Lightroom Q&A

I received an interesting question today and thought I would share it with you:
QuestionIs there a way in Lightroom of achieving the colour boost (PoP) that we use in Photoshop in LAB mode where we adjust the A and B channels by steepening the curve gradient. In other words – how can we achieve the same ‘popping’ effect in Lightroom without the need to go across into Photoshop?
– Thanks in anticipation of your advice.
– Geoff W – Australia
AnswerGeoff. There is no equivalent to that move in Lightroom. Lightroom edits in the ProPhoto RGB color space only. You can’t change it. So you’ll definitely need to go over into Photoshop to recreate that effect. Thanks!
– Matt K

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog,, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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