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How to Import and Organize your Photos in Lightroom | Keeping Lightroom Simple! (appendix)

September 4, 2019

okay today is all about organization
in fact in this video we’re going to talk about how to import and organize our
photos in Lightroom welcome to my channel here I talk about photography
and I make videos just like this one where I share some organization tips so
if you are here for the first time it might be a good idea to subscribe this
video is like an appendix to my lightroom miniseries that ended last
week and I understand that this should have been the first video nevertheless
because I received a lot of requests from you guys I decided to do it now so
there you have it it’s better late than never
if you didn’t see my Lightroom keep it simple miniseries I will link it right
here and also in the description below but you don’t need to watch that first
you can actually watch these first and then eventually go back to that maybe
that could work better but you do you also for those of you that watched the
entire Lightroom keep it simple miniseries I would love to know what is
the best tip or the most valuable information that you got from those
videos because I really like to understand what is the average level of
Lightroom skills of this community in order to be able to decide which other
lightroom videos i could do in the future for you guys so please write me a
comment below that will be very helpful by the way a quick follow-up on the
Lightroom challenge I’m really happy I am seeing so many photos really good
work I’m happy to see that a lot of you
decided to take part to this photo edit assignment and if you’re still thinking
to participate you can today is Thursday you have time until next Sunday
which is November the 11th at that point I will pick the images and I will make
this review video that will be published next Thursday enough of that now let’s
talk about importing and organizing our photos in Lightroom some of you might
think that this part because doesn’t really involve any creative process
might be a little boring at the same time I noticed that when my work is
nicely organized I am able to free my creativity it’s like having a clean desk
if my desk is a mess I’m not able to get anything done so I see this as a
necessary step that will help me to release my creativity sure to start
fresh I have created a new catalog which is very simple you go on file select new
catalog click new catalog decide a name and a location and you’re done I usually
don’t create a new catalog every time I import photos at the same time I wanted
to have a clean screen for you so that will be easier to see every step now we
can start the import process and this is actually perfect timing for me because I
just came back from Yosemite where I recorded a couple of videos that you
will see on this channel very soon and of course I took a bunch of photos which
I downloaded into this superfast super small portable hard drive which I will
link down in the description if you’re interested and I connected it to the
computer I also use another or Drive when I’m on the field so that I can back
up my images in 2 places this is less fast hard drive but
a very robust one so I want to make sure that I don’t lose my photos anyways
I might do a video about my backup system later on so once my source is
connected to my computer I can start the import process and I will click import
and I will need to select the source the source in this case is called Atti T5
which is the name of my hard drive I will select the folder which is Yosemite
I will select photo photo you can see it’s written in Italian anyways
Lightroom is very intuitive and has a very easy workflow to follow so if you
go left to right you will see that the first options on the very top of your
screen is either copy as dmg copy move or add
what I usually do is selecting copy as dmg which basically means I’m not
deleting the images from my hard drive I always want to make sure that the
transfer from hard drive to computer is perfectly executed then I will
eventually delete those images and I’m copying these images in a DNG format
which is basically a universal digital negative RAW format every camera brands
has his own way to name raw files Nikon for instance uses NEF so we need to
convert the photos in a DNG format in order to work them in Lightroom our next
step will be to select the destination where do we want to have these photos
there are different ways to do this what I usually do is that I will select the
destination panel as you can see in the destination panel I have already the
from folders that correspond to different years I have already a folder
dedicated to 2018 at this point because I want this photo to go into that folder
I will toggle on into subfolder and I will name the new folder my criteria
usually is to put year month day if all my photos are taken in one single day in
this case is multiple days I will just use the month and then I will put as
