Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom In-depth Basic

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a widely-used photo editing software for both computers and mobile devices.

Lightroom is free to download and you can buy as many software suites as you want.

But how can you make the most of your photos using the software?

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Here we will discuss how you can use Adobe Lightroom and tips on what you should take note of when using this powerful software.

How to use Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom is aimed at editors, photographers and people who want to create and edit photos. Lightroom was first developed in the early 2000s and it was originally used as an adjustment tool for photographers. It has since evolved into a photo editing software. It is the default photo editing software for Mac and Windows photographers.

While some recommend using Lightroom for editing your photos, it is also great for organising and organising them. Lightroom has the ability to back up, sync and synchronise your photo editing library across multiple computers so you can work on your images across multiple devices. You can also download the software onto your mobile device so you can edit images without needing your main computer.

Here are some Lightroom basics:

  1. What are Lightroom functions?

The Lightroom software offers functions for altering images, as well as basic editing functions. In essence, it enables you to make edits such as crop an image, adjust the exposure and brightness.

Adobe Lightroom has various tools, create black and white versions of images and apply various preset effects to your photos.

Lightroom Presets

What are presets?

If you know what you’re doing, Lightroom will take care of the rest for you and there are several pre-made presets to choose from to get your images looking a certain way. These presets are often put together by photographers and editors for the purpose of making a specific image look a certain way. Some common presets include:

  • B&W
  • Single Tone
  • Monochrome
  • High Contrast
  • Graduated Filters
  • Vintage
  • Classic
  • Rotate
  • Compression
  • Trigger
  • Moon and Star

You can also make your own custom presets.

  1. What are photo modes?

There are a variety of modes available to you when you use Adobe Lightroom.

  1. RAW (RAW Photographer’s System) mode

With RAW photography, you are able to add more information to your photo. You can use advanced raw data to add more information to the photo so you can turn a black and white photo into a full-colour image, or adjust the red of a photo to make it more vibrant. This is commonly called “brushing” colours.

  1. Compression

Adobe Lightroom also has a compression option. This is meant to minimize the size of your file. A photo in 16-bit lossy mode should take about 2MB to 6MB of space.

  1. Organize my photo library

Although the Lightroom software does not allow you to merge multiple images into one file, you can move images around and manage your photo library.

  1. Import photos

This is one of the most common uses of the software and it is often used for importing photos. It is similar to taking a photo, and then having it imported into the software.

  1. Organize my photos

Organise your photo library is also one of the most common functions of Lightroom, and it is often used for organising and grouping your photos.

You can filter your photos by camera roll, tags, folders, date or even by camera model.

  1. Split

This is another common function of the software, and it is used to split images in two. You can manually split your image or you can let the software automatically split images for you.

  1. Merge

The final, and perhaps one of the most common, functions of the software is to merge images. It is useful for merging two files, as well as merging groups of photos, or making multiple copies.

  1. Filters

There are many filters to use on your photos, and you can use these to alter the tone, color, contrast, and brightness of your images. The filter options include:

  • Brightness
  • Exposure
  • Contrast
  • Import the filters, and turn on the ones you want to use.
  1. Swap images

This is one of the most advanced functions of the software. It allows you to combine two images into one, so you can share one image in two.

Lightroom also comes with several integration options so that you can include these filters in other apps such as Google Photos, Apple Photos and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC.

  1. Details

One of the most powerful functions of Lightroom is the Highlight Size option. This is the size at which the Highlight function highlights an area.

If you want to boost your photos’ lighting, this is an option that you need to enable.

Art of light – when to use it and how to use it

Lighting in photographs should be placed where it helps to define the subject and no more. This can be used when you have one subject against a dark background, or in areas of high contrast.

A famous example of the use of light is by Ansel Adams, and his famous photo “Woman Walking on the Beach”. In this photograph, Adams places his subject in light and shadow and uses his light to emphasize the woman’s silhouette.

Another great example of using light to define your subject is taken by Nick Pemberton.

In Pemberton’s photo of a dog in a park, the dog is lit to emphasise its shape against the bark of the tree.

This article was originally published by Futurism. Read the original article.

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