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Image Magik

Posts: 1068

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Hi guys, I've been using LR for a while and was playing around and just discovered this cool a additional way to tweak so thought I'd share for those who don't know it:-)

If you hover your mouse over the histogram (I'm using LR 4 on Mac) and move it from L to R you will see a highlighted area show up in the histogram. one for darks, shadows, highlights and lights. If you then click on that area and drag left or right it will change just that bracketed selected area for you and you don't have to touch any of the sliders:-)

I like it much better than using the sliders.
Curious to know how many already know about this.

Jul 07 13 10:48 am Link

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Robert Jewett

Posts: 2460

al-Marsā, Tunis, Tunisia

You have reached level two, Padawan. smile http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/yoda1.gif

Jul 07 13 10:49 am Link

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James Ogilvie

Posts: 6643

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Same as when you hover over the sliders themselves I believe.

Jul 07 13 11:13 am Link

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Jakov Markovic

Posts: 1128

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Yep! smile

Jul 07 13 11:17 am Link

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Tulack

Posts: 631

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

Robert Jewett wrote:
You have reached level two, Padawan. smile http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/yoda1.gif

lever three is to discover that you can do same thing by hover your mouse over the image itself.

Jul 07 13 06:40 pm Link

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Image Magik

Posts: 1068

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

James Ogilvie wrote:
Same as when you hover over the sliders themselves I believe.

The difference is I don't have to touch the sliders.

Jul 08 13 06:45 pm Link

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Image Magik

Posts: 1068

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Robert Jewett wrote:
You have reached level two, Padawan. smile http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/yoda1.gif

A little higher than that. lol

Jul 08 13 06:47 pm Link

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David Nelson Photograph

Posts: 348

San Antonio, Texas, US

that would not be the way to adjust your image

Jul 08 13 06:54 pm Link

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Clarence Zimmerman

Posts: 4048

Orlando, Florida, US

David Nelson Photograph wrote:
that would not be the way to adjust your image

One for Blacks, one for Fill Light, one for Exposure and one for Recovery. In that order across the histogram from Left to right. If you look when you hover over each section those names also appear under the histogram and the slider bars and names highlight and move when you move the histogram the slider bar moves too.

Image Magik wrote:
The difference is I don't have to touch the sliders.

Not much difference but I can see some people liking the visual manipulation more than the analogous method, I often just punch number into the boxes too...

Jul 09 13 05:06 pm Link

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Gulag

Posts: 1250

Duluth, Georgia, US

I don't use LR but I have heard there are hidden voice-activated short-cut commands.

Jul 09 13 07:18 pm Link

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ybfoto

Posts: 665

Oakland, California, US

Image Magik wrote:

A little higher than that. lol

um no thats two sorry

Jul 09 13 08:58 pm Link

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Robert Jewett

Posts: 2460

al-Marsā, Tunis, Tunisia

Image Magik wrote:
A little higher than that. lol

It's literally the first thing I learned in LR...

smile

Jul 11 13 03:23 am Link