Lightroom: Getting Started with Catalogs, Imports and Interface - WRK 110

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MPEX Learning Studio

2887 Silver Drive

Columbus, OH 43211

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Lightroom – Getting Started with Catalogs, Import, and Interface

Instructor: Tim Neumann

Lightroom Getting Started

Requirements and Prerequisites: Students participating in this class are encouraged to bring their own laptop, with the most current version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom installed. While this is not an absolute requirement, students will be provided with sample images to follow along with the classroom presentation. Attendees are expected to have an operational knowledge of the Windows or Mac computer that they will be using. This operational knowledge should include, but is not strictly limited to; ability to navigate to folders on the system’s hard drive, ability to copy files between drive locations, working knowledge of system cut / copy / paste / undo functions, as well as an understanding of system provided file / object selection tools (e.g. select all, select range, add to selection, remove from selection).

Widely used by amateur and professional photographers alike, Lightroom offers the complete image management, editing, and output solution for your photographs. In this course we explore the multitude of features that Lightroom offers for storing, categorizing, and retrieving your images. The Library module is where all your images hang out, where images become members of collections, and where everything you want to know about your images can be found. The course features in depth coverage of:

  • Lightroom Catalogs

    • How do catalogs work

    • How folders work

    • Folder considerations

    • Catalog configuration

  • Importing images

    • Importing existing images

    • Importing new images

    • Import settings and considerations

  • Optimizing the Lightroom interface

    • Panel and Toolbar management

    • Customizing the appearance

    • Shortcuts

  • Image display options

    • Grid view and Loupe view

    • Zooming and panning

    • Comparison and Survey views

  • Organizing images

    • Image selection techniques

    • Rating systems / Keywords and metadata

    • Image groups

    • Working with collections

  • Finding images

    • Keyword and metadata searches

    • Grid filters and searches

  • Making sure everything is safe

    • Backup strategies

    • Performance optimization


How do I know if this class is the right class for my level of interest and/or expertise?

This class is part of the Lightroom Series, designed to be taken in order. The series starts with LR: Getting Started, then LR:Library, followed by LR: Develop, and then LR: Output. Classes can be taken out of order if you have experience with Lightroom, but the beginner should start from the beginning.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring your laptop with Lightroom already loaded onto the hard drive. See the prerequisites above for more info.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You may request a refund up to two days before the class. For example, your class is on a Saturday, you have until the Thursday before to ask for a refund. Refunds requested the day before or day of the class, will be dealt with on a case by case basis, and are subject to processing fees.

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