How to Deal With Clipping in Lightroom, and…

…why you sometimes see a highlight (clipping) warning in your camera, but then when you open the image in Lightroom, the clipping problem is gone!

They’re both in this short video I did just for you! 🙂

Hope you found that helpful.

Dallas Here I Come!
Well, here I come in two weeks — it’s the final stop on our “Shoot Like a Pro: Reloaded!” full day seminar. Hope you can out and spend the day with me.

Have a great weekend!

-Scott

P.S. Later today I’ll be posting the five winners from yesterday’s Photoshop CC book giveaway

Author: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. You can learn more about Scott at http://scottkelby.com

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  1. I think when looking at a raw file initially in LR, “temporary” clipping may still be shown. It does not initially illustrate the full tonal range of the raw file, but often appears similar to the jpeg preview, depending on import settings. But pulling in the highlights may reveal detail from the raw data, if they are in the data. Whereas pulling in highlights from a jpeg-only image may reveal … nothing; just might darken the highlights to below clipping, below white, without details. Actually, I’m often surprised when a bit of hidden detail does come back after adjusting a jpeg-only image.

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  2. You can also make the corrections by dragging the clipping in the histogram its self.

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  3. Hitting J on the keyboard will also show where the clipped highlights are (and clipped shadows) Are usually work with ‘show clipping’ on. Hitting J again will remove the visual red.

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  4. Why not use the whites slider first? I usually do that before heading to highlights if I have a small area that needs fixing

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