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What is a Lightroom Catalog?

By November 17, 2014May 25th, 2018Lightroom, Tutorial
Lightroom is a Brain

Lightroom is a Brain

A Lightroom catalog is a brain. Every time you add something to your Catalog you teach it something new.

When you import photos, the catalog learns a lot about your images. It learns where they are located, what they look like, and what they are named. It also sees the metadata written inside the file by your camera. Lightroom stores all of this information into it’s brain.

Lightroom remembers what you teach it.

Lightroom is not a bucket

Lightroom is not a bucket to collect and hold your photos.