Tips to avoid typical errors in Lightroomlightroom
Tips to avoid typical errors in Lightroom
In many occasions when we use a tool we usually do as inexperienced, that is why we must take into account that we are always in time to become the best using it, so we are going to provide some tips that can be useful to you work time for you. The idea is to be the best in the photo editing and use all the useful tools that Lightroom offers all its users, learn to profit at all times.
Learn Keyboard Shortcuts: You’ll Save Long!
If you know them and use them, your workflow will be much faster and more efficient.
As shown, some keyboard shortcuts:
- D: Access to “Reveal”
- E: Access to “Library” Mode
- G: Display in “Red” mode
- B: Add / Remove Quick Collection
- A: Access to the Trimming and Turning tool
- C: Access to Display Mode “Comparison”
- N: Access to the “Survey”
- 1-5: Punctuation assignment from 1 to 5 to the selected photo (s)
You can be free and work in DNG
If you work in the RAW format provided by your camera, Lightroom will not be able to include all the information about keywords and adjustments made in the file itself, but will have to do it in the famous sidecars (.xmp files).
For this reason, Lightroom does not “know” how to write to these files and has to store in addition to the original, the file of modifications and adjustments (.xmp). Therefore, my recommendation is that when importing new images, you convert them to DNG format instead of maintaining the original format of your camera.
This will ensure you work on an open format and where you can include all the information of the retouched images. And all this, without having to have the photograph and, in addition, a file that includes the adjustments, as happens when using the RAW format of your camera.
You can convert your new imports to DNG format, through File -> Import Photos from Disc. Once the source directory is indicated, select the option “Copy photos as digital negative (DNG) and add to the catalog”.
You can save time by reusing the work from one photo to another.
Although there are no two identical photos and this is applicable to the fact that there are no two photos on which to apply the same retouch settings, it is true that there are certain adjustments that can be used from one photo to another.
In that sense, I recommend that when working on your photos, identify a representative picture of a given set, apply a basic touch-up, copy settings and apply to other photos.
Later it will be touched to be more precise with each of the photos, but, undoubtedly, the starting point of the later retouching will avoid you to repeat common steps, do not you think? To do this, use the Copy and Paste tool provided by Lightroom in the left panel of the “Reveal” module.
- Lightroom presets
Black and white KING – lightroom black and white presets
50 presets for lightroom, professional settings for black and white photography.
They simulate the old traditional reels of development, includes more artistic adjustments in black and white.
This collection is fully compatible with the paid and free versions of Lightroom CC mobile for iOS and Android.
Our presets work in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. Visit our FAQ for a full list of compatible software.
Photos by Fernando Cortés