Home > Store

My Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon.

My Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4


  • Sorry, this book is no longer in print.
Not for Sale


  • Copyright 2013
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4997-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4997-0


instructions with callouts to Photoshop Lightroom 4 images that show you exactly what to do.


when you run into Photoshop Lightroom 4 problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes

to help you get the most from Photoshop Lightroom 4.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. The tasks include how to:

• Quickly import, organize, and tag your photos

• Build and maintain a well-organized photo catalog

• Make the most of metadata, keywords, and searchable attributes

• Use Quick Develop’s fast, handy image-processing tools

• Apply localized adjustments to specific parts of an image

• Work effectively in black and white

• Reduce unwanted image noise

• Output your images to printers, slideshows, photo books, and online galleries

• Customize Lightroom’s preview, import, and backup preferences

• Add GPS metadata to your catalog images

BONUS MATERIAL: Find “Working with DSLR Video” and other bonus tasks on this book’s website at quepublishing.com/title/9780789749970



Download free bonus material for My Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 here


Companion Site

An associated link from My Lightroom 4 can be found here: www.tedlocascio.com.

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Organizing Images in the Photoshop Lightroom 4 Library

Sample Pages

Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 3 and Index)

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started with Lightroom 4     3

Launching Lightroom 4     4

Customizing the Identity Plate     6

Creating a New Catalog     9

Opening an Existing Catalog    10

Choosing Settings     11

Importing Photos     14

Using Auto Import     29

Exporting Photos from a Catalog     32

Renaming Photos     35

2 Previewing Photos in the Library Module     39

Library Module Panels     40

Library Toolbar     44

Filter Bar     45

Choosing View Options     46

Browsing and Selecting Photos in the Library Grid     50

Browsing and Selecting with the Filmstrip     52

Navigating in Loupe View     53

Changing Loupe Zoom Views     54

Working in Compare View     55

Working in Survey View     58

3 Organizing Images in the Library     61

Rotating Images     62

Flipping Images     63

Rating Images     64

Flagging Images     65

Rejecting Images    66

Applying Color Labels     67

Creating a Custom Color Label Set     68

Organizing with the Painter Tool     69

Sorting Images     70

Working with Stacks     72

Removing Photos     76

Deleting Photos     76

4 Working with Metadata and Keywords     79

Working with Metadata     80

Working with Keywords     88

5 Searching for Images     101

Searching with the Text Filter     102

Searching with the Attribute Filter    104

Searching with the Metadata Filter     108

Filtering with the Filmstrip Controls     110

Filtering by GPS Location    111

Saving Photos to Collections    112

6 Using Quick Develop     121

Applying Quick Develop Presets     122

Cropping Photos with Quick Develop    124

Applying Quick Develop Color Adjustments     125

Adjusting Vibrance and Saturation with Quick Develop     127

Converting to Black and White with Quick Develop     129

Apply Quick Develop Tonal Adjustments     130

Adjusting Clarity and Sharpness with Quick Develop    137

7 Adjusting Images in the Develop Module     141

Opening a Photo in the Develop Module     142

Updating the Process Version     142

Cropping Images     144

Applying Tonal Adjustments     150

Applying Color Adjustments     156

Working with Tone Curves     161

Enhancing Color with HSL Adjustments     167

Correcting Chromatic Aberration     172

Working with Vignettes     173

Adding Film Grain     176

8 Applying Localized Adjustments 179

Working with the Spot Removal Tool     180

Correcting Red Eye     184

Working with the Adjustment Brush     185

Utilizing Adjustment Brush Presets     196

Using the Graduated Filter Tool     199

9 Develop Module Workflow     203

Accessing History States     204

Working with Snapshots     205

Creating Virtual Copies     208

Sharing Develop Settings     209

Resetting Images to the Default Settings    216

Working with Soft Proofing     217

10 Working in Black and White     223

Converting Images to Black and White     224

Applying White Balance Adjustments to Black-and-White Images     226

Applying Auto Black & White Adjustments     228

Applying Custom Black & White Adjustments     230

Creating a Split Tone Image     232

11 Reducing Noise and Sharpening     235

Applying the Sharpen Faces Preset     236

Applying the Sharpen Scenic Preset     238

Sharpening in Luminance Mode     240

Reducing Noise     243

12 Mapping Photos     249

Changing the Map Style     250

Changing Map Magnification and Crop     251

Viewing Geotagged Image Locations     252

Adding GPS Locations     253

13 Printing     257

Choosing a Print Layout Style     258

Choosing Print Settings and Options     265

Inserting an Identity Plate Overlay     274

Creating a Watermarking Preset     278

Utilizing Color Management     283

Saving a Custom Print Template    285

Creating a Saved Print     286

14 Creating Books     289

Choosing Book Setup Options     290

Working with Auto Layout    295

Viewing Book Pages     298

Editing a Book Project     299

Working with Captions     304

Saving a Book Project     309

15 Creating Slideshows     313

Viewing Images in the Slide Editor     314

Choosing Slideshow Settings and Options     315

Inserting Slideshow Overlays     319

Creating a Backdrop     328

Adding Intro and Ending Screens     330

Adding Soundtrack Music     334

Previewing and Playing a Slideshow     335

Exporting a Slideshow     337

Saving a Slideshow Template     340

Saving a Slideshow Project     341

16 Creating Web Galleries     345

Choosing a Web Gallery Layout Style     346

Choosing Web & Device Output Settings and Options    351

Previewing a Web Gallery     366

Exporting a Web Gallery     367

Uploading a Web Gallery     368

Saving a Web Gallery Template     369

Saving a Web Gallery Project     370

17 Working with DSLR Video     online only

Index     373


Submit Errata

More Information

