How to edit raw images in Lightroom


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What does a raw image mean? A raw image is a photo that’s not processed by automatic settings in your camera. They are completely taken directly from your camera without applying any type of setting. They can easily be transformed into better images just from editing them using a photo software.

Lightroom is one of the most high-quality photo editing software in the market that can enhance any images particularly raw images as they support all kinds of raw files. To help you edit your raw image in Lightroom, we’ve provided some great tips below.

 

Exposure

Raw images are untouched therefore depending on when you’ve shot the image; they can either come out overexposed or underexposed. The exposure can be easily corrected by using the exposure option that allows you to control the amount of exposure in your image.

 

White Balance

The white balance button has various types of options including cloudy, tungsten and much more. Why not try each option and see which setting fits your images the most.

 

Enhancement

Raw files are usually brighter than your regular JPEG files which means this can automatically reduce some details on your photo. The fill tool can be used to highlight more details in your picture. You can also adjust the brightness of your file to bring out more details.

 

Colour correction

An auto colour correction can be applied to your photos in Lightroom. But if you prefer to edit the colour you can adjust the saturation, vibrancy, tone and hues of your photo. Just slide the bar if you would like to increase or decrease each setting.

 

Retouch

The retouching feature can be used to make adjustments to your photos. This usually involves retouching blemishes or brightness while at the same time maintaining the quality of your photo.

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