TAG: Lightroom

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The Power of EDR (Extended Dynamic Range)

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I came up with the term EDR (Extended Dynamic Range) image after trying to push the limits of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), which are comparable to the limits we find in Adobe’s Lightroom too. Pushing the limits means trying to see how much detail can be pulled out of the shadows, and how much the…

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Color in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

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Lightroom handles editing and color management of files differently than Photoshop. This is mainly because Lightroom is, first and foremost, a Raw processor. It has other important functions, such as image asset management and the production of web galleries, but its primary purpose is working with Raw digital camera files. In reviewing how color is…

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New Features in Lightroom 5: The Upright Tool

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The Upright Tool is a useful if unglamorous addition to Lightroom. It is primarily used in architectural photography to correct distortion caused by using a wide-angle lens. Wide lenses are often used out of necessity—there simply may not be enough space (or the building may be too big) to use a longer focal length. The…

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Focus on Lightroom: White Balance

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To produce images with accurate colors, your camera has to detect the kind of light it’s working in: different kinds of light bulb or cloud cover can affect the white balance in an image, and when the camera gets it wrong—which it will—the result will be an image that looks too warm (orange) or cool…

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Andrew Darlow on Printing from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

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I’m really looking forward to presenting at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City this Thursday on one of my favorite topics: Printing from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. I’ve been making prints using inkjet printers, and through professional photo labs for more than 15 years. One of the biggest “pain points” that my students and consulting…

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