Quick Fix Photo Editing

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335

One of the common problems we often see with listing photos is that they seem a bit washed out or hazy. And one of the coolest tools I've found to deal easily with that is Lightroom's Dehaze adjustment.

 

I wanted to show you a quick demo of how this tool can make a dramatic difference in just a few seconds, so I asked Lottie Kendall if I could use her contest photo for the demo, which she graciously agreed to. And I wanted to show you in a video - seeing is believing, and you can see it happen in just a few seconds in the quick video below.

 

 

 

Lightroom isn't a free program, and it's not for everyone. But for those who take their own listing photos or like fooling around with photography, this is the most exciting program I've run across in a long time. And it's definitely worth the effort to learn - there are some great, easy to follow tutorials available - and worth the $9.99/month subscription cost, which *BONUS* includes full Photoshop as well. Check out the free trial to see if you like it.

 

 

Reminder!!

 

The contest deadline for the Before & After photo editing contest has been extended to June 11, 2017 @ 11:59PM. There's still plenty of time to snag 1500 points!

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Mary & Dick

Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-689-4663
www.maryanddick.com

 

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Kat Palmiotti
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Wow, that was an impressive difference! 

Jun 09, 2017 03:36 AM #9
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Dick. This is a terrific example of how much of a difference a simple edit can make.

Jun 09, 2017 05:59 AM #10
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB
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Dick really cool info - you are getting me hooked more and more every year on editing and other photo related subjects!!

Jun 09, 2017 09:30 AM #11
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Hey that is a cool transformation.  Amazing what you can do with photos these days.  Even our iPhones have some very cool tools for enhancing photos.

Jun 09, 2017 10:17 AM #12
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I'm trying to determine if I'm going to continue to do my own photos or hire that out.  This tutorial may help me make that decision today.  Thanks for sharing it.

Jun 09, 2017 12:17 PM #13
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Dick, 

Great example!  I am so glad you are enjoying using it. Rather than go and try to find the files on the computer, my husband just goes back to LR and grabs the picture and exports it to the desktop and moves it to the listing or the blog! Then he deletes the desktop pic. Very easy and you don't have to search for pics. 

Jun 09, 2017 01:55 PM #14
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Dick that is a very noticeable difference.  If I was a Realtor and taking my own listing pictures, I would invest the money into this program.

Jun 09, 2017 07:03 PM #15
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It becomes apparent to me real fast that we can spend a lot of money on these programs Dick Greenberg 

Jun 09, 2017 09:30 PM #16
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Wow Dick loved this magical transformation right in front of my blind eyes:))Endre

Jun 09, 2017 11:30 PM #17
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Dick --- I missed this yesterday.  Otherwise I would have an ideal candidate to suggest for Carol Williams' Second Chance Saturday post.    Bookmarked too.   

Jun 10, 2017 06:57 AM #18
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Thanks, Dick.  I've gotten away from photo editing and need to get back up to snuff on the cool tools available.  Which program do you think has the easiest learning curve... Lightroom or Photoshop?  Do you know if PhotoShop has a Dehazing tool?

Jun 10, 2017 07:04 AM #19
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Grant Schneider
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Good Morning Dick - I am going to look into getting lightroom to suplement my Photoshop.

Jun 10, 2017 07:48 AM #20
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Sharon Tara
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What a dramatic transformation! This is the kind of editing that really makes mls pics stand out!

Jun 10, 2017 09:01 AM #21
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Dorie Dillard
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Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Dick Greenberg ,

Wow!! I'm impressed with the transformation of that photo right before my eyes! If I took my own photos I'd jump on this program..amazing!!!! Thank you for introducing us to this editing program.

Jun 11, 2017 06:58 AM #22
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Tracy Santrock
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That's fantastic. I always love the transformation of listings

Jun 14, 2017 05:30 PM #23
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That's pretty impressive, Dick, and good to know about. Not sure I do enough with editing to start paying for a program, but maybe that would incentivize me enough. I certainly have taken plenty of photos that need help!

Jeff

Jun 17, 2017 11:09 AM #24
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Dick. Very impressive, and seeing it happen before our eyes in your video is great. Good thing I take only snapshots and hire a professional photographer for my listings.

Jun 18, 2017 05:48 AM #25
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Dick, how did I miss this post? Thanks to Carol Williams, I learned something I'm really interested in, for $10.00/mo, well worth it.

Jun 18, 2017 01:25 PM #26
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Good suggestion Dick, I do get one from time to time that could use a bit of dehazing.

Jun 19, 2017 07:20 PM #27
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WOW! What a transformation, Dick! I definitely need to give this a try - I've been using local (Mac) editors and Ribbet so, to have something a bit more robust and effective is music to my ears.

THANK YOU!!

Jul 09, 2017 06:55 PM #28
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