How That Lightroom Tab You Never Touch Can Improve Your Images

There are a ton of ways to edit any given photo, and Lightroom gives you a plethora of tools to get there. And with all those tools, some things can get a bit lost in the shuffle, one of those being the Calibration tab. And even though it does not get much attention, it can be an impressive creative tool in your arsenal, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how to use it to give your images a nice boost.

Coming to you from Mango Street, this great video tutorial will show you how to use Lightroom's Calibration tab. A ton of photographers go their entire careers without ever touching the tab, and it certainly is not crucial to completing an edit. That being said, it can be a sneakily useful tool. For example, landscape photographers will often bump up the Blue Primary slider, as it is able to give a deep, popping blue to an image that looks far more natural and aesthetically pleasing than simply turning up the saturation. It is certainly not a necessary function for your work, but it always better to add another option to your toolbox. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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michael stern's picture

I've seen a lot of LR videos and I must say you've done a GR8 job explaining this often misunderstood tool I also learned a thing or two and will apply this info to my most current time-lapse film. Thank you.

Mike Thorn's picture

Isn't it necessary?
I think adjusting the calibration tool was the first thing I did to keep my pictures consistent.
I chose a calibration that reminded me those old vintage colours with some of my flavour.
I think tweaking the calibration tab is the best and easiest way to get a consistent look.