InformIT Promotional Mailings & Special Offers

I would like to receive exclusive offers and hear about products from InformIT and its family of brands. I can unsubscribe at any time.


Pearson Education, Inc., 221 River Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, (Pearson) presents this site to provide information about products and services that can be purchased through this site.

This privacy notice provides an overview of our commitment to privacy and describes how we collect, protect, use and share personal information collected through this site. Please note that other Pearson websites and online products and services have their own separate privacy policies.

Collection and Use of Information

To conduct business and deliver products and services, Pearson collects and uses personal information in several ways in connection with this site, including:

Questions and Inquiries

For inquiries and questions, we collect the inquiry or question, together with name, contact details (email address, phone number and mailing address) and any other additional information voluntarily submitted to us through a Contact Us form or an email. We use this information to address the inquiry and respond to the question.

Online Store

For orders and purchases placed through our online store on this site, we collect order details, name, institution name and address (if applicable), email address, phone number, shipping and billing addresses, credit/debit card information, shipping options and any instructions. We use this information to complete transactions, fulfill orders, communicate with individuals placing orders or visiting the online store, and for related purposes.


Pearson may offer opportunities to provide feedback or participate in surveys, including surveys evaluating Pearson products, services or sites. Participation is voluntary. Pearson collects information requested in the survey questions and uses the information to evaluate, support, maintain and improve products, services or sites, develop new products and services, conduct educational research and for other purposes specified in the survey.

Contests and Drawings

Occasionally, we may sponsor a contest or drawing. Participation is optional. Pearson collects name, contact information and other information specified on the entry form for the contest or drawing to conduct the contest or drawing. Pearson may collect additional personal information from the winners of a contest or drawing in order to award the prize and for tax reporting purposes, as required by law.


If you have elected to receive email newsletters or promotional mailings and special offers but want to unsubscribe, simply email information@informit.com.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account information. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone in accordance with the users' wishes when a user submits their information through our Contact Us form.

Other Collection and Use of Information

Application and System Logs

Pearson automatically collects log data to help ensure the delivery, availability and security of this site. Log data may include technical information about how a user or visitor connected to this site, such as browser type, type of computer/device, operating system, internet service provider and IP address. We use this information for support purposes and to monitor the health of the site, identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents and appropriately scale computing resources.

Web Analytics

Pearson may use third party web trend analytical services, including Google Analytics, to collect visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site. While these analytical services collect and report information on an anonymous basis, they may use cookies to gather web trend information. The information gathered may enable Pearson (but not the third party web trend services) to link information with application and system log data. Pearson uses this information for system administration and to identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents, appropriately scale computing resources and otherwise support and deliver this site and its services.

Cookies and Related Technologies

This site uses cookies and similar technologies to personalize content, measure traffic patterns, control security, track use and access of information on this site, and provide interest-based messages and advertising. Users can manage and block the use of cookies through their browser. Disabling or blocking certain cookies may limit the functionality of this site.

Do Not Track

This site currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.


Pearson uses appropriate physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.


This site is not directed to children under the age of 13.


Pearson may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that

  • Pearson will not use personal information collected or processed as a K-12 school service provider for the purpose of directed or targeted advertising.
  • Such marketing is consistent with applicable law and Pearson's legal obligations.
  • Pearson will not knowingly direct or send marketing communications to an individual who has expressed a preference not to receive marketing.
  • Where required by applicable law, express or implied consent to marketing exists and has not been withdrawn.

Pearson may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Pearson or an affiliate or customer for whom Pearson is a service provider. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your postal address or email address), we provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done on the Account page. If a user no longer desires our service and desires to delete his or her account, please contact us at customer-service@informit.com and we will process the deletion of a user's account.


Users can always make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with certain services offered by InformIT. If you choose to remove yourself from our mailing list(s) simply visit the following page and uncheck any communication you no longer want to receive: www.informit.com/u.aspx.

Sale of Personal Information

Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents

California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure

Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact

Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020