The Develop module (left)
First, we’ll run through the key features of Lightroom’s own digital darkroom
This panel enables you to take a closer look at your picture to check how adjustments affect details. Click on a size at the top to zoom in by a specific magnification.
This panel displays the spread of tones in a photo. Here you can see some strong shadows on the left, and an absence of strong bright highlights.
These darkroom-style tools enable you to improve your photos with a few clicks. You can crop images, remove sensor spots, or make tonal edits.
04 Basic panel
The Basic panel enables you to tackle the most common picture problems – see right and below for more details on this.
05 Solo mode
When multiple panels are open, the workspace can become cluttered. Right-click on a panel to summon this pop-up menu. Hide unwanted panels by unticking their labels. Solo mode enables you to click on a panel to open it. It will then close all the other panels that are open.
These enable you to make many adjustments in one click. They change a multitude of settings in Develop module panels to produce a range of photo-fixing edits. We’ll cover this in greater detail in a future issue.