“Import” in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom means to add new reference points into the Lightroom Catalog database file. Clicking on the Import button tells Photoshop Lightroom that you are ready to add additional reference points into your Lightroom Catalog database file to keep track of another group of digital images…
I am a big fan of the single Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog philosophy, but there are times when I need to create a second Lightroom Catalog. This video tutorial explains how to merge these two Catalogs together. In this tutorial, I explain how to combine one Adobe Photoshop Lightroom catalog with another using the Import from Catalog command.
Moving images from iPhoto over to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom can be tricky because each program creates its own index. To do this right, you have to understand that these two programs do not work together. Moving files from one program to the other requires “exporting” a copy of your image from one program and then “importing” that file into the other….
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is designed to index a lifetime’s worth of digital photography. Lightroom creates a database which acts likes a library’s “card catalog.” Thanks to the index, it is easy for a professional photographer to find one specific image out of the thousands that are stored on their computer in seconds.
Two new video tutorials today for beginning Adobe Photoshop Lightroom users on how to import and move files from one hard drive to another using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. These videos are intended to help new Lightroom users find their photos, or the folders full of images, that currently live on their internal hard drive. Most beginning users need the extra help with this process and its great to know that Lightroom can do all of the heavy lifting.
Ingesting new images from a digital camera memory card is a repetitive task that a professional photographer will repeat hundreds of times per year. This process just got a whole lot easier thanks to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3′s new Import Preset feature. In this article, and video tutorial, we explain how to simplify your life by building an Import Preset.
My digital camera takes great pictures but it gives them really lousy filenames. This is a big problem because the file’s name is a really important detail for a professional photographer. Using a custom Filenaming Template during the Import process in Photoshop Lightroom makes generating unique filenames easy!
Metadata is the new term for the descriptive information that accompanies any digital file. For photographers, metadata makes it easy to search through a huge library of images using tools like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Searching for a picture based on its metadata terms is far more efficient than scrolling along and looking at each and every picture in your computer until you find the right one.
I am a big fan of the Dng raw file format. Dng files hold all of their metadata internally without the need for separate external .xmp sidecar files. I believe that is a huge advantage over the proprietary, camera-brand specific, raw files that my digital camera creates. In my workflow smarter files are worth the extra step that it takes to turn a camera brand specific raw file into a Dng raw file. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom makes this conversion, this re-wrapping of the raw sensor data, super easy.
The best way to add your copyright and contact information to all of you photos is to use a Metadata Preset in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.