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Adobe Lightroom Classic


Product:  Adobe Lightroom Classic  |   Subject: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic

In this exercise, we will learn about Adobe lightroom Classic 


In this section, I want to take a few minutes to welcome you to this course and, of course, to introduce myself to you. Hi, how are you doing? On behalf of Infratech civil, I'm going to be the instructor for this course - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Like you, I love photography, and I have been collecting my photographs since about 2003 when I had a Fuji fine pix 2650. I don't know if your camera goes back that far, but it was a crappy two-megapixel camera, but you know what? It served my purpose, and I enjoyed it. But along the way, since 2003, I have collected quite many photos. Many photos also came from my photography business, which I started in about 2009, 2010. During that time, I had to find a way to manage all of that. Along the way, I came across this software called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Now let me quickly show you what it looks like. When you open it up, it's going to look something similar to this. 


Now, this is, of course, my most recent catalog, which is the master catalog up here. This was what I most recently opened. And I created this catalog for you for this course because I just wanted to show you our very well adept Adobe Photoshop Lightroom when managing large amounts of photos. Since 2003, I have organized all of my pictures into their respective folders into the year-based folders. Over time, it's added up to about 85,544 different photos. 

Now, that is quite a number of photos. I want to quickly show you how many photos that are on the hard drive. You can see very quickly in my file structure below that I placed all of my pictures into the year they were taken. Then, of course, I have their appropriate year, month, and day of the photoshoot time.

I want to show you that all those photos, all 85,544 photos here managed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, take about 650 gigabytes of hard drive space on my computer. 

Now, Adobe Photoshop doesn't make use of all 650 gigs. What that lightened catalog is, is it's like a file where it keeps all sorts of metadata about each of those photos.  And that currently, if you take a look at is about 881 megabytes. 

Let me show you again Lightroom, managing 85,000 photos that I have here. It takes about 881 megabytes of hard drive space that's using that Lightroom catalog called master. It's managing over 650 gigabytes of photos that reside on my hard drive. Now, that's pretty awesome. That's what I wanted to show you about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom because Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an excellent way by far to ingest all of the many 10s, many hundreds, many 1000s, even 10s of 1000s of photos. 

You may have to lie around and put it in such a way that it is at your fingertips where you can move it back and forth where you can easily manage it, catalog it, set up flags, set up ratings, and things like that, for you to make use of your creative process in developing those photos. And then finally exporting them. That's why I'm excited to have you onboard in this course. I hope that you are excited as well. So, I hope this has been helpful, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask in the discussion forum. So, take care of yourself. Have a beautiful day, and I will see you in the next video. Bye for now.

  1. Course Requirements

This section will give you a few of the requirements that you need before you can get started in this course. Below are the requirements:

  1. You will need digital photos. You can use any images. You can use photos from an SLR camera, and you can use pictures from a point-and-shoot camera; you can use photos from your mobile phone. Whatever images you use, make sure that they're digital and easily accessible. If you don't have a library of existing photos to work with, please post them in the discussion forum. If there are enough requests for it, I will make something available to make use of while you're taking this course. 
  2. You will need a working copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. If you don't already have a copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, I invite you to look at adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html. It's straightforward to search for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. It'll take you to the site to click on either the free trial button right or click on the Buy Now button

If you click on the free trial, you will be taken to a page that looks like this, 

Once you fill out three different questions and sign in with your Adobe ID or sign up for an Adobe ID, it'll start the download for you. Now I think the Photoshop Lightroom download is about 600 megabytes. So it does take longer if you don't already have a fast connection. Once your 30 day trial of Photoshop Lightroom is up and you want to continue to use it, you will buy it for just $10 a month. You get access to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, you get access to Adobe Photoshop CC, and you also get Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Mobile. That is to say, for your Android device and your iOS device, you can make use of Adobe Lightroom there and have all the changes sync up with you in the Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud. 

Now I think this is an excellent deal. Because for ten bucks a month, you get the Creative Cloud Photography plan, which includes a whole bunch of elegant stuff, including Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop CC, as well as a few other things. Or if you like the entire Creative Cloud series, you can buy it quickly for us $50 a month. I'm not pushing for the Creative Cloud membership because you can get it for as little as $10 a month. However, if you are a student, you can get Adobe Photoshop, the entire Creative Cloud for just us $20 a month. 

So it's an outstanding deal. And you can make use of it right away to get started in this course. But there are two options for you: you can do a free trial or buy Adobe Photoshop Lightroom right now. 

To quickly recap, you will need a couple of things for this course, and number one, you will need a library of digital photos. If you don't already have that library of digital images, please pop on over to the discussion forum and let me know there. And if I do get enough requests for that, I will consider making something available for you to download for use in this course. And secondly, you will need a working copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, and once again, it's straightforward to get it. Just search for Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web or go to the Adobe site, sign up with your Adobe Photoshop ID and download it. If you don't have access to the 30-day trial for some reason, you will have to buy Photoshop Lightroom for us $10 a month, and that’s the cheapest plan; otherwise, you can get the entire Creative Cloud for us $50 a month. So, I hope this has been helpful. If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to post in the discussion forum, and I will be there as a source of support.



  1. Downloading Image Files Used In This Course

In this section, we want to let you know that you have access to a couple of files that you can download from this lecture. Those files are in the download section of this lecture, and you can go ahead and download them. There are two files that we want you to download. The first file is called images.zip; it is 909 megabytes. 

The images.zip is a zip file of all of the images we use for most of the course. The number of pictures that are within the folder is shown here. 

There are 197 files, eight folders, and it takes up almost one gig of space. However, you can just download it because it is around 900 megabytes. The second file I want to point out to you is this flicker CC-BY Photos attributions. 

This is a PDF document that you can download here as well. And it gives you all the attributions to the images that I use here. Most of the photos are CCB y or CC zero. At least one of the photos is from my camera, which is a raw image file. Now, these are the links that you can go ahead with. You can also check out the license here and the date that these images were retrieved. But I hope this has been helpful, and if you do have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.