Lightroom is a cloud-based program, meaning that you won’t have to deal with maintaining your files because Adobe will store all of your originals on their computers. The beauty of this cloud version of Lightroom is that you can access, edit, and add to your photos from any device or log in from any computer. It is an alternative to the Mac Photos program and the Google Photos platform, but with much more powerful editing capability. The smartphone and tablet apps are well designed and make sharing photos with others quite easy.
SEE IMPORTANT NOTE BELOW ABOUT THE TWO VERSIONS OF LIGHTROOM.
The four-class series is in-person at DCP! Please view our COVID policies and procedures here. When you register, you will need to sign our COVID policy agreement and waiver. Everyone entering DCP is required to wear a mask at all times.
In this four-class series, you’ll learn:
- How to migrate from Lightroom Classic, Mac Photos, or from a bunch of files stored on your computer
- Understanding the Lightroom subscription model and cost of storage
- How to add photos on your computer, from a camera card, or from a mobile device.
- Working with albums
- Flagging, rating and sorting your photos
- Keywording and Lightroom’s own Sensei content recognition (spoiler: it’s awesome!)
- Basic processing of your images for color, crop, brightness, etc.
- Advanced processing of your photos using some powerful, Photoshop-like tools
- Exporting and sharing your photos with others
- Protecting your photos with a local copy and a separate cloud service
Lightroom comes in two flavors. This class is for the one just called “Lightroom.” If you want to learn about Lightroom Classic, this is not the class for you! Lightroom Classic operates quite differently, and we offer a separate class series for that program. To confirm which type of Lightroom you have, click on Help on the top toolbar, then About Lightroom. The heading should say “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.” If it says “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic,,” that’s the wrong version for this class. This naming convention is something Adobe did a couple of years, and it is confusing to everyone!