New To Lightroom - (Beta 3) File organization
Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:45 PM
After reading the opening blurbs, I realize it has a file organizational capability. I use PSE 5, and to date have never "organized" my Scrapping files OR my photographs using the elements organizer, although in XP I did have it turned on and did discover how it works - just never found the time.
So now I have a new Desktop running Windows 7 Pro and PSE 5 still works fine - but I have not turned on the organizer.
Is it possible to use PSE for Scrapping files only and use LightRoom for photo's only; and would it get complicated when you add a file from one (photo) to a file from the other (Scrapping LO)????
I'm trying to figure out the easiest, most convenient method of working with files; apart from innumerable file folders/sub folders/sub-sub folders etc......
I know the knowledge is here at SG's - I'm waiting here to soak it up
Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:54 PM
One thing to remember: Lightroom doesn't actually import your photos "into" its program. It imports a mirror image basically of your folder structure. Any changes you make to images are non-destructive, even after you save them as a jpg, because LR keeps the raw file and just makes note of the changes you make. You can always go back.....unless you delete the raw file.
There is much to learn but once you find your way around you will love it.
Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:11 PM
Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:38 PM
Ok first question: Why Picassa when you have PSE organizer??? What do you prefer about Picassa?
Next (trying to understand what you said above) If I process a RAW file in LR, would I not save the results under a different name? Would LR then track both, and when I burn my photo DVD's at the end of the year and delete those folders, would I not still have both the RAW and the LR adjusted files on my DVD???
Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:16 PM
Apart from my thumbnails, I have a big black surface (the darkroom I suppose?) but all the menus and writing is also in black - unable to read them, (nothing happens when I click on a menu item anyway - sigh!)
I'm wondering if it should have been run in XP compatible mode or not?
Anyone??? Just jump right in with your ideas and helpful hints please!
Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:14 PM
Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:26 PM
A LR class will be listed very soon, so if you're interested keep your peepers peeled.
Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:35 PM
My hard drive folders seem more organized than this????
Posted 28 January 2010 - 07:16 PM
I shoot with a SONY A300 and scrap with PSE8
Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:52 PM
No Problems I am aware of - but then I'm using PSE5. Win 7 Pro and do not use picassa. I'm still looking for a LR tutorial on tagging organizing photos though.
If you have not done much with it yet, perhaps a "restore" or "reinstall" might help?