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Optimizing Photos in Lightroom

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by dav1dz, May 29, 2013.

  1. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    926
    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    I'm not new to Lightroom, and even then this video taught me a few things.

    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyYVvwCWVC0]Optimizing Photos in Lightroom - YouTube[/ame]

    Good watch if you have a bit of time.
     
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Interesting, I learned a few new tricks. :cool:
     
  3. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    363
    Aug 28, 2010
    London
    Malcolm
    I've only watched part of the video but have already learned a trick or two. I'll watch the rest this evening and hope to learn a few more.

    I always say that if you can learn one new thing every day then the day hasn't been wasted
     
  4. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Same here, user since the beta, but this was a worthwhile use of time (though I admit watching it on a stationary bike on an iPad, with a Dictaphone handy to keep notes :redface: :biggrin:).

    Thank you very much for the tip.

    BTW/FWIW, there's a similarly good B&H video on Olympus menus that, while it does not specifically address the EM-5, is nevertheless mostly applicable. :thumbup:
     
  5. Julia

    Julia Mu-43 Regular

    57
    Mar 9, 2013
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing, watching it right now. Been using LR since the first beta, but learning quite a bit now.
     
  6. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Does anyone agree with this guy about not using the curves menu in favor of the adjustment sliders above it?? I thought it was the opposite?
     
  7. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sliders and quick and dirty ... tone curve is for serious detail work.
     
  8. abepak

    abepak Mu-43 Regular

    102
    Jan 21, 2013
    SFV, CA
    I do up to a point. I generally don't touch the curves in Lightroom. If I think I need it, I take it into Photoshop, where I think curves are implemented a whole lot better.
     
  9. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Probably 85% of photos do just fine with the sliders. Mostly I use the curves section to move the target areas rather than to actually adjust the curves themselves.
     
  10. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    926
    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    Curves have gotten better in Lightroom 4 but I've already gotten accustomed to using sliders by now. I haven't seen any real detriment in using only sliders or curves, whatever you're comfortable with! Understanding what those sliders and curves do is more important.
     
  11. Borsch

    Borsch Mu-43 Regular

    51
    Mar 23, 2013
    Very good video, many thanks!!!