well the location in this case so it will be 2018 10 Yosemite this is done as
simple as that let’s work now on the file handling panel you can see that
there are different options the minimal previews are smaller and of course the
import process will be a lot faster the one-to-one previews will take a lot more
space and will be a slower import process but then it will be easier and
will be faster to edit you have different options and what I usually use is
standard you can decide to let Lightroom build a smart preview which will allow
you to work on your images even when the originals are on a different hard drive
let’s close the file handling panel and open the file renaming I usually don’t
rename my photos because already in my Nikon d810 I customize the name of the
files as you can see my file names are starting with ARP which stands for Attilio Ruffo Photography so I don’t do anything here and the last step before
importing will be to decide what Lightroom could do to your images while
importing as a matter of fact in the panel apply during import
you can decide if you want to Lightroom to apply specific settings in my case I
always want Lightroom to apply the lens Corrections in fact if you saw my first
video of the Lightroom miniseries I always have removed chromatic
aberration and enable profile Corrections on so I click on lens
Corrections and then I can decide what kind of metadata
I want embedded in my images the metadata are data related to the author
of the images and you can create your own by clicking new and then I can add
some keywords but in this case we’ll there will be very generic keywords
because of course they will need to apply to every single image I have in
this case I will write Yosemite California Fall nature very generic
keywords once this is done I can import and of course this process can take a
few minutes but little by little your library will be populated with the new
images so once the importing process is done you will see your photos are in the
library and something else you can do you can go into maps and be as precise
as you want I can either decide to put all my images in Yosemite or let’s say I
want to be more specific I can select images taken in in a specific place
let’s say like the first three images which are actually very bad were taken
at tunnel view and then I will write tunnel view and Here I am so I can just
drag and drop my images in the exact point
where I took them and I can see the three
images on the map right there let’s go back to the library so here I can decide
to see my thumbnails as big or small as I want I can rotate my vertical shots I
can give a specific rating and I have the possibility to give one to five star
this case maybe this will be a a three star photo this way it will be easier
later on to find my best photos from a specific trip click G to go back to the
entire folder and to see all the pictures together something else you can
do if there are specific photos that you want to use for a specific reason or
photos that you want to print you can label them with a specific color and it
is very easy to find your photos through labels or rating by clicking on the very
top you can actually customize what you want to see in this case I have a rating
but I could decide to have something else I have camera here I have lens and
I have the label so I right now I just rated one photo three stars and by
clicking on the three stars I will find immediately the photo that I have rated
a very easy and intuitive process that you can apply to your organization
workflow so in this face I will need to screen and rate all my images and the
first selection that I will do is basically using the pick or reject tool
when I see an image that I don’t think has a lot of potential I will select it
and I will click on the X and you can see in this case I have a little flag
black flag here and the image is set as rejected while if I see an image that
might have potential then I will click the P and I will have a white flag here
on the bottom that will indicate this is a pick and then if I will go on the
attribute I can immediately click on the white flag and I will see the images
that I picked so if you use a consistent destination criteria and as well a
consistent labeling or rating system it will be very easy to find your photos
and develop a very fast and quick workflow I hope this video will help you
to organize your images in a more efficient way in Lightroom at the same
time I’m thinking you might be interested in a Lightroom exporting video
because as you possibly know depending on the use that you’re going to do of
your photo either is sharing on social media
printing use the image on your website there are different export format let me
know if you interested in a video about that because of course I could make a
video fairly soon couldn’t I and and if you like this video you need to let me
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in the next video


