Lightroom Map Tutorial
Photo Tip Friday January 3, 2014
Happy New Year folks and let’s make 2014 a “Photo Organizing” year!
As a photographer I always use keywords and tagging for my images, two simple steps which makes finding images a breeze. You may have thousands of images in your hard drives and when you want to select some images for your projects, it can be time consuming to find the photos you are looking for. Key words and tagging are very helpful, but what if you are searching for images from a particular location regardless of the keywords? What if you key worded all of your images as “Abbotsford” but now you are looking for images from “Fish Trap Creek Park” in Abbotsford? Or you key worded your images as a trip to Bellingham and there are hundreds of images but you are searching for images you took in one of the parks and you can not remember the name of the park?
Your camera may not have a GPS unit, neither does mine, but thanks to Lightroom Map module you can geo-tag your images and make searching images more fun!
One of my resolutions for 2014 is to geo-tag all of my photos and in this tutorial you will see how easy and fast you can do it by utilizing Lightroom’s Map module.
-Open Lightroom and go to Map Module
-In search box type the location; Google and Lightroom will find the location for you
-From the Filmstrip select all photos that belong to this location
-Drag and drop the images to the location
-Job is done. Lightroom has added the location to Metadata for you!
In this example I took some amazing photos in Bellingham Washington a few years ago. I key worded them with many keywords, but there were some photos taken in a park and I could not remember the name or address of that park. Lightroom Map Module makes it very easy for me to find the exact location! Here how it works:
-I typed Bellingham WA in search box and Lightroom showed me the map
-Then I zoomed to the map (Satellite view) to see the lake and the park that I was searching for
-I selected the images and dragged them to the location
-I can even go farther and spread them into different part of the location
-Lightroom Map added the exact Geo-tag to the selected pictures!
That is all for now. Stay tuned for more Photo Tip Friday.
Ted and the Omnilargess Team