Basic Editing in Lightroom CC: Optics
Then, of course, you have your optics, which is to remove chromatic aberration or enable lens corrections. If I click on 'enable the lens corrections,' watch the edges of the photograph. They're gonna just kinda change just a little bit. You see that? The center stays fairly similar because the center of a lens is always fairly real, and then as it goes out, the wider the lenses, the more distortion you get, and the more vignetting you get. So when I turn on 'enable lens corrections,' it's brightening up the edge of the photo to get rid of that natural lens vignetting that's happening, and it's taking out the natural bowing that happens from the lens curvature. I don't like either of those things, I like the natural look of a lens, so I'm gonna turn it off. Those of you that are using Lightroom Classic, there's a lot more controls when it comes to enabling lens corrections. You can tell how much vignetting you want it to get rid of, or how much of the distortion you want to get rid of.
If you're used to that, and you love that, which I do that a lot more often, you're gonna have to stay in Classic for that kind of operation. And then removing chromatic aberration, chromatic aberration is those weird edges that you get on things. So when you're at the edge of something bright, we're not getting a lot of it here, but, I'm looking for it in this photograph. You won't see it, you'll see it a lot on the edge of a dark coat, and then you'll see a blue, purple, or a magenta green line that outlines it because it's really bright back there and then there's a dark line. And it's like someone took a little highlighter and outlined your photograph. That is chromatic aberration because the light is kind of bending around that portion and the pixels are picking it up, pixels on a camera actually are not, it's not one pixel, it's actually four pixels, and those pixels have different colors in them, so there's green, and there's red, and there's blue, and there's actually two greens, and a red and a blue, and so they're picking up the colors at different angles, and so they're trying to display it and what's happening is the three colors that are in your photograph are shifting slightly and you're seeing the red come out from behind it, or the green come out from behind it. And so that helps to find those edges and shift them back into place. If you click on that, there's almost no harm in clicking on that all the time. So most of the time that will only be positive and no negative to your photograph. Generally speaking, you can always click that, we don't have any issues going on in this photograph with it, but, generally you can do that. Now, geometry is something that we'll work with in a minute, this photograph doesn't need it, and so we'll go to that later.
Ed asked, can you copy - I know you can do this in the Lightroom Classic - can you correct one and then copy the corrections to a whole series of photos?
Absolutely, you can grab the settings from here, and that's what this little secondary menu down here with the '...', you click on that, and you copy the edit settings from this photograph, and then we click over on this one, and we click here, and then we paste the edit settings, and then it takes everything over to that other photograph. So anything that you've worked on this photograph, you move it over. Now this one specifically looks a little different because I think it's a little bit slightly different exposure and I have other stuff done to it already.