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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 12 of 116

Organizing Images


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 12 of 116

Organizing Images


Lesson Info

Organizing Images

And so this is where we come into the process of organizing our images once we're done selecting. So we have a set of images that are our favorite images. The rest of them are either rejects that we never want to see again or their images that are not important enough for us to care about. Um and we're gonna separate those two. So what we're gonna do is we're going to go up to the top of the the folder area, and we're going to click also that we're no longer sorting things so that we can see all of these folders. And what we're gonna do is we're going to click on this raw folder and we're going to create a folder inside of it. And that folder is going to be called select. And we're going to include all of the full, the photos that are selected and hit, create. And it is moving all of those photos into a folder called Select. And if I right click this folder and I say show show in Finder, it opens that folder in the finder. And look, there's the selects folder. So I'm actually organizin...

g these photos from within light room, and it's creating a physical location inside of my hard drive. Four. Those photos. And this is really important when you figure the idea that someday you might need to use some other program toe. Look at your photos, and if you use a folder based structure to do that, then even if you leave light room and you decide you're gonna go back to bridge or you're going to go and just open him up with photo shop or you go to some completely other program that you want to use later on, you can still find the images that you selected that you knew were great. They're organized at the folder level. This is one of the values of Light Room classic, as opposed to light room desktop, the newer version of Light Room. Because Lightning Classic is very folder centric, it allows you to organize based on folders, whereas light room desktop is much more organized based on date and whatever the computer wants to do with the files, you don't have access to where it puts him like what folders it puts him in. It organizes very differently. So here in light room classic. You have the ability to organize your files, however, you want them to be organized. And that's really, really helpful in useful, especially to those of us who are shooting a lot of images. So going back to light room, then I've got all of these other files here. So I've got this US digital file here. All I have to do is right. Click that and rename it and I can call this one rejects. I don't have to move him. I just rename them. And so now, inside of the raw folder, I've got a raw rejects and a selects. If I click on that one folder, I see all of the images that I want to work with, and I am ready to go in that regard. So we have just imported are images and we've gone through the selection process, and now we've even started organized them into specific folders at the folder structure of the folder level. So this is critical because it's all part. You can see how we're moving through this process, and we're making sure that we bring things in. We put them in the right place, and then, as we bring them in, we choose the ones that are valuable to us, and we further solidify their position by putting them into their own folder so that later on it'll be easy for us to find him. And even at a folder structure level, I could always find my photos and be able to say These are the ones that I need to keep. I could get rid of those rejects if I want to.

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.