Working in Lightroom is incredibly productive and you see the result: more images. Here’s the rest of yesterday’s images, taken at the cemetery of Magdalen, a district of Villach.
I’ve decided to leave my old collection of images alone. They are managed with iMatch, and although iMatch is completely programmable, and although there are some recipes on the Internet for how to do the migration, I currently won’t bother with it. I just start anew with Lightroom. Should I later want to integrate my old archives, I can always do it.
So far I think that I can work with Lightroom. It is pretty intuitive in most respects, but of course the program is incredibly complex. In order to get up to speed, I have bought the “Advanced Guide + New User’s Introduction to Lightroom 4” by Jeff Schewe and Michael Reichmann. As soon as I’m done with this blog post, I’ll continue viewing 😀
The real speed advantage of Lightroom is that you can do so many things automatically via presets. You find that you always use some specific settings? Make a preset and apply it automatically upon import. You use borders or watermarks? Make presets and apply them automatically upon export. You do the drudgery once, and then you are rid of it for all time. I think I could even arrange to upload final images automatically to Flickr. I won’t do that, because often when I work on the train I am not online and I don’t want to be held up. But anyway, it’s really impressive what Lightroom can do to your workflow.
The Song of the Day is “Let There Be More Light” from Pink Floyd’s 1968 album “A Saucerful of Secrets”. I’ve already used it in “607 – Let There Be More Light” and in “1779 – Let There Be More Light“. Hear the song on YouTube.