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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 71 of 116

Lightroom Desktop


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 71 of 116

Lightroom Desktop


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


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



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).

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.