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Lightroom Classic: Selecting

Lesson 8 from: The Streamlined Lightroom Workflow

Jared Platt

Lightroom Classic: Selecting

Lesson 8 from: The Streamlined Lightroom Workflow

Jared Platt

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8. Lightroom Classic: Selecting

<b>In this lesson you will learn all about selecting your images in Lightroom Classic.&#160; Not only will you learn some speed techniques, but you will learn a number of tools to help you move along in your selection process.</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: Selecting

1 Okay, it's time to select our images, 2 we are going to use what's called the survey mode. 3 And if you look down right below the grid 4 in the library module, you will find a set of 5 viewing options. 6 There's grid, there is a one up view, which is called 7 the loop. 8 You have a comparison mode that allows you to see 9 an X and a Y, so basically it lets you compare two images 10 at a time. 11 And then there's a survey mode which allows you to see 12 a group of images like this and then there's a people mode 13 that allows you to see groups of people. 14 It's an AI thing that looks, it's not AI really, 15 it's facial recognition, but it's really poor. 16 It's not very good, it's old school. 17 So if you want facial recognition, go to Lightroom 18 or go to Lightroom Web or go to Lightroom Mobile, 19 but don't go to Lightroom Classic for your 20 facial recognition, it's pretty poor. 21 Okay, so I'm going to use survey mode and the reason 22 I'm gonna use survey mode is it allows me...

