HDR is traditionally all about the drama. But it doesn't have to be all about overly saturated and uber dramatic images. The tone-mapping tools built into apps like Photomatix and Aurora HDR 2019 can be useful for making otherwise blah photos more interesting and perhaps salvaging them as keepers.
Changing the thumbnail image used for videos in Lightroom can be a handy way to provide a more useful visual reference point when you're trying to find the video you're after. Here's how to do it.
Lightroom doesn't have much in the way of editing tools when working with video files, but it does have the ability to trim the beginning or end of video clips.
Color labels are one of several useful workflow tools in Lightroom. And if you want to customize what text label is paired with which color, you can. Here's how.
Lightroom has a super quick way to switch between landscape and portrait orientations with the crop tool. Here's how to do it.
Lightroom's map module uses GPS coordinates in the degrees, minutes, and seconds format. If you need them in decimal degree format, here's a quick way to convert them.
If you're looking to extract a single frame from a video and save it as a JPG, here's how to do it in Lightroom.
Here's how to enable the Publish Services, Catalog, Folders, or Collections panels in the Library module if they're not visible.
By itself, Lightroom can't find duplicate photos. But here are a couple of plugins available that can add that functionality.
Here's how to quickly delete rejected photos in Lightroom to help speed up the culling part of the workflow.
A guide to selecting multiple photos in Lightroom.
Both Lightroom Classic CC and Luminar 2018 now offer processing using AI, or artificial intelligence. Here's a side-by-side comparison of their initial automatic one-click processing options.
Luminar 2018 is designed as a standalone app, but you can also use it alongside Lightroom. Here's how to install and use Luminar as a plugin in Lightroom Classic CC.
The Auto tone function has been given a major overhaul in the latest update to Lightroom Classic CC (7.1) to use Adobe's artificial intelligence network, Sensei, in an effort to improve the effectiveness of Auto tone. Here's how it works in practice.
Lightroom's white balance tools help reduce color casts. They can be used to neutralized any casts or break the rules and create an entirely new look.
Trying to figure out how to convert RAW files to JPG in Lightroom? Here's how to do it.
A running list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for Lightroom users.
Aurora HDR 2019 can be used as a standalone app, but it can also be used as a plugin for Lightroom. Here's a quick guide on how to install and use Aurora HDR 2019 as a Lightroom plugin.
One of the new features in Lightroom Classic is that you can use the embedded previews more effectively to speed up importing and culling.
If you're trying to get that Instagram filter look in Lightroom, here's a set of premium Lightroom develop presets that mimic Instagram's filters.
If you can't see the stack icons on the thumbnails in the grid view, here's how to make sure that the option to display them is turned on.
Here's how to change the image that's used as the cover image for an image stack.
Lightroom has a quick way to separate out the virtual copies from the master versions. Here's how to do it in the Library module.
There are several different ways to post to Instagram from a desktop or laptop. Here's an option for posting to Instagram from Lightroom directly.
JPEGmini Pro offers a way to make filesizes impressively smaller when you export JPGs from Lightroom or use with a publish service.
If you're looking to export multiple images organized into folders while preserving the folder structure, there's a plugin that can add that capability to Lightroom.
Lightroom has a very useful feature that shows you precisely the parts of an image where highlights or shadows are getting clipped as you adjust the settings.
Here's a method for exporting square photos from Lightroom without having to create virtual copies or use the crop tool.
Contact sheets are a throwback to film days, but they still have their uses. Here's a guide on how to make a contact sheet in Lightroom.
Vignetting is a common issue with many lenses, especially at wide apertures. Lightroom has two methods to tackle correcting or reducing it.
There are two methods to installing Lightroom develop presets. One is better suited to bundles of multiple presets, while the other is better for individual presets.
The ability to dim the lights in Lightroom is a handy little tool for distraction-free viewing, sorting, and editing of your photos.
The grid loupe overlay is pretty self-explanatory and simple to use, but you do have some control over its appearance.
Lightroom's Guides loupe overlay is a simple yet flexible tool for aligning either a specific spot in the frame or aligning horizontal or vertical lines. It's one of a few different overlay tools available in Lightroom.
There are a few different ways to add visual guides over photos in Lightroom. The Layout Image Loupe Overlay is a handy tool to find images that work with specific design requirements.