with Scott Kelby
Your Lightroom Library of images is more than just thumbnails, it's more than just your catalog, it's more than just your images — it's all of this, and Scott takes you through ... READ MORE
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Protecting Your Photo Library & Backing Up Your Lightroom Classic Catalog
with Scott Kelby
Your Lightroom Library of images is more than just thumbnails, it's more than just your catalog, it's more than just your images — it's all of this, and Scott takes you through the process of having a solid system in place to back up your photos — that's first and foremost. Then how to backup your Lightroom Library so if your library should become corrupt or you were to lose your computer (it crashes, gets stolen, you pour a diet coke into your keyboard, etc.), you can get back up and running fast. Lots of solid info here that will help you sleep better at night knowing that you are fully backed up and prepared for any problems that might come your catalogs, or images, way. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Scott as he introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Back Up Your Photos
Backing up your photos is absolutely critical, and here are some critical concepts to consider.
lesson 3: Mirroring Drives
As you work in Lightroom and Photoshop the files on your main working drive change, and it is up to you to mirror these changes to your backup locations.
lesson 4: Backing Up Your Catalog
Knowing where your catalog is located on your drive is important so that you know where to create the backup copy. From there you can set the schedule for how often you want Lightroom to create the backup copy of the catalog.
lesson 5: Catalog Tips
Here are some important tips to save you some frustration down the road.
lesson 6: Full Computer Backup
If your entire system is backed up every day then you are in a great place, and you may not need to backup your catalog as often using Lightroom’s own catalog backup.
lesson 7: Repairing or Restoring a Catalog
If you encounter a corrupt catalog your first option is to repair it, but if that fails you can always restore from a backup copy.
lesson 8: Closing Thoughts
Scott wraps up the class with some closing tips and tricks to help you move forward.
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meet  Scott Kelby
Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original "Photoshop Guy", is the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference, Training Director and instructor for KelbyOne Live Seminars, and author of a string of bestselling technology and photography books.
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