Introduction

  • 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. 

Menus

  • Lightroom Classic has several menu buttons along the top which control the way it works. See Lightroom Classic Menus.

Modules

Lightroom Classic has several modules, each acting like a separate program.

  • 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 less often used.

Sections

  • Tutorials (To Follow)