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The Indispensable Guide to Lightroom CC by Sean McCormack

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4 The Develop Module

Working with the Library for file management is akin to doing accounts for most photographers. Processing photos into works of art is far more fun, much like the act of capturing a moment. Develop is the heart and soul of Lightroom—it’s where you create your masterpiece. Library finds your best photos; Develop makes them perfect.

One of the key benefits of Lightroom’s Develop module is that you get to work directly on your RAW files without needing to render them to a JPG, TIFF, or PSD. All the settings can be reset without affecting the original file. Settings can easily be saved, or copied to other images instantly. Add ...

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