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Using the eye dropper for white balance

Jun 23, 2014
Lightroom Experience
I only found an old thread dated 2012, so I need to ask here. I am editing a certain picture that has NO white in it, and also has no grey, other than the sky and eye dropper said it was improper to use that. How do I use the eye dropper to set the correct white balance?

Hal P Anderson

Senior Member
Staff member
Lightroom Guru
May 12, 2011
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
Classic 7
You need to use the eye-dropper on a part of the image that is supposed to be white or grey, but has a colour cast due to the way the scene is lit. If no part of the image is a white or grey thing, then you won't be able to use the eye-dropper, and you'll have to manually correct the white balance by moving sliders until the image looks "right".