to see 23 images fairly large. 24 So the first thing I have to do is get rid of my left panel 25 and my right panel, but before I get rid of 'em, 26 I want you to go to the right hand side and make sure 27 that your auto sync is not on. 28 So right now autos sync is on, and if I leave it on, 29 if I hit pick on one image, so say I like this image 30 and I pick it, it's gonna pick all of the other images, 31 see that? 32 So it just picked everything. 33 So I don't want it to do that, so I have to go in 34 and turn auto sync off. 35 So now if I click on this and pick it, 36 only the one image gets picked and none of the others 37 get picked. 38 So now that I've turned autosync off, I'm gonna hit the 39 tab key to get rid of the side panels and that allows me 40 to see the images a little bit bigger and more of them, 41 but I'm gonna actually choose four or five at a time, 42 because then I can actually see them. 43 And I'm just gonna go through it and use the tilde key 44 for pick. 45 And you can actually use P for pick, but it's over 46 on the far right hand side of the keyboard. 47 And so instead, I'm actually gonna use the tilde key here. 48 Yep, there it is. 49 So I'm gonna use the tilde key here, and then I'm gonna use 50 one, two, three, four, five for stars. 51 And I'm gonna use the Z key to zoom in and I'm gonna use 52 the X key to reject images. 53 So those are pretty much the only keys that I need to use. 54 Now I'm a big fan of using a keyboard shortcut replicator. 55 So if you have some kind of a gaming tool that does that, 56 if you have a mouse where you can program certain buttons, 57 even if you have a tablet, so the walk 'em tablet here, 58 those buttons can all be programmed to push buttons as well. 59 So I can program any of these buttons to be the pick key, 60 the X key, the one key, the two key, the three key, 61 I can program this. 62 I can also program what's called a shuttle pro two, 63 it's made for video editing, it's really great. 64 But I made a rule in this workshop, in this series 65 of workshops about Lightroom that I wouldn't use 66 anything that wasn't just part of your computer, 67 simply because I wanted to make this very accessible 68 to everybody. 69 So I'm going to use the keyboard, even though 70 I have a shortcut replicator that I use all the time 71 here I go, I'm putting, all I need is one hand 72 on the keyboard and one hand on the mouse. 73 And I'm gonna fly through these images and find the ones 74 that I'm interested in. 75 So I'm just looking at all of them in comparison 76 to each other and I think this one is the winning one 77 that I'm looking at currently. 78 So all I have to do now is zoom in, make sure that 79 it's sharp, it is, and I'm gonna pick it, then I'm 80 gonna click the next image in the line. 81 I'm gonna hit the shift key and grab the next five images 82 and I kind of like that kind of half smile 83 that I've got going on there, but maybe not, 84 I like this one better. 85 So you see how by comparing these, I'm able to really 86 get a good grasp of which one's the best. 87 Whereas if I was going one by one, if I was doing this 88 and going back and forth, then yes, I can see this one 89 in comparison to this one, but I can't see this one 90 in comparison to that one, because they're not side by side 91 and so the better way to do it is in the survey mode, 92 which is the N key. 93 G is for grid. 94 So that's G, N is for survey, E is for loop, 95 and Z is for zoom. 96 Okay, so I'm in the survey mode and N key, 97 and I've chosen this one. 98 I wanna see this one in comparison to the other one, 99 so I'm gonna click on it and that highlights down 100 in the film strip and I'm going to then shift click 101 to the next set of images that look alike. 102 So I'm just kind of, you know eyeballing what they look like 103 small, and it's really just these, well, these five 104 will work, so I'm gonna click on five again 105 and now I get to see what they look like in comparison. 106 Don't like my hand there, don't like my hand there, 107 don't like my hand there, I don't like any of those, 108 so I'm just gonna skip 'em, go on to the next set. 109 So you see how I didn't even choose any there. 110 If you have a set of images in front of you and none of them 111 strike, you just move on, you don't have to choose 112 one thing every time a set of images comes in front of you. 113 So be very judicious about images, make sure that you're not 114 choosing images just because you think you're supposed 115 to choose images, only choose the very best. 116 So now I'm looking at these, I still don't like this one 117 over here, but I like this kind of pose and I think that 118 really it's probably this one. 119 So I'm gonna zoom in and make sure that that's sharp, 120 it's a little bit softer than I like. 121 And so maybe not that one, maybe I'll choose this one 122 instead, that one's better. 123 Something's weird on this color, but the image itself 124 is not too bad, so now I want to compare just these two. 125 So I'm gonna click on this one and shift, click 126 to the one before it and watch, the other ones 127 will disappear. 128 So now I get to see the difference and I think 129 I still like this one, so I'm gonna abandon the other one, 130 so now I click on that one and shift, click to the next set. 131 And let's see, I like none of them. 132 Okay, and then I'm gonna click on the next one 133 and shift, click to the next one. 134 Too much side, too much side. 135 Not really happy about any of those either 136 and the last ones here, I like that one a little bit, 137 I like the closed hand a little bit more, 138 I think I like this one, so I'm gonna zoom in, 139 that one's a little softer than I like too. 140 So maybe we will, oh, and by the way, if I have four images, 141 and I don't want to see this one, but I wanna see these 142 two closer to each other. 143 If I hold the command key down, I can actually remove 144 that image just by clicking it. 145 It didn't delete it or anything, it just removed it 146 from the selection, so now I can see the two 147 of these images. 148 And I really, this one looks pretty good, 149 so I'm gonna, that looks good, so I'm gonna pick that one. 150 All right and I think that of all of the images, 151 I think this is one of my favorites. 152 So I'm gonna click a one star there, and then I can actually 153 click the filter here. 154 So if you look right here, just above the film strip, 155 there's a filter. 156 And if you don't see that filter, go here to this dropdown 157 and choose like flagged as a filter and then it will 158 show up here. 159 So there's my images that I've chosen, and I can then 160 highlight all of those images and now I have 161 my four favorite images in front of me, and I can get 162 a good idea. 163 Okay, so this one is no longer my favorite, 164 I like this one better than this one and so I'm gonna 165 give this one a two star. 166 And between this one and this one, I like this one 167 and so I'm gonna give this one a two star. 168 This one's just got a one star, this one's got zero stars. 169 And so there's my picks, there's my stars. 170 And so if I want to filter even higher, just click 171 on two stars and above, these are my two favorite images. 172 And so I'm going to choose, well, I'm gonna work on all 173 of them at the same time. 174 So let's just go back to all of our filtered images, 175 just our flagged images and go to the grid 176 and I'm gonna hit the tab key to bring the tabs back in, 177 'cause I want to start organizing now.

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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!

Chris Lang

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