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Lightroom Classic: Bonus - Cloud Files Location

Lesson 15 from: The Streamlined Lightroom Workflow

Jared Platt

Lightroom Classic: Bonus - Cloud Files Location

Lesson 15 from: The Streamlined Lightroom Workflow

Jared Platt

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15. Lightroom Classic: Bonus - Cloud Files Location

<b>Just a little information about the location of your cloud delivered images in Lightroom Classic.&#160; You probably have no idea where to find them&#8230; well, you are about to learn.</b>


Class Trailer



Lightroom Ecosystem Overview


Lightroom Ecosystem Image Delivery Details


Lightroom Introductions


Lightroom Application Names


Lightroom Classic Getting Started


Lightroom Classic: Importing


Lightroom Classic: Selecting


Lightroom Classic: Organizing Images


Lightroom Classic: Adjusting Images


Lightroom Classic: Cleaning Up


Lightroom Classic: Sharing Images


Lightroom Classic: Archiving Images


Lightroom Classic: Workflow Review


Lightroom Classic: Bonus - Cloud Files Location


Lightroom Classic: Bonus - Fixing Synchronization Errors


Lightroom Classic: Cleaning Up the Cloud


Lightroom: Introduction


Lightroom: Importing Images


Lightroom: Browsing Images in Local Storage


Lightroom: Organizing Images


Lightroom: Copying Images to the Cloud


Lightroom: Adjusting Images


Lightroom: Masking


Lightroom: Making an AI Preset


Lightroom: Synchronizing Adjustments and Masks


Lightroom: Sorting and Finding Images


Lightroom: Sharing Images


Lightroom: Archiving Images


Lightroom: Workflow Review


Lightroom: Importing Presets and Profiles


Lightroom Mobile: Workflow Introduction


Lightroom Mobile: Settings


Lightroom Mobile: Overview


Lightroom Mobile: Albums, Collections, and the Cloud


Lightroom Mobile: Importing Local Images


Lightroom Mobile: Importing Images


Lightroom Mobile: Albums and Searching


Lightroom Mobile: Selecting Images


Lightroom Mobile: Organizing Images


Lightroom Mobile: Archiving


Lightroom Mobile: Editing Images


Lightroom Mobile: Editing Across the Cloud


Lightroom Mobile: Sharing Images


Lightroom Mobile: Finding the Best Photos Feature


Lightroom Mobile: Presets and Profiles


Lightroom Mobile: Workflow Review


Putting it All Together


Lesson Info

Lightroom Classic: Bonus - Cloud Files Location

1 So this is an issue 2 that I think is very important to cover 3 inside of our discussion of Lightroom Classic 4 and the workflow. 5 We talked about the idea that there are images 6 that we are sending up to the cloud, 7 and we've also talked about the idea 8 that if I were to put an image into, 9 say, Lightroom or Lightroom Web or Lightroom Mobile, 10 that those images would end up going to the cloud 11 and coming back down to Lightroom. 12 And when we talk about that subject 13 and kind of that, you know, lobbing images 14 from one to the next, we need to A, obviously know 15 where those images are coming to. 16 And so all of those images 17 are coming to one specific folder, 18 and that's really important. 19 But the other thing that's important to understand 20 is what you can do with that. 21 So we've talked about the idea 22 that the images that are coming down 23 are coming down to a very specific area, 24 and that area, of course, 25 is determined by your preferences. 26 And...

