Sorry to ask such a noob question, but I still haven't figured Lightroom out completely, and anyone who switched from one software to another will know the feeling of sometimes not being able to manage the most basic things...
Does anyone know how:
a) you can look at your images in a list, like, you know, with file names, file sizes, resolution, etc., these kind of things in columns so you can sort by these criteria
b) speaking of sorting: How can one sort by resolution or file size or other things beyond those very basic options in the "Sort:" menu below the grid view in the library module?
Thanks for any hints!
Lightroom is not intuitive
save your self a lot of time and trouble
and go through a complete tutorial
Look up Lightroom Queen
kowalskiKloskowski at kelby training
sorry I can't post links due to nrf spam filters
Press - t - to switch the toolbar on or off.
There you see - Sort -
Press - g - for the library grid view
Press - \ - to switch the filter bar on or off
There you can make any view selection you want.
Great database function.
Click on - help - library module shortcuts -
Press - esc - to get rid off the popup screen.
You can do this in every module.
Right Click in the library mode on a thumbnail.
Click on - View options - (at the bottom).
Here you can add fields you can see in the grey area on the top and bottom from your thumbnails.
or go to
http://kelbyone.com/freetrial/ fro a 7 day free trial
In the filter bar, you can select more columns or change the columns shown to whatever you want (within reason). There is a drop down menu when you click on the column name.
The Lightroom Queen also has a great keyboard shortcut PDF file. The Mac one is 13 pages long...
I don't want to go through tutorials, but just find out about this one thing, which is why I was asking here. I actually find the processing part of LR rather intuitive, it's just the workflow things like the one I was asking that are trickier. But I've already watched tutorials on this in the beginning and it helped quite a bit. I'm also down with the shortcuts for most of the stuff that I need, quite handy.
I've meanwhile figured out that there's neither a list view nor options for getting file size or resolution as a criterion to sort. Bummer. Funny how a version 5 of a software that is in large part dedicated to workflow and file management can lack such basic... 'features', if you wanna call it that.
If anyone has the same problem and knows a nice workaround, don't hesitate to post it here! (Trying to filter out low-resolution / file-size files.)
Thanks again, everyone!
But there are so many things LR can do, to speed up your workflow, it is time well invested. Matt Kloskowski on Kelby Training covers a lot of ground very quickly .
A smart collection is not the same, because within a project folder it only makes another bucket of files and loses the overview for the whole project.
Thanks again, everyone!