Lightroom effects: use the Virtual Copies feature to test different looks

    | Tutorials | 22/12/2013 00:01am
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    Tips for using Lightroom’s Virtual Copies

    Tidy up with stacks
    Virtual Copies can quickly lead to a cluttered library. Stack copies by clicking the top left of the first thumbnail to tidy all the copies away.

    Reveal the copies
    If you need to determine quickly which images are Virtual Copies and which are masters, choose View>View Options>Show Info Overlay.

    Copies and collections
    Virtual Copies are useful if you want different versions of an image to appear in different collections. You could, for example, have copies in a Mono collection and a Colour collection.

    SEE MORE: How to use Lightroom to reclaim lost shadow and highlight detail

    Tips for using Lightroom's Virtual Copies

    Snapshots
    Snapshots are similar to Virtual Copies in that you can use them to try different treatments by making a Snapshot at a key stage of your workflow. Virtual Copies are more useful if you want to export different versions of an image, as we’ve done here.

    PAGE 1: How Virtual Copies lets you experiment with different Lightroom effects
    PAGE 2: Tips for using Lightroom’s Virtual Copies

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