At the beginning of this course,…I tried to sound really scary about the topic of backup,…but I didn't do this just to sound tough and menacing.…Backup really is a critical part of your photo workflow.…Drives fail, files get accidentally deleted,…the power going out while you're saving…can leave you with an unreadable file.…Backup is necessary if you want to ensure…that you will always have access to your images.…Lightroom's import dialog box…provides the option to automatically store…a second copy of every image that you import.…
This makes your import step take longer,…but it's a way to automate the process…of backing up your original files.…I'm usually in a hurry to get images imported…so that I can start working on them,…so I don't actually use that feature.…The main image drive that I work of off at home is a RAID…and array of disks that have been configured…so that they act as a single drive.…One advantage that certain types of RAIDs have…is redundancy.…A RAID, by the way, is the name of a type of hard drive.…
Where to begin learning tools like these? Right here. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long introduces the concepts and creative options behind photographic post-processing. From fixing problems to retouching, Ben shows how to do it, without overdoing it, with Lightroom, Photoshop, and the Adobe mobile apps.
- Importing and organizing images in Lightroom
- Rating images in Lightroom
- Adjusting images in Lightroom
- Retouching in Photoshop
- Making pixel-level edits in Photoshop
- Syncing and editing images in Lightroom mobile