Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing from a drive, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 4.
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Let's walk through the steps for importing into Lightroom existing photo and…video files that you've offloaded from your camera or gotten from some other…source and are storing on a computer drive.…There are no exercise files for this movie because I want to show you how to…import your own files into Lightroom when you're ready to do that.…As I explained in the last movie, before importing from a drive into Lightroom,…it's a good idea to organize all your photos and video clips into subfolders…inside one top-level folder.…I did that in the folder I called Lightroom Photos Main which I opted to put in…my pictures folder then I went ahead and launched Lightroom 4.…
When I launched Lightroom it opened the last catalog that I had opened and that…was my Lightroom 4 catalog.…And I can confirm that, by looking at the very top of Lightroom where it says,…Lightroom 4 Catalog.lrcat.…If you're following along and you see something different there at the top of…Lightroom, you can get to your Lightroom 4 catalog by going to the File menu…
- What is Lightroom used for?
- Importing photos and videos
- Organizing your library with collections
- Adding keywords and ratings to photos
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Adjusting color and white balance
- Reducing digital noise
- Working with video
- Making changes with the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter tools
- Sharing photos on Facebook
- Printing photos