(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this video can be found just above the video.)

Before we can work on our images in Adobe Lightroom 3, we need to first bring them into Lightroom. We are going to do this by importing our files into our catalog.

This video will start you on the importing process. In this video, we are first going to go over what types of files Lightroom supports. Then we will select our images from our exercise files and review a bit of the basic import dialog box functions, before covering all of the import settings in the next video.

Be sure to either have a set of your own working files ready, or download the working files below.

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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