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For their work, real estate photographers require the finest image quality. This is a guide to go over our choices for the best Canon lens for real estate photography on the market. This article will cover the best canon lenses to be used in real estate photography, considering the budget, features present and preference.

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How to View Only Flagged Photos in Lightroom

29/07/2021
Lightroom is a massive image editing program that also allows you to keep your images in one place. However, managing a large number of images can be an intimidating task. Thankfully, Lightroom provides the flagging feature that helps you filter your images. Learning how to view only flagged photos in Lightroom makes your Lightroom workflow simpler and more efficient.
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How to Install VSCO Presets in Lightroom

25/07/2021
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If you are starting with Lightroom and want to use high-quality and professionally-created Lightroom presets for easy editing, then you are at the right place. We will show you how to install VSCO presets in Light room with this step-by-step tutorial. Follow these methods to use beautiful presets and transform your images.

How to Jump from Photoshop to Lightroom

24/07/2021
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Learn how to jump from Photoshop to Lightroom with this article, which includes helpful tips, guided steps and recommended tools.

How to Sell Lightroom Presets

22/07/2021
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Lightroom is currently one of the most powerful image editing programs. It allows you to transform images by providing a wide collection of tools. You can also use Lightroom to make some extra money if you know how to sell Lightroom presets. Read this guide to know all about Lightroom presets so that you can avail its full benefits.

How to Sync Lightroom Presets to Mobile

21/07/2021
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Lightroom mobile and Lightroom presets are a quick and convenient solution to your post-processing needs. Using them together, you can easily transform your images within minutes. In order to keep presets updated on your Lightroom mobile app, you should know how to sync Lightroom presets to mobile.

How to Export All Photos From Lightroom

20/07/2021
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Once you have completed editing all the photos in your collection, you will naturally want to save them for later use. In Lightroom, you have to export the images in order to save or share them. We will be showing you how to export all photos from Lightroom in a few simple steps.

How to Change a Background Color in Lightroom

17/07/2021
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Lightroom Classic has been helping designers and photographers create amazing effects for a decade. One of the best features of Lightroom is that it allows you to change the color of individual objects without affecting the others. Here, we will be learning how to change background color in Lightroom so that you can create unique effects on your images.

How to Create a New Catalog in Lightroom

16/07/2021
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One of the best features of Lightroom is its catalog system that helps you manage all your images at a single location. Learning how to create a new catalog in Lightroom will help you have an organized workspace to edit and store your images. Let’s look at how the Lightroom catalog helps you in your image editing workflow.

How to Edit in Lightroom Like a Pro

15/07/2021
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Lightroom has proved to be a total game-changer in the world of image editing. It has become one of the leading post-processing programs used by many professionals. By learning how to edit in Lightroom like a pro, you can take your images to a whole new level in a matter of minutes.

How To Use Lightroom Brushes

13/07/2021
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Learn how to use Lightroom brushes with the help of this article, which includes our best tips, guided steps and recommended tools.

How to Use Lightroom 5

12/07/2021
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The Lightroom 5 version of the Lightroom program is created specifically for professional photographers and editors. It provides a large variety of tools and features that focus on changing the color, texture, and appearance of images. We will provide you an insight into how to use Lightroom 5 to achieve your image editing goals in the best way possible.

How To Make a Background Black in Lightroom

10/07/2021
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Learn how to make background black in Lightroom with this article, which includes helpful tips, guided steps and recommended tools.

How to Change a Background in Lightroom

09/07/2021
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Learn how to change background in Lightroom with the help of this article, which includes our best tips, guided steps and recommended tools.

How To Export Edited Photos From Lightroom

04/07/2021
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Easily learn how to export edited photos from Lightroom with this article, which also includes various methods and helpful tips.

How to Sync Lightroom Mobile

24/06/2021
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In this article, we discuss how to sync Lightroom mobile successfully, for easy sharing and access of your Lightroom Classic application.

How to Export RAW Files From Lightroom

23/06/2021
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Learn how to export RAW files from Lightroom with the help of this article, which includes our best tips, guided steps and recommended tools.

How to See Original in Lightroom

10/05/2021
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Frequently reverting to the original image is an integral part of photo editing. You need to see how your edits are bringing changes in a photo and whether all the effects are well worth it. Knowing how to see the original in Lightroom will allow you to contemplate your editing in a better way.

How to Add ICC Profiles to Lightroom CC

10/05/2021
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There are a lot of things to consider if you decide to print your images using Lightroom. Besides your printer settings and monitor calibration, you also need to install print paper profiles. Read on to learn how to add ICC profiles to Lightroom CC to make your print process easier.

How to Make Photos Pop in Lightroom

10/05/2021
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Thanks to technological advancement and photo editors like Lightroom, image processing opens unlimited opportunities for us. We can edit our photos the way we like and transform them from an ordinary image to something worth watching. We will walk you through how to make photos pop in Lightroom to heighten their visual appeal.

How to Calibrate Your Monitor for Lightroom

10/05/2021
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Editing in Lightroom or Photoshop relies heavily on the display device, that is, your monitor. If it is calibrated, the color contrast, saturation, and tones of the image are shown accurately. Otherwise, the screen display will not be closer to reality, plus the print of these images will be drastically different than what you imagined.

How to Add Snow in Lightroom

07/05/2021
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As a photographer, adding effects to your photos during post-production is so much fun. In Lightroom Classic CC, you can create effects like sunshine, rain, snow, or other weather effects no matter in which season the photo was captured. Learn how to add snow in Lightroom to set a dreamy winter mood in your images.

How to Flip a Photo in Lightroom

07/05/2021
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There are times when you want to unleash your creativity as a photographer and create flipped photos for an eye-catching effect. Flipping real estate photos is a great way to transform the orientation of a photo which builds the buyer’s interest. If you want to know how to flip photos in Lightroom, read on to learn the process.

How to Open RAW Files in Lightroom

06/05/2021
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Learn how to open raw files in Lightroom with the help of this article, which includes our top tips, recommended actions and guided steps.

How to Rate Photos in Lightroom

06/05/2021
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Learn how to rate photos in Lightroom with the help of this article, which includes our best tips, guided steps and recommended actions.

How to Organize Lightroom Presets

06/05/2021
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Learn how to organize Lightroom presets with the help of this article, which includes our best tips, guided steps and recommended actions.

How to Dehaze in Lightroom 5

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.

How to Search In Lightroom

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

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

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 a Lightroom Catalog and Start Over

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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