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Lightroom Beginning   

Lightroom is fun! Ease of use and comprehensive features make Lightroom a good choice. In Lightroom, activities are gathered into modules. In the Library Module, you can easily organize your photographs into collections (albums). In the Develop module, developing your snaps is a snap. Students may use a computer in the lab or can bring in a laptop. If using a school computer, you'll need a large-capacity flash drive. A 128 MB flash drive is about $28. Windows users can use a flash drive or an external hard drive. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php. Note #1 As of October, 2017, there are three versions of Lightroom, described below. Purchase Lightroom 6 or Lightroom Classic CC. Don’t buy Lightroom CC. 1) Lightroom 6: You own the program. The cost is about $150. You can download it or can get DVDs. The program won’t be updated after 2017. Go to https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/download-install-single-app-Lightroom-6.html 2) Lightroom Classic CC: Your photographs are stored on your computer. You subscribe to Lightroom Classic CC for about $10/monthly. For more information, go to https://www.adobe.com/products/catalog.html. Again, purchase one of the above versions. Be careful—don't buy the version below. 3) Lightroom CC: Your photographs are stored at Adobe (in the cloud). The interface is different from the above two versions. Lightroom CC is not used in our class. Note #2 - Windows Users Lightroom requires a 64-bit version of Windows. Press the Windows key + Pause key. Look for System Type. If you see 32-bit, contact Jim at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php. Note #3 - Lightroom 5 Users If you're using Lightroom 5 on a laptop, you can use it in class. If you're using Lightroom 5 on your desktop computer, you'll need to get one of the above versions of Lightroom.

 

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