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6 of the best Lightroom add-ons reviewed
Whether you’re editing, organising or simply viewing images, Adobe Lightroom is a terrific tool for the job. However, even Lightroom can’t do everything. Thankfully there’s a vast number of plug-ins that can fill in any gaps. From tuning out image noise to increasing dynamic range, you’ll find a plethora of plug-ins that’ll work wonders.
Arguably the best value comes from plug-ins that have become full-on image editing programs in their own right. You might wonder why anyone would buy a plug-in that tries to out-do its parent program. Well, although Lightroom has plenty of generic preset effects for jazzing up flat images, you can add increased flair by supplementing them with more exotic filters. They’ll let you replicate analogue film looks, add glows, blurs or textures, and finish off with a frame. Sure, with enough time some effects could be reproduced in Lightroom alone, but it’s the range of instant filters, extensive customisation and even the ability to selectively edit specific image areas that make a good plug-in a great way to complement Lightroom.