As soon as you open Lightroom and begin importing photos, you instantly start storing information in what’s called a “catalog.” A catalog is, in the most simple terms, a database that consists of records. These records hold a few key bits of data. In this post, I’ll describe what these bits of data are and […]
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I’m going to begin this post with an example of a situation that’s not ideal. Let’s say that you’re a photographer who primarily works on a laptop and who stores your photographs on an external hard drive. If you recall, I recommended you store everything on a backed up external hard drive in a previous […]
Continuing on with my “Importing Photos to Lightroom” series, I’d like to discuss another panel inside the right column of the Import window. This time, the panel is called “Apply During Import.” Inside this panel, we’re faced with three optional sections that, if necessary, can assist altering and setting up our images for later use. […]
If you work with a lot of photos and are an organization freak like I am, renaming your photo files to something recognizable is a really good idea. I mean, say you’ve got hundreds of folders full of images and all those images had names like “IMG_1724” or “DSC00526” (Yes, I am looking through some […]
I know I just wrote a post that talks about how to import photographs into Lightroom. The thing is, in that post, I kept things simple. I pretended that you had already taken all your photos off your camera and had them situated neatly on either your local hard drive or your external drive. Nowhere […]
Adobe Lightroom is the go-to program for photographers. Between Lightroom and Photoshop, it’s possible to create world class images for display on the web or in print. So, if you’re a photographer and if you’ve ever been interested in learning about Lightroom, this is your chance. In this post, I’m going to discuss one of […]