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Reviews of photography products that enhance the enjoyment of taking pictures. Published frequently but irregularly.
9 January 2013
George Jardine's video series shows you how to use Lightroom's Library and Development modules. And he recently released a free video covering the new highlight and shadow controls in Lightroom 4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.
But some people learn better by reading, he said, so he's just written an article for Digital Photo Pro Magazine in which he tells you how to use the new tools.
The revamped processing adds a couple of new controls and loses some others. But perhaps most interesting is the evolving relationship we have with Highlights, Shadows, Whites and Blacks. Why do we need four controls when it seems that there's so much overlap? In a word, control. Of course, the flip side is that they're not necessarily easier to learn, but with just a little bit of experimentation, you now can improve your Raw captures in ways that would have seemed like magic just a few years ago.
Highly recommended. And a lot of fun, too.