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Adding Titles and Captions to Images

Mark Wallace

Lightroom CC: Essential Training

Mark Wallace

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16. Adding Titles and Captions to Images
It’s simple to add titles and captions to our images. The good news is that these titles and captions can then be used in our online galleries and other places where we share our images. Mark walks us through the process.

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Adding Titles and Captions to Images

adding titles and captions is very simple in lightroom. Why would you want to do that? Well, we're going to begin exporting our images and getting them out to the world and doing all kinds of things where other people will see those images either in web folders or whatever. And so what you wanna do is you want to be able to add a title and say maybe this is Theresa senior graduation photo or this is my vacation in the Bahamas, whatever it is. And when you export or you publish the file, you want that information to automatically show up and so you're adding extra information or if you're a journalist or something, that information can be exported So that when it's your images printed in the newspaper or magazine, they know exactly what that image is about. So how do we add um, titles and descriptions and things like that. So let's go in to lightroom and you'll see that this is the Photoshop file. So I forgot to show you that um, at the end of the last session. So that has come in here.

And one thing to note is that whenever you're doing round trips or anything, the file sinking so you can see one photo is sinking. That will delay things coming in. So that one of the reasons we didn't pop back over here and show you that coming in was because it was sinking. We had to wait for it to stop sinking. But there it is. There's our Photoshop file and it is a stacked file, you can see the original and the crazy brush that I did. And so there you go. There is our Photoshop file. So what if we wanted to add a title and a caption? So let me get a different picture. Something a little bit more interesting. So I'm gonna go down to my, some of my portfolio images here and I will choose maybe this. So this is a little lizard. So most people don't know that this is a lizard because it doesn't look like a lizard right off the bat. You sort of zoom in. So I'm gonna go down and there's this little I for information down here and it has all the excess data and the I. S. So and shutter speed and image dimensions and title and copyright information. All that kind of stuff. So you can add extra metadata to your image right here. I'm going to type this lizard in the water. Um and then I'm gonna add a caption to this. This was a lizard I saw swimming in the water. Um and the Bahamas who knew they had lizards. You can type whatever you want. So you put a little caption there. I can put in the title and a location. I think this is actually in Galapagos. But let's just pretend this location was nasa in the Bahamas. The city is Nasa and the country is Bahamas. So I have uh just some information. So later on when I'm doing different things. You can even actually go in and pinpoint where this is on a map. So I don't want to do that right now. I don't want this to pop open, but if you have the exact address it would show up here, which is sort of cool. So I've got some information here on this little guy and maybe this here. This is a little dog, a little dog, cute dog in Mexico. There we go. So we've got some of that stuff and so you can add whatever information, location, information, city and state. Um by the way, this location, information in the city and state. If we go back to our grid view and we go back to filter and we go back to location. Now notice we have Nasa Nassau Bahamas, the Bahamas. So all the stuff I just typed in their shows up under location because I typed it in. So if I go to all photos, this is just my animals, my beasts here. That's why it's only showing the Nassau stuff. Um so that will all also show up tongue twister. The other thing is you have to wait for your images to sink for all of that information to show up. So we're still sinking that Photoshop photo that we edited earlier. So um that and some other metadata. It's gotta sync up. So as you're working in the cloud, sometimes you got to take a coffee break, let things sink before you have the full editing capability. um, and creation capability that you want. You just have to let everything sink up so you really want to have a fast Internet connection. Okay? Now that we've done that, we need to get our photos and start showing them to the world. We're gonna do that next by learning how to export images.

Class Description


  • Use Lightroom to its fullest potential using the Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Edit photos quickly and creatively.
  • Share your images in custom websites and on social media.
  • Grow your editing skills for years to come.
  • Share editing techniques with thousands of others.
  • Create prints and albums using Lightroom Connections.


This class is a step-by-step walkthrough of Lightroom CC. This class will give you an overview of Lightroom and how it fits within the Adobe Creative Cloud universe. You’ll learn how to maximize Lightroom’s potential by learning now to organize and edit your images. You’ll also learn how to share your work with the world using online galleries, portfolios, and more.

Topics Covered in this class:

  • Adding photos to Lightroom, backing them up and keeping them organized.
  • Editing your images quickly using Presets and Enhance.
  • Using the advanced photo editing features in Lightroom; the global and local adjustments.
  • Adding titles and captions to your images.
  • The many ways to share images from Lightroom; exporting, building online galleries, using Adobe Portfolio and Behance, and more.
  • How to share your images quickly on social media by exporting by using Adobe Spark.
  • Expanding your editing skills with the Discover and Share Edit features in Lightroom.
  • Lightroom and Lightroom Classic syncing.
  • Lightroom and Photoshop integration.


  • Beginner and Intermediate Photographers
  • Professional Photographers looking to streamline their workflow
  • Lightroom Classic users wanting to make the transition to Lightroom CC
  • Social Media Influencers who need to post frequent updates
  • Professional Photographers looking for ways to reach more clients
  • Photographers looking to learn new ways of editing their photos


Adobe Lightroom 2021
Adobe Photoshop 2021
Adobe Lightroom Classic 2021
Adobe Portfolio (web)
Adobe Behance (web)
Adobe Spark (iOS, web)


Mark Wallace is a photographer based in the United States. Best known for his web-based video series Digital Photography One on One and Exploring Photography sponsored by Adorama.

Millions of people have watched Mark’s videos on YouTube, and the numbers continue to grow. Mark has a strong social media following on Facebook and Twitter, where he spends time interacting with viewers and workshop attendees.

In 2014, Mark left the United States to embark on a 2-year worldwide adventure. He visited 28 countries and captured thousands of unique photographs across the globe.

In 2016 Mark decided to give up planes, trains, and automobiles and is now exploring the world on his motorcycle.

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Susan H

What a great class! I've started & stopped a few Lightroom classes up until now, but generally gotten bored, confused or felt I needed to step away to learn something else like Adobe Bridge first. Mark is a great instructor, engaging, specific & very clear with his explanations. I finally feel confident to play in Lightroom instead of feeling constantly overwhelmed by what I don't know!! Awesome! Thank you, Mark, you've also inspired me to dream about travelling again now the world is opening back up :)

Glenn Pierce

Excellent fundamentals course on Lightroom! I really enjoyed Mark's teaching style which is easy to follow and very relaxed :-)