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George Cairns shows you how to use Lightroom’s colour-correcting tools to improve the look of weak colours without over-saturating strong ones
If you plan to share your edited photographs online then you don’t need to worry as much about over-saturating the colours, as computer screens can reproduce millions of colours. However, if you’re planning to print your photos then you need to be more careful about avoiding over-saturated colours at the editing stage, because printers can’t reproduce as many colours as you can see on a monitor. If you print over-saturated colours, the images may look garish and lack detail when you see them on paper. We’ll look into ways to get more faithfullooking prints in a future issue, but it’s worth being aware of the concept of printable and unprintable colours at an early stage.
As well as helping you get the right saturation for the medium you plan to share your images in, Lightroom also has the tools you need to counteract colour casts. These warm orange or cold blue tints can occur when your camera’s automatic white balance