Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Tagging images with locations, part of Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module.
Now that we know a little bit about the Map module, next let's take a look at how we can add specific photographs to certain locations on the Map. In order to do that, typically what you want to do is select a folder or maybe a collection of images, and here I've selected the folder Travel. Next, we'll navigate to the Map module by clicking on the Map module button picker which located right here. Well this first image was captured in Santa Barbara California. If Santa Barbara isn't visible, you can actually do a search. So here I'll go ahead and search for Santa Barbara.
And I'll type that out, comma ca and then press Enter or Return. This will zoom out and show me Santa Barbara. From here what I can do is click and drag around. And I want to zoom into a certain area where this image was captured. So, I'll pan over to this area here, and then I'll double click to zoom in. And I'll keep double clicking until I can get close enough to really identify the exact location where I captured this image. It's right here, right at this little surf spot, which is called Campus Point. Next, we can select an image like this one here and then just Drag and Drop.
In doing that, we can add this image to this particular location. This information will now be part of the metadata for this particular file. We can add other images, as well. While I'm zoomed in here, I'm going to go ahead and click and drag to the right. Because there's another photograph that I captured not too far away from here, so I'll go ahead and drag over just a little bit, and then I'll find that photograph. And then drag and drop that one to this location right here. And doing this you can see that you can add single images to certain locations. Now if we press the minus icon to zoom out we'll be able to see both of these photographs.
And in this way you can see that we now have both of these images or both of these tagged with this various locations. To view those images, to filter the view I should say and to see those in the films that are below, just click on Visible On Map. If we want to see all of the images that, which are tagged we can then click on this item here. And what it will do is it will highlight the photographs inside of this field here which have GPS information as you can see here with these pictures. All right, let's go ahead and click none. So far we looked at how we can add a single image to a certain area but what about a group of photographs. Like these pictures here, they were all captured in Sayulita, Mexico. Well, I want to add all of these images to one area. To do that again, click into the Search field, and then go ahead and type out the search.
It's Sayulita, which is Sayulita, Mexico, and then press Enter or Return. This will then zoom us into this town here in Mexico and I want to add a group of images to this area. To do that click on the first image, hold down the Shift key, then click on the last image in the set. And then drag and drop those photographs to the area. In this case in this town, where all of these images were captured. Then if we click on this little area, we can see that these are the photographs that were captured in that location. And in this way, you can start to see how having this information that can help you to manage and organize your photographs.
And sometimes you may use this information just for the fun of it, or just to remember a certain location. Other times it might be helpful to know exactly where you captured a photograph so you can then, revisit that location and capture other images there as well.
- Adding flags, stars, and labels to images
- Filtering your library by text, metadata, and file type
- Stacking photos into groups
- Creating a collection to group images
- Tagging images with locations
- Processing images in the Library module
- Viewing and editing videos
- Working with the DNG file format
- Adding copyright metadata to photos
- Adding keywords
- Opening images in Photoshop
- Exporting, emailing, and publishing photos