Playing with Lightroom 4
Monday, June 04, 2012

I got my hands on a copy of Adobe Lightroom 4. After looking through all the features that people have wrote about, I had to try it for myself.

Because I was trying to test it's ability of fine tuning pictures, I took a few really old and frankly speaking, lousy quality pictures and see what I could do with it. I'm only going to post 2 because... no one other than me is interested in this kinda shit.

Left: Original | Right: Edited

The thing is, if the shot is bad, there's not a lot you can do to salvage it.
These are shot 4 years ago, on my phone. The ancient Sony Ericsson C902. That said though, it has a really amazing camera at that point of time. 5 megapixel with auto-focus. I kind of chose the phone because of the camera.

So here's another shot from 4 years ago. It's interesting how the landscapes have changed.

Left: Original | Right: Edited

I realize that these pictures really isn't saying a lot. But they've really made editing a lot more powerful. I can replicate the result with version 3 of Adobe Lightroom no doubt, but it would take a lot more trial and error.

Of course, all these subtle tweaks to make a good image better makes absolutely no sense to normal people. Which is why I have to replicate Instagram effects to prove my prowess.

Look at the retro houses! Okay it's a couple of years back, so maybe it makes sense

There you go.
Now admit it, I am awesome.

I really should've shot some food and "instagram-ify" it. But i just finished my dinner so there's that.

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