Lightroom Tips

Tip: Consistent Color With Lightroom and Photoshop

Time for a quick tip. If you’re going to be going back and forth between Lightroom 2 and Photoshop, you’ll probably want consistency in your color between the two programs. That’s why you might want to change your color space in Photoshop to match Lightroom’s default color space of ProPhoto RGB (no you can’t change this in LR). You do this under Photoshop’s Edit menu: Choose Edit > Color Settings, then under Working Spaces, for RGB, choose ProPhoto RGB. If you prefer to work in the Adobe RGB (1998) color space in Photoshop (I recommend ProPhoto RGB), then just make sure you send your photo over to Photoshop in that color space: go to Lightroom’s Preferences dialog, click on the External Editing tab up top, then in the Edit in CS3/CS4 section, for Color Space, choose AdobeRGB (1998).

I hope you and your families have a safe and fun holiday weekend. I know I’m taking some time off to just hang out. See you next week.