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How To Get Started with Lightroom 4 - 10 Things Beginners Want To Know


cats_123 e2
10 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
11 Jan 2013 9:37AM
I've had Lightroom 4 for a few months now and think it's an amazing tool....but if you're like me, a pragmatist, I just wanted to dive in and get going....of course that way I missed some of the important processes or just by-passed the little tweaks and presets that make the workflow that much easier.


This video was posted on Adobe's facebook page, and having watched it, I think anyone new to Lightroom would be interested....so if you haven't already seen it......here's the link GrinGrin

10 Things Beginners Want To Know

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SteveHunter e2
6 386 1 England
11 Jan 2013 11:08AM
Thanks for posting the link, I learnt a few useful things watching that. Smile
collywobles e2
10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 11:24AM
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11 Jan 2013 1:30PM
Extremely useful! Thanks.
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
11 Jan 2013 2:13PM
I only watched a few minutes.
I do not believe creating so many different catalogues for different types of shot is best practice.

I can perhaps see the advantage for say a wedding photographer having a catalogue for each wedding but just as easy to use smart collections within the same catalogue.

There is a perfectly valid argument for separating personal work from business work into separate catalogues though.
digicammad e2
11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 2:25PM
Useful link thanks.

One thing I have struggled with is the folder tree and wonder if anybody here has some advice. LR seems to just show the lowest level folder name, so if you have the same folder name in 2 paths (eg 2012\Spring and 2013\Spring) the only way to tell which is which is to go into the folder.

Is there a way to get LR to show more of the file path?
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
11 Jan 2013 2:49PM

Quote:LR seems to just show the lowest level folder name


It shows all levels for me.

folder.jpg



Folder Tree

Lightroom Library>2009>20090404_hevercastle

Hover over the folder icon to see the path
( Volumes refers to an external hard drive )
digicammad e2
11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 2:52PM
Aha, I haven't spotted the hover! Thanks I'll give that a try.
Gaucho e2
13 2.4k 2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 3:52PM

Quote:I do not believe creating so many different catalogues for different types of shot is best practice.


I'm with you all the way on that Jeff. It gets too complicated.

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