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.

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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!


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  1. Vincent 6 December, 2016 at 16:34 Reply

    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.

  2. SIMON GROSSET 5 December, 2016 at 10:12 Reply

    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.

  3. Eric Vaandering 4 December, 2016 at 14:52 Reply

    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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