Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing photos from a drive, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 5.
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The first thing you'll do after launching Lightroom for the first time is to import …some photos. I suggest you start by importing the …existing photos that I recommended you organize into folders on a drive. …That way you'll have a folder structure already reflected in Lightroom's Folders …panel when you're ready to import new photos from your camera's memory card later. …I'll cover the steps for importing from an internal or external drive here and …later we'll talk about how to import from a camera memory card, which is slightly different. …There are no exercise files for this movie and I'm working here in the empty …default Lightroom Catalog that's made automatically the first time you launch Lightroom.…
Since I want to assimulate what you'll experience when you bring your own files …into Lightroom. For the first time. …So if you're following along just use some personal files that are already on …your computer or on an external drive. I'm going to start here in Lightroom by …clicking the Import button at the bottom of the library module or you could go up …
Then you'll learn key ways to manage your photos in Lightroom, from reviewing photos after a shoot to working with Smart Previews when your photos are offline. This part of the course covers making collections, adding keywords, and much more.
Next, the course introduces the Lightroom Develop module and its features for improving a photo's appearance, including adjusting tone and color, cropping and fixing perspective, converting to black and white, reducing noise, and sharpening. It explores how to make local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, and Spot Removal tools. The course ends with a look at the most commonly used Lightroom features for sharing photos: exporting, printing, and sharing online.
- Importing photos
- Viewing, sorting, and selecting photos
- Reviewing and rating photos
- Finding photos with keywords and filters
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Fixing perspective with Upright
- Adjusting color and tone
- Targeting edits with the Adjustment Brush
- Sharing photos on Facebook
- Exporting and printing photos