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Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

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Lightroom Desktop

Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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71. Lightroom Desktop


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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

Lightroom Desktop

now, for those of you who are on light room desktop that the newer version of light Room, this is what it's going to look like when you get home and open up light room desktop, you're going to see that your images have been delivered from your IPad up to the cloud and then down toe light from desktop. And the place that they're going to go in light on desktop is just simply the same album that you created in your IPad. So it's gonna be actually in the same place. It's gonna be exactly the same name. And that's one of the advantages of working in light room desktop, is that it? It perfectly pairs with your phone and with your IPad and with anything that you're working on on the Web. If you go to a website, you can actually go to light room on the Web by going toe light room dot adobe dot com and signing in, and you can look at your entire collection there, Um, and it's all the full raw files. So when you're looking at him on your IPad, you're looking at the full file when you're looking...

at him on the Web there, the full file. And when you look at him here, inside of light room desk talk, you can look at the full file, too. However, there is a preference. So if we go into preferences inside of light room desktop, there are very few preferences. Unlike Light Room Classic, this has a very small number of preferences, and what you're gonna look for is in the local storage you comptel light room to either Onley. Use 0% of your space so that when you're looking at your desktop like in desktop, it's on Lee showing you previews. It's not actually bringing the full file down into your system, and so that's really great if you're using like I do, if you use light room desktop as kind of, ah mobile device, then you can see the images if you're on your laptop. But your desktop home can be the light from classic and light room Classic is pulling down the entire full raw file, but you can also change this and tell it to increase the space. Or you can say, store a copy of Sorry, not the smart previews. This is kind of redundant But you can do that if you want to travel. So if you want to take your laptop with you on a plane and work if you store the smart previews on your local hard drive, you can actually work on the files without having them present. But if you have an IPad, you might as well just use the IPad and leave the the laptop home. That's how I prefer to travel is toe, not even have a laptop computer with me because it's so handy and so lightweight to use the IPad or the phone. But you can also store a copy of the original at a specified location. So if you turn that on and then choose a location, the entire raw file that comes in tow light room desktop will go to that location. So it's very similar to classic in that way that you can say, I want you to store the entire raw file here at a specific place. However, if you put this zero and you turn that off, you can actually run light room so that you Onley see things that are still on the cloud, and you're just seeing the previews and then when you adjust him, it just pulls down the information it needs for the moment to adjust. Um, and then it takes him on, sends those changes back to the cloud, so it's a very easy way to look at your images. It's a little slower to work that way, but you don't fill up the space on your hard drive so you could have a very small disc on your Let's say you had, like, a little tiny, uh, Mac book air or you had, like, one of those net books or something like that. You could run this on it and never fill up any space on it because you turned that to zero. So you have a lot of options when it comes to how you want to store those. But here we're actually looking at him without storing the photos on the laptop. But I can still open up a file, and I can still use all of my adjustment tools here. I can still go and look at the Grady in that we changed and manipulated inside of light from classic all of that. Those changes have come here in tow, light room desktop as well, and it's all going to be right here inside of this collection that we made on our IPad, and it sent it to the cloud and came bound here. So again, the difference. The major difference in the way that these two, that lightning classic in light from desktop interact with your files that you've made on other versions of light room is that light room classic brings them in as collections and puts them in a place, a specific place on your hard drive and a specific collection inside of that from Light Room Mobile collection. Whereas light room desktop literally has the same exact album, same name, same location, and it's put right where you saw in your IPad. It's right there on your desktop version of light Room, so it's a little bit easier to find stuff that way. All right, so that is how we see things come down in tow. Light room desktop

Class Description

All lessons are also available here for individual purchase.


  • 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


Dan Clarke

This class was great. I've never used Lightroom before and now I feel comfortable in it. Massive amount of good info.


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.