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Viewing LAB color values in the histogram

From: Lightroom 5 New Features

Video: Viewing LAB color values in the histogram

In this movie, I want to simply point out and highlight another new feature and it's a feature which allows us to display information when we position the cursor over our images. Currently, I'm in the Develop module and I have the Histogram visible. If I hover over the image, you see that we can see the RGB values right here. Again as I position the cursor over the image, we can see different RGB values. We can also now see values from the lab color space. This is the largest color space; its gamut exceeds those of the RGB and CMYK color models and so that's one of the reasons why this lab color space is so helpful.

Viewing LAB color values in the histogram

In this movie, I want to simply point out and highlight another new feature and it's a feature which allows us to display information when we position the cursor over our images. Currently, I'm in the Develop module and I have the Histogram visible. If I hover over the image, you see that we can see the RGB values right here. Again as I position the cursor over the image, we can see different RGB values. We can also now see values from the lab color space. This is the largest color space; its gamut exceeds those of the RGB and CMYK color models and so that's one of the reasons why this lab color space is so helpful.

In order to access that information, position the cursor over the Histogram then right-click or Ctrl+Click, here simply choose Show Lab Color Values, then position the cursor over the image and as I do that you can see that we have those lab colors displayed in this area right here.

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Lightroom 5 New Features

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  1. 2m 2s
    1. Welcome
      1m 17s
    2. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 9m 28s
    1. Using the aspect-ratio crop overlay
      3m 25s
    2. Viewing your work in true full screen
      3m 27s
    3. Customizing the grid and guide overlays
      2m 36s
  3. 15m 55s
    1. Automatically leveling your photographs with Upright
      3m 47s
    2. Fixing perspective with Upright
      5m 43s
    3. Achieving great results in difficult situations using Upright
      6m 25s
  4. 17m 37s
    1. Applying more flexible and precise retouching
      4m 35s
    2. Removing large distractions
      3m 39s
    3. Making linear and free-form corrections
      5m 0s
    4. Spot Healing tips and shortcuts
      4m 23s
  5. 15m 52s
    1. Introducing the Radial filter
      5m 43s
    2. Radial filter tips
      4m 29s
    3. Using the Radial filter in your workflow
      5m 40s
  6. 23m 23s
    1. What is a Smart Preview?
      6m 36s
    2. The advantage of Smart Previews
      2m 48s
    3. How to generate Smart Previews
      5m 14s
    4. Filtering for Smart Previews
      3m 48s
    5. A real-world scenario with Smart Previews
      4m 57s
  7. 8m 11s
    1. Adding text with ease
      1m 51s
    2. Including page numbers
      1m 37s
    3. Identifying favorite page layouts
      1m 29s
    4. Creating custom page templates
      3m 14s
  8. 9m 2s
    1. Building a slideshow with still images and video files
      4m 48s
    2. Playing slideshows with still images, video, and a soundtrack
      4m 14s
  9. 24m 39s
    1. A better way to import photographs
      3m 3s
    2. Using targeted collections with increased speed
      3m 38s
    3. Improvements with Smart Collections and Smart Filters
      2m 24s
    4. Adding direction metadata
      1m 20s
    5. Collection consistency
      54s
    6. Dragging photos to saved Map locations
      50s
    7. Importing and working with PNG files in Lightroom
      4m 22s
    8. Tethered capture shortcuts
      3m 59s
    9. Validating DNGs
      3m 12s
    10. Viewing LAB color values in the histogram
      57s
  10. 16m 29s
    1. Improved Spot Removal with feather control
      7m 38s
    2. Spot Removal autoselection
      5m 29s
    3. Better color noise reduction with smoothing
      3m 22s
  11. 5m 50s
    1. Lightroom for mobile
      5m 50s

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