"Second post of question on multiple pics and organizers"
I posted this on the Adobe workflow forum and had no response. Perhaps some of you can shed light on this for me.
I can't seem to get my head around this. Could use some help. I have multiple copies of many pictures in the elements organizer.
I have used Picasa to view all of my photo files and they do not appear duplicated on the drive.
I can't find where or how to dump the library and have the program recompile a new one. Not that I am sure it would not do the same thing.
My main point of confusion is that LR4 is a photoshop module or something. It has its own library or rather you pull photos from the drive directly. According to what I have learned, any changes you make to a photo do not change the actual image. It is a collection of instructions that are applied at output. Elements changes the image. How do you use both tools on the same image?
#1. "RE: Second post of question on multiple pics and organizers" In response to Reply # 0 Thu 31-Jan-13 12:54 AM by pdekman
Just a guess, but your duplicates may have differing file extensions (.jpg, .psd, etc) and Picasa might not be showing all of the variants. Search the directories from the O/S and verify what is truly there.
Lightroom 4 is a standalone program that is optimized for photography workflow. It includes a number of modules that help photographers ingest, organize, edit, publish and print their images. It integrates well with Photoshop as both are made by Adobe.
LR4 is a non-destructive (parametric) image editor. Here's some basic info on parametric editing, raw files and various other topics that you might want to explore. There's quite a bit to learn regarding image workflow - good luck!