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Organizing with Lightroom

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Explore the tools you can use to organize your photo library in Lightroom. Learn how to import, rate, catalog and share your photos for a perfect workflow.

Looking to get your photos organized in Adobe Lightroom? This course can help. Join instructor Richard Harrington as he walks through the tools you can use to organize your photo library. Discover where Lightroom stores files and how to control where your files are stored. Learn about different options for importing your pictures into Lightroom, as well as how to clean up the imported files. Get tips on how to use flags and star ratings to sort your images, how to use auto-tagging to quickly search for subjects in your images, and how to use the People View feature to manage your photo library. Plus, get tips for migrating photos and videos from Lightroom Classic, Photoshop Elements, and Apple Photos into Lightroom.


  • Want to organize your photos with Lightroom?
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Where Are Your Files Stored?
  • Understanding your storage options
  • Controlling local storage
  • Logging into cloud storage with your Adobe ID
2. Adding Photos to Your Library
  • Importing photos from a folder into Lightroom
  • Importing photos from a camera or media card reader into Lightroom
  • Importing images from Lightroom Mobile
  • Directly import photos from a camera or SD to a mobile device
  • Cleaning up imported files in Adobe Lightroom
3. Browsing and Rating Images in the Library
  • The role of flags
  • Advice when using ratings
  • Sorting and filtering images by criteria
  • Using My View shortcuts to browse images
  • Viewing images full screen
  • Searching by auto-tagging
  • Understanding photo metadata and Sync status
4. Get Organized
  • The role of albums
  • The role of folders
  • Using stacks to organize similar photos or sets
  • Using search to find images
  • Create a group album and invite others to contribute
  • Storage settings for albums
5. Organizing with People View
  • Adding names to people
  • Merging people into one record
  • Hiding people from view
  • Changing a cover photo for a person
  • Removing a bad image from identification
6. Migrate Photos to Lightroom
  • Migrate photos and videos from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom
  • Migrate photos from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom
  • Migrate Apple Photos library to Lightroom
  • Removing images from the library
  • Next steps

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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