How to fix white balance in Lightroom in 2 simple steps

How to fix white balance in Lightroom in 2 simple steps

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If you have not found the eyedropper in Lightroom & how to use it, then I’m about to become your new best friend!

As you know, it’s not always easy to get perfect white balance in camera.

And trying to fix it manually in post production can be time consuming (plus a headache).

Thankfully, Lightroom took much of the guess work out of it with the eyedropper tool!

After importing an image into Lightroom head over to your “Develop” panel and look for the magic pill I speak of.

You can find it in the screenshot below under the yellow circle.

 

Fix White Balance In 2 Easy Steps!

  1. Click the eyedropper.
  2. Head over to your image and find a neutral area (white, black or gray). In the example below I clicked the white background of the artwork on the wall.

Bam!  Lightroom adjusts the photo temperature to get you "almost" perfect.  

 

How to fix white balance in Lightroom

Photo by Day-Z Photography  

 

Fine Tune Your White Balance

It's true that I sometimes give one more little slight adjustment to the temp & tint slider if needed but otherwise I'm good to go.  

 

Temperature

If your image is still more cool (blue) than you like, slide the temperature to the right very slowly. If your image is still more warm (orange) than you like, slide the temperature to the left very slowly.  

 

How to adjust white balance in Lightroom

  

Tint

If your image has more red than you want, slide the tint to the left very slowly. If your image has more green than you want, slide the tint to the right very slowly.   Before & After: Top image is the before and the bottom is white balance treatment PLUS the Lightroom Preset called "Classic" from Breakthrough Collection +.30 exposure

 

Before & After using the Lightroom White Balance Eyedropper

Photo by Day-Z Photography


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