HOW TO SEND ME YOUR FIRST CATALOGUE

 
 
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Please note, I edit using the newest version of LR in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Please ensure you are using an up to date version of LR so we are compatible.

Import your RAW files into LR and make sure on import you tick the box that says BUILD SMART PREVIEWS as this is what I will be working on.

  • Apply your base presets (colour and b&w ) to a couple of images so I can save them as your presets my end. You can also flag or mark any you wish to be in black and white at this point if you want control over this.

  • If you sent any previews to your clients then please rate/flag/mark these so I can use them as a guide but also not edit over the top by mistake if I’m syncing at any point.

  • Select all images from the gallery that need to be edited.

  • Go to FILE > EXPORT AS CATALOG.

  • Give the Catalog a name such as the names of the couple. Make sure ONLY the box "BUILD / INCLUDE SMART PREVIEWS" is selected when it pops up.

  • Wait until the progress bar in LR has fully completed. 

  • Quit Lightroom

  • Please create and name a dropbox folder using your own photography name. You can then use this folder for all future catalogues you send me and just give me shared access.

  • Find the Catalog you created,  there will be 2 or 3 files including .lrcat and Smart Previews.lrdata.  Right click and zip them up before sending over to me via Dropbox.