What are catalogs and why do they matter?


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What are catalogs and why do they matter?

Two of the most commonly vocalized questions in regards to Lightroom are what is a Lightroom catalog, and why do they matter? And what I want to do here is begin to answer some of those questions, begin to talk about what a catalog is and why it matters. Now I've actually already covered this content in another one of my training titles, yet I think it'll be important for us to cover it again here in order to set a foundation, or to lay the groundwork, for an even deeper conversation, which we'll have in the subsequent movies. All right, well, for starters, what is a Lightroom catalog? Well, a Lightroom catalog is saved in a particular location on your hard drive, and it's made up of a couple of different files.

Here, you can see the lrdata file and also the lrcat. Now inside of these two files is a lot of interesting information. Let's dig into what it actually is and why it's important. Well, for starters, a catalog is how Lightroom tracks the location of files an...

What are catalogs and why do they matter?
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What are catalogs and why do they matter? provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 Advanced Techniques

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