De­velop your skills

Ge­orge Cairns in­tro­duces Light­room’s key im­age-edit­ing tools and photo-fix­ing pan­els, which you’ll find in the pow­er­ful De­velop mod­ule

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Dis­cover the var­i­ous tabs and tools in Light­room’s De­velop mod­ule

Last is­sue we touched on ways to im­prove photos us­ing the Quick De­velop panel in Light­room’s Li­brary mod­ule. This panel en­ables you to quickly tweak com­mon im­age-re­lated is­sues. Once you’ve im­ported and or­gan­ised your col­lec­tion of dig­i­tal neg­a­tives into Col­lec­tions and added key­words, though, you’ll be ready to deal with more com­plex im­age-pro­cess­ing chal­lenges – and this is where the De­velop mod­ule comes in.

Adobe in­vented the .dng (dig­i­tal neg­a­tive) for­mat to make it eas­ier to store and ac­cess un­pro­cessed RAW

You can use the De­velop mod­ule to make se­lec­tive ad­just­ments to your RAW files, so even high-con­trast scenes can fea­ture de­tail in the shad­ows, mid­tones and high­lights

files. The word ‘neg­a­tive’ harks back to the days of film. Be­fore you could see a film neg­a­tive’s true colours and tones, it needed to be de­vel­oped in a dark­room, which is why the De­velop mod­ule’s name re­calls tra­di­tional dark­room tech­niques. Here you can process a pic­ture’s colours, tones and com­po­si­tion to per­fec­tion. You can also make se­lec­tive ad­just­ments to your RAW files, so even high-con­trast scenes can fea­ture de­tail in the shad­ows, mid­tones and high­lights.

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