  • Reply Attilio Ruffo November 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Is your Lightroom Catalog a mess or you’re super organized?

  • Reply chrisspeed November 8, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Very helpful video! I didn´t know the flexibility for the import process.. I used to do the most thinks manually, but you show some time saver. Thank you very much!

  • Reply Bruno Guerreiro November 8, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    You don’t need to convert your photos to DNG in order to edit them in Lightroom. I’ve got a Sony camera and shoot uncompressed raw, using the option “copy” instead. I never convert them to DNG because I didn’t want to loose any details. However, do you know what the differences are between files converted to DNG vs not converted? Thanks

  • Reply Matt Searam November 8, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you for this info, I needed it! My favourite tip was adding a specific colour to an area of the image.
    You’re the best!

  • Reply michael kerrigan November 8, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Very good and easy to follow advice.

  • Reply Gray Smith November 8, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Great info Attilio, definitely something I needed. Thank you.

  • Reply Kathleen November 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Great video! A video on exporting in Lightroom would be terrific.

  • Reply Max Maruzzi November 8, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    ottimo …..quasi meglio di una pasta aglio olio e peperoncino

  • Reply Hadj said Ahmed November 8, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you Amillio that’s help to make everything simple and easy to find

  • Reply Bendero7 November 8, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Thankyou for making these vidioes they have helped me with my photography jurney. I find your stile of teaching is very clear and easy to understand and follow.
    Yes please do a follow up video on how to export please.
    Thankyou Attilio all the way from Australia.

  • Reply AHB November 8, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Hi Attilio , re Lightroom videos … I really like my landscapes to have a pastel dreamy look , not so much pin sharp which everyone seems to want to achieve. I have followed your previous editing videos and can really make a photo go from dull to pop but can you do a video on emphasising a different look. It may be something that has to start in camera ?? HB

  • Reply Mike Capell November 8, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Yes sir this help out a lot I’m kinda half and half I like to see how it can be done and that will help out a lot and thank you

  • Reply André Storhaug November 8, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    My Mac is getting slow. Need to delete some images, and transfer to external drive. Whats the best way to do that so LR still know where the images are??? Video on that pherhaps? Thanks for making good content! 👍

  • Reply CHELOS stgo November 8, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Í am impressed on how fast the import of the images went. I had to purchase photomechanic in order to have a faster import process as it took forever with Lightroom.

  • Reply Colin Fursman November 8, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Hi how easy is it to organise say 40,000 spread over about 4 years of taking photos

  • Reply Gerard V November 8, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I have been waiting for this kind of info for so long. Thank You Attilio.

  • Reply Photo by Polly November 8, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Yes, I would like to know how to do exporting, thanks.

  • Reply Arsenio Frontela November 8, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Attilio, great information thank you for sharing it,

  • Reply Steve McGuinness November 8, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    A wonderful video Attilio, you certainly take the mystery out of LR, I always look forward to seeing a new video from you!

  • Reply Joe Cremona November 8, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Love your video clips, they are very informative but most importantly is that you walk us through an entire process from start to finish. Keep up the good work

  • Reply Tremain Tanner November 8, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Attilio, thank you so very much for another great video. You really have an ability to clearly communicate understanding. Keep up the great work!

  • Reply T.G. Tran November 8, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Another great tutorial video Attilio. Regarding the Lightroom mini-series, the biggest take away for me is learning your workflow – glimpse into how you take a raw image and turns it into gold. Would you consider making video on your preparation for a shoot? For example, what did you do to prepare for your trip to Yosemite – how do you decide which location to shoot when there are so many good locations? What equipment? Your trusted 20mm or more lenses than you may need?? Thanks

  • Reply Julie Keeble November 8, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Again Attilio a very informative video I need to put this into practice and sort out my photo files.

  • Reply Philip Lanz November 8, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    My biggest takeaway on your lightroom miniseries was in the use of Split Toning and the way you added color when using the brush and graduated filter tool.
    Excellent series!

  • Reply Manny Hanspal November 9, 2018 at 12:11 am

    I only started photography in December last year and you have taught me so much about composition and long exposure landscapes. And your last 4 videos have been so helpful and informative I would really appreciate and export video for both printing and Instagram, once again thank you

  • Reply Robb Breck November 9, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Excellent videos! I would like to see a video on exports. For high resolution prints or just sharing to social media. Thanks

  • Reply Federico Ladeuix November 9, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Great video Attilio!
    I’d like you to post a LR exporting video.

