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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 49 of 116

Using Cloud Storage


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 49 of 116

Using Cloud Storage


Lesson Info

Using Cloud Storage

there are two different ways to archive. You can archive physically in your location, or you can archive on the cloud. I choose to do both because it's faster to access the stuff in a disk at my house than it is to access it on the cloud and have a re download and things like that. But it's safer to have both. So I have an archive drive here. You see that, Dr. I'm archiving this job into the archive drive and then from the archive drive. Once I've confirmed that that copy is correct. I need to then take that job and simply drag it on to my Google drive. Now, this is my Google drive right here. Now the Google drive has two programs that associate to it, and you might be able to find Dropbox would work as well. If you have an unlimited space on Dropbox, they have program of options for that. But Google has an option for an unlimited space. A swell. And so I'm gonna open up my Google drive, and inside the drive, I'm going to go to the folder that I have set up called Jobs Archive. An insi...

de of Jobs archive. There's a 2019 folder, and inside that 2019 folder, there are a bunch of jobs, these air not on my computer. This is a portal. It's called Dr Stream. So if you download the drive stream, plug in or program onto your computer, it just is a portal to show you what's on the Web, and you can see that all of them have a little cloud on them. That cloud means that it's online on Lee. If I want to download one of these and make it offline, available, I'll have to do is go into the right click, go to Dr Stream and tell it to make offline available. If I do that, then that will turn into a little check box that tells me it's available offline, which means it's on my computer. So none of this stuff is on my computer. And if I drag this job from the archive, drive into the 2019 folder, it will make a copy of it, and then it will start sending it to the cloud once it's finished. Once it's confirmed that it's in the cloud, it will delete the copy that it made. So now you don't have that extra coffee sitting somewhere in your system. You still have the archive copy on the disk, and you have one in the cloud and that interim copy that it made in order to send it up. The cloud is gone, so now you'll have a copy in the cloud here inside of Dr Stream to Google. Or, if you use Dropbox or whatever backup software you want to use to get it to the cloud is fine. Just get it to the cloud. That way you have the ability not only to access it in case, say the studio or the house burns down or someone steals everything. You still have a copy of all of your archive material up in the cloud, but also you have the ability to access that archive from anywhere on the planet. So if you were traveling, say, I'm traveling here, I'm in Seattle. I need to do something with some images. I can simply go to my cloud and pull those down and work on him, even though I'm traveling somewhere. So it's a really good idea toe. Always archive your stuff into the cloud as well as onto a separate drive. But the point is to get it off your working drive, so your drive that you currently have all of your stuff, you're working on it. You want that to Onley expand when you have a new job, and then as soon as the job is done, you're going to delete the file so that you now have space for the next job that comes in, or the next set of images that come in. And the only thing you're going to keep inside of your catalog from each individual job or each individual travel session or whatever you're doing is the ones that airport folio worthy.

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.