Backing up Lightroom and Your Photos, with Matt Kloskowski

Lightroom has become the total package for photographers right? We can import, sort and organize our photos. We use it to develop and process, and we can print or create websites.

Lightroom has become the total package for photographers right? We can import, sort and organize our photos. We use it to develop and process, and we can print or create websites. However, as important as our photos are, Lightroom doesn't really offer an out-of-the-box backup solution. That's exactly what we'll cover in this class.

Get instant access to this course & more

Buy Now $49.95
  • You will receive unlimited access to stream this class with the option to download an HD 720p .mp4 file. To access purchased courses, login and go to your "Account Management" page. Internet connection required for streaming video (broadband recommended). File Size: 439.5 MB
Rent Now $6.99
  • Rent this course and watch it as often as you like for three full days (72 hours), from the time of purchase. To access rented courses, login and go to your Account Management page. Internet connection required for streaming video (broadband recommended).

Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:52)

Instructor Matt Kloskowski talks about what he will cover in the course

Lesson 2: How Lightroom Works: 2 Main Things to Backup (Duration 04:08)

Covering the two main things that users need to backup

Lesson 3: Your Photos: Why They Need to Be Backed Up (Duration 02:51)

Why back up at all?

Lesson 4: Your Photos: Backing Them up Automatically (Duration 05:33)

Setup Lightroom to back up photos

Lesson 5: Your Photos: Keeping Backups Up to Date (Duration 04:33)

Make sure Lightroom is updating regularly

Lesson 6: Your Photos: Backing Up the Backup (Duration 03:07)

Redundancy is important

Lesson 7: Your Catalog: Why It Needs to Be Backed Up (Duration 02:55)

lesson description

Lesson 8: Your Catalog: Backing It Up Automatically (Duration 05:09)

Setting up Lightroom to automatically backup images

Lesson 9: Lightroom Catastrophe 1: Restoring the Catalog (Duration 03:35)

Restoring the catalog

Lesson 10: Lightroom Catastrophe 2: Restoring Your Photos (Duration 03:14)

Restoring photos

Lesson 11: Lightroom Semi-Catastrophe 3: Switching Computers (Duration 05:23)

Switching computers

Lesson 12: Backing Up Your Lightroom Presets and Preferences (Duration 03:59)

Backing up presets and preferences

Lesson 13: Archiving Old Projects (Duration 08:01)

Archiving in Lightroom

Lesson 14: Backup Storage Devices (Duration 05:13)

Recommended devices

Lesson 15: Conclusion (Duration 00:45)

Thanks for following along. Hope you learned a lot

Meet Your Instructor: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE…

4 Comments

  1. This Is AMAZING!!! My disk space is full on my computer and I have been freaking out because I don't understand "computer" language. I just watched all of these videos in a row via the free 24 hour test drive, and I am sold. I have learned more in the last 2 hours than in any photo class. I have the Lightroom book, but it was easier for me to play the video, pause take notes and play the video again until I totally understood the back up process. I can't wait to watch all of the other videos on this site. I like that I can go back to each course over and over and that I can access it anywhere in the world. Thanks guys! I also love the Kelby dvd's!

  2. Best hour on Lightroom training I have ever spent! I learned more about backing up from this straight forward and easy to understand video series of what to do and when than any other course I've taken on the subject!

  3. Almost five years later, aren't there any new considerations to the backup process? Doesn't this course deserve an update? I thought it was great, but I feel it'd be better to see a newer version of lightroom to follow these steps!

Submit a Comment