Get your digital assets in order with Microsoft Expression Media. Hosted by Nick Wilcox-Brown, this video series teaches you how to organize and catalog your entire library of digital files for easy retrieval and presentation.
Sorting out your files just got easier! With Total Training for Microsoft Expression Media, you’ll learn how to rank and rate your files, add metadata and copyright information, and output your digital assets to an HTML gallery.
Batch groups of images, graphics, audio and video files with ease.
Add keywords, copyrights, descriptions, and rankings at the touch of a key.
Find out how to create Web pages, contact sheets, and slideshows for easy sharing with clients, colleagues, and family.
Discover how to import images in a variety of different ways.
Learn how to sort or arrange your files by a wide range of variables including date, place, keywords or rankings.
Chapter I: OVERVIEW & IMPORTING ASSETS (22 min)
Introducing Expression Media
Setting Up the Preferences
Importing from a Disk or Camera
Chapter II: ORGANIZING & VIEWING ASSETS (20 min)
Viewing the Interface
Sorting, Viewing & Playing Media
Setting View Options
Viewing Individual Layers from .PSD Files
Chapter III: ADDING ANNOTATIONS (41 min)
Creating a Metadata Template
Cataloging Annotated Images
Using the Vocabulary Editor
Understanding Field Names
Adding Custom Fields
Chapter IV: ADVANCED ORGANIZATION OF ASSETS (16 min)
Working with Catalog Sets
Creating Sub Catalogs
Resetting the Capture Date & Time
Chapter V: FILTERING & EDITING (27 min)
Filtering Media Files
Searching for Images
Working with Image Editing Features
Converting Image Files
Working with the Light Table
Chapter I: PUBLISHING & PROOFING (25 min)
Creating Contact Sheets & Printing
Using the PDF Maker
Exporting to a Web Gallery
Using the Media Reader
Chapter II: INTERFACING WITH OTHER APPLICATIONS (44 min)
Working with Mail, Acrobat® & QuickTime®
Working with Photoshop® CS3
Working with Helper Applications
Working with Camera Raw
Exploring the Camera Raw Converted Images
Working with Capture One™
Creating a CD for a Client
Chapter III: SLIDE SHOW & BACKUP (22 min)
Running a Slide Show
Backing Up the Assets
Reviewing Important Tips
Creating Metadata Templates
Creating Project Templates
Final Comments & Credits
Total Run Time: 3.7 hrs
Nick is a European photographer with a passion for the technical side of the discipline. He started out at a local magazine in Dorset, England and quickly moved into the mainstream after covering a major story on an isolated population of giant elephants in the remote west of Nepal.
Over the last 15 years, his work has appeared in a wide range of books and magazines. In recent years he has combined interesting advertising commissions with consultancy and training services to major names in the photographic industry. He is known for his lively but informative presentations and a variety of technical articles on software and photographic topics.
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