not having to tweak a preset is NOT normal. but serendipity occasionally strikes. this is one of those times.
i love what this preset did to my greens. it adds a bit of a vignette, a touch of clarity, some adjustments in the hue panel, and some other little things…
the new SC for Lr4 tries it’s best to stay as close to the Lr3 version as it can but it’s not 100%. tools are missing from Lr4 that were present in Lr3 and tools that were never in Lr3 are new to Lr4…not to mention some tools remain but have been completely updated in their function. like the exposure slider seems to work a lot like the old brightness slider (which is now gone in Lr4). the new clarity slider is REALLY great. missing now is the odd haloing effect it used to cause when using it a little heavier, but NOW present is an odd desaturation in colors. working around for that is to globally increase saturation or tweak the hue panel some. but overall- i am really enjoying most of the changes.
also new to Lr4 is that the tone curve NOW has color curves (awesome!) and the adjustment brush can now paint on white balance, tint, noise removal , shadow and highlight effects…really like that!
anyway…here is my progress report and teaser for the new SC for Lr4.
will be adding more photos to this post…so keep checking back!
d700 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 2200 iso | 1/500
and my after…
and how about this silly pic with a squeaky edit?
d700 | 155mm | f/4.8 | 2200 iso | 1/1600 ss
white balance is off. so let’s try adding some green…magenta looks a little high…then warm it up…