Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing existing images, part of Learning Lightroom 4 (2012).
Lightroom is not simply a browser for your images, but rather utilizes a …central catalog to actually manage your images. …What that means is that you can't simply look at your images when you first launch lightroom. …Instead, you'll see no images at all. Therefore, before you can actually work …with any images, you need to import those images into the lightroom catalog. …Essentially letting lightroom know that those photos exist, and that you want …lightroom to manage those particular images.…
Chances are you already have a number of digital photos on your hard drive, so …let's take a look at how we can import those existing photos. …I'll go ahead and click the Import button. …And that will bring up the import dialog. I can then navigate to the location where …my photos are stored. I can use the folder structure display or …I can get started by clicking the, Select the source, pop up and choosing the …location where my photos are stored. In this case I've put all my images in …,My Pictures, so I could choose, My Pictures, from the list.…
- Getting to know the Lightroom interface
- Establishing Lightroom preferences
- Using catalogs
- Importing images
- Image review
- Identifying and locating images
- Optimizing and sharing images
Skill Level Beginner
1. First Steps
2. Importing Images
3. Image Review
4. Identifying and Locating Images
5. Optimizing Images
6. Sharing Images
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