Lightroom Catalog Cleanup

Lightroom Catalog Cleanup

Lightroom Catalog Cleanup

$97.00

Learn how to tame your Lightroom Classic catalog with this step-by-step guide for organizing your existing image files, keywords, and collections..as well as how to develop your own SIMPLE strategy for staying organized in the future (so you never have to clean up your catalog again).

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Is your Lightroom catalog in disarray and could use a bit of “spring cleaning”?

Perhaps you have missing images and folders that need to be found, or have a random mess of collections and keywords with no actual strategy in place. Or maybe you have no strategy whatsoever, and your catalog is now a random hodge-podge of keywords, collections, and a loose pile of images.

Either way, you’re not leveraging the best tools of Lightroom for organization…which is massively frustrating.

Here’s the short and simple: Lightroom is specifically designed to be easy to use, and can (almost) fully automate your image organization.

But when you (1) learn how to use these tools and (2) develop a game plan for organizing that’s based on how YOU think…maintaining a neat and tidy catalog becomes ridiculously simple.

This in-depth course will show you how to:

  • Develop your own system for image organization.
  • Resolve missing images and folders (and how to avoid them altogether).
  • Clean up your collections and folders in a sensical order.
  • Smartly use keywords in a strategic way, rather than simply adding every conceivable keyword you can think of.
  • Stay organized moving forward so you don’t have to clean up your catalog again.
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34
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All Levels
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Adobe Photoshop

Here's What You'll Learn...

Find and Prevent Missing Images - CreativeRAW

Find and Prevent Missing Images

The first step to cleaning up your catalog is to resolve any missing images and folders. Whether you can still see the previews in your Library but just can’t access them in the Develop module, or if those images have completely disappeared from Lightroom altogether…we’ll go over the causes for missing files, the easiest way to bring them back, and how to prevent them from going missing in the future.

Tidy Up Your Collections - CreativeRAW

Tidy Up Your Collections

Once your missing images and folders have been reconnected, it's time to place them into an airtight collection hierarchy. I'll show you the easiest method for organizing your existing images into collections...how to plan, create and maintain a collection hierarchy that accommodates YOUR workflow...and how to automate the image organization process with smart collections.

File Stack and Magnifying Glass

Safely Rearrange Your File Folders

After your images are organized into collections, it’s time to clean up your image folders – where your images actually live on your hard drive. I'll show you how to rename your image folders in a low-maintenance, sensical way...how to create a folder hierarchy that will help you find your images quicker, as well as reconnect to your images if they ever go missing again...and how to consolidate and reorganize your image folders so that you can easily find them outside of Lightroom, as well as making it easier to them back up on an external drive.

Rename Your Image Files - CreativeRAW

Rename Your Image Files

As your library grows, it will become harder to keep track of your images if there are no unique identifiers in the actual file name (for example, a small abbreviation for the location the image was taken in). When you have thousands of images, it’s not helpful to simply use the standard file name that the camera came up with. I'll show you how to create a smart file renaming template that you can use to keep your images organized and tidy...and how to easily rename image file names in bulk, allowing you to quickly search and segment your source files outside of Lightroom.

Create a Flawless Keyword Hierarchy - CreativeRAW

Create a Flawless Keyword Hierarchy

As the last step, we'll tackle the most powerful feature for staying organized in lightroom: keyword hierarchies. When you have a solid keywording system, you can instantly pull up the exact images you’re looking for…which can save you hours of hunting around your catalog. I'll show you how to be strategic when choosing your keywords, rather than randomly applying every conceivable keyword you can think of...and how to create, organize, and manage your hierarchies so you can easily add these new keywords to your existing images as well as your future imports.

Preparing Your Catalog File for Cleaning - CreativeRAW

BONUS: Preparing Your Catalog File for Cleaning

Before we jump into the step-by-step workflow of tidying up your catalog file, you should know exactly how Lightroom works and the role your catalog file plays. I find that many photographers aren’t 100% certain what happens “under the hood”, which leads to mistakes being made. Knowing what the catalog file is (and is not) responsible for will greatly help you understand how to better organize your images.

Lightroom Catalog Cleanup

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