Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

How to manage your digital photos

Learn to import, organize, and perfect your photos in the Lightroom nondestructive editing environment. (Try it, 32 min)

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Organize your photos: Import them into a catalog.

Learn how to organize your photos by creating a new catalog and importing the sample photos. Don't forget to click the Get files button to download the sample files to your desktop.

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Upgrade existing catalog (1:15); Import sample files (1:35)

Import photos from your camera card.

If you have a card reader, you can quickly copy photos from your camera card to your computer and import them into a Lightroom catalog.

Import basics (0:30); Organize your photo library (2:45); File import options (3:10)

Explore Lightroom panels.

Lightroom was created by photographers, for photographers. Learn how you use Lightroom panels and modules to customize your workspace and how to use the Lightroom workflow to take your photos from start to finish!

Use Lightroom modules (0:25); Module layout basics (1:50); Customize work area (4:25)

Let’s get organized with keywords and collections.

Keywords and collections make it easy to categorize, find, and manage your favorite photos.

Add keywords (1:20); Use collections (2:00); Filter photos (4:45)

Make non-destructive adjustments to your photos.

Use the Lightroom Develop module to make non-destructive adjustments, such as cropping, color correction, spot removal, tonal adjustments, and exposure.

Crop and aspect ratio (0:30); Control color (1:40); Graduated filter and radial filter (4:25)

Export basics.

In Lightroom, you do not save photos in the traditional sense. Instead, you export new sets of files that include Develop module adjustments. Lightroom export supports a variety of file formats suitable for a wide range of uses. For example, you can export photos as JPEGs to share online, or as TIFFs for a print publication.

Export to e-mail (2:10); Export to hard drive (3:40)

Take your photos anywhere with Lightroom mobile.

With Lightroom mobile you can edit, organize, and share images on your iPad. Everything you do automatically syncs with Lightroom 5 on your desktop.

Import basics (0:30); Organize your photo library (2:45); File import options (3:10)

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George Jardine

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