If you’re not familiar with Adobe Lightroom, it literally does everything. You can manipulate your picture any way you want in Adobe Lightroom and I can’t possibly go over all the features in this video, but I am going to go over a couple. So let’s open it up and have a look at Adobe Lightroom. So when you open up Adobe Lightroom, you can choose an image that you’ve already worked on, or you can go into your Camera Roll or Album and choose something new. So when the photo loads you’re going to see a lot of options down here on the bottom. So one of the first things you might want to do is come over here to Presets. Now Presets is going to walk you through the filters that are built inside of Adobe Lightroom. I’m just going to walk through a few of them here so you can see some of the differences.
Now the filters are really nice in here and they give you a lot of options, but you can also adjust everything manually and you can also adjust it manually based on what the filter does. So whatever we choose for the filter, we can go back in and adjust from there and if you want to see what it looks like without the filter, simply press down and hold the photo and it will show the original. For this photo I’m going to choose High Contrast and I’m going to hit the check mark on the bottom right. Next thing I’m going to do is go to Light and here you can set the exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, or blacks. Now these are the settings that Preset added when I selected it. So I’m going to go through and I’m going to back off the contrast just a little bit. Then I’m going to go over to Color. As you can see, you can see Temperature, Tint, Vibrance, Saturation, and so on. I’m going to add a little bit more saturation. I want that blue sky to pop. You can also go in to the Mix and you can choose individual colors. So, for example, the backpack is orange. So let’s tap on orange and I’m going to add some saturation and some luminance to that backpack to really make it stand out.
This is without the effects. This is with the effects and you can go through each color individually and tweak each one. But I’m happy with that. Next I’m going to go into Effects and I’m going to add a vignette. As you can see, I can add a white vignette if I move it to the right, which I don’t want. Or if I move it to the left I can add a black vignette. I’m going to add just a little bit. Up here on the top, I can add clarity. That’s going to really bring in the details of this photo. See the difference before and after. Right you can crank that up, really get a lot of detail in there. Or you can back it off and it gets blurry. Now if I wanted to crop the picture. I could do that here and I can also tilt it. But we’re not going to do that and the cropping option is right here on your bottom left and you go through and choose whatever size you want. So for this I’m going to do 16 by nine and I’m just going to crop it right there. When I’m ready, I’m just going to tap on the check, and boom, there’s our picture before and after.
Now the cool thing about this app is, all these changes that you did, you can easily go back and undo every single one of them. Watch this. So I just did the crop and I actually don’t like it. So I’m going to go back to Crop and I’m going to put it on Original and now that’s where we originally started. So I’m going to hit plus all the changes that we did. Even though we did all the changes, I can go back to Presets and I can undo that. I can go back to Effects. I can undo the vignette. I can redo any effect that I want or reduce it or add it at any stage during the edit and that is super powerful. So I’m happy with this. I’m going to hit the check mark on the top and it’s going to save it right here into All Photos. Now that I’ve saved the photo inside a white room, when I want to export it, I open the photo back up. I tap on the Export icon. I save to Camera Roll. I choose maximum available and it’s saved. Now if I back out, you’re going to see other images that I’ve worked on. Lightroom will keep these images and all the edits within them until you actually delete the photos and that’s awesome feature to have.