Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Our organizational goal, part of Cleaning Up Your Mess in Lightroom Classic CC.
- [Voiceover] Each photographer is going to have…their own ideas about what a good organizational…workflow looks like.…But for our purposes, I'm going to show you…how to clean up your Lightroom catalog…based on what I think makes the most sense.…Now along the way, I'm going to talk about the reasons…that I've made specific decisions…and I'll show you what other options are available…so that you could take a different path if you'd prefer.…But let me show you what my overall goal is…in terms of a clean Lightroom catalog.…Number one, that clean lightroom catalog…is a single catalog.…
So I'm using a single catalog.…One catalog in Lightroom to manage all of my photos.…So if you've created multiple Lightroom catalogs…for any reason, I recommend merging them together.…I also prefer to use a single storage location…for all of my photos,…so in the context of this course,…that means we're going to be making sure…that all of the images we're managing in Lightroom…are stored on a single hard drive.…And if we have photos stored on a different hard drive,…
- Defining your real workflow
- Taking inventory
- Backing up all your catalogs
- Locating missing photos and folders
- Consolidating catalogs
- Renaming photos and folders
- Correcting metadata, including keywords and timestamps
- Migrating to a new hard drive
- Being consistent going forward
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Concepts and Preparation
2. Cleaning Up
3. Correcting Metadata
4. Wrapping Up
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