Do’s & Don’ts in Lightroom

There are certain Do’s & Don’ts in Lightroom.

The DO’s in LIGHTROOM

Everytime you import photographs into Lightroom, make sure to use appropriate keywords. For example, indoor/outdoor, photographers’ name or words to describe the shoot itself.

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Maintain a standard organising structure for your folders and photographs. You could probably follow – Parent folder > Year > Month > Shoot name/Date & Time of the folder.

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Star ratings and color tags can be the best sorting options if used properly. Prepare and maintain protocols such as 1 star for initial selection and 5 stars for work completed, green tags for processed images/ready to share with client or similar methods, and so on.

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Create Import and Develop presets. This will save lot of your time.

The Don’ts in LIGHTROOM

If you want to delete a photograph, do not do it directly from the system, explorer or finder window. Delete it through Lightroom.

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When you import photographs into Lightroom, do not leave the “Suspected duplicates” check box, unchecked.

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Don’t let the side panels occupy your work space. Hide these panels and use the maximum space possible to process your photographs.

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In Develop module, when you sync settings from one photograph to another, don’t check the “Local correction tools”. Otherwise, all the tools used for the source image will be copied to the destination photograph(s) which might be need totally different tools.

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