Adobe Lightroom "Importing Photo's"

October 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Cypress Tree MoonCypress Tree Moon This is the first in a series of tutorials on Adobe Lightroom. While I was at a local Photography Club meeting I overheard some newer members talking about LR (Lightroom) and how they just got it and wanted to learn how to use it.  I thought to myself this would be a good time to make tutorials on how to use LR for beginners.  I am by no means a expert on the subject of LR and all of the ins and outs but I have been using it for years and I can teach a beginning course on the basics.  

So lets start.  Adobe Lightroom (LR) is a organizational program that organizes, rates, shares and edits your photographs.  You can use it to send photo's to social media like Facebook, Flicker or 500px.  You can export photo's to a JPEG format or RAW formats after all of your editing is done.  You can create slideshows and time-lapse photography with LR.  You can Geotag photo's and find them on a map with LR.  Lightroom is a powerful tool.  But before you can do all of that you must get your photo's into Lightroom to do this we use the Import function .

When the import window pops up you can tell LR where to get your photo's from ,where to send them ,make a backup copy, apply some preprocessing ,add keywords and metadata.  All with a click of a button.  You can also start the culling process here and get rid of the really bad photo's before they get on your computer.

Keep Shooting!

Here is the link to the Video on Importing into Lightroom:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wybh23hrso

 


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