Recently I came across some articles by Scott Kelby on Killer Lightroom TIps and I wanted to share them with those that are interested in or just starting out using Lightroom to process and enhance them.
Instead of waiting for Scott Kelby to the complete the series and share this ten part series for new users all at once, I will share each one in a separate articles over time.
The first tip: 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1 is some solid advice from a pro that I wished I was given when I first started using Lightroom or even Photoshop. After reading his advice, he has inspired me to spend some time changing the way I do things in Lightroom. It will make life easier when I want to share pictures on a subject that I’ve shot multiple times over the last few years. With his tip, I will be able to find things easier and take less time doing it.
Killer Lightroom Tips: Use Collections and Not Folders by Scott Kelby
Folders in the Lightroom Library panel is the file management system and it’s a powerful and dangerous beast. It works just like the file system in any operating system. But with a catch. If you make a change and do it incorrectly, you can break links to the files in those folders or if you delete files and folders in there, they are gone forever. There is not a way to restore the files like on your operating system.
As you can see from the unedited images that I recently imported isn’t setup with collections but as a folder system. If you look to the library folders, you see where I created folders for completed projects. With Scott’s Killer Lightroom Tip, I did this wrong and something bad might happen if I’m not careful. He so right and I need to fix this soon.
To read his Killer Lightroom Tips in detail make sure to check out his website and also check out his tip on using collections for complete details and advice on using collections.