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Lightroom 4, Part 1: Import to Library & Metadata

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Release date 4/27/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 0h 57m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
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Hands-on labs N/A
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Course description

Master Lightroom 4 in this 6 part learning series, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is the digital photography workflow solution that allows photographers at all levels to quickly import, manage, enhance, and showcase their images. Understand how to import your photos directly from your camera, SD/CF card, or from your desktop. Use the Library module to view, sort, organize, and rate your images. Get to know the various sliders, pre-sets, and editing tools to enhance your images in the Develop module. Learn how to export, print, and share your images, or build a book, web gallery, or slideshow all within Lightroom.


This course assumes very little familiarity with Adobe Lightroom 4. This course is part of 6 courses; Lightroom 4: Import to Library and Metadata; Lightroom 4: Library, Fliter, and Map; Lightroom 4: Color, Repair, and Crop; Lightroom 4: Edit, Exporting, and Publishing; Lightroom 4: Printing, Custom, and Photobook; and Lightroom 4: Publishing, Slideshow, and Web. Please be sure to view the courses in order if you are new to the material.

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Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Import to Library & Metadata

Introduction to Lightroom 4 (23:55)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Introduction to Lightroom 4 (03:39)
  • The Lightroom Catalog (01:48)
  • Organizing Your Images (03:23)
  • Storing Your Files (03:07)
  • The Lightroom Interface (02:22)
  • The Module Picker (04:52)
  • User Interface Bars & Modes (04:21)
  • Summary (00:10)
Import Photos to the Library (20:34)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Adding Photos to the Library (03:17)
  • File Handling & Preset Options (03:52)
  • Other Importing Scenarios (05:15)
  • Importing from a Camera (04:23)
  • Choosing Photos to Import (03:25)
  • Summary (00:10)
Metadata & Tethered Capture (12:34)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Editing Medadata Presets (03:22)
  • Tethered Capture (04:05)
  • Taking Photos (04:46)
  • Summary (00:10)