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How to Dehaze in Lightroom 5

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04/05/2021
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Real Estate photographers often have to shoot exterior views of properties in unfavorable weather conditions, which may result in hazy photographs. The dehaze tool in Lightroom (only available to the Creative Cloud subscribers) solves this issue. Learning how to dehaze in Lightroom 5 will also help you tackle hazy photos effectively.
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How to Search In Lightroom

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04/05/2021
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When searching for a specific photo in Lightroom, it may spin your head scrolling through a large number of photos in your catalog. If you know how to search in Lightroom, you can quickly look up that particular photo. All it takes is some efficient organization and know-how to use the Lightroom’s Filter bar.

How to Resize in Lightroom

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04/05/2021
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Image size and dimension is a vital aspect in photography. Specific uses like print, web, and social media posting require specific sizes that give rise to the need to resize your images accordingly. Understanding how to resize in Lightroom will give you total control over your image and file sizes.

How to Fix Out of Focus Pictures in Lightroom

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04/05/2021
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Don’t you hate when a photo comes out blurry? This may happen due to a slow shutter speed, camera shake, or a lens that lacks image stabilization. Learning how to fix out of focus pictures in Lightroom can make these flawed pictures captures usable again.

How to Delete Lightroom Catalog and Start Over

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30/04/2021
Most of the curating process in Lightroom involves getting rid of unnecessary files and folders. Even if your Catalog consists of images and previews that you no longer use, sometimes it is better to discard it and start afresh. We will walk through how to delete Lightroom catalog and start over to facilitate a speedy and mess-free workflow.

How to Stitch Photos in Lightroom

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30/04/2021
While photographing for real estate, we often feel the need to get a 360-degree view. This is especially useful in interior photography, where panoramic views show the complete picture. If you know how to stitch photos in Lightroom Classic, you can create marvelous panoramas using differently framed, overlapping images of the property.

How to Clear Lightroom Cache

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29/04/2021
The cache is the storage area reserved for files, multimedia, data, and instructions that help in speeding up the performance of the software. Lightroom too uses cache, which takes up valuable space over time, often causing errors and delays in your workflow. Knowing how to clear Lightroom cache will help you free up some space and make it run smoothly.

How to Reset Lightroom

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29/04/2021
Like any other software, facing bugs and errors is not uncommon in Lightroom. We can often get stuck between processing, or the software may come up with errors that need to be resolved. Let’s take a look at how to reset Lightroom for troubleshooting so that you can make the software operational once again.

How to Flag Photos in Lightroom

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28/04/2021
Lightroom is undoubtedly an incredible software to organize your photos. Through its flagging feature, you can pick your favorite photos among the lot and rate or label them to narrow down your selection even more. Learning how to flag photos in Lightroom will ease the process of sorting through hundreds of photos quickly.

How to Remove Objects in Lightroom

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26/04/2021
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The need to remove a certain object from a photo arises quite often in real estate photography. There may be people and objects that are a form of distraction in an otherwise perfect exterior or interior view of the property. Understanding how to remove objects in Lightroom will allow you to get the desired look in your images.

How to Remove Glare in Lightroom

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26/04/2021
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When photographing for real estate, we often get the annoying issue of glare in photos. Either there is sunlight or water glare in exterior photos or surface reflection glare in interior photos that need to be fixed. Learning how to remove glare in Lightroom Classic can significantly improve your photos.

How to Stack Images in Lightroom

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26/04/2021
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Did you know Lightroom Classic has a useful feature of stacking photos in the Grid or Filmstrip view? This feature allows real estate photographers to group several similar images in a single thumbnail. Understanding how to stack images in Lightroom will allow you to organize your catalog in a clutter-free way.

How to Make Lightroom Faster

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23/04/2021
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Lightroom Classic CC is undoubtedly an exceptional software for photo processing and organizing. However, it isn’t unusual to face some speed and performance issues while using it. Learning how to make Lightroom faster can help you make the most of your editing time and this amazing software.

How to Layer Photos in Lightroom

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23/04/2021
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Lightroom users often question whether layering images is possible in the software, especially when they don’t have Photoshop. Understanding how to layer photos in Lightroom will help you bring out a virtual story and spark the viewers’ interest.

How to Save Photos From Lightroom

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21/04/2021
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Many Lightroom users find the software’s specific methods confusing as they are against the generic ones that they are used to. Lightroom does it a bit differently when it comes to saving photos due to its non-destructive design. Understanding how to save photos from Lightroom will make it convenient for you to use them outside the software.

How to Convert Raw to JPEG in Lightroom

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21/04/2021
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It is a common practice to shoot and edit images in the RAW format. However, when you need to share these images with clients or post them on a blog, you need to convert them into JPEG. Learning how to convert RAW to JPEG in Lightroom will be helpful to use your images externally.

How to Import Photos Into Lightroom

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20/04/2021
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If you want to organize or edit your photos in Lightroom Classic CC, you first need to import them. The process to import photos, although easy, is highly comprehensive, where you get multiple options to handle your images efficiently. Let us walk through how to import photos into Lightroom so that you can organize and process them easily.

How to Update Lightroom

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20/04/2021
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Every once in a while, Adobe rolls out an updated version of Lightroom Classic CC. As a photographer, it’s a good practice to keep updating the software as it has better features and bug fixes for optimized performance. Today we are going to explain how to update Lightroom so that you can safely move on to the new version.

How to Apply a Preset to Multiple Photos in Lightroom

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20/04/2021
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Did you know that in Lightroom, you can apply similar editing effects to many photos within minutes? This is what a quick and efficient editing procedure is all about. You just need to learn how to apply a preset to multiple photos in Lightroom to give them a uniform look in a few clicks.

