Adding new photos into your Adobe Lightroom (Cloud-Based) Library is easy! In this video tutorial, I will teach you how to add photos from a digital camera’s memory card into your Lightroom Library in no time.
I am actually going to walk you through the Import process using Adobe Lightroom twice in this tutorial. At the beginning, I am going to add just a couple of photos into my Adobe Lightroom (Cloud-Based) Library so that you can see how streamlined the process is using this program. Next, I’ll teach you some additional tricks, like how to add your copyright information, into all of your new image and then I will repeat the whole process.
Two things to add. First, I want to stress that Adobe Lightroom (Cloud-Based) caches a copy of all the images that it copies from your memory cards to your computer’s hard drive while they are uploading to Adobe’s servers. This is a helpful feature because it means that you do not need to wait until the entire upload to your cloud account is complete before you can get to work on your new photos. This really comes in handy if you are working with a large memory card and a slow internet connection.
Second, you can also tell Lightroom to associate your new images with an Album while they are being added into your image Library. Albums are like playlists in iTunes or Collections for those of you who are used to working with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic.
Albums are a way for us to group together a bunch of photos for a specific project or to gather up a bunch of photographs that share a common theme. I could go on and on about why I love Albums, and I will in another video, but for now let me just point out that Albums are one of the easiest ways to add some level of organization into your image Library. I strongly suggest using the Add to Album feature whenever you are adding new photos into your image Library.