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Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

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Archiving Images for Storage

Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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115. Archiving Images for Storage


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2 Hard Drives Duration:08:06
3 File Organization Duration:08:31
4 30,000 Foot View of Workflow Duration:05:36
5 Importing into Lightroom Duration:04:10
6 Building Previews Duration:07:14
8 Keywords Duration:06:27
9 Hardware for Lightroom Duration:06:08
10 Searching for Images Duration:07:51
11 Selecting Images Duration:14:15
12 Organizing Images Duration:04:02
13 Collecting Images for Use Duration:14:56
14 Develop Module Overview Duration:10:15
15 Profiles Duration:11:34
16 Basic Adjustments Duration:11:45
19 Tone Curve Duration:09:26
20 HSL Duration:04:48
21 Split Tone Duration:08:19
22 Lens Corrections Duration:08:32
23 Details Duration:09:34
24 Transform Tool Duration:05:52
25 Effects Panel Duration:10:00
27 Spot Tool Duration:17:51
28 Skin Softening and Brush Work Duration:07:00
29 Range Masking Duration:13:28
30 Dodge and Burn Duration:17:36
31 Working with Specific Colors Duration:08:30
33 Making Presets Duration:13:24
34 Preparing Image in Lightroom Duration:09:51
35 Content Aware Fill Duration:11:14
36 Skin Repair Duration:02:44
37 Skin Smoothing Duration:14:39
38 Expanding a Canvas Duration:04:30
39 Liquify Duration:10:22
40 Layers and Composite Images Duration:12:54
41 Sharing via Web Duration:17:52
42 Exporting Files Duration:10:47
43 Sharing with Slideshows Duration:08:00
44 Archiving Photos and Catalogs Duration:19:54
45 Designing Duration:13:35
46 Making Prints Duration:11:27
47 Color Management and Profiles Duration:13:00
48 Archiving Photos and Catalogs Duration:11:31
49 Using Cloud Storage Duration:04:09
51 Collecting for Your Portfolio Duration:18:03
53 Sharing to Instagram Duration:07:06
54 HDR Duration:15:32
55 Panorama Duration:06:41
56 HDR Panorama Duration:09:54
57 Making Presets Duration:15:39
58 Creating Profiles Duration:18:09
59 Maps Duration:07:08
60 Setup for Tethered Shooting Duration:23:21
61 Sharing with the Client Duration:05:42
62 Watched Folder Process Duration:07:04
63 Second Monitor and iPad Duration:06:09
64 Backup at the Camera Duration:03:50
65 Gnar Box Disk Backup Duration:06:45
66 iPhone and iPad Review Duration:12:52
67 Importing to Lightroom on iPad Duration:02:59
68 Cloud Backup Duration:04:39
69 Adjust, Edit, and Organize Duration:07:46
71 Lightroom Desktop Duration:05:27
72 Removing Images from the Cloud Duration:10:49
73 Profiles Duration:09:34
74 Light Duration:04:34
75 Color Duration:05:36
76 Effects Duration:15:22
77 Details Duration:08:33
78 Optics Duration:03:49
79 Geometry Duration:04:12
80 Crop Duration:04:39
82 Local Adjustments Duration:15:40
83 Healing Tool Duration:03:29
84 Synchronizing Edits Duration:04:57
85 Editing in Photoshop Duration:08:54
86 Finding Images Duration:07:09
88 Posting Images to Social Media Duration:14:01
89 Overview of Lightroom Desktop Duration:07:35
90 The Workflow Overview Duration:10:08
91 Organizing Images Duration:05:10
92 Albums and Shared Albums Duration:18:21
94 Importing and Selecting Images Duration:09:23
95 HDR and Panoramics Duration:22:44
96 Light Duration:07:47
97 Profiles Duration:07:23
98 Tone Curves Duration:02:57
99 Color Duration:08:35
100 Effects Duration:17:01
101 Details Duration:12:43
102 Optics Duration:04:05
103 Geometry and Crop Tool Duration:06:01
104 Sync Settings Duration:02:40
105 Making and Adding Presets Duration:03:48
106 Healing Brush Duration:02:21
107 Brush Tool Duration:03:14
108 Gradient Tool Duration:04:16
109 Edit in Photoshop Duration:02:53
110 Finding Images with Sensei Duration:06:32
111 Sharing Albums on the Web Duration:04:57
112 Print through Photoshop Duration:02:09
115 Archiving Images for Storage Duration:09:55
116 Review of the Workflow Duration:07:20

