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Lightroom Mobile: Albums, Collections, and the Cloud

Lesson 35 from: The Streamlined Lightroom Workflow

Jared Platt

Lightroom Mobile: Albums, Collections, and the Cloud

Lesson 35 from: The Streamlined Lightroom Workflow

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

35. Lightroom Mobile: Albums, Collections, and the Cloud

<b>Now it is time to discuss the elephant in the room.&#160; Why on earth did they change the names from collections to albums?&#160; Well, they did.&#160; In this lesson, you will learn how they interface with each other and how to best use them.</b>

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction

04:12
2

Lightroom Ecosystem Overview

07:30
3

Lightroom Ecosystem Image Delivery Details

09:21
4

Lightroom Introductions

04:03
5

Lightroom Application Names

02:33
6

Lightroom Classic Getting Started

09:11
7

Lightroom Classic: Importing

19:42
8

Lightroom Classic: Selecting

09:28
9

Lightroom Classic: Organizing Images

14:05
10

Lightroom Classic: Adjusting Images

09:19
11

Lightroom Classic: Cleaning Up

04:34
12

Lightroom Classic: Sharing Images

22:08
13

Lightroom Classic: Archiving Images

17:21
14

Lightroom Classic: Workflow Review

06:34
15

Lightroom Classic: Bonus - Cloud Files Location

11:16
16

Lightroom Classic: Bonus - Fixing Synchronization Errors

06:24
17

Lightroom Classic: Cleaning Up the Cloud

14:18
18

Lightroom: Introduction

07:20
19

Lightroom: Importing Images

03:38
20

Lightroom: Browsing Images in Local Storage

11:53
21

Lightroom: Organizing Images

06:20
22

Lightroom: Copying Images to the Cloud

22:45
23

Lightroom: Adjusting Images

07:12
24

Lightroom: Masking

03:17
25

Lightroom: Making an AI Preset

02:40
26

Lightroom: Synchronizing Adjustments and Masks

07:07
27

Lightroom: Sorting and Finding Images

14:13
28

Lightroom: Sharing Images

14:26
29

Lightroom: Archiving Images

11:31
30

Lightroom: Workflow Review

05:57
31

Lightroom: Importing Presets and Profiles

04:12
32

Lightroom Mobile: Workflow Introduction

10:22
33

Lightroom Mobile: Settings

08:56
34

Lightroom Mobile: Overview

01:50
35

Lightroom Mobile: Albums, Collections, and the Cloud

05:07
36

Lightroom Mobile: Importing Local Images

05:39
37

Lightroom Mobile: Importing Images

11:59
38

Lightroom Mobile: Albums and Searching

04:34
39

Lightroom Mobile: Selecting Images

06:12
40

Lightroom Mobile: Organizing Images

05:34
41

Lightroom Mobile: Archiving

11:06
42

Lightroom Mobile: Editing Images

11:36
43

Lightroom Mobile: Editing Across the Cloud

09:19
44

Lightroom Mobile: Sharing Images

14:46
45

Lightroom Mobile: Finding the Best Photos Feature

04:41
46

Lightroom Mobile: Presets and Profiles

12:44
47

Lightroom Mobile: Workflow Review

02:42
48

Putting it All Together

10:25

Lesson Info

Lightroom Mobile: Albums, Collections, and the Cloud

1 Then you have all of your albums. 2 And this is, remember, 3 albums and collections are the same things. 4 So whatever collections you create 5 inside of Lightroom Classic, 6 if you tie them to the cloud 7 by turning them on and synchronizing them with Lightroom, 8 those Lightroom collections 9 go up into the cloud as albums. 10 And so you're looking at these albums here. 11 As you look through the albums, 12 you're gonna notice something, 13 especially when you start working on this workflow. 14 And this is really important. 15 Albums and collections do not pair up perfectly. 16 Now, if I name an album Album X, 17 then the collection that's a result, 18 that comes down is going to be Collection X. 19 So it's gonna be, 20 if the name of it is X, 21 it's gonna be X and X. 22 There's no difference in the naming. 23 There's no difference in the photos 24 that are in that collection or album. 25 So they're perfectly paired that way. 26 But what they're not perfectly paired with 27 is w...

here they are. 28 So when I create one of these album folders here, 29 like, for instance, in our educational collection, 30 and then if I go to our Lightroom workflow collection, 31 all of these albums 32 that I've put into this collection 33 are here because I did it inside of either Lightroom mobile, 34 Lightroom on my laptop or Lightroom web. 35 So I moved things around 36 and I created this folder of albums 37 inside of the new version of Lightroom. 38 But if I go to Lightroom Classic, 39 I will not see the same folder and collection structure. 40 So any collections that I'm making here 41 inside of the new version of Lightroom 42 ends up coming down into that spot 43 where I showed you inside of Lightroom Classic, 44 where the collections are coming down 45 into the from Lightroom mobile collection set. 46 So that folder in Lightroom Classic 47 is different than all of the folders 48 here inside of Lightroom. 49 And it doesn't make any sense that that's the case. 50 So don't try and explain it. 51 Don't ask why. 52 It's literally just 53 because they did not program it right, period. 54 At least from my opinion. 55 If I put a folder full of albums into Lightroom, 56 Lightroom Classic should show up 57 with the same folder and the same albums in it. 58 What happens right now is you have a bunch of albums 59 and they go to both places. 60 Lightroom Classic and Lightroom both have the same albums. 61 Lightroom mobile has the same albums. 62 But only the Lightroom, 63 the new version of Lightroom, 64 whether it's web, 65 mobile or the regular version of Lightroom, 66 those all have perfect parity 67 when it comes to albums and collection, 68 or albums and the album folders. 69 Perfect parity. 70 You move something around, 71 you move an album to a different folder, 72 it will move in all places. 73 But on Lightroom Classic, it doesn't. 74 So what I have to do before a workshop 75 is I organize things in both places. 76 So my folder in Classic 77 and my folder in Lightroom 78 on my mobile device and on my laptop, 79 they have to be the same. 80 So I drag all of the albums and collections 81 into the proper folder 82 so that I can go back and forth. 83 And remember that whatever I do 84 to the albums inside of Lightroom or Lightroom mobile, 85 those change over in Lightroom Classic. 86 So the two collections, 87 or the collection in the album are talking perfectly. 88 They just happen to be independent 89 by organizational standards as to where they are. 90 So I know we talked about that earlier in Classic, 91 but I can't overemphasize the importance 92 of that, in my estimation, a glitch 93 or a lack of a feature inside of the Lightroom ecosystem. 94 And again, go to the Lightroom forums and shout about it 95 because the more people that shout about that, 96 the better off we'll be. 97 If you want to structure things the same 98 in Lightroom and Lightroom Classic, 99 you have to do it yourself. 100 But if you want to structure them differently, 101 then there's a bonus 102 in the fact that they have not made them a perfect parity. 103 So that's just the way it is. 104 So you just need to understand that.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

Adaptive_JP_LR_Presets.zip
Lightroom_Ecosystem_2024.pdf
Photo_Examples_-_Jared_Platt_-_Streamlined_Lightroom_Ecosystem.zip
Artist_Profile_Collection_by_Jared_Platt.zip

Ratings and Reviews

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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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