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Mastering Lightroom: Book One – The Library Module (second edition)

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Perhaps the biggest advantage of Lightroom over programs like Photoshop is that Lightroom gives you control over your entire workflow, from the moment you import photos from your camera’s memory card through to processing your Raw files and exporting images. Yet most photographers seem to go straight to the Develop module, and push the task of learning how to use the Library module to the side.

Mastering Lightroom: Book One – The Library Module (second edition) changes that. It shows you how to use the Library Module to import, organise and search your images. This important task lays the foundation for the work you do in Lightroom. Mastering the Library module ultimately saves you time, which you can spend either in the Develop module or with your camera. Either way, you end up with more hours to be creative.

This second edition expands on the material presented in the first, going into greater detail and including an in-depth look at Lightroom mobile, showing you how to integrate it into your workflow.

Mastering Lightroom: Book One – The Library Module (second edition) is written for you.

  • It explains how to use the Library module in simple language anyone can understand.
  • It’s easy to read. The pages are laid out and beautifully illustrated, making it easier for you to learn.
  • It has depth and will become an invaluable reference guide as you learn to use the Library module.
  • It has practical solutions and will show you how to take control of your growing photo collection and get it organised so that it’s easy to find the image you want when you need them.
  • It is full of useful tips and suggestions for getting the most out of the Library module’s hidden features.
  • It covers Lightroom mobile, Lightroom web and shows you how to use them to improve your workflow.
  • It covers Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC, including all the latest features.

Mastering Lightroom: Book One – The Library Module (second edition) ebook

What you will learn

  • How Lightroom can help you take control of your photos and get them organized.
  • The important things you need to know before using the Library module for the first time. This section helps you get into the best habits right from the start.
  • The new additions to Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC that set them apart from earlier versions of Lightroom.
  • How to organize your Raw files so that it is quick and easy to make regular backups.
  • How to import images and use presets to save you time. Which settings you should use so that Lightroom runs as fast as possible.
  • The benefits of the DNG format and why I recommend that you convert your Raw files to DNG.
  • How the Lightroom Catalog works and why it is such a good way of organizing and processing images.
  • What the Grid, Loupe, Compare and Survey views are and how to use them.
  • How to search and organize your images.
  • How to use Collections, Collection Sets and Smart Collections. Why Collections are so important and how you can use them wisely to organise your images and save time. One of the key sections of the ebook shows you how to use Collections to narrow hundreds of photos from a shoot down to a handful of strong images for processing.
  • How to rate images, and use flags and color labels.
  • What each of the left and right hand panels in the Library module does, and how to use them.
  • How to use the Lightroom Publish Services to export images to your hard drive, or to websites like Flickr, Facebook and 500px.
  • How to use Koken and the Lightroom Publish Services to create your own photography portfolio website.
  • How to use the new People View feature to tag faces and automatically identify people in your photos.
  • How to use Lightroom mobile and Lightroom web to set up a portable and efficient workflow on your mobile device.

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Mastering Lightroom Book One: The Library Module (second edition)

Title: Mastering Lightroom: Book One – The Library Module (second edition)

This ebook covers black and white photography in Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC.

Length: 230 double page spreads

Words: approx 51,000

Format: PDF. You can view Mastering Lightroom using free Adobe reader software on any PC or tablet. You can also read Mastering Lightroom on the iPad using iBooks – it has been optimised for iPad viewing.

Contents:

Introduction

Lightroom versions
Notes
What is Lightroom?
The transition to Lightroom
Advice to new Lightroom users
The workflow advantage
Organizing Raw files
Two versions of Lightroom

Introducing the Lightroom Library module

The Lightroom modules
Customizing the identity plate

Getting started: Importing images

How Lightroom works: a brief overview
Beginning the import

Using the Library module

The power of the Lightroom Catalog
Lightroom shortcuts
The purpose of the Library module
Viewing images
The Toolbar
View modes
Lights out
The most selected image
Searching images
Selecting folders or Collections
Library filters
Rating images
Viewing focus points in Lightroom
How to make Lightroom faster

The left hand panels

Working with panels
Solo mode
The Navigator
The Folders panel
The Collections panel
Putting it together: Importing Raw files
Collections and Virtual Copies
Smart Collections
Collections and projects
The Catalog panel

The Right Hand Panels

The Histogram
Quick Develop panel
Keywording and Keyword List panels
The Metadata panel
Exporting photos

The Lightroom Publish Services

Hard Drive Publish Service
Flickr Publish Service
Facebook, Behance and 500px
Koken
Other Useful Plug-ins

Introducing Lightroom mobile

A brief guide to Lightroom mobile and Lightroom web
How Lightroom mobile works
The history of Lightroom mobile
Getting started in Lightroom mobile
Synchronising Collections
Collections View
Collections menu
Grid View
Loupe View
Applying flags and ratings
Presentation mode
Lightroom mobile workflow
Workflow 1: Lightroom CC to Lightroom mobile
Workflow 2: Lightroom mobile to Lightroom CC
Workflow 3: Photosmith to Lightroom CC (iOS only)

What’s new in the Lightroom module?

New features in Lightroom 5
New features in Lightroom 6 & Lightroom CC

Conclusion

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