Spectacular Lightroom 4 Lens Correction Tool

Final result

14 Mar Spectacular Lightroom 4 Lens Correction Tool

Lightroom 4 Lens Corrections Sample

At last night’s call we were looking at some of the new features in Lightroom 4, namely the development module.

An extreme but interesting sample development lead to spectacular results.

Transform, Warp, Sharpen

Photo before development

Photo before development

The above picture could not be taken from another angle and considering time constraints, I thought that this shot was better than no shot at all. Not a good picture but a nice sample to test some of Lightroom’s power, namely when it comes to Lens Correction.

Detail selection of the picture

Detail selection of the picture

Note that the picture contains some interesting detail, such as the thin net in front of the scaffolding which results in an apparent lack of punch.

Using the transform tools, distortion, vertical and horizontal, as well as a slight rotation we get the following view:

After first Transformation

After first Transformation

We notice that the image is “stretched” too wide compared to the original proportions. We therefore apply a shot of Warping:

The Picture after Transformation

The Picture after Transformation

Now we just need to sharpen the image which will also get rid of the thin net hanging in front of the scaffolding:

Final result

Final result

While the above sample is is a pure exaggeration, it shows nevertheless some of the power of Lightroom 4.

Learn all about Lightroom 4

The YORGOO-Ycademy calls of this week will deal with Lightroom and show, how to use Lightroom 4 for efficient Photo (and Video) management, editing and publishing.

 

1Comment
  • Zo
    Posted at 00:48h, 17 March Reply

    Looking forward to getting back on the pc to test these features.

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