View Full Version : Multiple edits on same raw file

06-18-2012, 10:43 AM
I have downloaded the trial version of Lightroom and was wondering if there is a way to make multiple edits on the same raw file. An example of this would be I would edit one version as a black and white and then another as a color. If someone could point me in the right direction what this would be called I am sure I can figure out how to use it.

Thank you,

06-18-2012, 11:06 AM
Right click on the image and create virtual copy... you can create as many virtual copies as you need...

06-18-2012, 11:08 AM
Yes there is. Right click on the image in lightroom and there is an option to "create a virtual copy". The virtual copy will have a little fold in the corner. Even though you will now have two versions you can edit there is still only one original raw on the disk. Lightroom in non-destructive. i.e. It doesn't touch the original raw file on the disk, it simply keeps a database of the changes you've made and renders/displays those changes when it it viewed in the program.

06-18-2012, 11:25 AM
Thank you Richard and asnow. That is exactly what I was looking for. I have only used the trial of Lightroom for 2 days and already decided that I will buy it when it expires.