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Adobe Lightroom: Library Workflow For Effective Organization

teacher avatar Jay (Trxlation), Photographer

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9 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Importing

    • 3. Making Initial Selects

    • 4. Narrowing Down Selects

    • 5. Searching For Photos

    • 6. Folder Organization

    • 7. Publish Services

    • 8. Class Project

    • 9. Final Thoughts

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Lightroom is not only a great software for editing photos, but it's also a great software for organizing photos. This class shows and walks students through all the different tools that Lightroom offers to organize photos. Most photographers shoot thousands of photos each year, and that can make it very hard to find old photos later down the road. By following the advice given in this class, students will have no problem looking up old photos in the future. Not only will students learn about organizing photos, but they'll also learn how to do it fast and efficiently.

This class is geared toward photographers that have a general idea of how to use Lightroom but are looking to expand their knowledge.

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Jay (Trxlation)



Going by the artist name Trxlation, I'm a published, award winning photographer living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I specialize in portraits, landscape, and product photography. I've worked with brands like Google, Spotify, Coca-Cola, and more. My first taste of art was in 2012 when I started drawing- from there I progressed into photography. My goal with photography is to show people how I see the world. My vision is like a foreign language to others and my photography is the translation.

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1. Introduction: Hey, guys, Jay. Here. Awesome new districts. Elation and welcome to my class on library workflow in light room In this class, I'm going to break down the entire library module and light room and show you my work flow . After a photo shoot, I'm gonna show you how I sort through all my photos, narrow them down, make my selects and make my edits Organized them, changed metadata, add key wording and do all kinds of stuff like that. White Room isn't just a great software for editing photos, but it's a great software for storing and organizing photos. So in this class, I'm going to show you how you can work with your files That way, in the future, it's gonna be super easy for you to find them. This might be through key wording Flagging rating, color coding. We have lots of different options here in like I'm also going to go over folders, smart collections and published services, which is a great tool in white room. But then I think a lot of people aren't taking advantage of as a photographer, whether professional or amateur, you're probably shooting a lot of photos having a nice, refined workflow in light room is key because it means you can sort through lots of photos really fast and move on to the develop module because that's where the real fun begins. Are you ready to perfect your workflow in the library module of light room? If so, let's jump right into this class. 2. Importing: here We are in light room now, and I have my SD card after doing a photo shoot. So we're gonna go ahead, put this in the computer and import files. I'm going to go ahead and come down here to the bottom left corner, Click Import, and this is going to open the import dialog and white room. So this class is focusing on working in the library in light room. But to get our photos in there, we first have to import them. And light room does give us some tools over here on the right to go ahead and speed up the workflow. So there's less work we have to do in the library. So I'm just gonna quickly go over what we have here on the right side of the screen. Under file handling, we have built previews. We can choose what size we want to do there. We can also build smart previews. These are going to basically create smaller copies of your files that you could keep on. Say, your laptop. That way, if you unplug from your main drive, you can still carry those files with you and work with them later. And then later connect back to your main working drive and update everything. It's kind of getting a little off topic, but we have the option there in case we want to save time. And go ahead and make those. Now I have this box checked right here. This is so we don't import duplicate files. We don't really want to do that because that wouldn't make any sense. And it would get kind of confusing when you have duplicate files in your catalog. So I suggest leaving that box checked all the time. We could make a second copy to another place if we want Teoh, I'm not going to do that. We can also add to a collection will go over collections later, but we're gonna leave that unchecked right now. We also have filed renaming right here, and we can check this box to rename our files and then we can choose how we want them to be named. I'm not going to change the file names right now. I'm okay with how they are, but we do have the option to change them here. And of course, we can also adjust our extensions here and it's going to show you a sample of what your file name will look like. I'm not going to make any changes