The nuts and bolts of catalogs


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The nuts and bolts of catalogs

So far, we've been talking about catalogs by way of analogy or graphical representation. Here I want to dig into catalogs in a little bit more of a practical way. So here we are inside of Lightroom. We have a catalog that we've opened. We have our images we brought into that, and it's recognizing all those. We have metadata and previews and all that content. Well, if you press F a few times, you can go through your different fullscreen view modes until you can see at the top what catalog you're working in. On a Mac, Command+Click that; it will show you where this is saved in the Pictures folder, and then a couple of subfolders there.

Well, I want to go to that location, so I'm going to hide Lightroom. Here you can see in this left Finder window that I have the catalog file there. Typically when people refer to the Lightroom catalog, they're talking about the Previews file and the actual catalog itself. These two really belong together. All right, what are these other ...

The nuts and bolts of catalogs
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The nuts and bolts of catalogs provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 Advanced Techniques

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