- View Offline
- What is Lightroom?
- Importing images and video files
- Choosing an import destination
- Renaming files
- Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
- Working with tethered capture
- Exporting a catalog
- Using Smart Previews
- Customizing the Lightroom background
Skill Level Beginner
- Welcome. My name is Chris Orwig. I'm photographer, author, and educator, and welcome to this series, Lightroom 5 Essentials. You know, Lightroom has quickly become one of the most dominant image editing tools in the world, and if you're curious to learn why and to discover how you can use Lightroom to improve your workflow and your photographs, well you've come to the right place. The goal for this series is to cover what you need to know in order to begin to achieve professional results. Now this course is the first course in our series and here we'll cover a really important Lightroom workflow step and that is importing photographs and video files into Lightroom.
We'll begin by talking about what Lightroom is and why it matters. We'll look at the tool itself so that we can become familiar with the interface. Here we'll cover topics like how we can dim the interface using a feature called Lights Out, or how we can view an image in fullscreen mode. We'll talk about some important importing preferences and different file formats that we can import into Lightroom. We'll discuss how we can import images and video files from a folder or from a media card. We'll also discuss how we can select an import destination and how we can rename files or add some important metadata along the way.
You know, once you import your photographs, you'll begin in the Library module. Here we'll highlight how we can use the grid and the loop view and ow we can zoom in on the photograph or how we can compare or survey multiple images at once. Now keep in mind that this course is our first step towards creating a more enjoyable and effective workflow. We'll be covering all of these topics and more, so without further delay, let's begin.