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Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

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Removing Images from the Cloud

Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

72. Removing Images from the Cloud


Class Trailer
1 Differences Between Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Classic 19:42 2 Hard Drives 08:06 3 File Organization 08:31 4 30,000 Foot View of Workflow 05:36 5 Importing into Lightroom 04:10 6 Building Previews 07:14 7 Collections and Publish Services 05:11 8 Keywords 06:27
9 Hardware for Lightroom 06:08 10 Searching for Images 07:51 11 Selecting Images 14:15 12 Organizing Images 04:02 13 Collecting Images for Use 14:56 14 Develop Module Overview 10:15 15 Profiles 11:34 16 Basic Adjustments 11:45 17 Basics Panel: Texture, Clarity, and Dehaze 05:31 18 Basics Panel: Saturation and Vibrance 02:40 19 Tone Curve 09:26 20 HSL 04:48 21 Split Tone 08:19 22 Lens Corrections 08:32 23 Details 09:34 24 Transform Tool 05:52 25 Effects Panel 10:00 26 Synchronizing for Faster Editing 07:40 27 Spot Tool 17:51 28 Skin Softening and Brush Work 07:00 29 Range Masking 13:28 30 Dodge and Burn 17:36 31 Working with Specific Colors 08:30 32 Edit Quickly with Gradient Filters 11:22 33 Making Presets 13:24 34 Preparing Image in Lightroom 09:51 35 Content Aware Fill 11:14 36 Skin Repair 02:44 37 Skin Smoothing 14:39 38 Expanding a Canvas 04:30 39 Liquify 10:22 40 Layers and Composite Images 12:54 41 Sharing via Web 17:52 42 Exporting Files 10:47 43 Sharing with Slideshows 08:00 44 Archiving Photos and Catalogs 19:54 45 Designing 13:35 46 Making Prints 11:27 47 Color Management and Profiles 13:00 48 Archiving Photos and Catalogs 11:31 49 Using Cloud Storage 04:09 50 Adding Images to your Portfolio 09:23 51 Collecting for Your Portfolio 18:03 52 Publishing Unique Websites Per Project 19:48 53 Sharing to Instagram 07:06 54 HDR 15:32 55 Panorama 06:41 56 HDR Panorama 09:54 57 Making Presets 15:39 58 Creating Profiles 18:09 59 Maps 07:08 60 Setup for Tethered Shooting 23:21 61 Sharing with the Client 05:42 62 Watched Folder Process 07:04 63 Second Monitor and iPad 06:09 64 Backup at the Camera 03:50 65 Gnar Box Disk Backup 06:45 66 iPhone and iPad Review 12:52 67 Importing to Lightroom on iPad 02:59 68 Cloud Backup 04:39 69 Adjust, Edit, and Organize 07:46 70 Using Lightroom Between Devices 11:27 71 Lightroom Desktop 05:27 72 Removing Images from the Cloud 10:49 73 Profiles 09:34 74 Light 04:34 75 Color 05:36 76 Effects 15:22 77 Details 08:33 78 Optics 03:49 79 Geometry 04:12 80 Crop 04:39 81 Adding and Using Presets and Profiles 13:41 82 Local Adjustments 15:40 83 Healing Tool 03:29 84 Synchronizing Edits 04:57 85 Editing in Photoshop 08:54 86 Finding Images 07:09 87 Sharing and Exporting Albums on the Web 09:18 88 Posting Images to Social Media 14:01 89 Overview of Lightroom Desktop 07:35 90 The Workflow Overview 10:08 91 Organizing Images 05:10 92 Albums and Shared Albums 18:21 93 Lightroom Desktop Workspace Overview 04:36 94 Importing and Selecting Images 09:23 95 HDR and Panoramics 22:44 96 Light 07:47 97 Profiles 07:23 98 Tone Curves 02:57 99 Color 08:35 100 Effects 17:01 101 Details 12:43 102 Optics 04:05 103 Geometry and Crop Tool 06:01 104 Sync Settings 02:40 105 Making and Adding Presets 03:48 106 Healing Brush 02:21 107 Brush Tool 03:14 108 Gradient Tool 04:16 109 Edit in Photoshop 02:53 110 Finding Images with Sensei 06:32 111 Sharing Albums on the Web 04:57 112 Print through Photoshop 02:09 113 Exporting Images to Files or Web Services 04:36 114 Connecting with Lightroom Classic and Mobile Devices 05:24 115 Archiving Images for Storage 09:55 116 Review of the Workflow 07:20

Lesson Info

Removing Images from the Cloud

one of the challenges of working this way of shooting on location and putting all of your images into your IPad and sending them to the cloud is that you can fill up the cloud. Now, if you have a terabyte of space in the cloud, you could probably do quite a few jobs or quite a few travel sessions without filling up the cloud. But at some point, you will fill up the cloud if you're not careful. And so if you were to put an entire job on the cloud So let's say you shot a wedding and you shot 3000 images and they all went to the cloud. You would need to get most of those photos back off the cloud so that you didn't fill up the cloud with your jobs. Um, so what I'm gonna do is show you how to remove images from the cloud, but still keep them. And that's gonna be inside of light from classic. Remember, if you're working inside of light room desktop, it's ah, preferences toe always have stuff in the cloud, so light room desktop wants to send every full file into the cloud. And if you delete ...

