Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Non-destructive image editing and virtual copies, part of Introduction to Photography: Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop.
- So far in this course, you've seen me…add ratings and keywords to images and now…I've actually applied edits to some images…but you've never seen me issue a save command,…and that's because Lightroom doesn't have one.…For you to understand why, we need to talk about…something called non-destructive editing.…When you import an image, Lightroom stores…a copy of the image's location…but no matter what type of file the image is…or what you do in Lightroom, that original file…will never be modified by Lightroom.…Instead, Lightroom simply stores the results…of your actions in its database.…
So, keywords and ratings get stored…in Lightroom's internal database as do…any image edits that you make.…When I crop or straighten or change…contrast or do any other edits,…the details of those edits are noted in…the database record for that particular image.…The next time I go to view the image,…Lightroom reads the original image data…and then looks up all the edits that have been applied.…With the image data and the list of edits,…
Where to begin learning tools like these? Right here. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long introduces the concepts and creative options behind photographic post-processing. From fixing problems to retouching, Ben shows how to do it, without overdoing it, with Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop, and the Adobe mobile apps.
- Importing and organizing images in Lightroom
- Rating images in Lightroom
- Adjusting images in Lightroom
- Retouching in Photoshop
- Making pixel-level edits in Photoshop
- Syncing and editing images in Lightroom mobile