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The Photographer's Guide to Adobe Lightroom

By : Marcin Lewandowski
Book Image

The Photographer's Guide to Adobe Lightroom

By: Marcin Lewandowski

Overview of this book

It takes talent to be a great photographer, but in the digital era, it also takes a level of technical proficiency. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic was designed as a one-stop solution for photographers to perfect their final products on a desktop-focused workflow, which includes local storage of your photos in files and folders on your computer. Knowing how to efficiently navigate through Lightroom means that you’ll be able to concentrate on being creative instead of wondering “what does this button do”. Complete with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and practical examples, you will begin with importing photographs into Lightroom. You’ll focus on how to sort through, sequence, develop, and export ready files in various formats, or even design a book and create gallery-ready prints. Next, you will learn how to make informed decisions within Lightroom and how to approach your work depending on the set of photographs you are working on. This guide also illustrates real-life usage and workflow examples that are not just for aspiring professionals, but also for artists and amateurs who are still getting to grips with the technical side of photography. By the end of this book, you'll be confident in importing, editing, sorting, developing, and delivering your photos like a professional.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Importing Images into Lightroom and Exploring the Library Module's Structure and Tools
Section 2: Developing Photographs in Lightroom Classic
Section 3: Exploring the Export, Print, Book, and Slideshow Modules
Table of Keyboard Shortcuts


This tab will help us to hide or display anything we don't want to share, and I find it most important for images intended for digital, work-related distribution. Whether they are destined for websites or magazine print, we can control aspects from copyright notice to camera settings.

Figure 7.18 – Metadata

Diving into the Include menu, starting from the top of the list, we can export just the IPTC Copyright only metadata. This option is followed by Copyright & Contact Info Only. Next is my most often used setting, titled All Except Camera and Camera Raw Info. This setting will export Copyright & Contact along with every other bit of information, including keywords and captions, except information about the camera used to create the photographs and without the camera settings used. The setting directly above – All Except Camera & Camera Raw Info – is a bit confusing; that's why I initially skipped it. I think...