Tu­to­rial 3

Crop­ping corrections and level ad­just­ments made easy

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We don’t al­ways nail the shot per­fectly ev­ery time. On oc­ca­sion our im­ages are un­der­ex­posed, or per­haps they’re overly bright. And the same can be true for our crop­ping and com­po­si­tion – some­times it’s just a lit­tle bit off.

Shoot­ing dig­i­tally has an ad­van­tage, , since you can crop an im­age af­ter you’ve taken it. How­ever, you should be aware that crop­ping into your im­ages re­moves pix­els – and thus re­duces the size at which you can view and print your pho­tos, be­cause of the lower res­o­lu­tion.

Still, if you want to fix a wonky hori­zon or re­move clut­ter from the scene, crop­ping in Light­room is an ef­fi­cient tool. We’ll look at as­pect ra­tios, flip­ping crop ori­en­ta­tion, and learn­ing how to straighten up shots. We’ll also im­prove the com­po­si­tion so the prime fo­cus is on your sub­ject. So open up Light­room, load a wonky photo, click on the crop tool icon in the top right and let’s get started.

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