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Watched Folder Process

Lesson 62 from: Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

62. Watched Folder Process

Lessons

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

Watched Folder Process

There's another way to tether for those who don't have a cannon or a Nikon camera. So Canon and Nikon work really well, tethering in tow, light room. But people say on a Sony camera right now, at this moment, can't tether in tow light room. It's just it doesn't the connection doesn't work because they haven't actually finished that, and I think they're working on it. I think it'll happen sometime, but I don't know, Um and so if you have some other kind of camera that's not tethering in tow light room directly, there is a way for you to do everything that we've just done here. But you just have to do it with a different mindset. Okay, so let me show you that, and it's called a watched folder. So a watched folder is simply this. I go to the file menu, let me turn off my tethering, so I'm gonna go to tethered capture and stop the tethered capture. And then I'm going to go into the file menu, and I'm going to go to the Auto Import settings, an auto import click on auto import settings. And...

then here's the setting dialogue Dialogue box and it looks, ah, lot like a tethered dialog box except four that it has two different folders you have to choose. So the first folder is going to be a watched folder, so I'm going to go to the same folder. So I'm going to my job folder and I'm going to this tethered shoot and I'm going to create a folder called a Watched Folder and I like to just name it Watched folder. Or you could drape Elaine, Name it like drop point or something like that. But watch full. There is a great name for it cause you know exactly what it is, and it's just going to be a folder that is being watched. So Light Room is watching that specific folder, and if something comes into that folder, it's gonna take it and move it into another folder, and you get to choose what folder that's gonna be. So move to and you're gonna choose the folder and I'm going to go to that same tethered shooting and go into the raw folder, and I'm going to create Let's create a new one. So let's say this is watch three. So I've got watched three there and I'm going Teoh hit. Choose. So now I have a folder called Watch Three inside of my tethered shooting, and I can have a sub folder name as well, but we've already made that. Oh, let's just say, uh uh, images. There we go. OK, And then I can add it to a collection. I can add it just the same way that I added it to a collection before again, I'm adding it to that tethered collection which already knows synchronized to the web. And I'm gonna come down and I can add my keywords and I can add my amount of data. Um, I can even add a develop setting of some sort. Um, and then and this is And then, of course, I can tell what kind of preview I want to add to it. I would just say in by embedded inside car. So it's just gonna immediately give me the images fast as possible. And then I'm going to enable auto imports. So I click, enable and hit. OK, now something important to recognize about that watched folder that watched folder has to be a brand new clean, empty folder. If it's not. It won't work. So light Room has to compare what's empty. And then it compares. Oh, there's something in there. There's plus one. So I take the plus one so it always wants that folder to be empty. So don't point to a folder that already has photos in it. You need to point to an empty folder. That's why you make a new one each time. Okay, so now we have our set up, all set up, and now we just need to go into whatever program you would use. So, for instance, Cannon has their own U. S. E. U S utility that allows you to tether, and Sony will have that, and every every camera maker on the planet will have some kind of tethered pull shooter. So when you take a picture here, it'll pull the image in and put it in a specific place. If you don't have one or you don't like the one that your camera maker provides, there's one called Smart Shooter. And smart Shooter is a really good program. It, uh, it works fine inside of smart shooter, you go into the preferences, and you're going to choose where it's going to deliver the images. So just browse to that same folder and this will be the same in all of your various shooting programs. Regardless of what camera or making, they're gonna allow you to take the photos from the camera and put them in a specific place. So you're going to simply browse to a location, go find that same folder. So we're just going to go to the Jobs folder. We're going to go to the tethered shooting folder. We're going to go to that watched folder, and that's where we want to put it hit open. And now it's going to go to the watch folder hit, OK, and now I can capture from the camera. So I'm just going to shoot. So I shot an image. That image came in here to the disk, and it went to I mean, open up that folder. It went to the Watch folder, but now it's no longer there. Now it is in this folder here, so you can see that that that image instantly went from the watched folder, got moved over to this folder, and if I goto light room, it's inside of that folder here there's the new image. Now, some of the limitations on this you can still do the overlay on top of it. You can still do all that kind of stuff, but the limitation is that you can't have it automatically apply whatever settings you just used so that that use last settings is not gonna work because that's a tethered thing. But you Congar ahead and crop it. Do whatever you want, and then just any time that the new one comes in, just paste those settings onto it. That's the one limitation that you have in a watched folder, but with a watched folder, you can do the same thing that you can do with tethered. You can bring images in. Your client can still see it. All those images air still going into that collection, going up to the client and then sharing out to the client

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Adobe Lightroom Mobile Cloud
Adobe Lightroom Image Pipeline System
Workflow in Adobe Lightroom
BW Preset Collection
Color Art Pro Profiles

Ratings and Reviews

Ira Richterman
 

I am truly a recreational novice in the photography world and this video is fantastic. Photography has become a very technical world both on the camera side as well as post production. Jared has great teaching skills and sure makes it look very simple. I would recommend this video for those starting out in Lightroom as this program can be overwhelming and has a daunting amount of information. I would like to know if there is a resource of location of contact to ask a question or two for clarifications as a viewer goes through the course. For example, when making a new collection and if you choose the option of making this new collection a target collection, what happens if you then make another new collection and select that new collection to be a target collection? If you click on B to add a photo to a target collection and you made two target collections then where does this virtual selection go, ie into which target collection? Thanks Ira irichterma@aol.com

Dan Clarke
 

This class was great. I've never used Lightroom before and now I feel comfortable in it. Massive amount of good info.

Hannah
 

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).

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