How to Brighten an Image in Lightroom

If you want to adjust the overall brightness of an image in lightroom select the photo and go to the develop tab.

choose photo and click on develop tab

In the develop tab click the adjustment brush on the right of the toolbar.

click on adjustment brush

Scroll down to the basic treatment settings. You can use these settings to bump up the overall brightness.

scroll down to basic treatment settings

Move the contrast, highlights, shadows, and whites around until you get the desired brightness. Once you’re done, your photo will be brightened.

move contrast, highlights, and shadows til you’re satisfied