LIghtroom: Maps Module Part 4

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Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®

Pin It! Tag It! ...Or Nevermind.

Quick Review:

In previous posts we have  talked about how to add GPS coordinates to you images’ metatdata. We have also shown some tips about navigating the Maps Module, how to zoom and also how change the maps’ appearance.

Key to the Map

Click on View, then Show Map Key to see the photo tag options and explanation.

Orange shows the location of photos unselected in your Filmstrip. Yellow Shows selected photos. A yellow tag at a location with a number inside shows the number of images in that same location. A rounded rectangle shows Cluster of nearby photos. A tag with a dot in it shows a search result.

Lock It Up

Once you have your images tagged with the GPS locations you want and you want to ensure that that information is not accidentally removed, click on the lock image.

Nope. Nah. Nevermind.

What if you want to remove the GPS metadata from a photo? Select the photo's pin after you find it on the map and hit Delete. You can also right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) on the tag and choose Delete GPS Location.

To remove the GPS metadata from a group of photos, select the group of photos on the Filmstrip, then right-click and choose Delete GPS Location.

Next time we will talk about why and how to create a Saved Location for your images. See you there!


Next Post: Lightroom: Creating Saved Locations in Maps

These posts are part of a series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®


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