Posts tagged "The Develop Module"

September 5, 2017

Setting Custom Develop Defaults in Lightroom CC

To apply Enable Profile Corrections and Remove Chromatic Aberration to all images change the default processing settings using the following steps:

1) Select a raw file and remove all settings by clicking the Reset button.

2) In the Lens Correction panel, check both the Enable Profile Corrections and Remove Chromatic Aberration options. Changes are not limited to Lens Correction. You could, for example, change the default profile used in the Camera Calibration setting or the amount of Noise Reduction – just remember that these settings will be applied to ALL future imported images.

 

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3) 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.

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 the 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. Note:  For the small number of images that I don’t want to apply these setting to, I can easily disable (uncheck) the Lens Correction options or create a preset to apply both options in one click. 

Additional Tips:

If you are using multiple camera models, you will need to customize the default settings for each model (by following the above steps for each camera model).

It is also possible to save different setting for each camera based on ISO settings and serial number (Preferences > Presets > Make defaults specific to camera serial number and/or Make defaults specific to camera ISO setting). This can be useful when using custom camera profiles and/or changing Noise Reduction options, for example.

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If you import 1000 images but will only end up using 10 of them, adding these corrections on import will increase the amount of time it takes to render previews (how much time depends on your system, file size etc.). If you notice a significant decrease in performance,  you might prefer to create a preset instead,  and apply it to only your best images.

Option (Mac) | Alt  (Win) toggles the Reset button to Set Default.

Customizing the default settings in either Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw, defines the settings for both products.

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April 3, 2017

Updated- Lightroom CC Tips,Tricks, and Quick Reference Guide!

Although I really appreciate that you can search my blog for Lightroom tips and shortcuts, several customers have requested that I create a single, condensed document that contains the Lightroom CC shortcuts that I use most often. So, click here to view/download the document.

The PDF file is 20+ pages long, and still doesn’t contain every shortcut… If you run across any mistakes/typos, please let me know and I’ll update the document.

And, if you’re looking for more information about my Lightroom workflow, be sure to check out my book Passenger Seat: Creating a Photographic Project from Conception through Execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom”.

Have a great week!

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March 23, 2017

Sync and Reposition Local Adjustments Between Images in Lightroom CC

Lightroom’s ability to sync local adjustments between images can help increase your productivity when workignwith several, similar images. This video (Hidden Gems in Lightroom CC), will show you how.  (The link above should take you directly to the portion of the demo that covers syncing local adjustments from 6:15 – 7:20).

Note: if it’s easier, you can use the Copy… button (located at the bottom of the left panels in the Develop module) to copy Local Adjustments. Then select a different image, and paste those adjustments. It just depends on your workflow.

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February 23, 2017

Quick Develop in Lightroom CC

When you need to make really subtle refinements using Quick Develop in Lightroom, Shift -click on any of the icons to cut the default amount of change applied in half.
Here are the default values for the single and double arrow icons (adding the shift key would cut these in half):

• Exposure 1/3 stop / 1 stop

• Contrast 5 and 20

• Highlights 5 and 20

• Shadows 5 and 20

• Whites 5 and 20

• Blacks 5 and 20

• Clarity 5 and 20

• Vibrance 5 and 20

• Holding down the Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) key toggles the Clarity option to Sharpen and the Vibrance to Saturation (which also make changes in increments of 5 and 20).

• The Temperature and Tint sliders are dependent on the file format. When working with JPEG files, you guessed it, the changes are in increments of 5 and 20.For raw images, the increments for Temperature and tint are also 5 and 20. However in this case they are being calculated in relative percentage terms. (Camera raw translates the relative percentage amount to the absolute temperature and tint value using curve functions – both are quadratic and perhaps not as obvious!)

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February 12, 2016

Customizing the Default Setting for ACR and Lightroom

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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October 5, 2015

Lightroom CC Updates Now Available!

Discover how to dramatically improve an image either by removing or adding haze to an entire photo, or to specific regions using the local adjustment tools. Note: this technology is also available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CC.

This update also includes support for new cameras and lens profiles, as well as assorted bug fixes (click here to see the entire list).

Updated 11-17-2015 to remove Import videos. The following are now current with Lightroom 6 and CC.

02. Lightroom –  Importing Images From a Camera Card

03. Lightroom –  Importing Photos from your Computer into Lightroom

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August 6, 2015

Relative vs. Absolute Adjustments to Images in Lightroom

In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost demonstrates the differences between making “absolute” adjustments to photographs using the Develop module in Lightroom verses “relative” adjustments using the Quick Develop panel in the Library module.

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June 22, 2015

Lightroom CC –  Adding Vignette and Grain Effects

In this video, you’ll learn how to add vignettes and simulate traditional film grain effects in Lightroom.

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June 19, 2015

Lightroom CC – Creating and Saving Presets in the Develop Module

In this video, Julieanne demonstrates how to create and apply presets to multiple files in Lightroom.

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June 16, 2015

Dehaze in Camera Raw 9.1 for Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC

The new Dehaze control in Lightroom CC and Adobe Camera Raw 9.1 can help you to dramatically improve an image by removing haze. The Dehaze technology is based on a physical model of how light is transmitted, and it tries to estimate light that is lost due to absorption and scattering through the atmosphere. For the best results, you’ll want to set the white balance for the image before using Dehaze. Then, in the Effects panel, move the slider to the right – to easily remove the haze from the original scene. Move the slider to the left to add a creative haze effect.You can choose to make very subtle to very significant adjustments – if you’re pushing the slider to the extreme, you might want to refine the image using the Basic panel (increasing the shadow detail or refining the Vibrance slider) in order to achieve the exact look that you’re after. Check out the video below to see Dehaze in action.

Original image and with the addition of the Dehaze feature (slider set to +68).

Original image and with the addition of the Dehaze feature (slider set to +68).

Original image and with the subtraction of the Dehaze feature (slider set to -72)

Original image and with the subtraction of the Dehaze feature (slider set to -72)

When moving the slider, there is very little change in the highlight area (on the right side of the Histogram), while the shadows and lower portion of the histogram is clearly being changed. If you are concerned that the darker values in the image are being clipped to pure black, Option (Mac) | Alt (Win) -drag the slider to see the black point clipping visualization. When you see black areas appear in the image, you know that you’re starting to clip to pure black and can back off. In addition, Dehaze can be added locally by applying ACR as a Smart Filter in Photoshop.
Click here for more information about Camera Raw 9.1 including new camera and profile support.

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June 15, 2015

Synchronizing Photographs in Lightroom CC

In this quick tip, you’ll learn how to synchronize a folder so that Lightroom can add new photos to a previously imported folder.

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June 11, 2015

Quick Tip – Adding Cross Process Effects in Lightroom

In this quick tip, you’ll learn how to create a cross-process effect using the Split Tone panel in Lightroom.

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June 10, 2015

Lightroom CC – Adding Color Toning to Black and White Images

Discover an easy way to add color toning effects to black and white photographs in Lightroom.

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June 9, 2015

Quick Tip – Taking Advantage of Virtual Copies in Lightroom CC

Discover how virtual copies can help you create several different “looks” for the same image.

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June 8, 2015

Lightroom CC –  Converting Photographs to Black and White

Discover how to convert color photographs to black and white with precision and control in Lightroom.

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