5. Developing Basics

Lesson overview

Lightroom delivers an extensive suite of powerful, yet easy-to-use, developing tools to help you make the most of your photos with a minimum of effort, whether they’re incorrectly exposed, shot at an angle, poorly composed, or even spoiled by extraneous objects.

This lesson introduces you to a range of basic editing options in the Develop module, from automatic adjustments and develop presets to cropping, straightening, and finishing tools. Along the way, you’ll pick up a little background knowledge in digital imaging as you become familiar with some basic techniques. You’ll learn how to:

  • Crop your images for the best effect.

  • Use the histogram and properly set your white balance.

  • Perform basic edits in ...

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