Lightroom’s Tips for New Users #2: You Only Need One Adobe Lightroom Catalog

Last week I shared a new new user tips series by Scott Kelby that can be found on the Lightroom Killer Tips website. For the most part this great mini series is almost complete and you can visit the site anytime to see the tips if you want. But I will continue to share a new one with my thoughts on the topic each week.

Killer Lightroom Tips for New Users #2: You Only Need One Catalog

Just Use One Adobe Lightroom Catalog

When I first started using Adobe Lightroom I was working for a photography company and I was assigned to edit a hundred images a day using Lightroom and Photoshop. Although I only worked from one of the catalogs, we had several active ones.

Looking back, I realized that having more than one catalog could be an issue and I can only think of a few reasons why you might more than one. But I do not want to mention those reasons right now.

What I will say is the latest version of both Photoshop and Lightroom is designed to be used with one catalog. It doesn’t matter if you have two hundred images in  your catalog or thousands, Lightroom can handle it. Besides adobe recommends using only one catalog.

As for my personal Lightroom usage, I have one catalog and see no reason for what I need to create another catalog. In my opinion having multiple catalogs can make things messy and might even cause unseen issues down the road.

10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #2

Just Use One Catalog by Scott Kelby

Scott Kelby’s second article, he talks about using just one catalog in Lightroom. He even mentions a great article by Matt Kloskowski on Ligtroom Killer tips about the Adobe Lightroom Catalog and using only one catalog. Make sure to read Scott Kelby’s article and click the link to Matt Kloskowki’s article when you are finished reading the article

About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his personal website, Evolutionary Designs Blog, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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