5 Useful Hidden Lightroom Features

Lightroom is a more powerful and nuanced application than we sometimes give it credit for, and there are some useful features that are easy to overlook. This awesome video tutorial will show you five hidden features in Lightroom that can make your work life a lot easier and more efficient and even improve the quality of your images. 

Coming to you from Anthony Morganti, this great video tutorial will show you five hidden features in Lightroom and how to take advantage of them in your own workflow. My personal favorite is the clipping indicators, which you can quickly toggle on and off using the J key. These will show you everywhere in your images where the shadows or highlights are clipped and change in real-time as you manipulate the sliders, allowing you to quickly dial in just the right levels to get the look you want without any clipping issues. It can be a bit tricky to tell the difference between a very bright or dark but still within range areas and truly blown-out patches, but these indicators take away all the need to try to eyeball the adjustments. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Morganti.

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Doug Stead's picture

Anthony Morganti is one of the best at producing quality training videos! For 10 + years, I have enjoyed his easy pace as he delivers concise instruction on all things LRC. I have no hesitation what-so-ever recommending those wishing to learn or brush up on LR skills, speeding time on his YouTube channel.

William Salopek's picture

Please PLEASE stop posting "articles" that are nothing more than announcements of videos. Two reasons: it makes a person click on your link only to find that the subject matter they are expecting to find IS NOT THERE (the definition of click bait), and also because the subject matter is IN A VIDEO which the reader quite often can not watch due to surrounding circumstances. SOLUTION: put the word "video" in your title so folks can know to not bother clicking.

David Pavlich's picture

Or, look at it as someone else searching the 'net for photography videos. Maybe it's a time saver for others. Besides, how much of your time is consumed by clicking on an article here? Probably no more than 5 seconds.

Alex Cooke's picture

There's a play icon on the thumbnail home page, and I always say it's a video in the lead paragraph that you can see before you click (e.g. "This awesome video tutorial" in the second sentence of this article). It's not clickbait.

Ugo Burlini's picture

Play icon or the word "video" doesn't show in my Google feed. I agree with William, it's very annoying to click on an article and find a YouTube video instead.

David Pavlich's picture

Funny thing, Alex....the complaints typed out about 'click bait' surely take more time to type than clicking on the article. I guess time spent typing up a complaint is better time spent than clicking on the article. It really defies logic, but then again, human nature can be a very tricky thing to figure out.

Doug Stead's picture

I see nothing wrong with sharing educational material, especially free, relevant educational material that may be of interest to this community. Fstoppers existence and is only possible through clicks and visits. This is just the reality of our digital society, and you are not to change this world.