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Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

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Searching for Images

Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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10. Searching for Images


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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

Searching for Images

Okay, So now that we have our files here, inside of light room, um, we can start to look through those files. And so this is the process by which we're going to review the files. But let me show you where these images now are so inside of my hard drive over on the right hand side, you'll see that I've got what's called a folders area and let me close all these so you can see so inside of light room, there's a navigator. There's catalogues. So this is everything to do with the catalogue. So these change a lot. So, like if you have errors in synchronization, there will actually they'll add another, um, lying here that says, Ah, synchronization errors or something like that. And so these change based on what you've done so you can see that this says previous import. So it just added this line and said, These are the images that you previously imported. If you I just exported something, it'll say previous exports. If I just exported a catalogue, it'll say, What was your previous exporters ...

catalogue? So it shows you all of the different things that you've been doing with the catalogue itself. But below that is the folders, then collections, then publish services, folders or actual physical spaces on your hard drive. This is the file organizer, But remember, these folders here are not, um, folders that air inside of the light room program. They are on a hard drive somewhere, and it's just pointing to him. It is very important that once you start working inside of light room that you maintain a strict observance of doing things in light room, not outside of light room. So if you want to move files around, move them around inside of light room. Don't move them around outside of light room, because if you do light room will lose track of them. I won't be able to find them. It's akin to someone going into a physical library and pulling one of the books off the shelf. And all of the kid has to do is move it like five aisles down and put it, and it's lost forever because no one will be able to find it. It's just stuck in a bookshelf somewhere, and the card catalogue can't take you to it because you didn't tell the library the library and where you put it. So, um, always move stuff with in light room, not outside of light room. And don't change the names of folders outside of light room. You can always right click a folder, and you can rename that folder here inside of light room. Don't do it at the file level, because then light room will lose it. But by the way, if, for some reason you have a file here and you want to find it, it'll have a question mark on it, and you can always right click that and then find the missing folder and then point to it. Show it where you move the folder or point to the new renamed folder that you re named. So that light room then knows where, where and what you did with the files that you moved outside of its purview. Okay, so here is the folder that we brought in, and you'll notice that it says creativelive personal. This is raw than us digital than the and then there's the files, so it shows you the entire file folder structure. But I can either look at the images just inside one folder or I can click on the entire job and see the entire job all at one time. Okay, so that is where everything is. Um, if for some reason you I like to use the folders as a to do list. And so you see these color options here, these color options air fantastic. Because I can right click any job and I can add a color to it. So, for instance, red do this. So that's like, Hey, look at me. I need to do this. Um, if I do purple, which is at the bottom, that means, Hey, you can archive me now. I'm done. So if you ever see a purple one, that means Jared is done with this job, and he's just needs to finish archiving it. So I just use those colors as a to do list that tells me what to do with any given image or file. Also, I have the right. If I right click, I can also market as a favorite. If I market is a favorite, it gets a little star on it to that star, And the beauty of that is I can go up to the top of the folders area, and there's a search feature. That surge features super helpful, especially when you have one catalogue has a ton of jobs in it and a ton of folders because I can do I can either click in here and I can say, Um, look for everything that says creative on it and you'll see that there as I zoom out. There are two jobs here that have creative on it, both because of creativelive. And so I've got creative live. I found the file. I can also find that file by simply going up here and clicking on the actual, uh, well, magnifying glass. And I can either search for only favorites folders. So if I click on that, it shows me all of the folders that I've favorited. So it pares down all the folders that I have into just those that have favorites on it. Or I can say, OK, I want all folders and I want to go in and search on Lee four Purple. So I click on purple and there we go. There's my list of the things that Aiken archive, so you'll note that I've I'm in an archiving mood so I've got all these things and I'm in the process of archiving it. That's just something I do on a regular basis archive stuff. And so I've been archiving a lot of stuff. Um, so in this case, I want to look for red, and right now it's showing red and purple, and I want to get rid of the purple. So let's just say none and then go to purple. Oops, Sorry. I want to do red. So none for some reason, the purple sticks, if you so just you have to hit none and then read there. Well, the purple still sticking on some of them. Um OK, so there we are. I see my red folders and then I click on this one and now I'm ready to start working. Now you'll notice something up here in the top left corner. See that little note that says sinking photos? That's because the photos that we just imported have been turned into smart previews. Those smart previous have been been being thrown up on the cloud right now as we speak. And so those images air now available to all of my mobile devices as well as a computer that has light room desktop on it. So they're available all over the place because they're synchronizing to the cloud. If, for some reason you didn't see the option when you were on import to sync to the cloud, it's probably because you haven't turned it on. You have to come in here and start it. So you have to actually push a button right here that will have, like, a little play button on it and then start that so minus just already started because it's always synchronizing.

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


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.