Each version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom introduces exciting new tools for serious photographers and Lightroom 4 Beta is no different. This time, the software engineering team has introduced some new features and improved some old ones. This post demonstrates our favorite new features!
This video tutorial is a quick overview of my five favorite new features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 for the professional photographer. This video highlights: improvements to the import dialog, the new IPTC Extension metadata fields, the improved sharpening and noise reduction algorithms, and the incredible new lens correction tool. The video concludes with a quick demo of the new Publish Services feature.
Reader Question:I recently shot some pictures with a Nikon D300 in raw. When I downloaded these raw files into Lightroom 2.5 the brilliant colors that I saw on the camera changed to dull within Lightroom. It actually happened as I watched, one after another, the pics on lightroom changed from brilliant to dull after the download was complete. Any Clues?
Lightroom’s Snapshots panel tends to go unnoticed by many Lightroom users, but I find it an incredibly useful feature. Basically, a “snapshot” is a version of your image that you like and way want to revert back to later on. After you’ve made a snapshot of your image, you can continue to experiment with different develop settings, knowing that you can always go back to the version you liked.
Read on for an explanation of the snapshots feature in Lightroom.
The History panel is, to me, the unsung hero of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The breakthrough killer feature, if you will. Think about this with me. As long as an image is in Lightroom, every edit you make on it is infinitely un-doable and re-doable. Every black and white conversion, every crop, every dust and spot removal, every brush stroke…everything…is stored in a database of changes and can be undone at any point down the road. Wow!
Check out this post for a quick review of the Lightroom History panel’s features.
One of the first panels you notice in Lightroom is the Navigator Panel. Located near the upper-left of the Lightroom interface, this oft forsaken panel can be quite useful.
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After teaching Lightroom for almost two years, I have noticed some places where new users get confused. One of the main problem areas involves Lightroom’s nondestructive image enhancement system.
Check out this post for some vital information about how Lightroom alters (and doesn’t alter) your files.
The Crop and Straighten tool in Lightroom is used for two main purposes: Cropping a photo and straightening a photo. Imagine that!
Read on for more information on how to use these tools.