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Folder and Album Creation

Lesson 5 from: Lightroom CC: Organizing Your Digital Photo Life

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

5. Folder and Album Creation

Next Lesson: Image Selection


Class Trailer

Class Introduction


Creative Cloud Construct


Lightroom Classic vs. Lightroom CC


Importing and Organization


Folder and Album Creation


Image Selection


Connectivity and Data


Finding Images in Lightroom CC


Lesson Info

Folder and Album Creation

So we've already shown you how to work with the photos on import right after you get em'. So I clicked on, the last time I imported something and I started moving stuff around. But also realize that there's a lot of organizational structure that can happen in here. That's not just make a album and put it in there. But you also have the ability to create folders. So notice that I created a folder here called Family Photos. So I can open that up by hitting that little triangle and I've got a series of family photo albums within a folder. So inside of there I can simply go grab that personal history and drag it into there, and now I'm organizing myself a little bit better. So I don't have to go stroll through a whole bunch of different options I can just organize those into Family Photos. And then when I want to look at family photo stuff it's all right there. Also, I can create and the way to create a folder is just simply click on that same plus and hit, Create Folder. And I'm gonna nam...

e this, Portfolios and hit create. So now I've got a folder called, Portfolios so then I can take my portfolio work and put it inside that folder. And I can take my drone stuff and put it in the portfolio, and I can put these two in there. And now all I have left is my CreativeLive stuff that I've been collecting right here. So those are all of my ones that I've haven't organized but you can see how we can get really organized and collapses so that we're really just work on the, I wanna work on these or I wanna work on those. So if you use the albums I would highly suggest that you use album folders to make sure that you are organizing your stuff in a way that you can find them easily. There's nothing worst than trying to look for a photograph and you're scrolling around and hunting and looking, and hunting and looking, and right? That's really quite difficult to do. So we don't want to do that. So we're going to organize ourselves this way instead. Okay? Alright, so again you have the ability to look at all of your photos at the same time. You can look at just recently added photos and you can see like these stuff on Friday. Stuff two hours ago ecetara, and then you can also see em' by date so you can say, Ah I wanna look at everything from say 2016, and so then that's all of my stuff from 2016. Okay? So that is how we organize. It's very, very simple inside of Lightroom. Now, there are other ways to start organizing your photos and that is through, stars and flags and things like that.

Class Materials

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Lightroom® CC Ecosystem PDF
Film Presets

Ratings and Reviews


This class blew my mind! As a full-time professional photographer, with a very complicated workflow (that is next to impossible to explain to my assistant) I cannot express how essential this class is to overhauling and simplifying my workflow. I am so excited to finally be able to split my workflow between multiple laptops and work stations WITHOUT having to build a server at my studio. I love that I now have a framework to start building a new organizational and backup system that I can easily train others on, and mobilize quickly. With all of the changes and improvements that Adobe is bringing to Lightroom CC & Classic, this class is integral to understanding and utilizing the program to its fullest potential! Jared Platt is a wonderful teacher and this class especially is perfect for novices and seasoned professionals alike!

a Creativelive Student

I was lucky enough to participate in-studio for this class. Jared is a great presenter and broke down the complicated Lightroom CC vs. Lightroom Classic changes. His conversational style of presenting kept things interesting and participants involved. This course was much more than just learning what the programs do. Jared walked through sample workflows to show when and why you would use the multitude of sliders and editing tools within the program. The course is worth every penny! Topics will remain pertinent well after newer versions of Lightroom CC and Classic are released.


I won't be able to watch all of this, but I purchased it anyway. Jared's ability to address the technical as well as the artistic aspects of Lightroom is unparalleled. He is one of my preferred presenters, especially for Lightroom. I especially appreciate how he has clarified the differences among the versions of Lightroom that are available. Thank you Jared!

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