Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding catalogs, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 5.
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Lightroom is a great tool for editing, organizing and showcasing your photos and …video clips. To make Lightroom really pay off for you, …let me give you a basic understanding of Lightroom's catalog system. …A Lightroom catalog is a database. A useful metaphor for a Lightroom catalog …is the physical card catalog, like this one, at your neighborhood library. …Like the physical card catalog, a Lightroom catalog contains a record of …each item, each photo or video clip that you bring into the library. …To bring those items into a Lightroom library, you use the import functions …that I cover in this chapter. But keep in mind that importing doesn't …mean putting your photos into a container called Lightroom.…
Instead, importing means creating a record of each photo in a Lightroom catalog. …Just like the neighborhood librarian does, by creating a card in a physical …catalog for each book in that library. Included in each record in your Lightroom …library is information that tells Lightroom where you've chosen to keep the …
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