  • Reply Shengye Tang November 9, 2018 at 2:14 am

    again,tks for the video,it is great and useful.for furture i really want to see if you can discuss the following problem which i think many of the beginnger may have.
    1: Compsition.even at the same location at the same time.left right up and down,50cm would make a picture quite different,that decides the picture from 1 star to 3 stars.
    how you chose your compsition in filed?
    2: the balance between white high light shadow and black.i saw tons of tutorials they said,pull the shawdow right or left,pull the white left or right,but they never explain why.
    why pull the shadow left insdead of right? i know many of photograpyers have the natural telant to understand thatm,but is there logical anyway to explain that?
    3:the color blance(not just the white balance),why change the green leaf into cyan is better than yellow green?
    4:a complete process workflow is very much appreciated.
    5:color setting,this is another giant topic,which confused me for a long time.based on one same picture,different hardware(actually different monitors)shows different color.and manytimes,different software shows different color too.for example,my macbook pro 2017,the picture seems quite different in firefox and safari,then i reallized they did not have the same color management icc file. and if use a dell monitor as a big screen connected to macbook it is also different.


  • Reply Rid Abdullah November 9, 2018 at 3:49 am

    You're My Fav! 🤩

  • Reply Michael Wellman November 9, 2018 at 3:51 am

    You have convinced me to get into LR with this series. I like this one because it shows how you can manage your photos with LR but I love the first one because it showed how can you make easy adjustments on importing and I love the last two because you showed how easy it was to make these adjustments. Great job. Thank you

  • Reply Jean Doucet November 9, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Great work Atillio. I learned so much through the video. Please do a video on exporting- I wish to have a watermark show up on my edited photos and not sure how to do this.

  • Reply Lawrence November 9, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Nice video. I'm looking to get started with Lightroom. Should I start off with Lightroom 6 Single App or go with the newer classic version?

  • Reply Jean Doucet November 9, 2018 at 4:31 am

    Yes please on exporting to Instagram or print .

  • Reply Ken Morris November 9, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Good tips….many thanks…

  • Reply frederic bultot November 9, 2018 at 6:30 am

    One question Attilio: how do you manage your catalog/import process when you work on two computers (laptop when traveling and desktop at Home) ? I usually export photos from laptop in Catalog format and then import it into my lightroom desktop, it is the right way ?

  • Reply john gunning November 9, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Another good tutorial. I'm very keen to see a tutorial on how you export photographs and the optimum size for different applications.

  • Reply kubaquba November 9, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Thanks for another great and informative video, Attilio!

  • Reply Gordon Melrose Building Design November 9, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Great Lightroom videos Atillio, and yes, and exporting one would useful. Can you tell me how often you would start a new LR catalogue… every year?

  • Reply Stephen Reed November 9, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Thank you for this Lightroom series Attilio. Yes I’d be interested in a guide to exporting, both for social media and prints (that I currently get produced externally)

  • Reply Janabi Photography November 9, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Nice video to start new catalog … however will be much appreciated to have a video showing how to organize existing files … what’s the difference between catalog and folder …. etc . Regards

  • Reply Patricia Meave Hopkins November 9, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Yes please talk about your backup system

  • Reply Meine Reise November 9, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Started to watch your videos a few weeks ago.I have a little bit of experience in editing, but not in Lightroom.For me your videos are perfect to get inspiration and also learn how to use Lightroom.The level of difficulty of your tutorials is perfect for me.As non native English speaker I also like your voice and the speed of speech. What I really like is that you take us with you to your photographing spots in the nature. Keep going and thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Phil Shaffer November 9, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I really like this video. I am a fairly new user (since August), and my catalog is as you would expect from someone just learning – not really consciously organized. Your video will help me be able to find these.
    favorite tip: how to organize my library
    I have some other questions/thoughts about your videos, and maybe one of these could be useful to you.
    1) you have mentioned cleaning your sensor. I have had my D750 for about 3 months. I know I will have to clean it in the future, but this is scary. How do you do it? Could be expanded to a general "how to care for your equipment" video.
    2) Do you ever use Photoshop. I find myself wanting or needing to mask things to adjust. For example – a sky in a photo with a very uneven horizon, such as mountains, doesn't seem to lend itself well to a gradient filter. Do you ever move over to PS, when and how do you do this.
    one other question – I uploaded some images for the lightroom challenge. I uploaded them as TIFFs. Is this adequate? I didn't think that IG would be able to handle RAWs.

