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Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

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Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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59. Maps


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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


probably one of the most misunderstood modules in light room Classic is the maps module, the maps module. Either you love it or you don't know why you have it. And I absolutely love the Maps module because it is another way to find imagery. All I have to do is click on all of my photograph. So in the library module, when you go in the library and you go to the very top in the catalog panel, there's an all photographs option. If I click on that and then I go to my maps module, it shows me all of the images and where they are across the world now. It doesn't show every single image, but it shows all the images that have a geo tag to them. Any other image doesn't show. And so if I was shooting on a camera that had a geo tag, or I add a GPS location, uh, on any anywhere in the metadata. So here's the Here's the metadata right here and you can see the GPS location. So if I have a geo tag, it shows me where those photos were, and if I hover over him, I can see. Oh, here's one where I was act...

ually photographing with my IPhone on my way in somewhere and I happen to have not turned off the It wasn't an airplane mode. And so it was getting the Geo tag because it wasn't an airplane mode and apparently that we still didn't crash. So apparently it's okay if you're not. If you didn't turn it off and I took a picture and geo tag the location, so I know exactly where I was when I took that IPhone photo. But here's a bunch of Iceland photos here that I took in Iceland, and some of them were just in a store with my IPhone and then other ones, and I could just kind of cycle through him so I can see imagery that I took, and I know where I took it. And if I zoom in, So if I start zooming in here to the United States, it starts to show me. Oh, it's separating them out. So now you can see kind of where I've been in the United States taking pictures with a geo tagged camera. But it's great because now I know exactly where these images were. taken. And if I ever want to go back to that location, I know exactly how to get there. Um, one of the ways that I use this best is when I'm driving around the country and I see something even if I don't have a camera on me, I always have my phone, and I know I want to go back to that location and photograph. All I have to do is take a picture with my IPhone. My IPhone delivers the images into Cam into light room, so there's an automatic import. So every photo I take gets put into to light room and light room sends it to the cloud while the cloud delivers it back down to light room Classic. And so, because it's coming back into light room classic light from Classic, then shows me a geo tagged phone photo of a location, and so it will show up here. So then, if I ever wonder, where was that location in Nevada? Here it is. Or where was that, you know, place in the Salt Lake or in the salt flats of the Salt Lake Valley. And so I know exactly how to get back to the place that I was taking a photo with my IPhone, and I'm not to do any extra effort or work. And so everywhere I go, I'm location scouting, always, especially in my own city. I'm driving around and I'm constantly location scouting, looking for interesting places where something might be good for a portrait session or for a corporate session or something like that. So using the maps module is an incredible way toe work. If you don't have a far a camera that that can geo tag locations, you still have an option. And that option is simple. Well, it's It's not super simple, but it's definitely not all that difficult. All you need to do is you need tohave, a camera that has the correct time stamp on the on the images, so you make sure that you set your camera correctly for the time, and then you simply download on your phone. You're gonna download a There's an app called, uh, easy, easy trails and the easy trails app. Will geo tag your location constantly, It just constantly reading your location. So you just turn that on and hit record, and when you're done, it's going to create what's called a G p X file. G p X file is just a bunch of points as to where you were, and every so often it just records the point and that g p x, you can email it to yourself. You simply take that g p x, email it to yourself, and then you're going to import your photos. So import the photos when you were traveling into a collection and then look at those images here and they won't show up on the map. But when you're in the map module, you can come down to the bottom here and click on this little squiggly line. When you do that, you're gonna load a track log. And once you load that track log, all you have to do is tell it to apply it to those photos, and it will just that's azizia. This look at the track log. Pull it in, apply it to the photos, and it will add a GPS location for every single photo in that same timeframe. So you need two things. You need a camera with the correct time and you need a G P X file. So easy, easy trails. Here is an app that will do that. A lot of garment type watches and things like that will create waypoint, uh, g p X files, but it has to make a G p X file. That's the file type that light room is looking for. So if you have something will create a G p X file. All you need to do is go to the squiggly line low to track, log a G p X style track log, and, ah, and then and then ask it to add those to those photos. And that's it. It'll param automatically, and then you'll have all of these waypoints ready to go. But the map module is super helpful in finding your images. If you're looking for something that you shot recently and you knew it was right here, all you have to do is click on it and it will show you inside of your catalog where that photo is. So now you can just click on it and go back to the library module, and now you're in the right place and boom Oh, there's all my images from the lake, so that's it's a super easy way to find images, and I highly recommend using it. If you haven't used the map module, you really need to get in and investigate it because you'll love it.

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


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.