2 Importing photos

A guide to the various ways you can bring your photos into Lightroom


Photograph: © 2011 Rob Cadman

Canon EOS 550D | 22mm | 3200 ISO | f9 @ 1/60th

Lightroom is essentially a catalog management program and raw image processor combined into one. It is important, though, to appreciate how Lightroom differs from browser programs such as Bridge, which you simply point at a folder to inspect the contents. The browser method is best suited for those times when you need the freedom to search everything that’s on your computer. The downside of this approach is that you first have to know where to look in order to find what you are searching ...

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