August 15, 2015

What F-stop was that shot at?

I'm always surprised how many people don't know how easy it is to see all your shooting info while you are in Lightroom.

Lightroom actually lists a lot of information about your image just by clicking on Metadata panel located in the Library module’s panel area. Most of the time I just use the Default view in the pop-up menu on the left side, because in this mode I can see the file name (or whatever I have the image renamed)  the name of the folder where its located and  it’ll show you all of your shooting info down below in the bottom section. 

You'll notice this includes a whole bunch of things like your shutter speed, ISO,  F-stop,  whether or not your flash fired and even what focal length and what camera and lens you used.  It even shows you the date and time you took the original shot for quick reference. 

Now there are always other places to view this information, but while you are already in the Library module, this is just a quick way to see this info while you're in the Grid View.

Maybe you might need to view some of the other information imbedded in the file? Sometimes it might be someone elses image you're working on and you need to check out all the IPTC data or other EXIF data. This is pretty simle, just click those options instead of the Default option.  Nice huh?

Remember, as always, keep shooting and have some fun!
© D. Gould Photography