Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing existing images, part of Lightroom 5: 1 Organizing Your Photos.
…When you launch Lightroom for the first time,…you might be a little bit surprised that none…of your photographs are visible, but that's because Lightroom…utilizes a catalog to store information about your images.…And therefore, you need to import your images into the Lightroom catalog before…you can start working with Lightroom to manage, optimize, and share your photos.…The Import option is found in the Library module, so you'll first want to make sure…that you're in the Library module rather than,…for example, the Develop module or the Map module.…
And then, at the bottom of the left panel you'll find the Import button.…You can also choose to start the import process by going up…the Menu bar, and then choosing File followed by Import Photos and Video.…You can also press Ctrl+Shift+I on Windows, or Cmd+Shift+I…on MacIntosh in order to begin the import process.…In this case, I'll go ahead and click the Import button…at the bottom of the left panel in the Library module.…Which will bring up the Import dialogue.…
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- Importing images
- Setting up Lightroom preferences and catalog settings
- Backing up your catalogs
- Reviewing images with the Grid and Loupe views
- Renaming photos
- Adding flags, star ratings, color labels, and keywords to images
- Mapping photos
- Working with image stacks
- Locating images
Skill Level Beginner
Lightroom 5: 2 Optimizing Your Photoswith Tim Grey2h 49m Beginner
1. Importing Images
2. Lightroom Configuration Considerations
3. Reviewing Images
4. Organizing Images
5. Mapping Your Digital Photos
6. Grouping Images Together
7. Locating Images
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