A guide: Learning the basics on Lightroom

Every photographer understands the importance of good photo editing.

The best part about Lightroom is that you can easily obtain the colour appearance you desire for your photos. If you want your photos to look more warm and vintage, Lightroom provides all the tools you’ll need to achieve that style.

So, where to start? Here are some basic options that you’ll probably need to edit on every photo.

White balance

This option helps regulate the color temperature, which basically means correcting pictures that may be too blue or too orange. You can also correct your photos if they look too green or magenta. Ultimately, the goal is to get the most life-like color. 


You’ve probably taken pictures that had very bright areas accompanied by too dark shadows. Tone helps recover the details that are lost with this color imbalance. You’ll be able to reduce highlights, which can increase the quantity of details that were lost with the overexposed areas. 


Not only this option helps brighten pictures that are too dark, but also darken your pictures if you want a darker kind of look for your pictures.

Color Mixer

This feature is where you can decide if you want a color to stand out more than the others. For example, if you don’t want the picture to have yellow tones, you can decrease the saturation to reduce the yellows in your picture. You’ll also be able to modify the hue, the saturation and the luminance as well to modify the tones, the intensity and the brightness of certain colors in the picture you’re editing.

Lightroom also has a great function that allows you to save your presets for future use. It’s a very practical option, especially for photographers who need to maintain the same editing style. It’s also useful if you want to maintain a consistent look across your social media pages, such as your Instagram feed.


Overall, Lightroom is an excellent photo editing software. Lightroom should be used by anyone who wants to improve their photo editing skills.


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