Even after years of using Adobe Lightroom for editing, there are still several options the software offers that few photographers know about. Here are five helpful tips that you likely didn’t know before.
In this video, Matt Kloskowski shares his Lightroom expertise to go beyond the basics and teaches how to perform a handful of advanced editing techniques. Although most experienced editors will have a solid understanding of what each of the develop tabs offer, what they often overlook is the extra options that the menu tabs and keyboard shortcuts add. Here Kloskowski shares both, showing how adding simple keyboard commands while performing an action gives you a different result and dives deeper into the menu options to show hidden functions that you rarely hear explained.
One of Kloskowki’s tips includes the match total exposures option. This tool is beneficial for several types of photography. If you have a set of images that have a wide range of exposures, instead of adjusting each image individually you can use this tool to match the exposures of each image automatically. This means that Lightroom will read the images and adjust them up or down as opposed to syncing, which will only move them in the direction and amount that you adjusted the original photo.
Lastly, while they weren't included in this video, I will add that as a wedding photographer Lightroom’s stacking option and edit capture time function are two of my most helpful tools for keeping my photos organized and are worth looking into. How many of the tips from this video did you previously know?
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