right now, though, and then apply during import. This is going to allow you to apply. Develop module settings like presets during import. So if you're someone that works with presets, you can go ahead and apply them as you're importing the photos. That's gonna save you a lot of time. We also have meditator right here. You can make some changes to that and hit new right there. And then you can see it brings up this list where you can change a lot of things while importing. You can also do all of this later in library if you feel like doing that. But, you know, it can be nice to go ahead and change everything. Here. You can set your rating. You can set your copy name, you can put camera, and though you can put copyright info in here, there's lots of fields to fill out. Go and look at that for yourself and see if it's something you want to use. We can also apply keywords right here, which is nice, because that will of course, save us time. So for this, you know I can do mountains, and you're gonna separate your keywords with a comma. You can see nature popped up. That works as well taken outdoors. I can put Woods. Um, I'll probably put landscape, I guess. Okay, so we just entered that we're gonna have those beat keywords for now. We can add some more later if we need to. And then destination right here. You can see this is automatically choosing a place to import these files. But that's not where I want my files to go. I want them to go under documents photos 2017 and then September because we shot these photos in September. That's my organization method with folders. I'll show you some of that later, but we're just going to save some time and go ahead and import the files exactly to where we want them to be. And that's pretty much it. So at this point, we're ready to import. All right, So these photos air starting to import, I'm going to go ahead and cut Teoh once they've finished importing. And then we'll get working from there. 3. Making Initial Selects: our photos are now done importing, so it's time to make our initial selects. I'm gonna go ahead and select this photo to open up, and we're going to start moving through these. But before we start, you'll see that my bottom toolbar right here shows a lot of different options. And I would suggest that you have it show at least in most of these options, because we're gonna be going over some of these in this class. So what you can do is click this era right here, and then you'll see all these options and you can check them or unchecked them. So, like rotate uncheck that that went away. But I can bring it back by checking it. So when you're in light room, make sure you have these options here, you're gonna at least one flagging, starring cooperating, rotating, and you might want the grid over way. Those were the ones that I would suggest having at least so with that being said, let's go ahead and start moving through these photos, and before we start doing that, we kind of have to think about the big picture of our workflow. We have to think about how we're going to be working through these files, what I do, and you don't have to do it this way. But this is kind of what I have found to be the most effective and efficient is all kind of work through files in certain layers. So the first layer is just selecting files that I think I might want to work with. It's just sorting out the actual bad photos and just getting any good photos that I see. They don't have to be really good, not perfect. I'm just trying to quickly move through things and select photos I want to be working with . That way I could just get rid of kind of the stuff I'm not even going to mess with. It was just out of my way. After making my initial selects will move on and narrow those down even more so we'll start getting more selective with picking photos will move Mawr out of the way and I feel like doing this is most efficient because you know the first time you go through to make your selects, you're not worried too much about the photos. You're just trying to get the stuff that's decent, you know? So you're just gonna be moving through really quickly. And once you do that, you're gonna have narrowed down your photos so much already, and that's just going to allow you to speed up your work form or when you decide you want to get more specific. If you were to go ahead and start being specific in selecting your photos, it's probably going to take you longer because you'll be, you know, moving through all of these photos really fast. And then you'll stop on one photo, spend a lot of time there, then jump back and forth. It's not the most refined process, and by selecting our photos in layers, kind of, I find it to be the most efficient. So keep that in mind when you're making your selects. Where here. We're making our initial selects by flagging. We're not too worried about the photos that were selecting right now. What I plan to do is just move through all these photos and select the ones that are used. But we're not worrying a ton about the quality of the photos. We're gonna narrow things down later, but right now we're making our initial selects. So we just want toe save this stuff that we think we could be working with in the future. When we find a photo that we want to save, for example, I like this one. We're going to flag it. We have two options with flagging weaken flag as a reject or weaken flag as a pick. So