Adobe Lightroom 6 – Free Quick Start eBook
Whether you’re just getting started with Lightroom 6 or you’ve been learning for a while, you’ll love this FREE Lightroom eBook. (Most of the book will also apply to earlier Lightroom versions. Additional eBooks are available for Lightroom Classic and the new cloud-based Lightroom.)
Lightroom can appear overwhelming when you’re just getting started, but it doesn’t need to be. This free PDF eBook contains a series of simple tutorials designed to help you learn the basics of Lightroom, while avoiding the most frequent problems, so you can skip to the fun part… editing your photos!
I meet a lot of people on the forums who have ended up in a tangle because they’ve misunderstood the basics, and much as I’d like to meet you, I’d prefer it’s not because you’ve accidentally deleted all of your photos!
- Installing Lightroom
- Before You Start
- What is a catalog?
- Where will you store your catalog?
- Where will you store your photos?
- How will you organize your photos into folders?
- How will you name your photos?
- Basic Lightroom Workflow
- Getting Photos Into Lightroom
- The Import dialog
- Back up your catalog
- Back up your photos
- Back up the extras
- Backup checklist
- The Lightroom Workspace
- Viewing Your Photos
- Viewing your photos in Grid view
- Viewing your photos in Loupe view
- Viewing your photos in Survey view
- Viewing your photos in Compare view
- Viewing folders in Lightroom and on the hard drive
- Selecting the Best Photos
- Rating your photos
- Deleting fuzzy photos
- Grouping similar photos using stacks
- Adding Metadata
- Title & Caption
- Map Locations
- Finding & Filtering Photos
- Changing the sort order
- Using filters
- Using smart collections
- Editing Photos
- Basic adjustments
- Why do my raw files not look like they did on my camera?
- Undoing experiments
- Before/after preview
- Virtual copies
- Cropping & straightening
- Fixing noisy photos
- Fixing distortion
- Converting photos to black & white
- Copying settings to similar photos
- Saving settings to apply to other photos
- Removing dust spots
- Making local adjustments
- Further Editing in Other Programs
- Integration with Photoshop
- Opening photos in other editors
- Saving Finished Photos
- ‘Save As’ as copy on the hard drive
- Image size & resolution
- Emailing your photos
- Printing Your Photos
When you’re ready to learn more, you can upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 6 – The Missing FAQ, which is written in a similar style. It’s updated more frequently, and goes into much much greater detail on Lightroom’s features.
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