  • Reply jan nowak November 9, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Very useful tutorial, thanks a lot Attilio 🙂

  • Reply Jose Adriano November 9, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    I love it ATTILIO

  • Reply chimera833 November 9, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Ottimo video Attilio! Non ti seguo da molto ma ho trovato i tuoi video ottimi, puntano direttamente al "sodo" dell'argomento trattato, continua così!
    Utilizzando Lightroom da amatore, con questo video ho trovato delle utilissime informazioni; mi sono reso conto che dovrò riorganizzare tutta la mia libreria di foto 🙂
    Ottima l'idea di realizzare un video riguardo l'esportazione dei file per un eventuale esportazione sui social media o altro.
    P. S. Per uno come me che l'inglese lo mastica ma non è nemmeno un "fenomeno", sono riuscito a capire lo stesso tutto, come se parlassi Italiano. Complimenti.

  • Reply Silvio Taloni November 9, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Grazie Attilio per i suoi ottimi video. Vorrei sapere per cortesia il motivo per cui in Build preview non usa tra le opzioni Embedded & Sidecar. Grazie mille.

  • Reply Greg Moore November 9, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I'm a fairly new subscriber and the videos of yours that I've seen are well done, in terms of audio and lighting. More importantly very informative and straight forward. I've been struggling with how to organize my LR catalog (topic, date, something else?) I was getting too specific and wasn't using the tags, flags and such effectively. I like the Idea of breaking things up by year-month topic. Thank you for all the work you put into these.

  • Reply Renny PANG November 9, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    I love Your videos! What back up system do us? Thank you!

  • Reply Markus G Kaeppeli November 9, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    How come you don't use collections? I could not live without them as folder structures are very limiting.

  • Reply Billy Carroll November 10, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Yes please! Video on your backup strategies! Thank you!

  • Reply Douglas Neumann November 10, 2018 at 2:31 am

    My 2019 new years resolution. I could spend the rest of my life organizing the photos I have already taken.

  • Reply Alan Jones November 10, 2018 at 10:31 am

    I like this video Attilio it explains the import process in such a simple and uncomplicated way. Lightroom puts all the pictures on my computer hard drive, if I want that drive to be an external device is this easy to do?
    Thanks once again

  • Reply Tom King November 10, 2018 at 10:50 am

    yes please do an export video

  • Reply Dania Flyrods November 10, 2018 at 11:35 am

    magnificent tutorials, You´ve made. How about one de-mystifying masks? Would be appreciated very much, thank You

  • Reply Photo McPhotoface Poole November 10, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    My Lightroom library is reasonably well organized, but I still learned some useful tips. I’ve saved this video so I can use it as a reference, in case I forget something. Thank you for making this excellent tutorial.

  • Reply Ed C November 10, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Great video. An Export video would be great!

  • Reply Michael Slaunwhite November 10, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I like your videos about photography and Lightroom. I am interested in the export function – best settings for Instagram, printing my photo etc. One thing that I struggle with is resizing my photo to fit the print size. So I have a beautiful photo but when I go to print it it is to big for the size.

  • Reply Joshua H November 10, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Very informative video. Thank you so much! 👍🏻👍🏻

  • Reply Jim Kazalis November 10, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    I ultimately look for my best landscape photos to be printed. I think holding something and handing it to a friend amazes and wows them, compared to a screen slide show.

    Can you do a video on printing?

    FYI – I have my own printer a Cannon Pro 100. It seems to work for me. Thank you

  • Reply Carlo Lagomarsini November 11, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Hi Attilio. I write in english so all the community can read. What do you think about Photo Merge HDR in LR? Seeing this video it seems to me that U shoot some pictures using braketing, it's true? Ciao Thanks.

