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How to Create a Simple Slideshow in Lightroom

In this article I’ll show you how to create a simple slideshow in Lightroom, and point out some of the more advanced customization features Read more →

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10 Quick Lightroom Tips and Shortcuts

Lightroom is a powerful and complex program. It’s great to have shortcuts and fast ways to do things you do often. Here are ten Lightroom tips to help you out:

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Can you rely on the free raw software that came with your camera?

When it comes to editing raw, you don’t actually need to shell out for Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom… or do you?

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Understanding the Difference Between Photoshop and Lightroom

One of the most common questions I hear from people just starting out in photography is, “What program should I use to edit my photos?”. There are many free options such as iPhoto, Picasa, GIMP, and other commercial programs such as AfterShot Pro and Pixelmator but the most popular programs are Photoshop and Lightroom.

That question is usually followed by another, which seems quite logical, “What’s the difference between Photoshop and Lightroom?”. While the two programs do share many similarities, and are both widely used by the photographic community, they each serve a unique purpose and are quite different in some very major ways. Understanding what makes them similar, as well as different, can help you make an informed choice when selecting the right software for your needs.

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Using the Adjustment Brush in Adobe Camera Raw

The Adjustment Brush is an editing tool in Adobe Camera Raw (known simply as ACR). This tool is possibly the equivalent of the Dodge and Burn tools in Photoshop. So what is dodging and burning? To dodge is to lighten and to burn is to darken a specific area. Read more →

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Post-processing RAW Files – ACR Compared to Some Free Software Options

What is RAW?

Title-imageA RAW file is really the digital negative, which means that all the data is stored waiting to be unleashed via a RAW Editor. Unlike a jpeg file which has been edited in-camera (or in post-processing) and is a compressed 8-bit file.

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5 Lightroom workflow mistakes you might be making without realizing it

Lightroom is a great tool for opening, processing and saving out raw files but it is not without its pitfalls for the unwary or careless. In the context of Lightroom, a lot of photographers talk about ‘workflow,’ but what exactly does this mean? Read more →

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5 quick tips for saving and resizing your images

Although good quality storage has never been cheaper it’s still important to know how to keep your image file sizes down while still ensuring high quality.

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4 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

When it comes to photo-editing programs, one of the most popular among both amateur and professional photographers alike is Adobe Photoshop. While it can appear more complex than Lightroom, and certainly takes more time to learn all of its tricks, Photoshop offers four post-processing tools that come in handy for retouching images. These tools are pretty easy to locate and implement, and in this article I’ll show you how they work, specifically while retouching the image of the Space Needle in Seattle (below). Read more →

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How to Retouch a Portrait with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

the truth is that the Soften Skin preset in Lightroom does just as good a job as any of them. For most photographers Lightroom’s retouching tools all are you will ever need. For high end retouching purposes you can go to Photoshop. Read more →