Lightroom: Creating Saved Locations in Maps

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Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®

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When you have a group of images taken in a geographic location, you can make a Saved Location for them. If you go to the Bahamas for a client photo shoot, your saved location can include more than just one point on the map, it can include the group of islands where you were.

Go to the Map Module, find your location, and then go to the Saved Locations panel. The Saved Locations panel is on the left side.

Then click on the plus button (+).

In the New Locations box, type in a name for your location and a folder you want to save it in.

Other Obliging Options

Radius: Choose feet, miles or kilometers.

Private: This makes your location metadata available only to you in Lighroom, and all exported images are wiped clean of all IPTC location metadata, GPS coordinates, Sublocation, City, State/Province, Country, as well as ISO Country Code.

Select Create, and you will see one tag at the center of a white circle, and another tag on the perimeter. If you want to adjust the size of the radius, click on the perimeter pin and drag it to where you want it to be.



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Want to edit a Saved Location? Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) it in the Saved Locations panel and choose Location Options.

Keep in Mind

When you select or deselect a Saved Location, it will appear or disappear from the map.

To see a Saved Location on the map, click on the arrow button by your Saved Location.

To add more photos to a Saved Location, drag an image or group of images from your Filmstrip to the white circle on the map.

Select one or a group of images in your Filmstrip, then click the box next to the Saved Location in the Saved Locations panel that you want these images to be associated with.


If you want to remove a Saved Location, select it in the panel and click the minus button (-). You could also right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac).c OS) it in the Saved Locations panel or on the map and click Delete.

Now you can use Maps Module with ease.

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Jennifer Apffel is a photographer with over a decade of experience in portrait, event, and product photography. She also does freelance graphic design and fine art. For more check out, or look for her on

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