3 The Library module

Introducing Lightroom catalogs and the Library module features

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In this chapter, we are going to take a first look at how the Lightroom catalog works and how to use the Library module controls to navigate and manage your photos.

The Lightroom catalog is a key component of the program. Lightroom’s underlying architecture and central database are designed to provide speed and flexibility when managing and viewing your photos. This can be seen by the way Lightroom allows you to view and update your files more quickly, ...

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