Working on real estate photo editing services using the software Lightroom is no easy task. It may take a lot of practice to get good at the editing process. Every person has their own ways of working on Lightroom and they eventually develop their own style. Remember that all the techniques boil down to some basics which are applicable to all. By using the software effectively, you can create attractive photographs of the real estate interiors. Below is a discussion on some tips you can follow while editing interior photographs in Lightroom.
You Might Need Photoshop First
In case you shot bracketed to get the view through the windows, you will have to edit the layers in Photoshop initially before heading over to Lightroom. After you mask the photos, they will appear as TIFF file with the name of the RAW file in the base layer. Straighten Your Lines and Fix Distortion. Once you enter the Lightroom, you have to check if the lines and distortion are clarified. This means the verticals are actually vertical, and that the horizontals are horizontals.
Firstly, you have to apply a lens correction. Check the box that mentions Enable Profile Correction. Now visit the Transform section below which says Constrain Crop. Now you can either press the box Auto or you can manually adjust the lines using the sliders.
Looking at the color correction, you have to check the overall color and then look for the spots that require fixing. For total color correction, you may use the white balance sliders located to the upper end of the right column till the colors look finely adjusted. You can also use the eyedropper within the same section to pick a middle grey which the Lightroom will utilize to alter the color automatically. It is advisable to use the eyedropper as it saves your time.
Further, if you are shooting interior real estate photos with the interior lights on, you may get warm spots at different locations due to the varying temperature of lights in comparison to sunlight. This has to be corrected manually. As the light coming from a fixture dissolves into cool light, it is better to use light brushes with soft edges. This will ensure that the correction is subtle. The recommended tools in this correction are radial brush and local adjustment brush. Try editing real estate photos using both the brushes to find the best results.
Above are a few methods to ensure that the real estate photos are well edited using Lightroom.