Join Colin Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Syncing RAW files with Bridge, Lightroom, and Photoshop, part of Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers.
One of the things that makes Lightroom really good is its ability to play well with other …Adobe products such as Bridge and Photoshop. …We are going to make the changes to these raw files that reflect those changes …inside of Bridge and inside of Photoshop. …Well, the secret to its success is the XMP sidecar file. …On its own, Lightroom really doesn't care because it reads its instructions from its catalog. …However, it will create an XMP file, which is a small text file in an XML format that …sits next to each photograph.…
And the reason it creates these files by the photos is so that Bridge and Photoshop can …read them and see the instructions, because Photoshop itself cannot read the catalog from Lightroom. …Neither can Bridge. But they can read these XML files. …So we are going to look at some strategies in this lesson to make sure that those XML …files are kept updated so that information can travel between the two applications. …So, first of all, what we are going to do is we are going to start with some images here …
There's nothing more frustrating than having hundreds of digital pictures clogging up one's hard drive. Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers teaches picture-takers how to import, organize, develop, and output images with ease. Instructor Colin Smith breaks down even the most complex tasks into quick and easy-to-understand techniques, and demonstrates multiple methods that work in real-world situations. He teaches photographers how to work efficiently with metadata; create custom keyword sets; and understand Lightroom's ratings, flags, and labels. Colin also shares some of his secret tips!
- Importing images from a hard drive
- Working with the panels efficiently
- Understanding and managing catalogs
- Customizing the HTML galleries
- Adding music to slideshow presentations
- Converting grayscale images
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. The Library and Catalogs
6. Advanced Adjustments
9. Lightroom for the Web
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