3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2012 3:29 PM by CSS Simon RSS

    fill light in LR

    joanlvh1 Community Member

      as you know in the LR  Develop Module, there is a fill light option.  Is that gone in LR 4 and if you also use Aperture, is there something similar in Aperture?    thank you joanlvh

        • 1. Re: fill light in LR
          web-weaver Community Member

          Fill Light is still available in Lr4 for images NOT updated to Process version 2012.

          • 2. Re: fill light in LR
            RikkFlohr ACP

            It is not gone. It is available for Process Version 2003 and 2010 images. You can revert converted and new import images to the older process versions in the Camera Calibration Panel or the Settings>Process Menu.  When you do the old Develop Basic Panel controls will appear.  You should give the new tools a chance. They are far superior to the old Fill Light option at pulling in shadow detail.

            • 3. Re: fill light in LR
              CSS Simon Community Member

              Well, the Fill control of LR3 is not in LR4 in the same form, but the new controls can achive a similar effect - often better and without the artefacts. 


              1. Very often, "Shadows" will do what you want. 
              2. A closer equivalent to the old Fill is to increase Shadows and Exposure, and decrease Highlights slightly. 
              3. Sometimes, to achieve the exact effect of Fill, you might also need to reduce contrast slightly and maybe increase clarity and saturation a little bit. 


              However, #1 or maybe #2 normally does the trick. 


              If you want an in-depth analysis of the new controls, see Rob's Cole's very detailed experiences at http://forums.adobe.com/thread/968940?tstart=0 and http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973706?tstart=0