this right here would be a reject for me so I can go ahead and mark that as a reject. And then I could use the arrow keys to move onto the next photo select. That is a pick. If I like it, move on. But you know that's not the fastest workflow. What I can do to make this process a little more efficient is turn on caps walk. And what that's going to do in light room is turn on auto advance. And that means once we make a rating to a photo, it's going to automatically move on to the next file. So this photo, for example, here what say go ahead and flag, that is a pick. You could see it moved onto the next one. Now I think I actually preferred this one better because the composition was better. But our flag that as a pick I can move back here flagged as a reject is continuing to move on off like that is a pick. We're gonna find that as a reject reject. Right now, I think I have about 180 photos that I need to be working through. That's gonna take wild, but I think you get the idea of what I'm doing. So gonna go ahead and just skip ahead until I have everything selected. I finished making our initial selects and you can see we have all of her files right here Since we were using flagging to select as a pick or reject, You can see that light room has put kind of a gray filter over all over rejects. This is nice because it allows us to just quickly scrolled through here and see the files that we've selected to later work with. However, of course, we can narrow this view down a bit more by simply coming down here. Or you can also do the same thing up here. Just clicking the flag icon with a check mark. We have several options here. You can click the flag with an X, which is going to bring up all of your rejects. You can select the flag that kind of has a dotted line forming it. That's going Teoh show you all of your files that have no flagging applied to them all. And you can also stack these on top of each other like you see, right now I have our rejects and picks. I'm gonna set this where it just shows the files that we selected. So that narrows our view down a lot. And from here we can start making more changes. So let's say I wanted to apply some more specific keywords. Teoh some of these files. What I'm able to do is, let's say we want to select thes three photos right here. I can select this one and then hold down, shift and select the last one, and it's going to select all three of those files from there. I can come over here and add some more keywords, so I might dio macro, I don't even currently own a Mac Roland's, but it's kind of a close up photo, so, you know, Macro might be inappropriate keyword for that Let's say I wanted to do clouds. I can select this photo and then you can see these. Unlike the butterflies, they're not grouped together. So what I'm going to do instead of holding no shift because that would select photos. I don't want to. What I can do is hold down, command and individually select the files here. I'm gonna dio clouds as a key word here. And just like that, we have clouds applied as more specific keywords to these files. So I've gotten more specific with the key wording. Now, now that we've gone ahead and made our initial selects, we've added more specific keywords. I think we can go ahead and move on and start narrowing these down even more. 4. Narrowing Down Selects: Now it's time to narrow down our selects. So minute, open up this photo right here and we're going to start moving through these. So the first step to narrowing down your select even more is going to be buy rating them. You can see right here at the bottom of the screen. We have five stars and we can use the five star system to rate all of our photos. Now, generally, I just ray everything as five stars. I don't worry too much about the rating because I find that just slows my work flow down even more. Because then you know I'm like looking at my photos and judging them while I'm moving through trying to come up with the rating. That's not something I want to do. I just want to say Okay, yes, this is a good photo with keep moving. So I just use five stars to rate my photos. Now, what you can do is just click five stars, and also, if you want to undo that, you can just click five stars again. It will undo that, or you can use the numbers on your keyboard to apply rating. And then if you want to undo that, you can just hit zero. So what I'm gonna do is go ahead and write. This photo is five. Let's move on. Okay, so we have two versions of this photo right here. Now, just by looking at this, I can tell that this is probably the photo I want to go with, but I might want to compare these right next to each other and see what the differences are . So if you come down here to the bottom left hand corner, you'll see where we have our different view options. We have our grid view, which you know we can use to just overview all of our photos. We have the single view right there to just look at one photo at a time, and then you'll see this icon right here that has an X and A Y. If we click on that, then what we can do is start selecting one photo and then we can select another photo to compare it. So what I can do is have our select in our candidate. They could be right next to each other. And then as we zoom in, it will even zoom in at the same time over here. And if we don't want them to be zooming in together, we can hit the walk icon right here where