Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting a poster frame, part of Lightroom 4 New Features Overview.
The poster frame is a frame that's displayed in the library module grid mode. By default the poster frame is the first frame of the video. For many of us that frame is usually not very revealing. As you can see here in this thumbnail I have the ground in that frame. It's easy to change the poster frame with the new Lightroom four video controls. Not only will this effect how your video thumbnail will look in the library module. But when you export your module it's also the frame that's used by other applications to identify your video. Okay, I'm going to going to head and double-click on this thumbnail bringing me into the loop view.
And then I'm going to come down to the video controls at the bottom. And click on this little button icon. And I'm going to scrub through the video, until I come to my subject matter. All right, let's go ahead and stop right there. I'll release my mouse. And then under this icon, I'm going to select Set Poster Frame. It's that simple. We now have a new poster frame. Double-click, bring me back into the library module so you can see the new poster frame appears.
By choosing a new poster frame, you make it easier than ever to determine at a glance the content of your video. And I've shown you how easy it is to do.
- Overview of new features
- Creating and publishing a photo book
- Using the Map module
- New Develop module features
- Soft proofing
- Video editing