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Introduction and Resetting the Catalog to Default in Lightroom 3

By Pye Jirsa on June 25th 2011

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Time for the good stuff! It’s time to get down with the developing. Before we get into any artistic editing, we are going to proceed step by step and start first with basic color correction.

In this chapter, we are going to focus on providing several different examples of color correction for different types of photography and different types of situations.

In this Lightroom video tutorial, we will be discussing this plan going forward, as well as prepare our catalog for developing. This means that we are going to restore the catalog to defaults, and then re-keyword all of our images based on what types of tutorials they will be used for.

Some of you may thing that it is easier to simply delete and create a new catalog. But, it really isn’t, and I want to make sure you guys truly understand each of these features in Lightroom, rather than simply doing something the lazy way because that is the way you are comfortable with.

So, let’s get on to the good stuff! Enjoy!

Exercise File Download Links:

Note: These images have been provided to the SLR Lounge users curteousy of Lin and Jirsa Photography for educational purposes only. They may not be used in any other manner outside of these SLR Lounge learning videos without the express written consent of Lin and Jirsa Photography. Thank you.

Full RAW Exercise Files (265MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (24MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.

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Post Production Pye
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Partner ofLin and Jirsa Photography

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for posting.

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