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Learning Lightroom Classic

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to use Adobe Lightroom Classic, the desktop version of the popular photo editor to organize and edit your photos.

Powerful, affordable, and available for macOS and Windows alike, Adobe Lightroom has become an extremely popular program for photographers of all experience levels. In this course, Theresa Jackson provides an approachable introduction to Lightroom Classic—the original Lightroom. The course begins with a look at what Lightroom Classic is—a program for organizing, enhancing, and sharing photos—and a tour of the workspace and modules. Theresa then takes you through a four-step workflow starting with how to import photos into the Lightroom catalog followed by organizing your catalog with keywords, ratings, collections, and automatic facial recognition. Next she introduces the Lightroom Develop module and its features for improving a photo’s appearance, including cropping, camera profiles, sharpening and noise reduction, and automatic adjustment tools. The course ends with a look at the most commonly used Lightroom features for sharing photos: exporting and printing.


  • Learn the Lightroom Classic workflow from start to finish
  • Comparing Lightroom Classic and Lightroom
  • Is this the right Lightroom Classic course for you?
1. Tour of Lightroom Classic
  • Understanding how Lightroom Classic works
  • Tour of the Lightroom Classic workspace
  • Lightroom Classic modules
  • Viewing photos
2. Importing Photos
  • Importing photos from a drive
  • Importing photos with drag and drop
  • Importing photos from a memory card
  • Apply metadata during import
  • Import with a Develop preset
3. Organizing Photos
  • Add keywords
  • People view facial recognition
  • Reviewing and rating
  • Creating collections and collection sets
  • Creating smart collections
  • Finding photos with the filter bar
4. Basic Editing in the Develop Module
  • Tour of the Develop module
  • Cropping
  • Camera profiles
  • Lens corrections
  • Basic panel edits
  • Sharpening and noise reduction
  • Create a Develop preset
5. Outputting Photos
  • Exporting photos
  • Printing from Lightroom Classic
  • Final thoughts

Taught by

Theresa Jackson


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