I have to admit I wasn’t massively impressed by the Color Grading panel when it was added to Lightroom. It looked like it was replacing the Split Toning panel with something less focused and more complicated. I was wrong!
Lightroom reviews, tips and tutorials
Lightroom is Adobe's all-in-one photo organizing, RAW processing and editing tool. It can be used on its own or alongside Photoshop, which is designed for more complex editing and illustration work.
You can only get Lightroom as part of Adobe's various subscription plans. The Adobe Photography Plan page explains these in more detail.
There are now two versions of Lightroom, which makes things more complicated. Lightroom Classic CC is the more powerful 'traditional' version which use images stored locally on your computer. Lightroom CC is a newer, slimmed-down version that uses cloud-based storage where all your images are available everywhere. This Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic CC comparison explains the key differences.
Open in Camera Raw: the Lightroom alternative right under your nose!
Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw make a great alternative to Lightroom, with all the same editing tools but in a simpler workflow with no tiresome imports, just ‘live’ image browsing and editing.
Lightroom vs Photoshop: which program should you use and when?
Lightroom vs Photoshop, which is best? It’s not that simple, as anyone who uses them will know, because although there is some crossover (well, a lot of crossover), they have very different roles and very different strengths and weaknesses. One is not better than the other because it depends on what you want to do. […]
Adobe Lightroom Classic review (2022)
Verdict: 4.5 stars Lightroom Classic’s latest masking tool updates make it more powerful than ever, though it’s still not fast to use and its interface is quite cluttered and oppressive. And do we still need all these different modules?
The Lightroom Select Subject mask tool and how it works
Lightroom’s masking tools have had a major overhaul. The old Adjustment Brush, Linear Gradient and Radial Gradient tools are still there, but they’ve been joined by new Select Subject and Select Sky AI masking tools and Color Range, Luminance Range and Depth range tools. Here’s how Select Subject works.
Is Lightroom free? The mobile app has a free mode, but not the desktop version
That’s a good question for those who use the mobile app. The Lightroom for mobile app is free to use but has restrictions which can only be unlocked with a Photography Plan subscription. Here are the details.
Is Adobe’s Super Resolution tool any good?
Super Resolution is a new feature in Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw. It uses Adobe Sensei, the company’s in-house AI technology, to up-size images to twice their previous width and height.
Lightroom now supports Apple iPhone 13 ProRAW DNGs directly
This doesn’t sound like massively significant news, but there’s more to this than meets the eye for iPhone 13 and Lightroom users. It doesn’t just change the results they can expect, but potentially their workflow too.
Get free Lightroom presets, profiles and LUTs from ON1 Software
You can use ON1’s free presets and profiles in both Lightroom and Lightroom Classic and its LUTs will work with any program that supports LUTs.
How to install Lightroom presets and profiles
Everyone’s heard of Lightroom presets, but Lightroom profiles are relatively new. So first of all, what’s the difference, how do they work and which ones should you use? More to the point, how do you install them?