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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 59 of 116



Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 59 of 116



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

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.