What is a Lightroom catalog? Lightroom 4


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What is a Lightroom catalog?

Under the hood, Lightroom is a system of databases. Those databases in Lightroom are called catalogs. Now I'm sure you don't want to hear about databases, you're probably eager to jump right in and start working with your photos but it's important to take a minute first to understand Lightroom's catalog system because that has important consequences for how you'll work with your photos and videos inside of Lightroom, as I'll explain in this movie. Now, the idea of a database can be hard to grasp. So, you might think about the Lightroom database by analogy to do something from a simpler time, a card catalog in a public library.

The card catalog has a record for each book in the library and each record or card, contains information about the book and also the location of the book on the shelves. The actual books of course are not in the card catalog, they're out on the shelves. The information on the card helps locate the books no matter where they're...

What is a Lightroom catalog?
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What is a Lightroom catalog? provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Up and Running with Lightroom 4

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