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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)
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Section 1: Importing Images into Lightroom and Exploring the Library Module's Structure and Tools
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Section 2: Developing Photographs in Lightroom Classic
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Section 3: Exploring the Export, Print, Book, and Slideshow Modules
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Table of Keyboard Shortcuts

Summary

What would be the point of all our complex work editing and developing photographs if we couldn't have a reliable and straightforward solution to share them. The export function within Lightroom gives us tremendous and entirely predictable results each time we click the Export button. Whether it's an edit from a wedding, a few pictures to print at the local shop for our mom, or unique reportage images from an event only we saw, Lightroom is there to help. It provides us with a highly personalized set of tools to export images into formats that will be easily recognizable by any machine with a screen.

In the next chapter, we will look at printing our images and designing a book.

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