Lightroom: I'm a beginner. Where do I start?

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I,m a beginner. How do I start? Are there a set of steps to guide me through the start of Lightroom 3?
There is so much info, but no specific place to start working with Lightroom3
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Jim Ingram

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Anita Dennis

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Here are a few good learning resources:

The Lightroom workflow

Getting Started with Lightroom
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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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Perhaps you are asking for a suggested "workflow" using Lightroom 3.

The basic steps each time you have new pictures might be:

1 - Import - drag-and-drop onto the Library Module main area or use File / Import and find the images. You can also import directly from the memory card.
2 - Examine/Rate/Cull/Keyword - using the Library module
3 - Adjust - using the Develop module
4 - Export/Publish - using File / Export or create a publish collection to update an online gallery

Try the Lightroom channel on where some things might be explained more for LR 2 but the high-level steps are the same.

Look at the Useful Links section at
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Free Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements, and learning resources (video tutiorials, user manuals, etc) from Adobe: