Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding catalogs, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 3.
Lightroom is built on a catalog system.…Before you jump into using Lightroom, it's important to understand what a…Lightroom catalog is and how it works, so that you don't inadvertently cause…Lightroom to lose track of the photos that you bring in.…So a catalog is a database that contains a record of each photo that you import,…and when I say import, I'm making those little air quotes because you don't…actually physically import a file into some location inside of Lightroom.…There is no such place inside of a Lightroom catalog file.…What you do import into Lightroom is information about your file, including…where the files are located on your hard drive, or even on an external drive if you so choose.…
So inside the Lightroom catalog there will be links to your actual files…wherever they live, there will be little previews of your actual photos which…is what these are, and there will be some metadata, or information about the…files that you bring in.…So here, for example, I've selected a file and I have information that came…
- Understanding Lightroom catalogs
- Importing photos from multiple sources
- Organizing photos with ratings, keywords, and collections
- Working with virtual copies
- Making basic corrections to photo color and tone
- Making local photo edits with the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter tools
- Removing spots from multiple photos at once
- Reducing digital noise and sharpening
- Cropping and straightening
- Printing and exporting edited photos
Skill Level Beginner
1. Importing Photos
2. Organizing Photos
3. Learning the Basics of the Develop Module
4. Making Basic Photo Corrections
5. Correcting Part of a Photo
6. Photo Finishing
7. Sharing Your Photos
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