Join Colin Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding and using histograms, part of Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers.
Something that's very important is the histogram.…You will notice it at the top-right of the window in both the Library and in…the Develop modules.…Of course it's stretched in the Develop here because actually it stretched this…panel out, and by stretching it out, it just gives me a little more sensitivity to the adjustments.…Let's take a look at this histogram.…The histogram is represented by a box that has a mountainous-looking image in it.…This box represents the tonal region that's possible within the photograph,…starting from the far-left which is pure black all the way up to the far-right…which is pure white.…
Everything in between is a grayscale.…The mountainous image, this represents the actual pixels in the image.…So if we look at the photograph here, the different portions of this image are…represented by this mountain.…If you look at the photograph, it lacks contrast.…There are no pure whites, and there are no deep blacks in here.…And you can see in the histogram that it's empty here in the black region, and…
There's nothing more frustrating than having hundreds of digital pictures clogging up one's hard drive. Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers teaches picture-takers how to import, organize, develop, and output images with ease. Instructor Colin Smith breaks down even the most complex tasks into quick and easy-to-understand techniques, and demonstrates multiple methods that work in real-world situations. He teaches photographers how to work efficiently with metadata; create custom keyword sets; and understand Lightroom's ratings, flags, and labels. Colin also shares some of his secret tips!
- Importing images from a hard drive
- Working with the panels efficiently
- Understanding and managing catalogs
- Customizing the HTML galleries
- Adding music to slideshow presentations
- Converting grayscale images
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. The Library and Catalogs
6. Advanced Adjustments
9. Lightroom for the Web
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