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How to use Lightroom on your PC to edit your photos | Publishers

Adobe Lightroom CC is an Adobe image editing software that offers many features for its users. The program has a simple and intuitive interface, which helps a lot in everyday life. In addition to helping to organize files, for example, by creating albums within the program itself, the software also allows you to manipulate and edit images.

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For people entering the world of photo editing, Lightroom is a great tool. Among the options, the user can use "classic" photography resources, such as exposure, saturation and temperature, in addition to applying filters (so-called "presets") and making cuts. Get to know, below, the main functions of the software and how it works.

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Step 1. When opening Lightroom, the software will indicate on the opening screen for you to open your images in the program. To do this, select the option "Add photos";

Open the images in Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas MendesOpen the images in Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Open the images in Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Step 2. Now, choose on the PC which images you want to edit. A tip: instead of choosing just one, select all the photos you want to use.

Select the photos you want to use in Lightroom Photo: Reproduction / Lucas MendesSelect the photos you want to use in Lightroom Photo: Reproduction / Lucas Mendes

Select the photos you want to use in Lightroom Photo: Reproduction / Lucas Mendes

Step 1. Now that you have imported the images into the program, the next step is to organize your files into albums within Lightroom itself. To do this, click on the symbol of a box in the left column, select the images and then check the option "Add an album";

Create albums on Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas MendesCreate albums on Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Create albums on Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Step 2. Define your album name and select "Create".

Name the album on Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas MendesName the album on Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Name the album on Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Step 1. Now that your workspace is already organized, it's time to edit the image. And for that, Lightroom is very intuitive. Editing options are in the right column. You choose the resource you want to use and, with the bars of each one, increase or decrease the intensity;

Lightroom image editing sidebar Photo: Reproduo / Lucas MendesLightroom image editing sidebar Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Lightroom image editing sidebar Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Step 2. The example below shows an image with the modified "Grainy" feature. The effect is quite simple: increasing its intensity, as mentioned in the previous step;

"Grainy" feature in use in Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes"Grainy" feature in use in Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

"Grainy" feature in use in Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Step 3. One more example: this time with the black and white effect in use.

Image with black and white effect in Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas MendesImage with black and white effect in Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Image with black and white effect in Lightroom Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Step 1. When you finish the job, just click on the share icon in the upper right corner of the screen and select "Save to …";

Save a Lightroom image Photo: Reproduo / Lucas MendesSave a Lightroom image Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Save a Lightroom image Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Step 2. Then, define the location and format of the file on the PC and confirm the action in "Save".

Define how the Lightroom file should be saved Photo: Reproduo / Lucas MendesDefine how the Lightroom file should be saved Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes

Define how the Lightroom file should be saved Photo: Reproduo / Lucas Mendes