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Lightroom Classic CC: Managing Photo Catalogs

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Overview

Learn the best ways to work with catalogs in Lightroom Classic CC and make your photo management process as reliable and efficient as possible.

Learn the best ways to work with catalogs in Lightroom Classic CC and make your photo management process as reliable and efficient as possible. This exploration of Lightroom Classic CC kicks off with the essentials: locating, saving, and (most importantly) backing up your catalog. Then author Chris Orwig shows how to clean up and speed up catalogs, access photos on more than one computer, merge multiple catalogs, and export catalog data for use in another program. Last but not least, Chris shows how to back up your catalog periodically, so you don't lose any important changes or photographs down the road.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Catalog Essentials
  • What is a catalog?
  • Thinking about catalogs in a new way
  • How many catalogs should I have?
  • Locating your catalog
  • Backing up your catalog to multiple locations
  • Saving and backing up the catalog
  • Catalog backup best practices
2. Maintaining Your Catalog
  • What are sidecar XMP settings?
  • What to consider when choosing XMP settings
  • Cleaning up an unorganized catalog
  • Synchronizing a folder
  • Improving Lightroom's speed
3. Working with Multiple Catalogs and Computers
  • Using Lightroom on multiple computers
  • Merging two catalogs
  • Exporting as a catalog
4. Backup Strategies
  • Working with hard drive best practices
  • Using software for auto backup
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Chris Orwig

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