Lesson Info

Archiving Images for Storage

once you're finished with a set of images, say a job or some place that you've traveled or maybe did a portrait session and all of your images that you brought in are in a specific album. Then you want to export those images to an archive because you don't want to keep piling on new images, new images, new images without getting rid of some of the old images. And so we want to get rid of images that we're never going to use again. We can keep the images that we want to keep for our portfolio, but the images that we've already delivered, and in my case, because I'm a wedding photographer, I'll bring in an entire wedding into an album I'll sort through. I'll find the selects and have the rejects, and I'll adjust all the selects and then I'll deliver all of those is J pegs. And remember, you just simply go over to the share option and export high resolution J pegs and send him the client or put them on a website. However, your however you are delivering, delivering your images as J pegs i...

s fine, but once your images air delivered to the client or say they If if you're not working professionally, if you're just sharing them once, you've actually delivered those images and you know Okay, the vast majority of these images I don't really need to ever look at again. I just want to look at my selects my favorite images. Um, that's when you need to get rid of the bulk of the images. And so what we're gonna do is I'm gonna show you how to get rid of a set of images, and you can do it either as an entire bulk of images. So you could say I'm done with this whole thing and I want to get rid of it because it was just a portrait session. I'm not really interested in keeping any of the images. I just did it for the client. Get rid of them. Or you could say, you know, I'm going to keep on Lee the very best images. So instead of keeping all of this stuff here, these are all just the basic images. And remember, I've got the HD ours that I created on the panels I created somewhere else. And so these are the images that I don't necessarily need I put all the HD ours up here, so let's see. Where are they? Say, there they are right there. That's one of the HD. Ours is right there. So I'm gonna go back to the images that I don't need any more. I've collected them into a collection, and I'm gonna highlight all of those images. The first step in archiving is just to get rid of not to get rid. The first step in archiving is just to make a duplicate copy somewhere on an archive drive for me. I have an archive drive once a year. I buy a new drive and I just plug it in. Once it's plugged in, I can put anything on it. So 2020. I'll just put all of the images that I shot 2020 on that archive drive. You could also put them on, say, an unlimited Google drive, and you would have it in the cloud as storage. Um, but remember, you only have a terabyte, generally speaking with adobe, and then you have to buy each new terabyte, so that can get fairly expensive. So it's better to either have a drive to put all of your rejected photos on or the photos that you don't necessarily want to look at. But you want to keep him just in case your client comes back for him. So you're gonna put those on an external drive, and the way you're going to do is you're gonna highlight the entire set, and then you're gonna go to the share icon, and you're gonna come down and export the original. But instead of exporting, I mean, you can export the original press plus settings if you'd like, because that's faster. But my preference would be toe export through the dialogue box. So when I click on it, it gives me the dialog box on the right hand side. And I would prefer to export the D and G's because if I export D and G's, all the settings that I've used go with him, and so it goes out together. So each image has its own little database that has all the changes that I've made to it. However, the downside to that is that it's gonna take a little longer because I asked export F a different image instead of just copying the information out actually has to make a new file. So to save time, we're actually going to just export the original plus settings, which again is just like exporting a DMG, but faster. So I'm gonna click on that export original plus settings. It's gonna ask me where to put it, and I'm gonna go in and find a drive to put it in as an archive drive. And we'll just pretend that this traveling drive is my archive drive, and I'm gonna create a folder that has the name of the job on it. So I'm just going to say this is 2020 02 To underscore Platt underscore HDR and Pano images. So that was kind of the job. Um And then I'm gonna hit, create and hit export. And it's simply taking all of these images taking all of the settings and changes that we made to them. Stars, flags, adjustments. And it's sending him out. And it's done. So now that it's done, I could find those images just by going here. Ah, and there's the job, and there's all the settings you can see. The original file is here. And then here's the ex MP data, which is the changes that we made to it. So now that we have all of that imagery that is backed up somewhere else so we don't need it anymore, then all we have to do is come back into light room and we just need to get rid of these images. So if we right click these images, we can delete all photos right here. Delete 35 photos and the dot dot dot means it's gonna ask you a question when it opens. When you click on that, it's gonna ask you a question. So any time you see something, dot, dot dot there's gonna be some kind of a dialogue box. So I'm gonna click on that and it's gonna ask me, Do you really want to delete these? Okay, it's gonna delete him from your albums. It's gonna delete him from your photos. It's going to delete him from everywhere. So be careful. The only place it's not going to delete them is if you have light room classic running in the ego system. If it delivered those images toe light room, classic light room classic is gonna hold on to him because light from classic protects all images. It won't let images get deleted without you specifically telling it. I want to delete these images, and so it's going to delete it from the Web. It's gonna delete it from all my ipads is going to delete it from all of my from my light room desktop catalog, but it's not gonna delete it from light from classic, if that's in your ecosystem. So I'm gonna click, delete and scroll out. And now those photos are gone and notice that the collection is synchronizing because it's now saying, I'm going up to the cloud and I'm deleting all these files and then it's done. They're all gone. But if I need to find them again, they're right here in the deleted images and they'll be there for 30 days. I think that's what it said. 30 days anyway. Maybe it was 60. I can't remember. I never can remember, cause I know if I delete something, I don't want it anymore, but it will be there for a certain period of time, and then you can always go back and get it and pull it back or after the whatever the way grace period is, it's going to just drop off. So you have about 30 days, I guess Teoh to make sure that you meant to delete it. So just to recap the archive process you're going to, you're going to go to an album that you already have for the job. So you have this job and you have an album. You're gonna go to that album. You highlight everything and you go over to this share option and you export the original images, plus their settings to an archive. Dr Put them in their own unique folder. Once that has happened, then you can do whatever you want with these images because you have an archived copy of it. So at that point, I'm going to collect the images that I want for my website or that I want to keep in my portfolio. And those are the images that I will take and move over to another album so that I have them saved in a different album. Once I have the my favorites saved in a different album, I want to remove them from this current album just by hitting the delete key. That way everything that's left over is totally delete. Herbal immense. When I'm going to right, click it and I'm going to go down to the delete option, which is right here. And then when I click that delete option, it's going to ask me if I'm really sure that I want to delete all of those images and they will all be deleted from the cloud. They will all be deleted from all of my devices. Except if I happen to have light from classic involved, they will still be in light room classic as a on additional copy. So that's how you archive.

