Shadows, highlights, blacks, whites (LR4)

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Shadows, highlights, blacks, whites (LR4)
Feb 25, 2014

I wanted to share my usual Lightroom 4 workflow and see if people use these four sliders in the same way as me.

I usually use shadows to recover detail in the shadows by moving the slider up (to around 25, maximum 50 - depends on image)

I then recover detail in the highlights by moving this slider down (to around -25, maximum -50 - depends on image)

I set the black and white points with the blacks and whites sliders, holding down Alt and moving these sliders down and up respectively until clipping occurs.

BUT I read on one blog that you should set the black/white point with the highlights/shadows sliders ... any thoughts?

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