I wanted to share one more presentation – One Image, Two Looks – Editing in Lightroom’s Develop Module from Adobe MAX. Paul Burnett and I collaborated on this session entitled “One Image, Two Looks”. We start with the same photograph and then walk through how we made specific edits using the Lightroom Develop module to achieve very different results. Enjoy, and if you’re in the United States, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. See you next week.
Posts tagged "Lens Correction"
I have customized my default processing settings for Lightroom in order to apply both Enable Profile Corrections and Remove Chromatic Aberration on import. To do this, I selected a raw image, moved to the Develop module, and clicked the Reset button to remove any previous edits made to the file. Then, I checked both the Enable Profile Corrections and Remove Chromatic Aberration options.
To save the settings, choose Develop > Set Default Settings > Update to Current Settings.
Note: Although the dialog says that the changes are not undoable, it only means that the shortcut Command + Z (Mac) | Control + Z (Win) won’t undo the settings. Don’t worry, you can return to the dialog at any time and choose Restore Adobe Default Settings if needed.
Once the defaults are changed, any images taken with that camera model will automatically have the Enable Profile Corrections and Remove Chromatic Aberration settings applied when they are imported into Lightroom (any images that are already in the catalog remain as they were). Because you are simply enabling Profile Corrections, if you change lenses, Lightroom will automatically look for and apply the appropriate lens correction profile based on the EXIF data in the photo.
If you are using multiple camera models, you will need to customize the default settings for each one (by taking a raw file from each camera model into the Develop module and changing and saving the settings). You can even save out different settings for each camera based on ISO settings and serial number using Preferences > Presets > Make defaults specific to camera serial number and/or Make defaults specific to camera ISO setting. This can be very useful when using custom camera profiles and/or changing Noise Reduction options for example.
Personally, I like automating the application of Enable Profile Corrections and Remove Chromatic Aberration to my images. However, there are some drawbacks. First, because I have told Lightroom to render Lens Corrections on every image I import, if I import 1,000 images but end up using only 100 of them, adding the Lens Correction to all of the “unused” files may add additional rendering time for previews (how much time depends on your system, file size etc.). If you notice a slowdown in your workflow, you may prefer to create a Lens Correction preset and apply it just to your best images. In addition, if you have lenses that you don’t want corrected, you would have to remove the settings. It’s really up to you and how you prefer to work.
Option (Mac) | Alt (Win) changes the Reset button to Set Default and displays the Set Default Settings dialog.
Finally, you should know that when you choose to customize the default settings in either Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw, those settings are saved for both products.
Learn how to apply lens correction profiles as well as correct perspective distortions in photographs.
In this episode of The Complete Picture (Video Tutorial – How to Optimize Lightroom 5), Julieanne shares several suggestions for hardware, software, and preferences to help optimize the performance of Lightroom. Keeping these tips in mind when setting up a new system or refining your current system will help speed up Lightroom and make you more productive.
In this video tutorial (Create Stunning Images), Julieanne demonstrates how to create the highest quality photographs by removing lens distortion, cropping, correcting perspective, and making color and tonal corrections in Lightroom’s Develop module.
Now that Photoshop CC is shipping, be sure to check out the video below, “Adobe Photoshop: Favorite Features for Photographers”, where Julieanne will demonstrate her top 5 favorite features in Photoshop CC including the new Upright perspective correction, Radial Filter, and Advanced Healing Brush features in Adobe Camera Raw 8, Image Upsampling and Smart Sharpening, Live Shapes for Rounded Rectangles, and Camera Shake Reduction. (repost)
If you own Photoshop CS6 and are moving to Photoshop CC, you might also want to watch this video, “Julieanne’s Top 5 Features for Photographers in Photoshop 13.1”, to learn about the new features that were added to Photoshop 13.1 (released back in December 2012 for Creative Cloud Members).