Class Description

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  • Efficiently cull and retouch photographs
  • Manage your files to enable seamless and immediate recall
  • Get your computer and software to run faster
  • Create impressive photo books and slideshows
  • Take advantage of global adjustments
  • Improve your mobile workflow with both your iPhone and iPad
  • Deliver and share your images directly from Lightroom


Adobe® Lightroom® is the industry standard for post-production workflow and in Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide, you’ll learn Jared Platt’s gold standard for retouching and managing files quickly and efficiently.

Jared will show the ins and outs of Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile, and Lightroom Desktop. He’ll demystify the difference between each and demonstrate when to use each one for maximum output.

Jared will share tips on improving every phase of your workflow – from shooting to archiving. You’ll learn how to take advantage of the latest Lightroom tools and features and become faster and more skilled at adjusting your images.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Lightroom
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Lightroom and learn new features to help edit photos
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Lightroom fixes


Adobe Lightroom Classic 9.2
Adobe Lightroom Desktop 3.2
Adobe Lightroom Mobile 5.2


Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 12 years and has been a speaking, debating and lecturing for the past 17 years. His attention to detail and craft make him a demanding photography instructor. Jared has lectured at major trade shows and photo conferences as well as at universities around the world on the subject of photography as well as workflow. Currently, Jared is traveling the United States and Canada teaching and lecturing on photography and post production workflow. Join him online for monthly "Office Hours" at



Thorough but very easy to follow. I've noticed a significant improvement in my work since starting this course a couple weeks ago, and I'm also spending noticeably less time editing my photos. I appreciate that it's up-to-date as of October, 2020, so the info is current (I wish CL would take down some of the older courses, since software changes make some of them obsolete).

Kyosa Canuck

I hate to say this is a repetitive class due to covering much of the same things in each LR app. I appreciate Ben's classes better but this does give different perspectives. Also, Ben knows better than to use the word "super" let alone use it 10+ times per lesson.

Kayode Olorunfemi

I have been using lightroom for upwards of 6years and I still found this course incredibly useful. It can be useful learning through desperate tutorials online, but having a course that ties everything together, coupled with foundation principles, is invaluable.