What is Lightroom?
Lightroom is an editing program created by adobe. It can be used to its full advantage on computer, but can also be used on a phone. In my opinion it is the perfect all around photo editing program.
You can change exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, any color, temperature, tint, saturation, etc. etc. Like I said it can basically do it all. It is the program that most professional photographers use, and for good reason.
Its capabilities, and quality that it keeps photos far exceeds any other program I have ever come across. I highly recommend it.
If you are new to Lightroom, it can seem daunting at first. Which is why I recommend buying a preset to get you started! You can purchase mine HERE. Or if you have a different style for editing that you like you can search on instagram or Etsy for other presets!
Lightroom CC vs. Classic
Lightroom Classic in short, is capable of more, and helps you to be more organized with your photos. This is the version most professionals use, but it is more difficult to understand.
Lightroom CC is more user friendly. Its easier to navigate especially for beginners, and CC connects to the app on your phone so data will sync automatically (when connected to wifi) to your phone from your computer!
What is a preset?
A preset is a file that contains a pre-set list of settings on Lightroom. (Hence the name!) All of these settings combined can be compared slightly to a filter. Lightroom doesn’t change the quality of the photo, and can actually sometimes make the photo quality appear better. Especially when you get into things like lens correction.
I highly recommend getting Lightroom, yes it does cost money, but in my opinion it is worth every penny! The $9.99 photography plan is the one I have, which you can purchase HERE.
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