Step 1 – Import your Pictures from your computer, into Adobe Lightroom by dragging and dropping the folder with all your pics into Lightroom. (Tip – Keep all your pics for the project in a specific folder named “PROJECT-Timelapse-Pics” to keep things tidy and easy to manage):
|Step 1 – Drag and drop into Adobe Lightroom|
|Step 2 – Re-size one photo to 16×9|
Step 3 – Straighten your photograph to make sure that it does not look skew. The human eye is a very interesting thing and will pick up on the slightest slant either to the left or right, so this step is very important to ensure your time-lapse final product looks good.
|Step 3 - Straighten your photograph in Adobe Lightroom|
Step 4 – Edit your photo to ensure the lighting, contrast, etc. is to your liking. Again, it is only important to edit the first photo in the series and then you can sync afterwards, BUT, if you notice things in the time-lapse that you think needs slight tweaking, then I suggest finding the pics that need editing and do those after doing the sync.
|Step 4 – Edit your photo in Adobe Lightroom|
Step 5 – Scroll to the last photo in the series and hold Ctrl on the keyboard and Click the last picture. This will select ALL the pics in the series. Once this is done, click on the SYNC button just above it.
|Step 5 – Select all photos in the series and click on the Sync Button in Adobe Lightroom|
Step 6 – Make sure you select all the check boxes that are linked to the changes and edits that you made to the first photo in the series. (Tip – If you are unsure which to select, just select ALL, but make 100% sure that you have selected the CROP area because this is where you made the photo 16×9 and straightened the photo)
|Step 6 – Select all the check-boxes that are linked to any changes you made to the first photo in Adobe Lightroom|
Step 7 – Select the “Slideshow” view on the top right and once you have done that, choose the correct frame rate that you want your time-lapse to be rendered as. (Tip – Make sure that the frame rate you choose, matches the frame rate you will select once you have clicked “EXPORT VIDEO”). Click on save to start the render!
|Step 7 – Ensure your Slideshow frame rate settings match|
IMPORTANT - If you do not have the slideshow settings mentioned in the video, you can go to Pixiq to download these for free! Click here to go to the Pixiq Time-lapse settings for Adobe Lightroom page.
|Click this image to view the Pixiq site to download the necessary settings for your Adobe Lightroom Slideshow|