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Explore Lightroom® 4: A Roadmap for Photographers

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is today's premier tool for managing digital images. Photographers at every level, from beginner to pro, appreciate Lightroom for its power, its ease of use, and its ability to impose order on sometimes unruly photo collections. Whether you're new to Lightroom or an old hand ready to master its latest features, EXPLORE LIGHTROOM 4: A ROADMAP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS will show you how to use the program to develop an efficient workflow and edit, organize, sort, and share your photos and photo collections. Adobe Community Professional Gene McCullagh offers sure, thorough guidance on all the features and benefits of Lightroom 4, including: Lightroom's newest capabilities, such as soft-proofing, photo book creation, and extended video support Organizing your Lightroom library with keywords, geotagging, mapping, and more Editing techniques using Lightroom's rich palette of tools--to refine and enhance your photos Outputting your photos via print, slideshows, and websites With today's large-capacity digital cameras, it's easy to fill a hard drive with photos that are unorganized and, all too often, ignored. Take control--let Explore Lightroom 4: A Roadmap for Photographers help you get your hands around your photo collection, perfect your images, and share them with the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. About the Author
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Contents
  7. Introduction
  8. Part 1: Getting Started
    1. Chapter 1: What’s New In Lightroom 4?
      1. New Process Version
      2. Soft Proofing
      3. Maps
      4. Books
      5. Video
      6. Other New Features
    2. Chapter 2: The Lightroom Way
      1. Nondestructive Change
      2. The Catalog Concept
      3. Lightroom Logic—A Modular Approach
      4. Go with the Flow
      5. A Quick Walkthrough
      6. Let’s Go
    3. Chapter 3: Getting Images into Lightroom
      1. The Import Dialog
        1. Source
        2. Devices
        3. Files
        4. Action
        5. The Grid and the Loupe
        6. Options and Destination
        7. File Handling.
        8. File Renaming
        9. Apply During Import
        10. Destination
        11. Import Presets
        12. A Word about File Formats
    4. Chapter 4: Using the Side Door: Other Import Methods
      1. Drag and Drop
      2. Auto Import
      3. Importing from Another Catalog
      4. Shooting Tethered
  9. Part 2: Let’s Get Organized!
    1. Chapter 5: Library—Part One
      1. Where Do I Put My Catalogs?
      2. Interface Overview
      3. Top Panel
      4. Left Panel Group
      5. Right Panel Group
    2. Chapter 6: Library—Part Two
      1. The Filmstrip
        1. Main Window
        2. Secondary Window
        3. Navigation Controls
        4. Quick Filter
        5. Visual Feedback Features
      2. Main Display Area
        1. Filter Bar
        2. Image Display Area
        3. Toolbar
      3. The Road Ahead
    3. Chapter 7: Organizing Your Images—The “Where”
      1. Where
        1. Catalog
        2. Collections
        3. Stacks
    4. Chapter 8: Organizing Your Images—The “What”
      1. What
      2. Keywords
      3. Metadata
      4. A Wealth of Information
    5. Chapter 9: Map
      1. The New “Where”
      2. The Toolbar
      3. Working with the Map View
        1. Embedded Data
        2. Searching
        3. Manual
        4. The Location Filter Bar
        5. Reverse Geocoding
      4. Saved Locations
        1. Public
        2. Private
        3. Other Options
      5. GPS Tracklogs
    6. Chapter 10: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
      1. Reviewing Your Shoot
        1. Grid and Loupe
        2. Survey View
        3. Compare
      2. Marking Your Selections
        1. Flags
        2. Stars
        3. Color Labels
        4. Select, Add, Subtract, and Intersect
      3. Filtering
        1. The Filter Bar
        2. Quick Filter
        3. Sources
      4. Time to Check the Map
    7. Chapter 11: What’s Your Preference?
      1. Preferences
      2. Catalog Settings
      3. Identity Plate Setup
      4. Watermarks
      5. Layout Overlay
      6. File Naming
      7. Other Templates
      8. Develop Presets (Settings)
  10. Index
  11. Part 3 The Art of Lightroom
    1. Chapter 12 Lightroom’s Approach to Image Editing
      1. A Nondestructive Workflow
      2. PV2012
      3. What about Video?
      4. Third-Party Plug-Ins
        1. The Round Trip
    2. Chapter 13 Develop—Part One
      1. Interface Overview
        1. Left Panels
        2. Detail
      2. Global Adjustments
        1. Crop and Straighten
        2. Color and Tone
        3. Sharpening and Noise Reduction
        4. Corrections
        5. Effects
      3. Checking Our Progress
    3. Chapter 14 Develop—Part Two
      1. Alternate Paths
        1. Snapshots
        2. Virtual Copies
      2. Local Adjustments
        1. Spot Removal
        2. Redeye Removal
        3. Graduated Filter
        4. The Adjustment Brush
      3. Soft Proofing
    4. Chapter 15 The World in Black and White
      1. The Conversion Method
      2. The Desaturation Method
      3. Split Toning
      4. Hand Tinting
      5. Spot Color
      6. Using a Plug-in
      7. Wrap-up
  12. Part 4 Sharing Your Work
    1. Chapter 16 Physical Changes
      1. Book
        1. Page Elements
        2. Layout Panels
        3. Style Panels
        4. Favorites, Presets, and Auto Layout
      2. Print
        1. Page Layout Types
        2. Getting Images on the Page
        3. Templates
        4. The Print
        5. Use the Print Module to Add New Book Pages
      3. Let’s Get Physical
    2. Chapter 17 Digital Options
      1. Publish Services
      2. Email Photos
      3. Slideshow
      4. Web
      5. Third-Party Additions
      6. The Road Goes Ever On and On
  13. Appendix A
  14. Appendix B
  15. Appendix C
  16. Appendix D
  17. Appendix E
  18. Index