Developing your images in Lightroom

The techniques discussed here work for all image editing software, terminology and the ideas are the same...

The Presence Controls

Now 3 times stronger --Increases/decreases Mid-tone Contrast, Similar to unsharp masking as Clarity can introduce white halos. It's a The lens cleaning filter!

Increases saturation of less saturated colors Ignores skin tones.


Boosts over all saturation, and can cause colors to clip.

The Detail Panel

Crop and straighten horizons

The following summarizes what the Develop Module panels does in Lightroom, you will also find keyboard shortcuts and other useful information…

On the above summary page you will find links to a case study with a more detailed discussion about what the various sliders accomplish.

You can also find a more Detailed Discussion about Photography workflow here… The Workflow