it from the cloud. It'll delete it from light room desktop. If you delete it from Lightning Desktop, it'll delete it from the cloud light on Classic Operates differently Light Room Classic when it receives a file from the cloud, even though it's a full raw file, it's going to protect that file, and it's not gonna let go of it. So it's kind of a drop point, but it doesn't if I delete it from Light Room classic. It's not gonna come and delete it, all right. If I'm sorry if I delete it from light room desktop, the new version of Light Room, it's not going to be able to reach in tow. Light from Classic Deleted because light from Classic protects every image like that's its goal is to kind of protect images. So this is the route that we take to remove stuff from the cloud so that we're not filling up our cloud. But keep it on a resident hard drive, and then we can always add it back to the cloud as a smart preview, which takes no space out of your cloud storage. So this is what we dio and if you just follow along with me. This is the proper method for doing this. So what we're gonna do is remember we've got a folder here with all of our travel images. So, uh, where are we? Right there. So here's our travel job that we did. We put everything in the cloud. It's all there, 30 megapixel files or up in the cloud for some reason, that got unpicked and rejected. So I want to save this image and this image. The rest of them, I decided Not so interesting. I'm good without keeping those. I still want to keep him, but I don't want to keep on the cloud. They're not portfolio pieces or anything like that. But I do want these two to stay on the cloud. So what I'm going to do and I don't necessarily have need to have those to be full raw files on the cloud. I just want to be able to share him on instagram and things like that and show them to people. And by the way, the smart preview that sent into the cloud from Light Room Classic is a really good file. It's actually good enough to print an eight by 10 or even 11 by 14. Print out of it so you can definitely share it. And you can definitely blawg with it and you can definitely put it on Instagram. And then you could even print it. So don't be afraid of a smart preview thinking it's a tiny little file. It's It's actually a really great file type. So what we're gonna do is we're going to highlight all of these images just like this. And then once we've got those images highlighted and we've got them in a folder, remember, we moved them from that folder that brought them from the cloud, and we we put them into a better location so onto our own hard drive. But we still need to find him on the cloud. So if you go up to the very top area the catalogue panel on the left hand side of the library module, you will find an option that says all sink photographs, and you'll only find that option if you have the synchronization between Light Room Classic and the Web like room web. If you have that synchronization on, which is right up here. So in order to turn that on. You've got to go up by light room logo and click on your name. And then right here. If you haven't started, it will say Start right here. If it's pause, there will be a little play button. But right now it has a pause button because it's synchronizing. So you got to make sure that your synchronized first before all this will work. And obviously, if you're not synchronized, these wouldn't even even come down anyway. So it's a moot point. So we're going to come here and we've got those highlighted inside of our folder. And if I go and click on all sink photographs and I scoot out, you will find there is a bunch of images right here. And those images are the images that were selected. So it maintains the selection, and I simply need to right click that selection and I'm going to go into that selection and say, remove from all sink photographs. So by clicking on this, I'm going to tell it I need to remove all of those sink photographs. I need to take him off the web. So I'm going to do that. I'm gonna click removed from all sink photographs and it's gonna tell me it's warning me that I'm removing it from all the creative cloud clients. So every client that I have a client meaning device, so it's going to remove it from all of those devices, and I say, OK, that's fine by me. So now it's not in the all sink photographs, but it still is right here inside of our travel photography. And so it's almost Aziz, though I had just imported it when I came home, I took my card here, took it from the camera, put it in the card reader, stuck it into light room and imported it here. It's exactly the same process, but I did it while I was somewhere else. I did it while I was in Italy. I did it while I was traveling while I was out in the desert, I'm made a folder. I brought it into my IPad. I it went up to the cloud. It came down home and it was ready for move and I got home. All I had to do was highlight those images and tell it to remove those images by right clicking it to remove him from the sink Photographs. Now, keep in mind that if you just right click it from the folder, you won't have that option. You have to go up to the all sink photographs. But in order to find it first, select the images. You know you want to pull off. And now because we have them here resident on our computer. But they're not in the cloud. They're not here. In fact, if we look at my I pad now you'll see that this album that I usedto have stuff in is now empty because it removed it from the cloud. It's completely empty. So that's proof positive that I was able to clean out the cloud really quickly. Now, what I can do is say, all right, I want to keep these in the job, so I'm gonna archival those, But these two images right here, I want to put back into that same collection. But this time they're going to go up a smart previews, which is gonna instead of taking 30 megabytes per file, is gonna take zero megabytes per file up in the cloud because smart previews go into a completely different bucket of photos and they don't count against you. So I'm going to grab these images here. So I'm gonna click on here and type in C L 2020 so that I just see those. And then I'm gonna scroll down here and look for my travel photos. There they are. And you can see in that travel photos. Now there's zero because it removed him from those sink images. So now I'm just going to simply grab these images and drag them back in here, grab the images and dragged them back into that folder. So now there are two images in that folder. There's still the original raw files here on my hard drive, but inside of light rooms noticed that it's synchronizing those back up and on the Web and in my phone and on my IPad and even back on my light room desktop application on my other computer. I'm going to see those images now inside of my collection. But instead of being a full raw file that's taking up space in the cloud, they're just gonna be smart previews that take up no space in the cloud. So what you've just seen then is the back and forth. That happens when you take your images and you put them into your IPad and it sends them to the cloud. Now you know where they go inside of light from classic and inside of light room desktop. You know the path you know where to find them, and you also know how to get them off of the cloud. So you're not tying up space in the cloud, and you know how to put them back on the cloud as a smaller file type. And that is the workflow surrounding getting from your images that you take on your card into in our boxes of back up into your IPad so that you can work on them on the road without having to take computer with you and up to the cloud and back to your computer. So it's a great ecosystem, and it really is an ecosystem. And if you get to know that ecosystem, you will spend a lot less effort and time on your photos. Once you get home from traveling and you won't have to be carrying around a whole bunch of gear with you, it literally will be just an IPad and this or even this, and that will be your entire computer system as you travel. Perfect for sharing, perfect for adjusting and working on images and reviewing to make sure that the images you're getting while you're traveling our quality images and you're getting what you need while you're out on the field.

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).