it's unlocked. And then we're able to freely zoom about all of these photos without moving things right here. We can go ahead and set our ratings for our photos if we want. We can also adjust our flagging as well, or we can remove them right there. And it will move on to another photo where we can compare them. But we're just focused on comparing between these two photos, and I think I'm liking this one more. I kind of like with this one that you can see the tops of the trees. But in the way, this one's actually kind of more interesting because you're not able to see how high up the mountain the trees go. So I think I'm going to go with this one. We'll go ahead and select that as five stars will go back to our single foot of you and then we can move on from there. So this one, I'm going to select this five. And now that I see this one I'm deciding that I don't like this photo as much. So all I have to do is hit zero That's going to take the rating away, and then we can continue moving on here. I can see we have these two photos right here, and I prefer it. This one. So I'm gonna rate that is five and leave the other one without rating. I could rate it four stars if I wanted to. But again, I was telling you guys, I don't like worrying too much about the ratings. I just go with five stars. So we also have these two photos right here. They're kind of similar. I've referred this one. I don't like this one as much, but it's something I just grabbed when I was going through our initial selects. We have these two photos right here. These air also kind of similar. Um, I think I prefer this one, though. So again, we're just gonna rate that five stars leave this one unrated. Out. Here's this photo of my dog. I like it. I want to continue working with it later. Sobel rate as five stars. You have this landscape shot. I don't like it. that much. It's just kind of boring. Just going to leave it there without a rating. Then we have three butterfly photos minute. Zoom in here and see if it's in focus. I think it is, but it's a little dark. So what I could do when my photo is a bit too dark is I can come over here on the right where we have quick developed. And over here we have options where we can change exposure, clarity, vibrance and more. So I'm just going to increase the exposure a little bit there. That makes it easier for me to see, and I can see that it's in focus, so it will go ahead and give that one a five star rating. Looking back at these other ones, the lighting is kind of harsh in that on this one's way too dark. So again we can make that brighter. I don't like it as much, so continuing to move on. We have more photos here, Um, thes two. I think I like them both, so I'll just go ahead and write them both five stars Moving on. I don't like this photo as much. I like this one this could be a cool screensaver or something. Friends like that, um, this one don't like it as much. This is a cool photo with the clouds moving on. We have these photos kind of shot at the same location. I prefer this one. So we'll give it five stars. We have the other one with nothing. So we've got these photos selected. Now, let's go back to our grid view to just see what we've done. And if I want to narrow this down even more, you know, down here or also up here, I can go ahead and choose a rating in narrow things down even more So you can see we went from this to this, which is narrow things down a lot farther, and that's pretty nice, you know, again, if we wanted to, we can go back over these. We can add more specific keywords. Think I'm good right now, those So we're just gonna leave it at that. But we do have another option here in that is color ratings. So let's say we wanted to do all of our landscape photos green, for example. I could go ahead and select all of these these ones I'm not going to select because I don't there a little bit different. But once I've got all these selected, what I can do is actually hit eight. That's going to mark all of the's as green. You can see. You know, we were doing numbers for our ratings here with the stars. 135 and also 03 Move it. But once you go past five, then you start getting into colors. So six is red, seven is yellow, eight is green, nine is going to be blue. So, like if I had this one right down here, I can apply those colors. So what this does is when I'm looking at photos in their grid over way like this, I could be scrolling through here and these green photos, the photos that have been marked green they just stand out a bit more. And it's just nice because I can look through these and say, You know, all my landscape photos are marked green, for example, it's really up to you what you want to do with the color markings. And really, you could even do the same thing with stars. Like I was talking about? I don't want to, You know, judge my photos. I just want to say yes. This is a good one. This isn't a good one. That doesn't mean you have to be rating your photos with stars. What you could do is have you know five stars might be this kind of photo. Four stars. Is this kind of photo. You have these tools here and light room, but they're kind of up to you to choose how you want to use them. So here I'm just kind of showing you how I might use them. But you could use them a totally different way. Keep that in mind. So those are all the options that we have when narrowing down our selects? I recommend you try