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Take your digital photography to the next level by learning how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 with Photoshop Lightroom 2 for Dummies
! From how to install Lightroom and navigate the Lightroom interface to playing with advanced options like creating slideshows and sharing photos with friends and family, this easy-to-understand guide will walk you through every step.
You’ll find out all about the Lightroom modules and their functions while understanding the role of the Lightroom catalog, how to care for it, and work with its functions. You will learn everything about working with digital photographs, from distinguishing among various file formats to managing and importing photos. You’ll find out how to view, find, organize and develop photos in the library and utilize the digital darkroom. You’ll even find out how to work with external editors. After reading this book, you will know how to:
- Install and get started with Lightroom
- Recognize the role and function of the Lightroom catalog
- Manage and save files
- View, find, organize, and develop photos in the library
- Unleash your creativity with photo editing options
- Share and export files to share them with friends and family
- Create copies, slideshows, and web galleries
Complete with lists of ten resources, ten common problems and solutions, and ten favorite tips and tricks, Photoshop Lightroom 2 For Dummies is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of Photoshop Lightroom for all your digital photography needs.
The secrets of Lightroom explained in plain English!
Whether you're new to Lightroom or just want to get the most out of it, you've come to the right place. Discover how Lightroom's five modules work together to improve your workflow, so you can manage data for batch processing, streamline the fine-tuning, and produce eye-popping images, prints, Web galleries, and slideshows with less hassle.
Manage with modules — organize with Library, edit with Develop, create presentations with Slideshow, use Print for a color-managed workflow, and put images online with Web
Save time — leverage the power of Lightroom's database to manage and process images with a single tool
Maximize the Catalog — customize and optimize Lightroom's database nerve center
Streamline — create file name templates for batch renaming and embed information with metadata templates
Clean it up — customize the interface to clear away clutter and make your workspace look just the way you want
Open the book and find:
Solutions for setting up and managing your workflow
Steps for automatically renaming files and adding metadata when importing
Time-saving tips using the Quick Develop panel
How to make adjustments and fix common problems without altering the original image data
What the Grid, Loupe, Compare, and Survey views offer
How simple it is to generate sophisticated online Web galleries and slide shows
Examine all aspects of using Lightroom with this straightforward, accessible guide. You'll learn everything from what to do before installing Lightroom, to getting images into it, keeping files organized, and getting the finished products out as slideshows, Web galleries, prints, and individual files. With an understanding of how the modules work together, as well as what goes on under Lightroom's hood from the standpoint of what it is actually doing to the files being edited, you'll be up-to-speed in no time.
About the Author
Rob Sylvan is a trainer, instructional designer, writer, Web developer, and photographer. He is a Help Desk Specialist for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and he's the Site Director for iStockphoto.com. Rob writes the Lightroom-focused "Under the Loupe" column for Photoshop User magazine.
Table of Contents
Part I: Setting Yourself Up for Success.
Chapter 1: Introducing Lightroom.
Chapter 2: Understanding the Role of the Lightroom Catalog.
Chapter 3: Digital Photo Basics.
Part II: Managing Your Photo.
Chapter 4: Tackling the Import Process.
Chapter 5: Viewing and Finding Photos in the Library.
Chapter 6: Organizing and Developing from the Library.
Part III: Working in Your Digital Darkroom.
Chapter 7: Develop Module Basics.
Chapter 8: Taking Your Photos to the Next Level.
Chapter 9: Using an External Editor.
Part IV: Sharing Your Work with the World.
Chapter 10: Exporting Photos.
Chapter 11: Producing a Slideshow.
Chapter 12: Building a Web Gallery.
Chapter 13: Making Your Own Prints.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 14: Ten Resources All Lightroom Users Need To Know.
Chapter 15: Ten Common Lightroom Problems and Their Solutions.