Join Colin Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing catalogs, part of Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers.
We're going to take a closer look at what happens when we bring our images into…Lightroom, and what it does to them.…Well, basically, when we import our images, they're stored in what used to be…called a Library in version 1.…In version 1.1 and newer in Lightroom, that name was changed to a catalog.…Now, the catalog doesn't actually hold the images per se.…What it does is it holds a reference to the images and information about the…images such as the Metadata, Keywords, and Image Adjustments.…Another major thing happened when it went from a Library to a Catalog.…
With a Library, you could only manage one library at a time, and if you wanted…to change different library, you had to change the Location and the Preferences,…shut down Lightroom and then re- launch to find that new library.…That's all changed now.…In the newer version, we have something now called Catalogs.…We can create a new catalog at any time, we can open an existing catalog.…Generally speaking now you wouldn't mainly want to work with one catalog, because…
There's nothing more frustrating than having hundreds of digital pictures clogging up one's hard drive. Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers teaches picture-takers how to import, organize, develop, and output images with ease. Instructor Colin Smith breaks down even the most complex tasks into quick and easy-to-understand techniques, and demonstrates multiple methods that work in real-world situations. He teaches photographers how to work efficiently with metadata; create custom keyword sets; and understand Lightroom's ratings, flags, and labels. Colin also shares some of his secret tips!
- Importing images from a hard drive
- Working with the panels efficiently
- Understanding and managing catalogs
- Customizing the HTML galleries
- Adding music to slideshow presentations
- Converting grayscale images
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. The Library and Catalogs
6. Advanced Adjustments
9. Lightroom for the Web
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