How To Use Collections in Lightroom 4

Using Collections in LightRoom 4 to organize my files has always been a bit of a stumbling block for me.  In fact, the whole Library/Collections concept has been a bit of a mystery and not understanding how it works has actually kept me from diving into Lightroom.  Like many, I was nervous about what LR4 did to or with my files and so I stuck with the old system of Bridge to Photoshop.  But not anymore!

I mean, apart from the now obvious benefits of sorting, storing and retrieving files quickly, I had no idea you could use Collections to build your photo book or even create your web gallery…quickly, easily and even painlessly.

So what was the turning point?  It was this simple (free) 20 minute video produced by Adobe TV.  Host Terry White has away of explaining and demonstrating that is jargon free, low tech, low key and easy to follow.  Good, basic, useful information presented in such away that by the end of the video you don't even realize you've been watching and learning for the last 20 minutes.

We should never stop learning and I hope this video contributes to your continued growth as a photographer.  Your ideas, comments and shared experiences are always welcomed and if you have a friend who might enjoy watching this video, please feel free to share it with them.


Bill McQuarrie
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