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Old Mar 27, 2012, 3:36 AM   #1
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I was just looking at the Adobe website and followed the link to some Lightroom presets. One preset in particular caught my eye:


  • Vignette - Darkens the corners of the image

I don't need that, I thought, I use the kit lens!!!


Does seem a strange preset, to add something that most of us try to get rid of. What next - barrel distortion or chromatic abberation? I certainly won't need the Out Of Focus preset!
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 3:54 AM   #2
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I was just looking at the Adobe website and followed the link to some Lightroom presets. One preset in particular caught my eye:


  • Vignette - Darkens the corners of the image

I don't need that, I thought, I use the kit lens!!!


Does seem a strange preset, to add something that most of us try to get rid of. What next - barrel distortion or chromatic abberation? I certainly won't need the Out Of Focus preset!
Hi Keith,

I believe a vignette is used more in portraiture to emphasise the subject, that would explain the preset.

Personally I do little in the way of portraits, so I've never tried this effect. ... Jack
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I have experimented with the vignette settings in Lightroom. They can actually produce very pleasant subtle effects if done right. As in portraits it is never a bad thing to have the subject emphasized when you shoot wildlife or insects etc.

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I had the same reaction as Jim. But I've used a vignette in two ways. If you want to see one picture where I used it, look at the March challenge. My picture of the tiny water drop had a vignette added to darken the out of focus foreground blades of grass so you didn't notice them. Also, vignette doesn't have to be dark- I've used a light vignette to lighten darker corners (or add a white vignette to a snow picture).
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