Smarter Eyedroppers

The Eyedropper This one get’s lots of ooos and aaahhhs whenever I show it. In the Develop module under the Basic panel you can click the Eyedropper to select a neutral color in your photo. Well, you’re probably used to clicking and setting the neutral point only to find the result isn’t what you were hoping for. In Lightroom however, you don’t even have to go that far. Just select the eyedropper and move it over areas of your photo. Then look over to the left side of the screen in the Navigator panel and you’ll see the preview of your photo changing as you move the eyedropper. You gotta admit – that is pretty sweet.

Author: Matt K

Matt is a full time Education Director for the NAPP and Kelby Training. He's a best-selling author of various books on Photoshop and Photography co-hosts the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid" and is co-host of "Photoshop User TV". In his spare time he practices as a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys spending time with his family in Tampa, FL.

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