Managing large numbers of digital images can present challenges – finding the image you want and editing multiple images quickly are just two of the reasons that Adobe Lightroom has evolved into the software of choice for professionals and amateurs alike. Lightroom helps them manage their photographic library, perform a growing range of photo editing tasks and to publish their work. Lightroom has become the central place for many photographers to manage their workflow, from capture and organisation to editing and publishing.
But another key feature of Lightroom, is that unlike many other photo editing tools available, editing is “non-destructive”. No matter what edits you make, the original image, as it was when it was taken will always be preserved allowing you to revert back to it or make additional copies at any time. The edits you make are stored separately from the image itself.
Adding keywords and organising images into collections and sets is a straightforward exercise and with multiple ways to rate and flag images, filtering is quick and easy too.
Lightroom also provides a very quick and simple to use mechanism to “batch” edit images. For example, if you make adjustments to one image in a sequence, e.g. exposure, white balance, lens correction, noise reduction and so on, these can be quickly “copied” to many other images, perhaps hundreds at one time – massively speeding up the editing process.
Our Lightroom courses cover all aspects of Lightroom from configuration and importing, to cataloguing, editing and exporting to setting up reusable presets and creating slideshows.