Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Rename folders, part of Cleaning Up Your Mess in Lightroom Classic CC.
- [Voiceover] As you work to clean up your overall…organizational workflow inside of Lightroom,…you might notice that some of the folders,…that you've created,…don't necessarily have the best names,…and so you can rename your folders to help make sure…that you're always able to find the image…you're looking for,…when you're looking for it.…In many cases, I find that the first thing I look for,…the first bit of information I know when I'm looking…for an image is the folder.…In many cases, for example,…the folder might reflect the location where…the images were captured,…and so if I'm looking for a photograph of a blue church,…I might think of the blue church in Bratislava, Slovakia,…and so navigating to the correct folder,…I can go through those images,…and then locate the specific image that I'm looking for,…but of course,…that means that if I'm going to use a folder…as my first place to look when I'm trying to find an image,…I need those folder names to make sense,…and so my preference is that the folder structure…
- 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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