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RAW vs JPEG in Lightroom

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RAW vs JPEG in Lightroom

This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series If you’ve set up your camera to shoot in JPEG format, your camera will apply various settings to your images such as white balance, contrast, saturation, and sharpness when it saves it. If you are shooting in RAW format, however, any such settings are discarded when you bring the image into Lightroom. Shooting in RAW format tells your camera that you don’t want the camera to apply these adjustments as you will apply them later yourself. RAW format is more flexible and offers more opportunity to recover image detail in overexposed...

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Adjusting Multiple Images using Quick Develop

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Adjusting Multiple Images using Quick Develop

If you need to apply the same setting to multiple images quickly, you can do so from the Quick Develop panel in the Library Module.  Here's how.

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How to Use Lightroom’s AutoAdvance Feature

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This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series If you find yourself needing to work through a large volume of images quickly, then you may wish to turn on the Auto Advance feature. What this does, is once you’ve added a star, label or flag to an image, Lightroom automatically advances to the next image in the folder. This is the case whether you’re adding a new rating or updating an existing rating. To turn the Auto Advance feature on or off, choose Photo > Auto Advance from the menu. You can also turn on Auto Advance by pressing...

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Dimming the Lights in Lightroom

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Dimming the Lights in Lightroom

This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series. If you wish to focus specifically on an image without distractions, you can use the Lights Dim feature to dim or completely black out the interface by pressing the letter L on your keyboard. The first time you press the key, the interface is dimmed. While the background is dimmed, you can still interact with the interface. For instance, you can click an image in the Filmstrip to focus in on a different image. Likewise, the arrow keys on your keyboard allow you to navigate the images in the folder, even...

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How to add a Post-Crop Vignette in Lightroom

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How to add a Post-Crop Vignette in Lightroom

This post is part of the Learning Lightroom series. A vignette adds darkening to the edges of your image, thus creating a nice finishing effect. It also helps to draw the viewer’s eyes to the center of the image. If you’ve already cropped your image, use the Post Crop Vignetting tool located under the Effects panel. By using this tool, you can brighten or darken the edges of your image within the constraints of the crop. Note that this is different than a lens vignette which occurs when your camera inserts dark edges around an image (you can fix this...

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