Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting photos, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 5.
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It almost goes without saying that when you're working in Lightroom, you need to …select photos before you work on them. But Lightroom has some quirks around …selecting that you should be aware of. First, let's go through the basics of …selecting, which are much like the basics that you may have experienced in other programs. …If I want to select a photo, I'm going to click on its frame. …If I want to add more photos to that selection, I'll hold the Cmd key on the …Mac or the Ctrl key on the PC and I'll click on the frames of other photos that …don't have to be next to the first one I selected. …If I want to deselect everything, then I'll either press Cmd+D on the Mac or …Ctrl+D on the PC or I'll click in a blank area of the preview window if that's …available to me like this. Now let's say I want to select photos …that are next to one another. I can select a whole range by clicking on …the frame of the first photo, holding the Shift key and clicking on the frame of …the last photo in the range and that selects all in between.…
Then you'll learn key ways to manage your photos in Lightroom, from reviewing photos after a shoot to working with Smart Previews when your photos are offline. This part of the course covers making collections, adding keywords, and much more.
Next, the course introduces the Lightroom Develop module and its features for improving a photo's appearance, including adjusting tone and color, cropping and fixing perspective, converting to black and white, reducing noise, and sharpening. It explores how to make local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, and Spot Removal tools. The course ends with a look at the most commonly used Lightroom features for sharing photos: exporting, printing, and sharing online.
- Importing photos
- Viewing, sorting, and selecting photos
- Reviewing and rating photos
- Finding photos with keywords and filters
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Fixing perspective with Upright
- Adjusting color and tone
- Targeting edits with the Adjustment Brush
- Sharing photos on Facebook
- Exporting and printing photos