How to Delete Photos From Lightroom

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20/04/2021
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Along with efficient editing, organizing your photos is a prime functionality of Lightroom. Hence, as a regular user of the photo editing software, deleting photos every once in a while is a vital part of your workflow. If you frequently capture tons of photographs, learning how to delete photos from Lightroom will definitely be helpful for you.

How to Duplicate a Photo In Lightroom

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20/04/2021
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Did you know that you can make copies of an image and edit them in Lightroom? You can also export them as separate images, which lets you create multiple versions of the same photo with different effects. By learning how to duplicate a photo in Lightroom, you can take advantage of the software’s non-destructive editing process.

How to Make Presets on Lightroom

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19/04/2021
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Photo processing can quickly become a tedious task if you are dealing with a large number of photos and want to achieve the same look on every shot. Lightroom Presets make it a breeze to edit several photos quickly. Learning how to make presets on Lightroom can help you apply changes to multiple images and spend less time editing and more time shooting.

How to Copy Edits In Lightroom

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14/04/2021
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While working with a large number of photos in real estate photography, we often need to give the same editing effects to all of them. Doing so allows us to achieve a homogeneous look to a batch of photos. Let us walk through how to copy edits in Lightroom to process multiple images simultaneously.

How to Select Multiple Photos in Lightroom

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14/04/2021
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To save time and to streamline the editing process, Lightroom allows us to select multiple photos concurrently. Learning how to select multiple photos in Lightroom will speed up the process of comparing them, choose the best shot among them, or even apply the same Develop settings to a series of images.

How to Move a Lightroom Catalog to an External Hard Drive

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13/04/2021
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Lightroom Classic CC catalog functions as a database to track and manage your photos. You can store your Lightroom Classic catalog on an external hard drive if you have less space on your internal drive, use more than one laptop, or need access to the catalog while traveling.

How to Remove Shadows in Lightroom

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12/04/2021
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When editing real estate photos, one of the elements you’ll likely need to adjust are the shadows. Harsh shadows can be distracting and can draw attention to areas of the image that are not meant to be the focal point. We’ll walk through how to remove shadows in Lightroom Classic to bring out the details in your image.

How to Save Presets in Lightroom

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09/04/2021
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Lightroom Presets take your images to a whole new level. If you learn how to save presets in Lightroom Classic CC, it will be easy for you to create presets according to your own preference.

How to Blur Background in Lightroom

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09/04/2021
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Sometimes, the background in an image distracts our attention from the subject. Blurring your background slightly so that it isn’t as sharp as the subject can make your subject pop. We will explain how to blur the background in Lightroom through simple steps.

How to Export Lightroom Presets

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07/04/2021
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When you install a preset in Lightroom or even create one yourself within the program, you might initially think that it can only be used on that specific computer. If you edit with Lightroom on multiple computers or want to sell presets, this may seem problematic. Luckily, Adobe created a way for you to export presets, and we'll walk through how to export Lightroom Presets.

How to Add a Watermark in Lightroom

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07/04/2021
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Watermarking your photos is a way to promote your work and protect it from plagiarism by claiming its ownership. You can add a watermark to a photo via an easy process with Lightroom Classic CC. Learning how to add a watermark in Lightroom will enable you to add a text or graphic identity to the images you have taken.

How to Use Lightroom Presets

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06/04/2021
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Lightroom Presets are an easy way to alter your photos to a particular look that increases their aesthetic appeal. If you know how to use Lightroom presets, it will speed up your photo editing process. Besides, using presets will give wonderful effects to your photos which may be hard to get right if you haven’t mastered editing with Lightroom Classic CC yet.

How to Add Presets to Lightroom

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05/04/2021
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Save a lot of time editing your pictures by following these basic instructions on how to add presets to Lightroom.

How to Mask in Lightroom Using the Range Mask Tool

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05/04/2021
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Are you going back and forth from Adobe Lightroom to Photoshop while editing window pulls and images with flashes? To save time, we're going to teach you various masking techniques in Lightroom so that you can fine-tune masked areas with greater control when applying certain effects.

How to Speed Up Photoshop Performance

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02/04/2021
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Is your screen freezes during editing? Are you considering outsourcing post-production because your Photoshop is getting slower? Post-processing programs are highly demanding of computer resources, affecting work speed. To help Photoshop work faster, we’re giving you simple yet effective tips on how to speed up Photoshop performance to improve your real estate photography outputs

How to Make Flames in Photoshop

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23/03/2021
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Perhaps you've seen tutorials about putting flames on text, yet you're still having trouble making a fireplace look convincing. This is why we're giving you several editing options to find the best way on how to make flames or fire in Photoshop and achieve more realistic real estate photos.

Best Lightroom Presets for Real Estate Photography

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23/03/2021
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Photos can make or break a real estate sale, which is why it's vital to produce top-quality visuals. Whether you want free or paid presets, we're giving you all the best Lightroom presets for real estate photography so that you can turn your shots into masterpieces with a single click.

How to Make Something Look Wet in Photoshop

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24/02/2021
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Adding a wet look or reflections can make a property look more dimensional compared to leaving it flat. You can make something look wet in Photoshop by using these methods.

Using HDR Real Estate Photography: Good or Bad?

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22/02/2021
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Is using HDR real estate photography good or bad? If you've never done HDR photos, we're going to discuss how to do it, when to use it and where it looks bad.

How to Fix White Balance in Lightroom

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10/02/2021
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Even when using presets in editing, adjusting an image's white balance should be easy once you learn how to fix white balance in Lightroom.

What Lightroom Export Quality Should You Use With JPEGs?

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04/02/2021
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Suppose you've changed your camera setting back to 'fine' for better photos, yet the MLS does not allow uploads over 10MB.
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