|Dennis M 1064
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| p.1 #3 · LR4 UN-editing. Removing watermark |
Thanks. This set was all Jpeg. (My fault for not verifying settings on my camera).
Am I wrong in thinking that when you edit a photo in lightroom, that the "edits" are a different file from the image, and it combines them if exporting them as a complete image? Effectively creating a copy of the original, combining the edits and effectively flattening them and sending them to 'where ever' as an outsource, i.e., Web, printer, completed image folder, etc. The original image file, unedited should still live where you imported it too (that is, from your card reader, camera or other). That should have NO changes to it from Lightroom.
What I do not seem to be able to either grasp, or convey is, if you reopen an image that you edited in Lightroom, via Lightroom, why do you no longer have access to the edit history for that image? I was under the (mis) understanding that being that the edits were effectively a separate file that is associated with your now edited image, that you could change it, adjust it, or dump it completely.
Am I to assume that you cannot tweak your previous adjustments, and that you always have to start over from scratch? If so, why would that be better than the way I used to do it in Photoshop? That is, Open image, duplicate image, close original, edit copy. Save edited copy. Don't like it, open original and start over.
With all the videos and tutorials I have watched, I dont know why this is so damn hard to wrap my head around. I don't think I have gotten too old to learn new tricks, and, though it obviously is not showing here, I'm not that dumb. Really!