Posts tagged "Metadata"

April 6, 2011

LR3 – Keywords – Auto Complete

While I love the ability to start typing in a keyword and have Lightroom complete it for me, not everyone seems to be of the same opinion. To turn off the “Auto Complete” keyword suggestions, select Catalog Settings > Metadata and uncheck the option “Offer suggestions from recently entered values”.  Note that you can also Clear All Suggestions List at any time.


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February 10, 2011

LR3 -Creating Color Label Sets

In Lightroom you can create as many different Color Label sets as needed for different photo shoots (Metadata > Color Label Set). However you should know that as you change sets, images marked with labels from other sets will appear white.

To find images with labels from other sets, use the Metadata option in the Filter bar (in the grid view in the Library module) to quickly search on different labels applied to images from different sets.  You can also see what Label is applied to each image in the Metadata panel.

One word of caution, if you wish to maintain compatibility with labels in Adobe Bridge use the same names in each application.

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February 9, 2011

LR3 -Assigning Color Labels

Use the numeric keys 6-9 to apply color labels.

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February 8, 2011

LR3 -Assigning Star Ratings

Use the numeric keys 1-5 to apply star ratings and the“[“ and “]”  to increase/decrease star ratings.

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February 7, 2011

LR3 – Assigning Flags

Use the following shortcuts when working with Flags:

•  “X” applies reject

•  ”U”  unflags

•  ”P” or “~” flags

•  Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + up/down arrow increases/decreases flag status.

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January 7, 2011

LR3 – Auto Stack by Capture Time

In the Library module, choose Photo > Stacking> Auto Stack by Capture Time and use the slider to set the amount of time between stacks. Lightroom will automatically stack the images in the folder based on the range selected.

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January 6, 2011

LR3 – Stacking Photographs

Stacking photographs can be helpful when you only wish to display the best of several similar frames in the Library while hiding the others (as if stacking images on a light table for those of us old enough to remember shooting chromes). In Grid view, select the range of photos, then choose Photo > Stacking > Group into Stack or Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + G. A small icon is displayed in the upper left of the photograph’s thumbnail in Grid view displaying number of stacked images.

Some additional stacking shortcuts:

• Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Shift + G will unstack images.

• Tap “S” will show/hide the images in the stack.

• Shift + { or } moves an image up or down in the stack.

• Shift + S moves an image to the top of the stack.

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December 30, 2010

LR3 – Overlay Photo Information

Tapping the “I” key cycles between 2 different information overlays (or no display) in Loupe View in both the Library and Develop module as well as displays one overlay in the Print module.  Control what information is displayed using the View > View Options menu’s in the corresponding modules).

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July 8, 2008

Video Tutorial – Working with Lightroom and Adobe Bridge

In this video tutorial (Working with Lightroom and Adobe Bridge), Julieanne Kost demonstrates the push and pull of metadata to allow Lightroom and Bridge to work together so that your photographs appear the same in both applications.

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