Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to catalogs, part of Learning Lightroom 4 (2012).
It doesn't take long to realize that Lightroom is generating a fair amount of …information about your photos. The question is where is it storing that information? …The information can include things like keywords, adjustments that you have …applied, star ratings, color labels, a variety of bits of information about each photo. …That information, along with Previews and Thumbnails, etc., is all stored in a catalog. …You can think of this as just a collection of information that Lightroom …uses to manage your images. As such, the Lightroom catalog is very …important to you. Generally speaking, I recommend that …photographers work with a single catalog. I find that most photographers want all …of their images available very easily, without having to navigate among multiple …databases of information. I often hear the recommendation, for …example, that you should have separate catalogs for commercial images versus …personal images. But in my experience, there tends to be a …rather fuzzy line between those. Personal images that you capture on a …
- 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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