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Lightroom Tutorial

Lightroom isn't like Photoshop -- it doesn't have "image editing" or compositing. It mirrors the sort of operations you can do in a traditional darkroom, like adjusting exposure, cropping and rotating the image, dodging/burning to brighten or dim sections, and fixing white balance issues.

The two main modes are "Library", in which you can see all your photos, and "Develop", for making modifications.

Topics:

  • Exposure
  • Cropping / Rotating
  • Spot correction
  • Graduated filter
  • Dodge/Burn
  • White balance
  • Perspective correction
  • High-ISO noise reduction
  • Paste settings

Keyboard shortcuts are the best way to use it. In develop mode:

  • Tab -- Hide all the toolbars, show just the image
  • Space -- Zoom in/out
  • R - rectangular crop
  • W - White balance eye-dropper: click on something white
  • \ - Toggle between original and edited image
  • Y - display original and edit side by side
  • G - return to grid mode library view

Library mode:

  • G - grid mode
  • R - enter develop mode, rectangular crop