  • Reply Itzik A November 11, 2018 at 11:05 am

    I am a photographer since many years. I work on both Photoshop and lightroom. Since i have to have my pictures perfectly alligned i use photoshop too. Do you see a problem to work on lightroom for basic panel and then to import into photoshop and again lightroom for exporting as JPG?

  • Reply Phil Shaffer November 11, 2018 at 11:28 am

    I just had another thought about what would make a good video. I have some photos I did in Iceland last month that I CANNOT MAKE LOOK GOOD. So my question is: Is there something more I can do? How do I know if it is just a lost cause, and I should stop trying? What could I have done better during the photo session to make them useable? If you could take some user photos, and show us what you would do to improve them (beyond what we did), or show us when you decide that it just will not work, that would be helpful. (I am sure the viewers of the videos have plenty of "problem images" like this to give you something to work with…

  • Reply Tim Blake November 11, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Great video Attilio. One thing I did notice, however, you said near the beginning that Lightroom needs dng to read the files, that's not strictly true as Lightroom will read both .NEF and .CR2 and most other camera RAW formats. Look forward to storage and export videos!!👍👍

  • Reply alan scott November 12, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Thanks for sharing Attiio. Have just acquired LR and have been looking for tutorials. I was very frustrated at imported photos were faint and grayed out. Did not understand the system at all. ;0)

  • Reply Jun Baniqued November 12, 2018 at 3:40 am

    Simply explained and easily understood… Thank you!

  • Reply Chris Smith November 12, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks Attillo, this is great help for me just getting into photography I've been a bit disorganized LOVE your videos… Thanks for doing what you do keep it up…

  • Reply Steven Newman November 12, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    I am watching this now. Nearly full 6 TB hard drive so I am concerned catalogs need hard drive space of course. I am just hobbyist and take pics at far faster rate than edit or remove. Only pics I post on 500px or Flickr are tagged, I have used Paint Shop Pro and not yet started with my Lightroom. I have very well organized windows folders and am used to just working directly from those. Need a new larger hard drive if I don't spend more for network raid system. How to change over to Lightroom?

  • Reply John Pascucci November 12, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Great organizational video. Would like to see an export lightroom video. Johnny

  • Reply Ivan Stevens November 14, 2018 at 11:27 am

    I have just started watching your videos and I like your style, very informative. You are also a fantastic photographer, your images on Instagram are awsome.

  • Reply Vijay Kumar November 14, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Thanks for the informative video @Attilio

  • Reply Anuja Sharma November 15, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Attilio, as always a very informative video on LR Organization. Would love to see you create a video on various export formats if that's possible. Love the simplistic approach you take in explaining things. I have been using LR for a couple of months and did pick many pointers from this video. Thanks a lot.

  • Reply jsof2 November 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Great video as normal! Definitely something on exporting techniques please Attilio.

  • Reply Ole Ralph Hammer November 16, 2018 at 8:27 am

    I got so inspired by this video, that I have started to reorganize and reimport, some of my photos, it will be so much more structured 🙂
    Could you do a video on exporting? Also talking about the different color-space – and other settings – you can choose. I would like a little more clarity on what is best for different applications.

  • Reply bigoz1977 November 16, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Great video 👍 I was always curious the cataloging parts of Lightroom but never really set anything up,other than everything just being imported and catalog by date. Also the export setting video would be interesting to see. My camera and lens combo weren’t great but sometimes when I was somewhere trying to print I couldn’t get a good enough resolution to actually print. So I guess I messed up the formats somewhere.

  • Reply Gene Polhamus November 18, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Good video. Learned stuff not mentioned in the Adobe tutorial. Thx.

  • Reply Riley Abbott November 19, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Handy video Attilio, do you find having so many photos in the catalogues that it slows down your computer?

  • Reply TracyMarie November 21, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Total beginner in lightroom, i find your videos so helpful

  • Reply Ole Ralph Hammer November 22, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Don't know if I can ask this question here ?
    In Lightroom, when I import RAW-files I'm not able to apply Lens correction during import. I can only choose from some lightroom presets. How can I change this. I use lightroom 6.14 ??

