When you create a file naming template, inserting tokens (such as Date, Image Name and Metadata), tells Lightroom to use that information (on a file-by-file basis) from the metadata of each individual file. If you prefer to enter your own information, either type it directly into the text entree box (this embeds it as part of the template), or add the Custom Text token (which will allow you to create a template which gives you the opportunity to enter custom text like a client name without having to edit the template).
Posts tagged "The Library Module"
In order to reorder images in the Library, view them in Grid view and then drag (in the thumbnail) and drop in order to reposition. This creates what’s called a Custom Sort order. However, Custom Sort orders depend on folder hierarchy. If a folder contains subfolders a custom sort order is not possible unless the option to “Include Items from Subfolders” is disabled (in which case you will only be able to see the photos in the targeted folder).
And don’t worry, you can still use the Sort option in the tool bar to sort by other means (like Capture Time and File Type) and when you return to the User Order, Lightroom will remember your Custom Sort Order.
If you want to reorder images that have subfolders (without moving them from their original folders), then select all of the images and create a Collection (not a Smart Collection – Custom Sort orders are not available for Smart Collections) and then reorder them in the collection.
• In the Lightroom 4 Beta, only the Facebook and Flickr plug-ins are installed in the Publish Services panel by default. However, a button has been added directly underneath them to easily “Find More Services Online”. Although it might seem like added work to have to install a plug-in, there is an advantage – if a plug-in is not baked into the application, it can be updated by the developer at any time.
• Publish Services (collections) can now include video.
• After making small changes to images (such as adding a keyword etc.) in Publish Services (collections), you may not want to republish the images, If you do not want to republish, simply select the images and Control -click (Mac) / Right Mouse -click (Win) and select “Mark as Up-To-Date”.
In the External Editing Preferences, you can now choose to “Stack with Original”. Or not. : )
To deselect all images and only select the one clicked on, click in the gray slidemount area around the photo’s thumbnail in Grid view. Click here for more information about Mastering the Mysterious Multi Select in Lightroom. This video was first published on 2011-02-08.
Command + R (Mac) | Control + R (Win) will display the selected image in the Finder (Mac) | Explorer (Win). Note, this will only work when a single image is selected.
Option -click (Mac) | Alt -click (Win) on the disclosure triangle next to the folder name (in the Folder panel) to expand all subfolders within that folder.
If you prefer to show a small, square color label in Grid view (instead of tinting the image thumbnail’s frame), uncheck the option to “Tint grid cells with label colors” and check to “Include color label” in the Expanded Cell Extras under View > View Options (Command + J (Mac) | Control + J (Win)).
• Command + Shift + H (Mac) | Control + Shift + H in the Grid view (in the Library module) will toggle the Cell Extras on and off.
• Command + J (Mac) | Control + J (Win) displays the View Options (where you can select what “extras” you want to have displayed).
Command (Mac) | Control (Win) -clicking a Flag or Color Rating attribute in the Filter bar will select images tagged with that filter (it actually selects them, it doesn’t filter them). For example, Command (Mac) | Control (Win) -clicking the red label attribute selects any images with the red filter (yet does not filter the folder/collection etc.).
The Refine Photos command – Command + Option + R (Mac) | Control + Alt + R (Win), will demote Unflagged images to Rejects and Flagged images to Unflagged. Images that already had the Reject flag applied remain as “Rejects”. Note: the Refine Photos command applies to ALL of the images in a folder/collection, not only the selected images.
I find this to be an excellent way to demote the status of an entire shoot when I have been a bit too generous with my first pass of flags…
• Command + F (Mac) | Control + F (Win) displays the Filter bar and highlights the text attribute so that you can quickly search.
• Command + L (Mac) | Control + L (Win) toggle filters on and off. The difference is that this shortcut takes you to the last filter used, not necessarily the text filters.
And don’t forget, you can always filter upon multiple items by Shift -clicking on multiple parameters (such as dates or file types).
In this quick tip (How to add Metadata After Importing Files), Julieanne shows how to add presets/templates using the Metadata panel.
In the Library module, holding the Option (Mac) | Alt (Win) key toggles the Import and Export buttons (at the bottom of the panels) to “Import Catalog” and “Export Catalog”.
There are several shortcuts that can help when working with keywords in Lightroom:
• Command + K (Mac) | Control + K (Win) will highlight the Keyword text entry field.
• Command + Shift + K (Mac) | Control + Shift + K will highlight the larger, Applied Keyword box above it.
In addition, the Painter tool can be “loaded” with a keyword(s):
• Command + Option + Shift + K (Mac) | Control + Alt + Shift + K (Win) will display the Set Keyword Shortcuts dialog box where you can set the Painters tool’s keyword. Then, with the Painter tool, simply click on any image in the Grid view to apply that keyword. Click-drag across multiple images to apply the keyword to several images.
• If the painter tool is set to apply keywords, Shift + K will remove the Painter tool’s keyword from the image.
Finally, Option + 1-9 (Mac) | Alt + 1-9 (Win) applies keywords from a keyword set when using the number pad on an extended keyboard. Holding the Option + (Mac) | Alt (Win) key displays the numeric shortcuts next to the Keyword Set so that you can see which number will apply what keyword.