to use as many as possible because it's gonna make life so much easier in the future when you're searching through photos, You know, I've got, like, 100 80 some photos here, I think, and I can easily just come in here and find a very specific photo I'm looking for. By using these tools up here, you can see I just narrowed down. Teoh a photo rated green with five stars shot with my 14 millimeter. We've got one photo there. We just went from 180 photos toe, one photo narrow down really, really fast. So this is why you want to be using stuff like this. You could be so easy to be working in the white Room and just say, Oh, you know, this is a cool photo. It's edited. Play around with it exported and leave it be. But, you know, later, over time, as you're shooting thousands of photos, that's gonna build up and you're gonna have a hard time finding photos later when you need to dig something up. So what I just wanted to do here was show you what all of these ratings do. The flagging the color ratings, how they can make your life so much easier in the long run. 5. Searching For Photos: Now that you understand the main ideas by selecting photos, let's move on and take a little bit more of a look at how we can find all of the photos that we've selected. Here's all the photos where we have applied things to, you know, we can easily scroll through here and see what photos or flagged as picks and what were flagged as rejects. And of course, we can just turn on our filters up here where we can go ahead and highlight those where there much easier for us to find. We can also look for all the photos that haven't been flagged. So I guess these ones I actually missed in the process I thought I had flagged everything, but I guess not. We can also look for all the photos that were flagged as rejects. So we have that option right there. We can go ahead and find all the photos we flagged as a pick. Then we can narrow that down even more to our five star ratings. And from there on, you know, we can get even more specific with our color coding again, the color coding thing and even the star thing that's kind of up to you, How you want to use it. I don't use the color coding that much. Mainly it's just the stars that I use, but it's just another tool you have that you can work with. So let's say we didn't want to use these and we wanted to go by our key words. You know, we could pull this up and then just type in Butterfly. That's gonna pull up three photos right there of a butterfly really easy to do that. And you can also see weaken do that over here by the keyword west. And the keyword list is a little bit different than this because it actually shows you the list of all the keywords that you've used before so you can see just some of them right here. Now, I actually have a pretty new catalogues that I'm working in right now. So there's, You know, normally there would be even more keywords in here, but we can easily search things up right here like a blue sky. Once you type in the keyword, you can click the arrow right here, and that's gonna put all your photos with the blue sky keyword. Just think about it. You know, you've got your catalog with thousands of photos, and what you can do is layer all of these together. We could search clouds for a keyword. We could say, you know, I want to see the photo shot with this camera. Begin. Say we want to see the photos shot with this lens and we want to see the photos that have this court rating. You can get really, really specific with things here. And if you always apply these tools to all your photos in your lighter and catalog, you're always gonna be able to find the photo that you're looking for. Let's get rid of the Q word was there and let's move on to metadata. So this right here is just where we can see what's going on with a certain photo is going to show us all of this information right here. Show us a rating. Our label. The time we took it, the date, the resolution settings, the lens, the camera did the flash fire, all kinds of stuff. We also have a GPS location. You can enter that in manually if you wish, or if your camera has the GPS feature in it, and it's an abled that should automatically pop up right there from here. We're able to make changes to our photos so we can change the file name if we want to. I could change this to Blue Sky. That's a pretty generic file name there, But we can do it, and that's gonna work for that. But let's say we have multiple files. Let me go ahead and select these two files right here. I can go back over here and I can change this. We could do custom name and sequence so we can do Blue Sky and then we could have a start. Number of one for hit. Okay, you can then see that this file is named Blues Guy one. And this file is named Blue Sky, too. So that's how you can group named files. You just select all of them, and then you change your file name and you can see we have lots of different ways. We can change file names. We can do the custom name with the original file number. We can do the date than file name. We do a file name sequence lots of different options there. It's really up to you. What kind you want to use? You could go ahead and give this photo title. We could title it. Bullies Sky Just because we could give it a caption, we could just type in whatever there we can put in our copyright info right there. There's a copyright status there. We can change