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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening

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Chapter 2. Importing

Now let’s look at the different ways to bring images into Lightroom and manage those files successfully. Lightroom is designed to help you organize and catalog your images from the very first moment you import your capture files into the program. And from there on, Lightroom provides a flexible system of file management that can free you from the rigid process of having to organize your images within system folders. Although Lightroom does still use a folder system for storage, it manages your images on a global scale by using metadata. A good example of how such a system works is to look at the way music files are managed on ...

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