In the business of Location Scouting one deals with hundreds of images a day. I average around 500 pictures per day, of physically scouted locations (not file pulls). That number might not seem like a lot, but when you’re dealing with strict deadlines in the post-Information Age of “we want pics yesterday, Snapchat-style”, suddenly juggling all those pics, from capture to upload, within a 12-hour period becomes intense.
Enter Adobe’s Lightroom (or its full name, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom). Here is a program that has a VERY steep learning curve, but in the end will save a Scout LOADS of time. This software, which has a nearly identical interface between Mac & PC, is all about making it easy to organize, rename, retouch, and export hundreds of images at a time. And for those inclined, it even includes a Map feature to add or adjust GPS coordinates saved in a photo’s metadata (the secret sauce code behind that beautiful picture you took).
If you have never tried Lightroom, or even if you are a steady user I highly recommend checking out the FREE tutorials on Adobe Lightroom’s YouTube Channel here.
Adobe offers Lightroom as a a single app subscription or as part of a bundle with Photoshop.