If you are into photography, then you should definitely consider Adobe Lightroom as a great way to get your photographs turned into gorgeous digital photos. In this article, I am going to show you how you can use this free editing program to make the most of your photographic work.
To start with, you should go to Adobe’s official website and download the latest version of Lightroom. After downloading it, you can immediately open it by clicking on the lightbox icon at the bottom right of the screen. You will then be presented with some tutorials to take you through the process of making use of different functions of the program.
After these tutorials, you’ll need to configure the settings of the program. To do this, you will need to click on the Adobe Lightroom folder icon, then choose Edit and then on the next page, you will need to click on Preferences and then finally in the Preferences section you will find the Default Settings tab.
You should then find the “Cropping” tab, which you can check if the photo is clipped so that it will not appear to be distorted. You also need to check the boxes in this tab if you want to apply the selected image to the rest of the documents.
Another option for the editing is how to resize the photographs or any other edit made in the document. You have two options here. The first one is to go to the File menu, then select “Edit” and click on the “Resize” tab.
In this tab, you have to enter the name of the image you want to be resized, select the size of the image and click OK. After this, you can see the actual resized image before saving it to the file.
Once you’re done with the editing, you should select the Album tab, then click on the Files button and select the images you would like to edit from the drop down menu. In this way, you can quickly navigate to the folder of the files you would like to place in your digital albums.
Next, you should select the photo you want to edit by using the drop down menu. You can click on “File”Save As” to choose the name of the file where you would like to save it and place it in the album you’d like to edit.
Now, you should close the editing, and then you should find the “Modify” button which you can click on to get the name of the folder where you’d like to put the edited image. After this, you can click on the “OK” button to proceed.
After the photo has been edited and saved, you can click on the Edit button to see the result. It is obvious to see the photo has been enhanced, but with the great features in the software, you can change the brightness, contrast, and saturation of the image.
Another great feature is that you can even print the edited photos using this software. Just click on the Print button in the Print dialogue box and choose the size of the prints, then click on the Print button.