• Lightroom Classic is my starting point whenever I am importing, reviewing, finding, exporting or printing any of my images.
  • I start by importing the photos from my camera in the Library Module. I then review them and mark the ones I like with the Flags.
  • Once I have chosen an image, I select it and move into the Develop Module to edit it for such things as exposure, colour temperature and crop.
  • If an image needs more complex editing I open it in Photoshop. When the image is finished and saved in Photoshop, it appears automatically as a new image in Lightroom, where you can edit it further or export it as a .jpeg file to use elsewhere. 
  • The best way to think of Lightroom Classic is that it is a collection of several programs, each with its own module. Each of these programs do very different things. However, I only use the Library, Develop and Print modules myself. 


  • Lightroom Classic has several menu buttons along the top which control the way it works, each acting as a separate module. These are best thought of as entirely different programs which happen to come together in one package. See Lightroom Classic Menus.
    • Library where you import, export and organise your photos.
    • Develop where you edit your photos.
    • Print where you print your photos from.
    • Map, Book, Slideshow and Web are rarely used and are best ignored to start with.

Free Video Tutorial Series

Starting with Lightroom

  • Here is a video I have produced about starting to use Lightroom. Currently it is just a test to try out my video skills, but I will keep working on it and produce more and better training videos.

Creating An Online Portfolio

  • Lightroom has two ways to create free online portfolios or websites, both by synchronising Collections to the web. This can either be by sharing the Collection as a web page, or by synchronising the Collection to your own free website through Adobe Portfolio.