How to Process RAW Photos in Adobe Lightroom

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Photo by John Short

John Short writes, “Why do we read so often that it is best to shoot your images in RAW and not as JPEGs?”

To answer the question, John posted a tutorial showing the basic steps in processing RAW files with Adobe Lightroom to demonstrate the benefits of shooting in RAW mode.

By opening the photo in Lightroom’s Develop module and adjusting the Exposure, Recovery, Blacks, Fill Light, Clarity and Vibrancy sliders, he recovers the lost details of an image with blown highlights and was able to generally improve the appearance of the photograph.

For a good first tutorial on how to use Lightroom click on the link below to read John’s post.

[Via: Digital Photography School]
Photo: John Short

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.