Join Colin Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding and applying metadata, part of Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers.
Metadata is a very interesting and useful thing. It's being described as data about data.…Personally I like to think of it as taking a digital sharpie and writing on…the back of the photo.…In this way it actually has a couple of advantages over traditional prints.…One is that the ink is not going to go on the photo underneath and the second…one is we are able to write a lot more information.…And this metadata information will travel with the photograph.…There are basically two types of metadata.…There is a type that you write and then the type that's written by the camera.…
Let's look at these two different categories right now.…We'll go to the Metadata panel here, and what we can do is just collapse the…Histogram if that's open, if you need a little bit more room.…Under where it says Default we can look at the metadata sets.…And you'll see there is two, well there is actually quite a few here, but there…is two we are interested in.…One is the EXIF or the E-X- I-F and one is the IPTC.…First of all, let's look at the EXIF.…
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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