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The DAM Book Guide to Organizing your Photos with Lightroom 5 from DAM Useful Publishing is a book and DVD that features a 208-page multimedia eBook that contains about 7 hours of video as well as a softcover book. It was created by author Peter Krogh and offers a variety of tips and techniques for organizing your photographs using Adobe's Lightroom 5 software. The included eBook comes in PDF format for viewing on a wide variety of devices.
Table of Contents
Introduction My assumptions about the reader About the demonstration movies What about organizing my videos Sustainability How this book is organized
Chapter 1: Store, Tag, Create
This chapter lays out basic organization principles for your images.
Creating an organized library Storing the photos Organizing with tags Creating projects The Lightroom Catalog Adding intelligence to your image collection Start big and subdivide Multiple Files and Multiple Versions Sample Import workflow
Chapter 2: The Lightroom Catalog
This chapter gives an overview of basic catalog storage and care.
What we'll cover in this chapter Catalog basics The elements of a catalog The ideal number of catalogs is 1 Lightroom catalog storage Working with offline photos? Managing catalog size with preview settings Merging your existing catalogs Merge, or start over? Catalog merging workflow Lightroom catalog backup Make backup copies of your catalog Make backup versions of the catalog Using the Backup .lrcat to rollback a catalog Metadata Writeback
Chapter 3: Photo Storage
This chapter describes good practices for storage and backup. This includes recommendation for storage media, folder structure, file names, and backup processes.
Our goals for file storage Hard drive types Folder structures Parent, Year, Month, Project When you outgrow your Photo Library Size-limited buckets Collecting legacy photos File naming Making a file naming preset File backup File and folder handling in Lightroom Checking for completeness and integrity
Chapter 4: Finding & Filtering with Tags
This chapter describes tagging and organizing your library as well as how to use the Library Filter and Smart Collections.
Creating useful tags Who, What, When, Where, Why and How (good)? Choosing a source to filter Using the Library Filter bar Using ratings and flags Making filter presets Using Smart Collections Using labels Stacking
Chapter 5: Keywords
This chapter explains the purpose and usage of keywords.
Using keywords Building your keyword structure Getting started Tag your shoots Adding keywords while you search The Keyword List The Keywording Panel Finding images without keywords
Chapter 6: Metadata Presets
This chapter discusses the use of Metadata Presets and how they work.
Metadata preset basics Preset strategy Creating custom presets Make location presets Making a preset to remove all tags
Chapter 7: Location Tags
This chapter presents strategies for making GPS tags as well as use of the Map Module.
Privacy issues Map tag or location name tag? Adding place names Adding location tag names to a large collection Adding GPS tags with the Map module Adding GPS tags with a tracklog
Chapter 8: Collections and Projects
This chapter details how Collections work and how best to utilize them.
Shoots and portfolios Collections are the hub of your projects Working with Collections Organizing your Collections Managing a shoot with Collections Managing a portfolio project with Collections Module Creations Making a Collection "Permanent"
Chapter 9: Using Publish Services
This chapter explains the purpose of and how to use publish services.
What does Publish do? Basic hard drive publishing Publish to Sharing Services Push images out to social media Deliver shoots Upload online portfolios Backup your most valuable photos Publish Services details
Chapter 10: Managing Derivative Files
This chapter details working with files that are sent to other programs for additional work.
Keep it simple Why make derivative files? Storing derivate files Naming derivative files Virtual Copies and Snapshots Store and Stack with Original Export and Forget dedicated derivative storage Export for another application Export to Derivatives Folder and catalog Re-catalog Master Files only What about the derivatives I already have? Consult The DAM Book