In the previous posts, I have introduced the general aspects of Lightroom Classic CC. The attached tutorial to this post, continues and essential completes the macro view of the program. It addresses the various workspaces or modules of the program, concentrating on the Library module, which is where most users begin their work. Once this is done, I will begin with tips on actually doing work in Lightroom.
Remember, I started this series of tutorials and demonstrations as a window into my efforts in converting my Photoshop Elements 2019 Catalog to Lightroom to manage my photo collection. Below is the link to the PDF file that describes the workspaces and their layout.
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Soon after you create a new Catalog in Lightroom CC Classic, you need to address how you want to work. To do this you need to take a look at the preferences that are available. The problem is you may not know enough about Lightroom at this point to feel comfortable about setting its preferences. Don’t worry. Sticking with the defaults will not get you into trouble, and they can easily be changed at any time. In the AppTip Sheets of this post, I will address the most important settings.
There two main preferences commands, Catalog Settings, and Preferences. In this post, I will address both of these. Both are accessed from Edit on the Menu Bar.
The AppTip Sheet linked below deals with the Catalog Settings.
The other AppTip Sheet covers the Preferences options.
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In my initial post, I stated that I was switching my image/video media management from Photoshop Elements, specifically its Organizer to Lightroom CC Classic. In the attached AppTip Sheet, I explained how I prepared for migrating my PSE 2019 Catalog to Lightroom CC Classic, going on to describe the actual importing of the Catalog.
Before going any further in this series, I will very briefly describe what Lightroom CC Classic is all about. Please click on the link below.
Next time, we will get started in actually working with Lightroom CC Classic. In this series, we will first go over what we need to know about working with the Library module, Lightroom’s equivalent and superior sister to PSE 2019’s Organizer. Then we will move on to the Develop and other modules making up the program.
have been using the Organizer in Photoshop Elements to manage my photos and
videos since Adobe first combined it with Photoshop Elements 2 to create
Photoshop Elements 3 (PSE 3). It has served me well.
Adobe has routinely updated the program annually to incrementally add new capabilities and features. I have installed each new version. Over the years I have created and maintained multiple Catalogs for a variety of reasons. All my photos and more recent videos are contained in two main Catalogs, that together have over 60,000 items. I have other special Catalogs primarily for videos. I even have a Catalog devoted to managing my large collection of MP3 audio recordings.
However, I have decided to move on to a workflow that uses Lightroom CC Classic for media management and basic editing, and Photoshop CC for more involved editing. I have used both programs for several years as well, but not as my primary software. It is not that PSE no longer works for me. It is just that I want to expand my horizons a bit.
As I transition from Elements to Lightroom, I will add a series of demos and tutorials that will hopefully help others make the transition and learn the basics of Lightroom CC Classic. I will continue to post new Photoshop Elements tutorials from time to time, as topics come up that interest me and might help others.
In this first AppTip Sheet, I will describe the steps I have taken to convert my PSE Catalogs to Lightroom CC Classic. It begins with preparing your Photoshop Elements 2019 Organizer for migration. The steps are also comatible with early versions of Elements.
In the tutorial that is linked below, I will be using my PSE 2019 Catalog that essentially contains all the photos/videos shot before 2015 as the example. The name of the Catalog is “PSE 2019 Fixed Prime Photos 7-3-14”. This Catalog has 46932 total items.
- 45,522 Photos
- 1,137 Videos
- 98 Audio Files
- 175 PSE Projects
The vast majority of the media are on a Drobo, Drive O. But as shown in the left column in the figure below, they are scattered all over my PC on various internal and external drives.
Click Here to view or download the tutorial PDF.
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