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Lightroom 5: Upright

2013/06/13 Leave a comment

Upright is an semi-automatied push-button solution to get rid of leveling and perspective convergence problems in your photos. It’s located in the Develop Module >  Lens Corrections> Basic

  • Enable Profile Correction and Remove Chromatic Abberation to make Upright work better
  • Auto: applies a balanced level, aspect ratio, and perspective correction. Lines may not be perfectly vertical or horizontal, but it looks more natural.
  • Level: Enable level correction only.
  • Vertical: Enable level and vertical perspective correction only.
  • Full: Enable full level, horizontal and vertical perspective corrections.

Synchronizing Upright Settings between multiple photos

  • Upright Mode: Applies Upright to each photo individually. Each photo is evaluated independently.
  • Upright Transforms: Applies the same Upright transformations to all the photos. Good for HDR or time lapse sequences.

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Adobe Lightroom Settings: Creating a Preset vs Copying/Pasting a Setting

2012/10/08 Leave a comment

I want to create some custom Lightroom Presets. The default images are getting old and boring to look at. Here’s a few things I found out.

  • Lightroom Presets don’t capture Local Adjustment settings, which are…
    • Crop Overlay
    • Spot Removal
    • Red Eye Removal
    • Adjustment Brush
    • with the exception of Graduated Filters, which it does capture.
  • If you Copy/Paste/Synchronize settings between photos, however (instead of applying a preset)
    you get the capability to transfer over additional settings!

    • Spot Removal
    • Crop (Straighten Angle, Aspect Ratio)
    • Adjustment Brush
    • Graduated Filters (again)

If you think about it, it makes sense. You don’t really want to capture “local adjustments” for “global” presets, especially with the red eye reduction tool, which has very specific size/location. For what I was trying to tweak Lightroom to do though… bummer.

Lightroom 4’s Basic Development Settings

2012/09/13 1 comment

Lightroom 4 changed some develop settings to make things more intuitive and straight forward. Let’s take a look.

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Remove Missing Images from Adobe Lightroom, Deleting Images from Adobe Lightroom

2011/08/09 Leave a comment

I didn’t realize how difficult it would be for Lightroom to delete 15 thousand photos from the catalog and from my hard drive by itself till it died on me (not enough memory). Instead, I just deleted the images from the drive manually, and then had Lightroom remove the images from the catalog it can no longer find.

  • Delete the images on your hard drive. Lightroom should see them as missing now.
  • In the Library Module, right click on the Folder where your images are located. Collections won’t work for this. Select “Synchronize Folder”
  • In the pop up dialog box, one of the options is to “Remove Missing Photos from Catalog”.
  • Awesome.

Adobe Lightroom Crop Overlays

2011/06/06 Leave a comment

Adobe Lightroom’s Crop tool [R] offers a bunch of different crop overlays to help you crop your photos. Just push [O] to toggle through the different options. There’s even a golden triangle spiral!

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