What are catalogs and why do they matter?


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What are catalogs and why do they matter?

In order to develop a good working understanding of Lightroom catalogs, what I want to do here is go back to the basics. And I want to start off with a few questions. What is a Lightroom catalog, and why do these catalogs even really matter? Well, for starters, you'll find that by default your catalog files will be saved on the internal hard drive of your computer. Here you can see my catalog. There's a catalog file itself and also the previews file. Well, what are in these files? What do they contain and why are they so important? Well, first we know that a catalog is how Lightroom tracks the location of files and how it remembers information about them.

The catalog has some sort of built-in memory, in a sense it's just a database. Well, if it's a database, what's inside of the database? Well, here it is. The Lightroom catalog contains Preview Information, File Location, Metadata, Module Settings; whether that's how you process the image in the Develop module or how ...

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 4 Catalogs in Depth

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