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Get the most out of Lightroom with Tim Grey as your guide
Reduce the time and effort you spend storing, selecting, and editing your digital images thanks to Adobe's new Lightroom software and this practical guide from well-known digital imaging expert Tim Grey. Whether you're a professional photographer or advanced amateur, if you're shooting hundreds or even thousands of photos, you'll benefit from Lightroom's practical, professional photography tools and Tim Grey's sound techniques. From importing and cataloguing to processing and archiving, you'll learn the secrets of efficient Lightroom workflow, improve your productivity, and get the results you want.
- Set up a Lightroom environment tailored to your preferences
Navigate quickly through a group of images with the filmstrip
Locate, filter, select, and file images by group with the Library
Configure Grid, Loupe, and Library views
Master metadata, histograms, and other useful tools
Explore settings for preview and final printing
Share your images through prints, slideshows, and web galleries
About the Series
Tim Grey Guides
Sybex's Tim Grey Guides series leads digital photographers to new levels of excellence with professionals, full-color books on the topics they need to know most. Covering topics from color management to workflow to nature photography, Tim Grey Guides are your path to better images.
- Sort, rate, keyword, and find your images faster than ever
- Edit color, tone, noise, even lens vignetting—all nondestructively
- Output to print, proof sheets, slideshows, or web galleries
Adobe Lightroom is state-of-the-art software specifically built to meet the workflow needs of professional and serious amateur photographers who routinely deal with thousands of images at a time so that they can quickly get the results they want Expert advice from Tim Grey helps readers discover a natural flow for capturing, storing, sorting, and adjusting images Explains how Lightroom offers file import, cataloging, archiving, processing, presentation, and printing under one roof Shares real-world expertise on how to get better results while reducing time and effort Full-color interior features elegant example images from well-known photographers
* Full-color interior features elegant example images from well-known photographers
For far too long, photographers have made do with software tools designed for a variety of users. Now at last there's a program specifically built to meet the needs of professional and serious amateur photographers, whether you're on Mac or Windows: Adobe Lightroom. And there's an expert ready to incorporate this great new program into photographic best practices: Tim Grey
In Lightroom Workflow, bestselling author Tim Grey brings his knowledge of digital imaging and pro photography to the latest Adobe offering. Tim breaks down the modules of Lightroom in the same workflow-based approach to photography that has been so popular through all his books and workshops. Readers will discover a natural flow for capturing, storing, sorting, and adjusting images, getting better results all while reducing time and effort.
Tim explains how Lightroom offers file import, cataloging, archiving, processing, presentation, and printing under one roof, and how you can take best advantage of just the functions that are most appropriate for your individual needs. You'll see why you should shoot Raw but also find out how to master Lightroom if you can't or don't choose to. And you'll learn how to finish your images to their best advantage, whether you print or you output for screen.
Featuring elegant example images from the portfolios of professional photographers, Lightroom Workflow shares real-world expertise on how to get better results while reducing time and effort.
Get the most out of Lightroom with Tim Grey as your guide by reducing the time and effort you spend storing, selecting, and editing your digital images. Adobe’s new Lightroom software, together with this practical guide, explains everything from importing and cataloguing to processing and archiving. Whether you’re a professional photographer or advanced amateur, you’ll find ways to work efficiently with Lightroom in order to improve your productivity and get the results you want.
About the Author
Tim Grey is the author of many books and articles on Photoshop and digital photography and is Microsoft's chief ambassador to professional photographers. He presents workshops around the world on digital imaging and publishes a daily e-mail list, "Digital Darkroom Questions."
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Workflow Foundations.
Designed for a Sensible Workflow.
A Typical Workflow.
Chapter 2 Configuring Lightroom.
Understanding the Lightroom Interface.
Customizing Lightroom Behavior.
Identity Plate Setup.
Customizing View Options.
Library View Options.
Develop View Options.
Chapter 3 Library.
Download and Import.
Flags, Stars, and Labels.
Chapter 4 Develop.
Developing the Image.
Navigating the Image.
Using Presets, Snapshots, and History.
Color and Grayscale Adjustments.
Using an External Editor.
Chapter 5 Slideshow.
Building Lightroom Slideshows.
Selecting Images in the Library.
Selecting Images in the Filmstrip.
Configuring the Slideshow.
Selecting a Template.
Playing and Exporting.
Playing the Slideshow.
Exporting the Slideshow.
Chapter 6 Print.
Selecting a Template.
Adding and Removing Templates.
Determining Print Layout.
Configuring Output Settings.
Chapter 7 Web.
Selecting a Web Gallery.
Configuring the Website.
Publishing the Website.
Appendix Workflow Overview.