Lightroom Classic helps you to begin organizing and managing your growing photo library from the moment you click the Import button; you can make backups, create and organize folders, inspect images at high magnification, and add keywords and other metadata that will save you hours sorting and searching your image library later—and all this before your photos even reach your catalog!
Before you begin, make sure you’ve set up the LRClassicCIB folder for your lesson files and downloaded the lesson02 folder from your Account page at peachpit.com to the LRClassicCIB\Lessons folder, as described in “Accessing the lesson files and Web Edition” in the “Getting Started” section at the start of this book. Also, be sure you have created the LRClassicCIB Catalog file to manage the lesson files, as detailed in “Creating a catalog file for working with this book,” also in the “Getting Started” section.
Start Lightroom Classic. In the Select Catalog dialog box, make sure that LRClassicCIB Catalog.lrcat is selected, and then click Open.
Lightroom Classic will open in the screen mode and workspace module that were active when you last quit. If necessary, switch to the Library module by clicking Library in the Module Picker at the top of the workspace.