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Plastic 52 - Week 22 (4)

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Plastic 52 - Week 22 (by ElDave)

This photo is my first exposure (no pun intended) to Adobe Lightroom, and... I'm still not sure about it. I can see how it would be useful, especially in a studio setting or when you are shooting a portrait setting and need to apply the same post processing to several pictures. As for one off shots like this? I'm not so sure I need it. There's nothing there I can't accomplish in Photoshop, and, to be honest, I like having the extra controls that Photoshop provides.

I don't know, maybe I'll have to play with it more. Although look how much more EXIF data it spits out! Wall of Text, ahoy!

100% USDA-Approved EXIF:

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 50 mm
Exposure: +0.95
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off

File Size: 5.8 MB
File Type: JPEG
MIME Type: image/jpeg
Image Width: 2592
Image Height: 3888
Encoding Process: Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
Bits Per Sample: 8
Color Components: 3
X-Resolution: 240 dpi
Y-Resolution: 240 dpi
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Date and Time (Modified): 2009:03:04 08:50:23
Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE
Date and Time (Original): 2009:03:04 09:10:44-06:00
Date and Time (Digitized): 2009:03:04 09:10:44
Metering Mode: Multi-segment
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 4433.29532497149 dpi
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 4453.60824742268 dpi
Custom Rendered: Normal
Exposure Mode: Auto
White Balance: Auto
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Viewing Conditions Illuminant Type: D50
Measurement Observer: CIE 1931
Measurement Flare: 0.999%
Measurement Illuminant: D65
XMPToolkit: Adobe XMP Core 4.2-c020 1.124078, Tue Sep 11 2007 23:21:40
YCbCr Positioning: Co-sited
Metadata Date: 2009:03:04 08:32:38-06:00
Creator Tool: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Format: image/jpeg
White Balance: Custom
Incremental Temperature: +5
Incremental Tint: -100
Shadows: 20
Brightness: 0
Contrast: +25
Saturation: -74
Sharpness: 25
Luminance Smoothing: 0
Color Noise Reduction: 5
Chromatic Aberration R: 0
Chromatic Aberration B: 0
Vignette Amount: -100
Vignette Midpoint: 25
Shadow Tint: +100
Red Hue: -100
Red Saturation: +100
Green Hue: -100
Green Saturation: -100
Blue Hue: -100
Blue Saturation: -67
Fill Light: 40
Vibrance: 0
Highlight Recovery: 10
Clarity: +25
Defringe: 2
Hue Adjustment Red: 0
Hue Adjustment Orange: -31
Hue Adjustment Yellow: -38
Hue Adjustment Green: 0
Hue Adjustment Aqua: 0
Hue Adjustment Blue: 0
Hue Adjustment Purple: 0
Hue Adjustment Magenta: 0
Saturation Adjustment Red: 0
Saturation Adjustment Orange: 0
Saturation Adjustment Yellow: -2
Saturation Adjustment Green: -45
Saturation Adjustment Aqua: -12
Saturation Adjustment Blue: -100
Saturation Adjustment Purple: 0
Saturation Adjustment Magenta: 0
Luminance Adjustment Red: -2
Luminance Adjustment Orange: +10
Luminance Adjustment Yellow: +21
Luminance Adjustment Green: +19
Luminance Adjustment Aqua: 0
Luminance Adjustment Blue: -7
Luminance Adjustment Purple: 0
Luminance Adjustment Magenta: 0
Split Toning Shadow Hue: 249
Split Toning Shadow Saturation: 7
Split Toning Highlight Hue: 39
Split Toning Highlight Saturation: 58
Split Toning Balance: -5
Parametric Shadows: +30
Parametric Darks: +20
Parametric Lights: 0
Parametric Highlights: 0
Parametric Shadow Split: 25
Parametric Midtone Split: 50
Parametric Highlight Split: 75
Sharpen Radius: +1.0
Sharpen Detail: 25
Sharpen Edge Masking: 0
Post Crop Vignette Amount: 0
Convert To Grayscale: False
Tone Curve Name: Strong Contrast
Camera Profile: ACR 2.4
Has Settings: True
Has Crop: False
Already Applied: True
Tone Curve: 0, 0
Color Transform: YCbCr
Color Space: sRGB
Flash Return: No return detection
Flash Mode: Off
Flash Function: False
Flash Red Eye Mode: False

Be good,

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4 Reply to "Plastic 52 - Week 22"

Friends of Lanterns Children's Centre on March 4, 2009 at 11:32 AM

I agree, I have only bought Aperture for batch processing for the same reason, and because of its excellent file storage & organisation. For the type of shots you do, you need PS, and almost everything you can do in lightroom, you can do in PS.


Anonymous on June 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

nice tones
where can i find the parametric settings (shadows, darks, highlights etc2) in lightroom? noob here


El Dave on June 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM


The different settings are under the "Develop" tab and the sliders should be on the right side of the screen.


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