Lightroom CC 2015.4: Boundary Warp Tool Samples

The new boundary warp tool is evidence that Lightroom CC updates contain a lot more than new camera and lens profiles. From time to time Adobe sneaks in some life savings goodies. The recent dehaze tool is great for fuzzy photos and can be used in multiple ways. For me personally however, panorama and HDR stitching are the most handy tools because they reduce visits to Photoshop to a bare minimum. Generally, panorama stitching in Lightroom provides better out-of-the-box results than Photoshop, with less warp and less need for geometric corrections. Continue reading

HDR vs pseudo-HDR (part 3)

 Anilio_tonemapped-webIn my first post on HDR, I mentioned why we need it and also mentioned that we can enhance the dynamic range of our shots to achieve a fake HDR effect (pseudo-HDR as I call it). In part 2 I used a couple of examples for a comparison between HDR and pseudo-HDR. In this third and last part I would like to summarize when it is best to use the pseudo-HDR technique and when it is better to go for bracketing with specialized HDR software. Continue reading

HDR vs pseudo-HDR (part 2)

In my first post on HDR, I mentioned why we need it and also mentioned that we can enhance the dynamic range of our shots to achieve a fake HDR effect (pseudo-HDR as I call it). The following shot is the result of manipulating a single frame in Lightroom to achieve that very effect:

Pseudo_HDR

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