that has the creator name right there. There's sub location, lots of different fields we can do here. And then, you know, we just made a change. So this now has the title Blue Sky. This photo doesn't What we can do is select this and then come down here and hit sink So you can see there's lots of different options here and for those options toe work. What we have to do is check it So if I check that box right there, blue sky, I'm gonna hit Synchronize we can see here. This photo is titled Blue Sky. We can move over and we can also see that now this photo is titled Blue Sky. So that's just a quick look at how you can synchronize your metadata settings. Another thing you can do is sink edits made. So let's say, since we're disdain in the library module here, let's say I make this really bright, so that's way too bright there. But just for an example, let's go ahead and sink this setting to this other photo down here, so I'm gonna select it, and then I'm gonna click sync settings that's gonna bring it this where I can choose what settings I want to sink. This is pretty much how I leave it all the time. Global adjustments transformed spot removal crop those I don't like to sink because they're more about the individual photo. But all of these ones, these air what I'll usually sink anyways. You can check those if you want to sink some of them, but quick synchronized. And then you can see that this photo just got changed dramatically as well. They both got their settings sink together, so that's just a quick change that you could do here in the library module 6. Folder Organization: right now, I just want to quickly go over how I organize my folders together in light room. This isn't a huge part of the workflow in the library, but it really does help to have a good organizational method in light room. That way, when it's time to dig up photos, it just makes things a little bit easier. And you don't have to rely as much on narrowing photos down by keywords, color codes, ratings in those kind of things. So let's come here and take a look at what I'm doing with my folders. So I'm gonna move this over so it's a little easier to see and you can see what I just do here is I have, you know, in my documents, I have a main folder titled Photos and underneath photos. I have a folder for the year. Right now we're in 2017 and then in the year I put the month now. Right now, I don't have a lot in here because this is a new folder and I'm just still adding a lot of files here. But underneath the months, then for each shoot, I do. I have white room set to import the files with a name like this, where it's going to be the year, month and day, and then I just take that folder and drag and drop it right into the month. This isn't the most advanced method for organizing photos and light ring. I have seen some people do some more advanced stuff where you know they do it by events. They do it by days, lots of different things. But for me and the volume that I shoot, this works fine. I think it's pretty easy to find things, and even if I don't know exactly where photos are from a certain shoot, I can kind of figure out where it is in relation to the other things. So, you know, I can look here and say, Oh, that's when I shot photos of the kittens. I remember the shoe I'm looking for. I shot that before, so it must be up here. For me, it works. It's better than just randomly throwing things in light room. You certainly want to have some organization. So if you don't have a better method of your own, this is what I use. Feel free to copy it 7. Publish Services: I want to move on now and talk about published services. This is a pretty cool feature that light room has, and I think a lot of people aren't fully utilizing it. So you can see we already have some preloaded things right here. For example, we have Facebook, we cook on that, we'll have to authorize Facebook. We're gonna have to change a few things here, and then we can go ahead and change file settings. Now, I'm not gonna go all the way in there because I don't want to fully set up my Facebook here , But we could do a hard drive where this is just gonna export my hard drives. I don't have to set up like my Facebook account or anything. What I can do is we'll just choose, um, documents folder for now, as the folder, and we'll put it in a sub folder titled, Um, let's do fotos just because after that we have file naming this works is just like when you're actually exporting a photo from White Room. Except in this case, we're not exporting eso. I don't want to change the file name for file settings. Mina put quot at 100. I'm gonna come down. Image size. We're gonna resize Teoh. Long edge being 1920 with resolution of 300 pixels per inch, We're not gonna sharpen Going to keep the metadata how it is right there without a watermark. Okay, basically, we were just setting up export settings. Now I'm gonna hit, save, And what we've done is create a hard drive published service titled photos. And how this works is kind of like a folder. So if I come back up here, let me just narrow down my photos to some flagged ones. Let's just drag this photo. And here this photo in here were dragged this photo in here as well. Now what I'm gonna do is click here. We're gonna come back, and you can see that we have all our photos that we just dragged in there right here. And it says new photos to publish. What I can do is quick