I tell the story in the video but here’s a recap. I was teaching some hands on workshops recently and as I’d walk around the room I noticed most people had this “feature” on in Lightroom. So every time I sat down next to them, the first thing I’d say was “Can I turn something off that I think you’ll appreciate”. And I’d proceed to turn this “feature” off and 90% of the people I did this for was like “Oh my God!!! I never knew I could shut that off!!! – Thank you!!!”.
Then some one said to me that I must really hate that feature and I realized I did. It’s like nails on a chalkboard to me 🙂 If that’s not bad, then I’d also ask to turn a feature on that really bugs me when I see it’s not. So basically… I have issues 😉
Anyway, I think you’ll find these two little tips useful if you’ve never seen them before. Have a good one!
Hey Matt, appart from the video which was a very useful tip, I really would have loved to see the other photos of the white eggett (Egretta ) The one with the wing reflecting on the water must have been amazing!!! I am a birding photographer and as such I had quite a joy to see your video with a bird as main subject! Thanks again, I can’t wait for your new course on Luminosity!
Thanks Dals. That was my first time ever shooting a bird in flight. And believe it or not, it was with a Sony RX10 – one of those cameras with one fixed lens that goes out to 600mm. Really fun! 🙂
Birds are amazing Matt!! They provide us with a lot of experience, not only about photography but about ourselves. Patience, concentration, and then being quick to capture moments, and last but not least the joy of being surrounded by nature! Usually I use my Canon 5drs and a Tamron 150- 600, which is heavy but I tend to use a tripod as well. If not, the Fuji plus the 100-400 will do. In any case it would be very interesting to watch a bit more of how to edit birding photography, a subject that is not usually taken into account,despite the fact that there are thousands of birding photographers around the world. Best wishes!!!! and keep having fun 🙂
thanks for the tips.
solo mode helps.
But I prefer the “tabs” in camera raw than all panels one above the other like lightroom. i still scroll a lot in lightroom.
I have a 27″ display and i am not happy with the small room we have to display profiles. i have now lot of profiles and even the categories names take too much room in the right column.
It would be really nice if adobe could do a full screen display of profiles/lut/presets like ON1 instead of small thumbnail so we see 15 big thumbnails at once.
Haha… finally! Something that makes me feel like a semi-competent Lightroom user… I already do both of these… yay for me 😊
Keep em coming though Matt… this is my exception to the rule of incompetent Lightroom use 😂
As you know, Solo mode is even more powerful and quick if one uses the keyboard shortcuts. No painful scrolling.
Command-1: Treatment panel
Command-5: Sharpening and Noise reduction
Command-6: Lens profiles
Thanks for great videos Matt
i didn’t know that !!!
thanks for the tip
Neither did I , thank you for the tip!!!
I also like the info panel. I find it well made and easy to ignore when I’m not using it. I find it useful for checking cropping dimensions. I often mentally catalog camera settings for frequently used locations. Thank you for clarifying the use of solo mode. One of the things I miss most in LR & PS -that was avail in earlier programs, like ACDSee and ThumbsPlus, is the ability to customize keyboard shortcuts. I don’t like the default shortcut letter choices Adobe chose for many of the Develop tools. And not all of the tools have a keyboard shortcut. It would be nice to have the option to change them.
same for me. i keep info.
i took some pictures of moon and i like to see shutter speed and aperture which directly explains why one shoot is more noisy or blurry.
but like you when i crop, i keep an eye not being smaller than 1600px on large side otherwise i can’t print it.
jut a pity the info doesn’t refresh in real time and i need to stop cropping, read 1550, increase, read 1610…
Solo mode. Genius. Thank you!
First class Matt.
I have to come to the defense of the information panel. I do newspaper work, and I put subject names and other editorial info in that tiny caption box on the right. The info panel lets me double check the caption info in large type before I submit the picture.
Thanks Matt, great tips as always 🙂
Solo Mode … I’m in awe!
As for the information toggle, you are able to choose what information shows up in the overlay. In particular, I like to see the dimensions when I’m cropping. Easy enough to toggle on and off as needed.
Love your work Matt! 😉
Thanks Matt, I knew that one.
However I often wonder why most seem to have the top panel—library/develop/map/and so on — open ALL the time (??).
As you know, “F5” gives that little more screen scape up there while “F6” hides the film strip.
With these silly wide monitors we need ALL the screen height we can get.
Always great to get the little tips like using “~” to add or remove the lr flag. So much easier than “p” and your fingers are close to the numbers AND the most important and best organizing key; “X” 🙂
Great tips as always Mat, I had wondered how to ditch that ugly stuff on screen. Thanks! Solo mode is very helpful too!
Thanks Matt! Already had the image info turned off, but totally forgot that Solo Mode existed. That’s resolved now! Keep up the fantastic work…your tips are greatly appreciated!
I had not known about solo mode, and I will find that useful.
But, what really bothers me about LR is the little panel minimization symbol for the adjustments panel just to the right of the slider. You don’t know how many times I hit that instead of the slider. Maybe, having solo mode on will help greatly.
Toggling is a nice tip for the info panel.
But y’know, you can change the info that’s in there. I wish it were more customizable, but you can put more in there than exif info you aren’t interested in. Like say dimensions, or caption (I’d love to have a notes field, but I’d settle for it showing instructions). And you can have it just flash on briefly when you change images. And it’s useful for say seeing the label when in Develop, or seeing which virtual copy you’re working on. I realize a lot of your work is about the developing phase of a workflow, where yeah, it’s not that useful. But in other parts of a workflow one might grow to appreciate this feature.
Thank you. Very helpful.
Solo mode is allways on at my workstations but i often scroll through the information “I”
This I did not know, thanks!!
sorry wrong spot.
Thanks the tips, Solo mode I been using but the EXIF top left of image never bugged me, most of the time I keep it on. Thanks for the great tips.
Here’s another one. The default for the radial tool is not invert. I always change this so it defaults to apply any adjustments INSIDE the radial not outside!
This I did not know, thanks!!
Thanks for the “I” tip. The info covering the corner of an image has bugged me for ages. I’m delighted to have it go away.
Ditto on the (i)information stuff. Discovered that I could turn it “off” long time ago. Prefer to use the histogram. Thanks for the note on the solo mode. Love it.
Thanks for the tip about “Solo”! A great time-saver.
Thanks Matt, Great video, very helpful