Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2: Organizing Images in the Library
- Rotating Images
- Flipping Images
- Rating Images
- Flagging Images
- Rejecting Images
- Applying Color Labels
- Creating a Custom Color Label Set
- Applying Ratings, Flags, and Labels with the Painter Tool
- Sorting Images
- Changing Sort Direction
- Grouping Photos into Stacks
- Promoting a Photo to the Top of the Stack
- Removing Photos from a Stack
- Unstacking Photos
- Removing Photos
- Deleting Photos
The key to good photo asset management is to maintain a well-organized photo catalog. This can prove to be a daunting task when you are managing thousands of photos at a time. Thankfully, Lightroom includes several organizational features that can help you manage large photo libraries with ease.
In this chapter, you learn how to rotate and flip photos so that they appear the way you like in the Library Content area. You’ll also learn how to apply searchable attributes, such as zero-to-five-star ratings, pick or reject flags, and custom color labels.
This chapter also explains how to control the sort order for the thumbnails in the Content area and Filmstrip. You will learn the various ways you can sort images, as well as how to change their sort direction from ascending to descending and vice versa.
Lastly, you will learn how to conserve room in the Content area by stacking related photos into groups, and how to conserve room in the catalog by removing unusable photos.