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Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

As some of you will know, Apple has committed a murder most foul, against Aperture. I'm giving Lightroom a go, today. Ummm.... It's different. I mean really, seriously different. I'm not sure I like it. Any recommendations for the best tutorials would be very much appreciated.
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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

Any tutorials by Julianne Kost will be very helpful even if they are about Light room 5 as the basics are pretty much the same. I think you'll find them on Adobe TV.
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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

Adobe have some good tutorials or Scoty Kelby
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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

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There are 60 videos here to get you up and running on Lightroom 6 / Lightroom CC (6 you buy outright CC is subscription based that also includes Photoshop and Bridge).

https://m.youtube.com/user/AdobeLightroom/featured

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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

There are several tuition videos on Udemy some of which are free.

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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

Do you know anyone locally who uses it? Or any local pro photographers? I reckon the best way to get your head round it is to see it in action. As you say, it is radically different from many other systems.

I think Ian wrote some LR tutorials on here a while back as well - could be worth digging around for.

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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

Couple of book recommendations for you:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Classroom in a book, ISBN 978-0-321-92848-1
The Digital Negative by Jeff Schewe, ISBN 978-0-321-83957-2
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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

Hi

Here are a few more links that you may find useful on the Migration of an Aperture library to Lightroom 5.7 and above.

http://aperturevslightroom.com/apert...gration-guide/

http://photofocus.com/2014/12/15/the...obe-lightroom/

http://lightroomkillertips.com/movin...ght-lightroom/



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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

Another book recommendation:
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers
Author = Martin Evening
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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

Thanks for all your tips. The good news is that Lightroom has a built in option to import from Aperture. Once I've gone through the lengthy backup process, I'll have a go at importing my big Aperture library (260Gb) into a new Ligntroom Catalogue.
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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

Anthony Morganti on Youtube

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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

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Thanks for all your tips. The good news is that Lightroom has a built in option to import from Aperture. Once I've gone through the lengthy backup process, I'll have a go at importing my big Aperture library (260Gb) into a new Ligntroom Catalogue.
A good opportunity to think about how you organise all your images & perhaps break down the library in to a couple of catalogues for ease.
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A good opportunity to think about how you organise all your images & perhaps break down the library in to a couple of catalogues for ease.
Yes.... I'm thinking of organising by year.
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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

Try the free E-book: http://www.lightroomqueen.com/

And the Adobe Lightroom 5 The Missing FAQ is most helpfull (version 6 under way i guess)

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Re: Best resources for quickly getting into Lightroom

At the moment I am not importing my Aperture held images and data into Lightroom. I am keeping the Aperture system in place and I started using Lightroom for all pictures taken since March the 1st this year.

If Apple prevent Aperture from running by introducing some features in OSX then I will have to have either a dual boot on the system or run two computers to support the pre and post Aperture unsupported date. However Apple tend to keep things supported for 5 years and who knows I may well be dead by the time Aperture will not run.
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