Video: Tired of Your Photos Looking Flat in Lightroom?

In Lightroom, Photography, Videos by Diana K27 Comments

Ever wonder why your photos look saturated and contrasty for a few seconds and then change to a flat dull version? In this video I’ll tell you why and even better, you’ll see how you can quickly figure out what Lightroom did for those few seconds and turn it into a preset to apply to your other photos.


    1. Lynn Quin

      Thanks for this tip! Like others, I’d noticed this but never really knew how to work with it.

    2. Michelle Lamm Faries

      You’re suggestions are always right on point! Thanks for sharing you’re knowledge!

  1. jayne

    Can you please the,, me what program you are using to do your training sessions – with you and your computer on the screen

  2. Allen Brenneman

    Thanks for a great tip. You always explain things so clearly.


  3. Jim C.

    Thanks, Matt! Great explanation of what we often see!

    However, once again, I here the infamous, “…in the CC version only…”.oh well, I’m just a hobbyist and this looks like a very valuable function to set up for any professional; the real market of Adobe.

  4. Harry

    I recently discovered FastRaw Viewer and it clearly and instantly shows the difference between JPEG and RAW for any RAW file. Once I saw the difference, I decided never ever shoot anything in JPEG.

  5. RJS

    Thanks Matt. As usual with your videos I came out much smarter than when I went in.

    But as Jim C. points out above, us Perpetual Licensees are left with our noses pressed against the shop window. Give us a break, Adobe.

  6. Debbie

    I only use RAW,, do I need to shoot RAW+Jpeg to get a reference point image?

  7. Brett Silverthorn

    Great Tip Matt, been annoying me for years. Not sure how I didn’t get this. Mr Obvious once you explained it.
    Thank you again!

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