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Photoshop Lightroom Adventure by Mikkel Aaland

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Chapter 2. Importing Images into Lightroom

You don't "open" image files in Lightroom like you do in Photoshop, or "browse" to image files as you do with Adobe Bridge. You must first "import" images into Lightroom, either directly from your digital camera, or from your hard drive or other storage device. On import, Lightroom creates an image preview and a link between the preview and the original image file. When you work on your image in Lightroom, the program keeps a record of any changes in a database catalog and never touches a pixel in your original image. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's first see how to import images into Lightroom.

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