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Apr 21, 2017 16:59 |  #6496

Probably the easiest way to capture the adjustments made to a specific raw file in LR is to save the XMP sidecar file and distribute it with the raw file,



The posters above seemed to want a record of all the intermediate stages and of the order in which they were set. The xmp won't supply the goods because it shows only the settings at a given moment, usually the final moment before export or transfer to another application - or discouraged abandonment. I often spend several minutes searching for the best balance between
"Exposure", Highlights and White Point or between Sharpening, Clarity and NR

Moreover, the settings are listed in a fixed order, which may or may not be the same as the user's plan of attack.


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Apr 21, 2017 19:08 as a reply to tzalman's post |  #6497

Yeah, I'm not sure any posts in the thread show the thought process and the back and forth, which is probably too much information anyway.

Screenshots of the final settings show the same thing as the XMP, just easier to read.


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Apr 28, 2017 10:18 |  #6498

Wow... I'm behind. Didn't know LR now has adjustment layers.


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Apr 28, 2017 10:25 as a reply to Nathan's post |  #6499

It has a lot of ways to do powerful local adjustments, and each local adjustment is mostly-independent of the others (the final image-render shows the total of all the adjustments), but they're not in "layers" the way you imagine them in Photoshop.


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Apr 28, 2017 21:41 |  #6500

Nathan wrote in post #18340922 (external link)
Wow... I'm behind. Didn't know LR now has adjustment layers.

Brushes not layers but, like layers they allow for local adjustment to parts of the image.


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Apr 29, 2017 02:40 |  #6501

Before and after editing the raw file in Lightroom. What would you do differently? What do you think? I'm open to constructive criticism, thank you!

I started by bringing the highlights way down and bringing the shadows way up. I also slid the whites up and blacks slightly down. This brought out the sky and details in the hallway pretty well. I added a little clarity, vibrance, and a very small amount of saturation. I sharpened the photo and added some masking, enabled profile corrections, and added some local adjustments. I began with two gradient filters to under expose the top and bottom of the frame. I also added some exposure to the doorway to make it pop a bit more.

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May 31, 2017 13:30 |  #6503

Guys, you aren't reading the directions on page 1. Must post a screen shot of your adjustments too so others can see what you actually did.


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May 31, 2017 13:32 |  #6504

Nearly all adjustments were global. Only local ones were a +0.3 exposure on the building and +30 shadow recovery on the same:

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May 31, 2017 14:13 |  #6505

ManiZ wrote in post #18367561 (external link)
Guys, you aren't reading the directions on page 1. Must post a screen shot of your adjustments too so others can see what you actually did.

That can be very complicated as far as I am concerned. For instance:
1. Pre-process in DxO Optics Pro
2. Tonemap with an HDR app
3. Import to Photoshop
4. Levels/Curves adjustment
5. Selective treatment with brushes
6. Apply nik and/or Topaz filters
7. Resize and apply hipass sharpening.

Am I required to illustrate all these or are descriptions (as above) okay?


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May 31, 2017 16:11 |  #6506

That's easy! The thread rule is that only basic raw converters are allowed, so Lightroom, DPP, C1 etc. are fine but PS, Nik, Topaz etc. are not. There are other threads for that.


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May 31, 2017 19:28 |  #6507

ManiZ wrote in post #18367736 (external link)
That's easy! The thread rule is that only basic raw converters are allowed, so Lightroom, DPP, C1 etc. are fine but PS, Nik, Topaz etc. are not. There are other threads for that.

All of the listed items are used for RAW conversion...all part of the process.


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May 31, 2017 20:06 |  #6508

DagoImaging wrote in post #18367868 (external link)
All of the listed items are used for RAW conversion...all part of the process.

No, they are used to convert from RAW to a final image, which will require conversion to a TIFF/PSD for work in PS, Nik etc.

This thread is for images that started and finished as RAW files with no conversion. All work done in a RAW processor on a RAW files such as LR, ACR, DPP, C1 etc.

The whole purpose of this thread is to showcase what can be done when working exclusively on a RAW file and to show the actual adjustments.


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Aug 10, 2017 02:43 as a reply to palad1n's post |  #6509

Great work.


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Aug 16, 2017 12:13 |  #6510

one raw conversion from a recent trip to Japan where I got to catch up with a troop of snow monkeys that live in the mountains in Yamanouchi Prefecture. It was very Sunny day and shadows were horrible and harshand really not much I could do as the monkeys were too far away for fill flash to have any effect. I was actually surprised when I got into ACR RAW how much shadow detail my 5dsr was capable of capturing....Especiall​y when I was 100% convinced when reviewing on the 5dsr's LCD screen that there would be crushed blacks with nothing to recover.

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