I haven’t written many tutorials about Lightroom 4’s Book module on this blog, so I thought I’d share a video tutorial on some basic skills: swapping and replacing photos, usage badges, adding more photos to your book collection, removing photos, selecting and moving one or more pages, adding and removing pages, zooming a photo to fill, and a discussion of resolution. This is the 5th of 14 videos (3 hours) on the Book module from my Lightroom 4: Producing Great Output series.
For better quality, once you hit Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD.
In this video tutorial, I give you an overview of Lightroom’s output modules, to give you an idea of what you can do with each. This is video #2 in my 12 hour series of 55 videos, Lightroom 4: Producing Great Output (A Workshop on Video) , available on DVD or by download. The series goes into detail on how to use each of the output modules, and also covers critical output concepts, such as monitor calibration and other color management topics, size and resolution, output sharpening, and much more.
For higher quality, after you click on the Play button, click on the sprocket wheel symbol in the bottom right and choose 720 HD.
As you may know at this point, having the understanding and skills to be able to manage your photos and folders in Lightroom is absolutely critical — the absence of these skills and the consequences that result lead many users to consider giving up on Lightroom. I recommend watching this video instead!
In this video I show you how to reveal your folder structure in the Folders panel, move, rename and delete folders; rearrange, move and delete photos; prevent and resolve those frustrating question marks that occur when you do this work outside of Lightroom; and what can go wrong as you attempt these tasks. Finally, I show you how you can have Lightroom check your hard drive for photos you haven’t yet imported. This video is recorded with Lightroom 4, but is applicable to Lightroom 2, 3, 5, CC and 6 as well. Admittedly, the video is longer than I would like (26 min), so feel free to watch part of it, and come back for the rest.
Update: This video was recorded with Lightroom 4. Note that where I refer to “question marks on photos”, the Lightroom 5 and CC/6 symbol has changed to an exclamation mark.
The first covers importing photos already on your hard drive, as well as other import basics, such as setting up a copyright and contact information preset. (Do watch this one first, as I cover Import basics that the second video assumes you know).
The second covers importing photos still on memory cards, copying them to exactly where you want to on your hard drive, assigning keywords, and setting up an Import preset.
These lessons apply to Lightroom 3, 4, 5, and 6 (though not the 6.2.1 update, released in October, 2015.)
I would recommend not skipping the article! These concepts are covered in earlier videos in my series.
To watch the videos at higher resolution, click on the little wheel/sprocket symbol in the bottom right of each video, and increase the quality to HD. (Note that in my product, all are at higher resolution – 1024×768, and are not blurry!)