Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig
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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module
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Join photographer and author Chris Orwig in Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials: Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module, as he explores the interface of this popular image-management program and shows how to use its Library module to organize and manage a photo library. The course covers importing both still images and video; shooting in tethered-capture mode; organizing and rating images with flags, stars, labels, and location tags; and working with collections. The course also details how to export, email, and share photos, and introduces the Lightroom 4 video-editing features, as well as its ability to work together with the full editing power of Photoshop. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Customizing the interface
  • Importing from a memory card
  • Auto-importing from a watched folder
  • Considering color management with tethered capture
  • Working with catalogs
  • Comparing two images in a library
  • Working with multiple hard drives
  • Stacking photos in groups
  • Using smart collections and quick collections
  • Using Quick Develop to process images
  • Editing the color and tonality of video
  • Adding copyright data to photographs
  • Exporting, emailing, and publishing photographs


- Hi, welcome. My name is Chris Orwig. Two of my life's biggest passions are photography and teaching, and I'm excited to share those passions with you in this four part series, Light Room Essentials. In this initial course, we're gonna focus in on how we can organize and manage our photographs working with the Library Module. We'll take a look at how we can import our pictures from a compact flashcard or a folder. Also, how we can organize and manage these files by adding metadata.

We'll also look at how we can group our pictures together using Collections. We'll also spend some time working with the Maps Module. This gives us the ability to group our images based on different locations where they were captured. Then we'll spend some time looking at how we can work with our video clips. We're gonna cover all of these topics and more. So without further delay, let's begin.

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