Dealing with RAW files in Adobe Lightroom

aug6You’ve probably heard a million times from professional photographers about RAW files being the best. Among its several advantages, RAW files give you the best quality of images. Moreover, it enables you to modify its color settings, exposure, latitude and brightness.

In this article, we will talk about how to deal with RAW files in Adobe Lightroom and the other advantages of Lightroom.

Again, RAW capture is considered the best among other file formats. However, RAW files are nothing without the use of an appropriate and suitable post processing software. RAW files need something like Adobe Lightroom to simply convert, preview and modify it freely and also for printing and sharing. Read on and learn how to use Lightroom so that dealing with your RAW files is as easy as working with other file formats such as JPEG, PNG and etc.

Import RAW files to Lightroom

To start off your RAW editing tasks, you have to import your entire files to Lightroom. Once you’re done, you need to sort everything out and rearrange the file name so you would not be confused in the next phase of editing.

In addition, for faster file searching, you can add keyword phrases, add metadata, and tag people or location. By doing so, all the information will be inserted on your images.

Adobe Lightroom automatically stores imported images in the Library module so that it will be easy for you to start with your editing task.

Shortcut keys in Lightroom

  • Press L, if you want to dim out or decrease the brightness of the whole interface.
  • Press L twice if you want a black background for your image.
  • To seek help in choosing between two same shots, Click on ‘C’ on the keyboard to compare the changes made between the two images.

Adobe Lightroom is by far the best post processing tool that can both work well with RAW and Jpeg files. Plus, if you want to make your images shine, you can use bundles of Lightroom presets 6 and choose the best design.