in your preferences, 27 if you go to the Lightroom sync tab here, 28 you see that they are coming down to this specific location. 29 So we've already established 30 that this is where all images are going to come. 31 They're gonna drop into a folder by that date. 32 But when we're dealing with something like that, 33 remember it's not just images 34 that you have put on a card from a camera 35 and you've plugged them into Lightroom 36 or Lightroom Mobile or Lightroom Web 37 because you weren't around your Lightroom Classic 38 or your computer, your desktop computer. 39 You're traveling and you wanna put stuff in 40 and you upload it 41 and it's coming down to Lightroom. 42 Obviously, that that happens. 43 And so when that happens, 44 and you can see that this is the folder 45 where everything is coming. 46 So everything is coming into this Lightroom catalog, 47 Lightroom Cloud files. 48 That's where I've told it. 49 But you see that there are some that came in, 50 but now they're zeroed out. 51 That's because I went into that folder 52 after I received those images, 53 and I moved them to the place that they need to go. 54 So if I'm doing a photo shoot 55 and I have images coming in, I want to go to this folder 56 and double check is there anything in that folder 57 that needs to move to another folder? 58 Now, usually you're doing everything on Lightroom, 59 or you're doing everything in Lightroom Classic, 60 or you're doing everything on your iPad in Lightroom Mobile. 61 So you're actually doing this in one place. 62 And so then when you come to Lightroom Classic, 63 it's just a matter of going to this folder, 64 grabbing everything from that folder 65 and putting it into the job folder 66 on your working hard drive inside of Lightroom Classic. 67 That's normal. 68 But there are some times 69 when I'm putting all of my images into Lightroom Classic 70 and so I have a folder that's already established. 71 So this is a photo shoot that I did 72 with my daughter and her friend. 73 They were just, it was a Halloween photo shoot. 74 These were their costumes. 75 So it's a pretty fun little photo shoot. 76 And so this is the entire photo shoot, 77 but I also had 78 some behind the scenes type photography 79 that I had taken with my iPhone. 80 And so when I used my iPhone 81 to take the behind the scenes shots, 82 I'm putting them into Lightroom right off the bat 83 because I have my Lightroom 84 and I'll talk about this in the last section 85 of this workshop where we talk about Lightroom Mobile. 86 But I have Lightroom Mobile set up 87 so that it's constantly receiving any photos 88 I take inside of my camera. 89 No matter what camera I use to take those photos, 90 they're automatically brought into Lightroom 91 and put into my Lightroom catalog and sent to the cloud. 92 And then conversely, or subsequently 93 sent down to Lightroom Classic. 94 So I take behind the scene photos with my iPhone 95 so that I can show people how I'm lighting the scene. 96 Those are going up to the cloud. 97 Then they're coming down from the cloud 98 into these folders that we talked about. 99 So they're coming down 100 into this Lightroom Cloud files folder. 101 So what I have to do 102 is as soon as I've put the images into Lightroom Classic, 103 which I did directly from the camera card, 104 and I put them into the computer and I imported 'em, 105 or I copied 'em onto the hard drive, 106 just like we've been explaining, 107 I import them into Lightroom. 108 I go through the process of selecting, 109 and I divide them up and I put them in a selects folder. 110 So we're kind of in the process of working on these images, 111 and I now want to find those behind the scenes photos. 112 So what I do is I go to the metadata on a photo 113 and I find out when this was taken, which was 10-21-23. 114 So just before Halloween. 115 So now I'm gonna go down to the Lightroom cloud files, 116 and I'm looking for that same date. 117 So I'm just looking for 10-21-23. 118 There we go. 119 So these are the photos that came in from my camera phone 120 from the iPhone. 121 And they went up to the cloud, they came down, 122 they're inside of this folder 123 because that's the date that they were shot. 124 So they drop down into this folder. 125 They are on my computer disc. 126 So they are on my phone, 127 but they're also on my iPad. 128 And they're also here in Lightroom Classic. 129 And consequently, they're actually over on in Lightroom 130 on my laptop as well, because they're everywhere. 131 So now what I'm gonna do 132 is I'm gonna highlight all of these images 133 and I'm gonna go back to that job 134 and I'm gonna right click the job itself 135 and I'm gonna click on create inside, 136 create a folder inside of that folder, 137 and I'm gonna call this internals, okay? 138 That's what I call behind the scenes stuff. 139 So anything that's just for me, not for my clients 140 is called internals. 141 That's just my term for it. 142 And I'm gonna tell it to include the selected photos 143 and hit create. 144 There. It just moved them. 145 And now this folder has nothing in it. 146 And that's how you get these folders that have zeros. 