publish, and then it's going toe update right here. And what it's going to do is publish or export all of these photos. So if you remember, I said that up to export into the photos folder. If I come over here, you can see that they did export. And they're all sitting right here. Now I can open this up. We'll get info you can see by looking here. The long edge is 1920. That's what I set up in lettering. So by just clicking that one button, I exported all these photos at a certain resolution. And you know, of course, this is working kind of like a collection. The photos haven't actually moved. They have just been added to kind of a folder. Here, let me go ahead. And just to show you how this works on the ads, some more photos We'll just drag some of these in here. Then we'll come back and you can see it has new photos to publish. So coming back over to this folder would just have the three that we already exported. But I can go ahead and hit, publish, And now it's not changing anything here, but these files, it's going to export them so I can come over here and see that they've already exported is just exported in addition to the ones we already did. So everything exported at those settings that I already set up and this is a great feature because, you know, let's say I could set up one of these for my instagram so I can just be here, you know, looking through photos and any time I see something that I think I want to post on Instagram, I can just drag it into that published service right there. Keep dragging. I can just drag whatever photos I want there. And then I could hit, publish, and they're gonna be exported at settings that I already chose in the past will be exported to a folder where I can go ahead and then transfer them to my phone and post to Instagram. It's really easy when you're exporting photos, you can go ahead in create export presets. But this is a little bit different because this is working like a folder and you can just drag and drop photos into here, so it's really easy. I could be going through my photos. I could be sorting through them. I just find one photo. Oh, hey, that's cool. I want to export that later. I can just drop it into here, and then it's right there. And of course, I can open it back up. I can also go to develop it if I want to, then I can go back to the library. Go back here. We're still in the published service so I can have folders from all across my catalog. I can drag and drop individual photos in here. They'll all be put in the same place. I could just come in here. Click one button the automatically all be exported to the certain settings that I already chose. Of course, like I showed you with Facebook, there's more published services that you can set up. You could set up one for your flicker, and there's also more you can find online. I'm not going to get into that right now. I think you guys can figure that out on your own. But keep in mind, you do have that option right there. This tool is something that I find very useful in White room 8. Class Project: So you've learned all about workflow in the library module of Adobe White Room. Now it's time to go, uses skills on your own and then create a project showing us how you use them. So what you're going to do for your project is you're going to import all your photos from a photo shoot in white Room and then take a screenshot of them just like this so we can see all of the photos there and then take a screenshot. Once you've done one layer of sorting through that way, it can be seen how much you narrowed it down. After that, take another screenshot, showing another layer of organization in selecting. And after that, if you keep going, maybe take another screenshot for your project. Just show the different types of organization and labeling that you're doing here in light room. And if you're using color coding or something, go ahead and write about how you're using it. Because really, that's kind of up to each individual and how they choose to use it. So I think it will be interesting to look at the different projects and see how people are using color coding or maybe their star rating. So with that being said, get out there and shoot some photos, important them into light room, play around with them, experiment with the different settings, figure it out for yourself and take some screenshots and create your project. Show people what you've done to organize your photos in light room. 9. Final Thoughts: so, guys, that's about it. I've covered basically everything here in the library module. I've showed you how you can sort through all your photos, organize them color code them, change metadata, organize them and folders, collections, how to use published services. I've showed you lots of different things here. Now, this class was kind of me showing my work flow. You know, I start with the initial selects, then I narrow it down from there may be a narrow down farther from there. That's how I like to work. But of course, there's really no rules here, and there's lots of different ways you can work through this. So, of course, feel free to use the work for that. I was kind of using in this class. But if you come up with something better, that's great. Feel free to share it. Maybe when you're submitting your project. So with that being said, I hope you guys have learned something from this class. Thanks for watching. And I'll see you next time