Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video What is a Lightroom catalog?, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 4.
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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…stored and helps the librarians organize the large collection of books that…
- What is Lightroom used for?
- Importing photos and videos
- Organizing your library with collections
- Adding keywords and ratings to photos
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Adjusting color and white balance
- Reducing digital noise
- Working with video
- Making changes with the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter tools
- Sharing photos on Facebook
- Printing photos