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    crookymonsta
    crookymonsta e2 Member 6698 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Jul 2012 - 1:57 PM

    Just bought Lightroom 4 and have a couple of questions.

    I use a Nikon D7000 and shoot RAW + jpeg. When I go to open an image in Lightroom I can only see one of each image, so which is it actually opening?

    Just opened one on which I have previously done a quick mod of the jpeg using PaintShopPro, only to find that in Lightroom it is cropped on both sides, which completely ruins the composition.

    I own up to being a complete 'numpty' where any software is concerned, so hope someone can kindly put me right.

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    lobsterboy
    lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014148 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Jul 2012 - 2:00 PM


    Quote:
    I use a Nikon D7000 and shoot RAW + jpeg. When I go to open an image in Lightroom I can only see one of each image, so which is it actually opening?

    The Raws - more info.

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    mikehit
    mikehit  56492 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Jul 2012 - 2:23 PM


    Quote: Just opened one on which I have previously done a quick mod of the jpeg using PaintShopPro, only to find that in Lightroom it is cropped on both sides,

    I'm a bit ocnfused by this - you say you have done work on the jpeg in PSP yet the image in Lightroom is cropped? That sounds strange because the RAW should be untouched and you say that you can only see RAW files in LR. Are you sure you are not looking at the RAW 'zoomed in'? If you go to the Library module and click on the picture, look at the small version top left - if you are zoomed in the picture will have a blue rectangle on it showing the part of the image you can see on the main image.
    Or go to the Develop module and press 'reset' button bottom right - this will undo any cropping done in LR.
    If that does not work, go back into PSP and undo all edits because you may have cropped the RAW file there.

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    crookymonsta
    crookymonsta e2 Member 6698 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Jul 2012 - 2:59 PM

    Thanks Mike, the reset button worked a treat - curious because this was how the image opened. I can see I have a lot to learn!

    Gaucho
    Gaucho e2 Member 122261 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Jul 2012 - 3:03 PM

    You could do a lot worse than starting here

    puertouk
    puertouk  21073 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Jul 2012 - 3:06 PM

    Try and get some training videos on Lightroom 4. Maybe YouTube would be a good start
    Stephen

    cats_123
    cats_123 e2 Member 104024 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Jul 2012 - 4:05 PM

    Have a look at this online Lightroom book. Only 1.95


    It covers all the basic controls...you can download kindle for pc free.

    It's a great little piece of software...I'm having fun `improving' my shots.Smile

    JJGEE
    JJGEE  96311 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Jul 2012 - 4:09 PM

    Gaucho's link is to Julieanne Kost's video tutorials......... which as well as being free are an excellent way of learning the basics.
    They probably do not cover everything but for paid tutorials you can do no worse than those from:

    Luminous Landscape ( download, so you do not have to be connected to the internet to subsequently watch them )
    George Jardine ( online like those from Julieann )

    BHSnapper
    BHSnapper  5 United Kingdom
    12 Jul 2012 - 7:18 PM

    Here's a reference which may clarify the issue for you. I simply googled it! Wink

    RAW + JPGS

    crookymonsta
    crookymonsta e2 Member 6698 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jul 2012 - 11:37 AM

    A big thank you to everyone for some great advice, much appreciated.

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