HDR is traditionally all about the drama. But it doesn’t have to be all about overly saturated and uber dramatic images. The tone-mapping tools built into apps like Photomatix and Aurora HDR 2019 can be useful for making otherwise blah photos more interesting and perhaps salvaging them as keepers.
Tips and tricks, how-to guides, and plugin reviews related to using plugins for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
By itself, Lightroom can’t find duplicate photos. But here are a couple of plugins available that can add that functionality.
Both Lightroom Classic CC and Luminar 2018 now offer processing using AI, or artificial intelligence. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of their initial automatic one-click processing options.
Luminar 4 is designed as a standalone app, but you can also use it alongside Lightroom. Here’s how to install and use Luminar as a plugin in Lightroom Classic CC.
Aurora HDR 2019 can be used as a standalone app, but it can also be used as a plugin for Lightroom. Here’s a quick guide on how to install and use Aurora HDR 2019 as a Lightroom plugin.
If you’re trying to get that Instagram filter look in Lightroom, here’s a set of premium Lightroom develop presets that mimic Instagram’s filters.
There are several different ways to post to Instagram from a desktop or laptop. Here’s an option for posting to Instagram from Lightroom directly.
JPEGmini Pro offers a way to make filesizes impressively smaller when you export JPGs from Lightroom or use with a publish service.
If you’re looking to export multiple images organized into folders while preserving the folder structure, there’s a plugin that can add that capability to Lightroom.
Here’s a method for exporting square photos from Lightroom without having to create virtual copies or use the crop tool.
There are two methods to installing Lightroom develop presets. One is better suited to bundles of multiple presets, while the other is better for individual presets.
Lightroom doesn’t have a built-in way (yet) to filter only the top images of a stack or any other stack position. But the Any Filter plugin adds that functionality.