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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

The Collections tab

The first thing to notice on this tab is the small + sign on its right side. It is there to create new collections. Once we click on +, a small pop-up menu will appear, giving us access to a list of options that is split into three small groups. The first group of three options allows us to create collections, and we will come back to these in the next paragraph. Let's get the other two out of the way first:

Figure 4.3 – The Collections plus sign

Note that once you select any collection, a small - sign will appear on the left of the + sign. It is there for deleting collections. Remember that deleting collections does not delete the photographs; they will remain in their original locations:

Figure 4.4 – The Collections plus and minus signs

In the following sections, we will see how to filter collections using different methods.

Sort by Name versus Sort by Kind

As seen in Figure 4.4, Sort...