Join Colin Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding virtual copies, part of Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers.
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We're now going to have a look at virtual copies inside of Lightroom. …As you know, when we make adjustments and changes to the images, it doesn't change the original …raw file; all it does is create a new set of instructions inside the Lightroom catalog …or the XML, XMP sidecar. And these instructions point to the photograph and tell it to display a certain way. …Well, what happens is when we create a virtual copy, we're not actually creating a new photograph; …what we're doing is we're creating a new set of instructions. It still uses the same raw file.…
And it looks and it performs just like any other photograph: we can make its own adjustments, …we can add its own metadata. …But it doesn't take up a lot of hard drive space because it's not producing a new photo. …So, let's go here, and we're just going to right-click here in the filmstrip, and we're …going to choose Create Virtual Copy. …Notice now we've got a stack here. …I can open and close the stack just like any other stack. …Let's grab the virtual copy. …
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
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. The Library and Catalogs
6. Advanced Adjustments
9. Lightroom for the Web
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