There are times where we want to see the different before and after we do some changes in our photo in Lightroom. So here is the short and straight forward tips for you.
To view “before and after”, 1st you need is to make sure you’re inside “Develope Module”. The shortcut key for before and after is “Y”, or you can click on the tool bar and select “before and after”. If you can’t find the “before and after” button, it might be not being selected to be shown in the tool bar, click on the dropdown arrow on the further right at the tool bar section, select “view mode” and the icon will appear on the left hand side of the tool bar. You can show and hide the tool bar by pressing “T”.
There are few way to view before and after. Just click the dropdown arrow and select your preferred way for the preview.
Since few months ago, i’ve been using Lightroom 3 for managing my files & editing. I do edit in Photoshop CS5 to do things like removing unwanted spots, you can do exactly the same in Lightroom, but i prefer to take the advantage of content-aware provided in Photoshop CS5. If you haven’t try the Lightroom yet, i recommend you to give it a try as this particular software are actually designed for photographer. It actually provides faster workflow that gives you less time on pc/laptop but to have more time photographing instead. For those are new to Lightroom, this is what i found in wikipedia what is Lightroom all about.
“Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a photography software program developed by Adobe Systems for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, designed to assist Adobe Photoshop users in managing large quantities of digital images and doing post production work. It is not a file browser like Adobe Bridge, but rather an image management application database which helps in viewing, editing, and managing digital photos, the same way photographers used to do in the non-digital world.”
I’ve been using Lightroom for few years now but only to take the benefit of the post-processing (Develop Module). My workflow was import – develop – export, but now i’m fully utilizing the services provided in it.
I’m now spent less time editing, and it just took me few seconds to find picture that i want be it in my laptop drive or external hard drive. Thanks for the intelligence of the file management in Lightroom.