5 Lesser-Known Lightroom Desktop Features

Navigating through Lightroom’s myriad of features and tools can be a daunting task for photographers. This fantastic video shows five hidden functionalities within the software that can significantly enhance one’s editing workflow and improve the overall photographic output.

Coming to you from Brian Matiash, this informative video reveals five lesser-known Lightroom tricks that will help you streamline your editing process. Matiash introduces users to the cloud-based ecosystem of Lightroom, emphasizing its differences from Lightroom Classic and how it benefits modern photographers. His tips range from quick folder and album navigation to adjusting the background color of the active preview area, which can influence the visual perception of colors and details in photos. These insights are particularly valuable for photographers looking to optimize their workflow and make their editing sessions more efficient.

Moreover, Matiash demonstrates how to maximize screen real estate by toggling between the photo management and editing panels, a feature that can aid photographers in focusing on their work without distraction. The introduction of single panel mode further simplifies the interface, allowing users to concentrate on one task at a time, thereby reducing the complexity of navigating through numerous editing options. These functionalities, though often overlooked, can be essential for crafting visually compelling and well-composed photographs. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Matiash.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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