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There’s a great ‘magic’ button in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw that analyses your image and suggests how it can be put upright or squared off. This has only been around for a short while and is very processor heavy, so imagine my surprise when I see it in Adobe’s mobile app, Photoshop Mix. Simple […]

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Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). While cropping presets are great, they might not get the job done.  It’s impossible for the Lightroom team to predict every need for every project (particularly with the rise in multimedia formats and web-connected devices).  Additionally, you may choose to crop to a […]

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Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). Often when I crop, it’s all about precision.  I frequently need to crop to a specific aspect ratio.  Sometimes it’s for the screen (video projects and slideshows) as well as print output. In these cases, I need the shape of my photo to […]

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Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). Lightroom offers several different overlays to help with composing your crop.  There is no right way to crop, after all the goals can be the removal of distractions, the changing of emotion, or technical requirement.  But overlays are designed to help with all […]

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Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). A crooked photo can be downright distracting (unless you really wanted it that way of course).  Fortunately Lightroom makes it easy to fix an unbalanced ball head. But what happens if you need to rotate the image or even […]

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If you plan to print your photos, its essential to know that ratio to crop to.  Otherwise you may end up with unexpected results. What is aspect ratio? Aspect Ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height. The most common aspect ratios are 4:3, 3:2 Other aspect ratios, such as 5:3, 5:4, […]

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This is an excerpt from our new Lightroom Ebook that will be available next week thanks to Mosaic Archive. Don’t miss outré next Lightroom hangout either. While presets are great, they might not get the job done.  It’s impossible for the Lightroom team to predict every need for every project (particularly with the rise in multimedia formats […]

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