147 Because I go in after a photo shoot 148 and I make sure that I take all of the images 149 that are related to that photo shoot 150 that happened to be on some other device 151 that got uploaded to the cloud and brought down. 152 I make sure that folder comes into the correct place. 153 Now, sometimes you'll see that there are photos 154 that still exist there, so there's still a lot of photos 155 that exist in here that don't have a home necessarily, 156 and that's okay because it's just a repository 157 for photos that I took on my phone. 158 And every once in a while I'll go in 159 and just look and clean out the screenshots 160 and the pictures of things that I need to buy 161 or lists that I'm sending to my wife for, you know, 162 whatever she needs or like all that kind of stuff. 163 I'm just going and deleting that stuff 164 because it's not important. 165 But the stuff that comes in that's behind the scenes photos 166 or really cool photos that I took 167 while I was driving around, or, I talked about this earlier, 168 about things that I wanna use for location scouting, 169 all of that stuff, I just go in and find it 170 and I reroute it to the proper place. 171 So just organize that stuff 172 and put it in every once in a while. 173 You could do it once a month even. 174 Just go through and collect a few folders 175 and start putting 'em where they're supposed to be. 176 It's not a big deal if you don't go through it 177 and do it very often 178 because they will just stay right there 179 until you need them. 180 But it's always a good idea 181 after you finish a photo shoot 182 to make sure to go to that day in these folders 183 down in the Lightroom cloud folder, 184 just go to the day of the photo shoot, click on it, 185 see what's in there, 186 grab anything that's useful to the photo shoot 187 and throw it in the photo shoot. 188 Sometimes I actually take photos with my iPhone at a wedding 189 and when I do that, I need to go in and grab those images 190 and pull them in and adjust them and work on them 191 and put them into the flow 192 of all of the other wedding photos 193 so that the client doesn't even know the difference 194 between what was shot on my phone 195 and what was shot on my Canon camera. 196 And quite frankly, there's some pretty cool photos 197 that I've gotten from just using my phone 198 because it was the right camera 199 for the tool right at the moment, 200 or maybe it was at the end of the night 201 and I'd already packed up. 202 And so I was walking out and I saw something 203 and I took a picture with my phone because might as well. 204 So that's how I operate with my phone 205 or any kind of stuff 206 that's getting put into the system from a photo shoot. 207 I'm always checking that folder 208 to make sure that I don't have some stray image 209 that is part of this photo shoot that needs to go there. 210 So always remember that the, 211 well, always remember, first, the location 212 where you have chosen to put your cloud files. 213 So always remember where that is. 214 I highly suggest that you use this checkbox 215 that makes sub-folders based on the date. 216 And I highly suggest 217 using a reverse date naming structure 218 so that you can find it really easily. 219 That way, anytime you need to go find those images, 220 you know exactly where they are. 221 You can even see that I put a little green label on these 222 so that it's really easy to find it really quickly. 223 'Cause I always know it's just a green label ready to go. 224 So that's what I do with my behind the scene photos. 225 But also I don't really distinguish the difference 226 between a photo that was taken with a, you know, 227 professional camera, a point and shoot or my iPhone. 228 If they're great images, they're great images. 229 And so the best camera 230 is always the one that you have on you. 231 So use your phone 232 and put 'em in the circulation 233 with all of your other photos.

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Ratings and Reviews

Milena Marguenski

After giving up on Adobe long time ago (for apparent reasons). I decided to go back with my recent coming back to photography. I’ve been a heavy Photoshop user but never Lightroom’s. Since I signed up I was straggling to decide between the “new” Lightroom and Lightroom Classic. It was obvious LRC is more versatile but I loved the modern, cleaner look of the Lr. At the end I am a visual person :). Jared’s workshop made my decision easier and cleared up the question I asked Google repeatedly about managing Adobe cloud storage. A very comprehensive, easy to understand and fun course. Can’t wait to rearrange my 20+ years photo library. Thank you, Jared!


Jared Platt is the best educator when it comes to explaining how and when to use each program in the Lightroom ecosystem. He knows and explains extremely well the pros, cons, and tricks of using LrC, Lr, & LrMobile together. Most people teach each independently. Jared teaches in depth knowledge of how they interact --amazing!

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