Many of the other image editing programs, like Photoshop, contain tools that you won’t ever need as a photographer. All the tools in Lightroom were designed specifically for use during the photo editing process. If you’re just getting started, that means there’s a lot fewer tools to learn and navigate through in the process.
Have you ever sent images out for printing and realized when you got the prints back that part of the image had gotten cropped out? That’s because different size prints use different aspect ratios. Today’s digital cameras use one of two different aspect ratios – 4:3 or 3:2. Depending on the size of prints you want to make, your images may need to be cropped… Continue Reading
Understanding resolution is essential to making prints that look good. This article discusses, in the simplest way possible, what resolution is, and when it’s important. Pixels The images your camera produces are made up of tiny square shaped pixels. If you open an image in Photoshop and zoom in far enough, you’ll eventually start to see the colored square pixels that make up the image…. Continue Reading
In part 1 of the Learn Lightroom series, we discussed the Lightroom interface and how to setup basic preferences. In part 2 we went through the entire import process from start-to-finish, set up custom filenames and learned how to apply basic metadata like copyrights and contact information. In part 3 of the series, we’ll start with selecting and manipulating images and go through Lightroom’s… Continue Reading
Every time you open a Lightroom catalog it renders previews for the images in that catalog. When you close out of Lightroom those previews are stored with the catalog data until you open it again. The actual image files, however, are never stored in the catalog. If you move, delete, or disconnect the files, Lightroom won’t be able to find them – but don’t worry,… Continue Reading