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How to Organize and Improve Your Photography With Adobe Lightroom (Resource Guide)

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a workflow tool to manage and process your images: a combination of several apps that every photographer needs, divided into workspaces, called modules, for each of the major parts of the photographic post-production process.

Two of the many things Lightroom does really well are, one, keep your files organized, and two, help you unlock the creative potential in your pictures. The Library module is a powerful way to manage all those image files. And it's very easy to play with all of the correction and adjustment sliders in the Develop module. The combinations of tweaks and adjustments that you can apply are endless! Lightroom's non-destructive catalogue system lets you sort and make an unlimited number of changes to an image with no loss in quality. This facility for creative play helps you see all the potential in your photography.

On the other hand, limitless potential can be a bit overwhelming. And once you've found your way comfortably around the toolkit, how do you get down to business: making pictures look good?

The tutorials in this learning guide will help you build your essential post-processing skills beyond the basics—without going overboard. Each showcases a different way to use the program, with particular focus on the Library and Develop modules, to bring your images to their full creative potential.

Lightroom Video Courses

Adobe Lightroom CC for Photographers

This course is for pro and amateur photographers who want to take their digital workflow to the next level. We start with how to manage and organize your photos properly,  then correct them so that they look their best.


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Lightroom Tutorials for Beginners

Just starting out with Lightroom? You've come to the right place.

How to Save Your Pictures in Adobe Lightroom

First you've got to get your pictures into Lightroom. Plug in your card reader, time to get everything imported.

Advanced Import and File Saving Tutorials

How to Organize Your Photos in Adobe Lightroom

The Library is where everything begins. These tutorials cover the essentials of getting organized.

Advanced Organization Tutorials

Tethering is a great feature for studio photographers, while copyright is essential for any professional photographer. Location databases, saved searches, virtual copies: if you need a special workflow, chances are Lightroom has you covered.

How to Correct Your Photographs in Adobe Lightroom

Adobe have steadily moved into Lightroom many of the tools that you once had to rely on Photoshop for, including some very powerful brushes, gradients, and retouching tools.

For power users, Lightroom presets are one of the best tools to expedite the image editing process. Presets allow you to save your settings and apply them to other images with a single click. These two tutorials are a great crash course on how and why to use presets.

How to Enhance Your Photographs in Adobe Lightroom

These tutorials are great for getting ideas over how to control those sliders to tease more out of your images and give them a distinctive style all your own.

Advanced Image Enhancement in Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom has some very advanced powers build-in, including the ability to make panoramas and high dynamic range photographs.

Creative Black and White Conversion and Split Toning in Adobe Lightroom

Color imaging is so over-saturated! These tutorials showcase the power monochrome image conversion in Adobe Lightroom.

Lightroom Presets for Easy Adjustments and Quick Picture Styles

One-click adjustments are the easiest way to style your images. Check out the presets in these guides to start:

Export, Presentation and File Delivery

When you're ready to take your images outside of Adobe Lightroom and share them with viewers, these tutorials are a great choice. Learn more about sending your images to mobile devices or printed products with these tutorials:

Advanced Lightroom Tutorials

Go beyond in with these workflow boosters.

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