  • Reply Simon Walter November 27, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Great work flow! Thanks!

  • Reply Simon Walter November 27, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Definitely interested in a video on exporting!

  • Reply John Dale December 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Well done!

  • Reply Simone Chiaretta December 14, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Awesome video… I'm just starting to use Lightroom (and taking pictures more seriously). One thing I'm really struggling with is indeed how to choose which photo to spend time editing. So you basically first do a pick/reject and then rate the picked one 1-5? or the you rate the leftovers with 1-5?
    Thx so much again and buona giornata da un Milanese a Bruxelles 🙂

  • Reply boatman222345 January 8, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Great minds think alike…precisely the same system I use!

  • Reply Ted Rydstrom January 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Please and export video that would be great! Thank you again for sharing.

  • Reply Mano K February 4, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Hi Attilio. Thanx for videos. Im a relatively new amature photographer and was looking for a good guide f9r photography and stumbled across your channel. Im greatful to you for sharing the knowledge and advice. Appreciate and thanks from Australia.

  • Reply Mariya Andryushina April 13, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  • Reply Gary Burleson April 19, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Was an export video ever made?

  • Reply Randy Smith April 25, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Q: if you are going to use Keywords, is there really any reason to label catalogs as years? Why not just one catalog for the whole complete storage of images "Photos", and if you want use the year/month standard as one of the keywords, then would that suffice. It is file structure logic I am trying to understand. Also, like the issue with Standard, your selection on the import process. I have RADD system that was given to me, but it is slow, too slow for my 4K video work, so I was thinking I should use this for my still shots only, so the question of Off site storage handling becomes an area of learning I am interested in.

  • Reply B H May 11, 2019 at 11:02 am

    thank you Attilio, Very helpful info

  • Reply Stephen Kintner May 13, 2019 at 2:37 am

    have you ever used fastrawviewer ?

  • Reply cazdownunda May 15, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Such a great video, as usual! I've had LR for a year and didn't even know where to start! I've watched every part of the series, and nearly all your other videos, taken notes (cuz yes I am that organised) and now cant wait to start trying all of it. You make learning photography/editing exciting instead of confusing and overwhelming. I've learnt so much from you in the past few months, thank you so much Attilio 🙂

  • Reply ess pie May 25, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Attilio, hope you are doing good. Could you do a similar video with LRcc? I had a previous version of LR, which was to me similar to what you are using in all your videos. Keep your channel going. Thanks

  • Reply john gunning May 29, 2019 at 6:20 am

    You make it all sound easy and logical. I'll have to watch this again, in fact maybe more than a couple of times because I'm experiencing all sorts of problems trying to find my RAW files at the moment when I want them. It is important to keep RAW files because as you become more proficient with LR some of the earlier shots are worth re-producing again with better results.
    Another good informative video.

  • Reply Richard Barakett June 16, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Thank you VERY much for this video…i have now started to work with LR (now more jpg) you are awesome!!!

  • Reply Ross Sayer June 28, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I just spent 3 hours with a professional photographer to help me with Lightroom and I’m worse off then prior to the lesson, there seems to be so many different ways to import that I’m totally confused after watching your video and I find your site one of the best

  • Reply Richard Gerber July 3, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Attilio, I’m just getting into using Lightroom to store and edit my images for a website l plan for down the road . I’m interested in your Lightroom series so with that said, “ Where do I start to make sure I see all your videos on the series. Thanks !

  • Reply Celia McQueen July 12, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Fabulous video once again. Thank you so much, Im learning loads from your videos.

  • Reply Kevin Goza August 11, 2019 at 1:40 am

    I use Lr often, but it still confuses me sometimes, especially exporting. Thank you! Learning!

  • Reply Naomi Dolby August 30, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Brilliant video – you have been very informative and straightforward and made the process of importing and sorting photos much more simple for me – thank you!

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