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Making Images Look a Whole Lot Better with the Develop Module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

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You just might spend more time in the Develop module than any other module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. Jeff Revell, author of Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots, walks you through all of the panels so that you know which one to use in any situation.

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Making Images Look a Whole Lot Better

Now that you’ve imported your images and have sorted them in an orderly fashion, it’s time to look at some solutions for making them look better. The Develop module contains just about every tool you’ll need to make your images look their best. It’s probably where you will spend the majority of your time, and as you become more familiar with the tools and panels, your ability to quickly process any image will greatly improve. Of course, the best images start in the camera with the best settings, which is why I’ll start off with a word about shooting raw.

Last fall I spent some time walking around the waterfront area in San Francisco near the Embarcadero. It’s a great location for photography, and it’s where I found this awesome-looking cable car. I don’t know if it was still in use or was just there as an historic display, but either way it was a photo-op I just couldn’t pass up. It was a bright, sunny morning when I took the photo, but the image that came out of the camera was not nearly as vivid as what I wanted, so I turned to the Lightroom Develop module for a little help.

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