Drag the Lightroom Histogram

I discovered yesterday (or maybe rediscovered?) that you can drag the histogram in Lightroom to adjust the exposure of a photo.

From right to left, these are the sliders affected when you drag:

  • Blacks
  • Shadows
  • Exposure
  • Highlights
  • Whites

It can appear like a blunt, inaccurate tool to modify the exposure of a photo, but do it at least once, and you’ll get a better appreciation for what the histogram actually displays.

Originally shared on Mastodon yesterday.

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