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Explore Lightroom 4: A Roadmap for Photographers, 1st Edition

  • Gene McCullagh
  • ISBN-10: 1435460898  |  ISBN-13: 9781435460898
  • 352 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is today’s premier tool for managing digital images. Photographers at every level, from beginner to pro, appreciate Lightroom for its power, its ease of use, and its ability to impose order on sometimes unruly photo collections. Whether you’re new to Lightroom or an old hand ready to master its latest features, EXPLORE LIGHTROOM 4: A ROADMAP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS will show you how to use the program to develop an efficient workflow and edit, organize, sort, and share your photos and photo collections. Adobe Community Professional Gene McCullagh offers sure, thorough guidance on all the features and benefits of Lightroom 4, including: Lightroom’s newest capabilities, such as soft-proofing, photo book creation, and extended video support; organizing your Lightroom library with keywords, geotagging, mapping, and more; editing techniques using Lightroom’s rich palette of tools—to refine and enhance your photos; and outputting your photos via print, slideshows, and websites. With today’s large-capacity digital cameras, it’s easy to fill a hard drive with photos that are unorganized and, all too often, ignored. Take control—let EXPLORE LIGHTROOM 4: A ROADMAP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS help you get your hands around your photo collection, perfect your images, and share them with the world.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a comprehensive guide to the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
  • Organized so it can be used as a front-to-back manual on the program, or as a handy reference guide where specific topics can be flipped to easily.
  • Applicable to photographers of all experience levels and backgrounds.
  • Includes various tips, tricks, and workflow suggestions that put Lightroom in a real world context for the reader.

Table of Contents

1. What’s New in Lightroom 4?
2. The Lightroom Way.
3. Getting Images into Lightroom.
4. Using the Side Door: Other Import Methods.
5. Library—Part One.
6. Library—Part Two.
7. Organizing Your Images—The “Where”.
8. Organizing Your Images—the “What”.
9. Map.
10. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
11. What’s Your Preference?
12. Lightroom’s Approach to Image Editing.
13. Develop-Part One.
14. Develop-Part Two.
15. The World in Black and White.
16. Physical Changes.
17. Digital Options.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gene McCullagh

Gene McCullagh is an Adobe Community Professional and an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom. A freelance photographer based near Dallas, Texas, he belongs to the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Gene is the co-founder of the Dallas Fort Worth Adobe User Group (DFWAUG). He has been involved with Lightroom since the original beta release and enjoys teaching photographers about this versatile tool. He has published several feature articles in Photoshop User Magazine and Lightroom Magazine.