Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Lightroom hack: Customizing before-and-after view for a black-and-white conversion, part of Photo Tools Weekly (2015).
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- Hi, this is Jan Kabili for Photo Tools Weekly,…with a Lightroom tip that I think will help…you get a meaningful before and after comparison…of a black and white photo…that you've converted from color in Lightroom.…The problem is that when you do convert a color image…to black and white in Lightroom,…the color image remains as the "before" version of the photo…when you compare a before and after,…and the black and white is the "after" version.…And often what you really want to do…is compare the adjustments that you're making…to the black and white version,…with the first black and white version that you had,…right after you made the conversion to black and white.…
So, that's the problem.…Let me show you what the looks like…and then I'll show you a solution.…So here I have a color photo I've been working on…for a while in Lightroom's Develop module.…And in the History panel over on the left,…you can see a long list of the various history states,…the various adjustments I've applied.…To see how the photo looked without those adjustments,…
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