jonathanperry's profile

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1.1K Points

Fri, Jan 10, 2014 3:51 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Swap panels for Left-Handers

I'm a left-hander, and I find that using a Wacom tablet with Lightroom is incredibly cumbersome at times. This is due to the fact that all of the develop panels are on the right side of the screen, and accessing them with my pen means crossing my arm all the way across my body to the right so that the pen can access the sliders on the right panel. My idea is to add a "left-handed mode" that would simply swap the location of the left/right panels, making it easier to access the develop (and other currently-right-sided) panels when using a pen tablet.

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80 Points

4 y ago

In ACDSee Pro 10 does it works. Why not in Lighroom. That's realy bad :-(

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120 Points

4 y ago

PLEASE ADD LEFT HANDED SWAP ON LIGHTROOM. MANY CREATIVES ARE LEFT-HANDED. This is an easy fix. Make it so. 

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124 Points

4 y ago

i am Left handed and Literoom is very very important to me,,,,,i work on a Wacom Cintiq,,,,,i have to reach across my work in order to work the sliders,,,,,so i have to change from PEN to MOUSE for literoom and then back again for photoshop,,,,,,,a big drag,,,,,so Important to fix this

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140 Points

4 y ago

Same with me: left-handed user on a Wacom Cintiq. Lightroom is painful to use. Given how many people are left-handed, it is amazing Adobe seems to be ignoring this issue. So please Adobe, get into that, all your other applications as Photoshop offer this customisation as well.

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166 Points

3 y ago

So much new in the Lightroom-world and so much talk about better workflow, but still there is no way for us lefthanded users to change side for the menu. Why Adobe?
five years have passed since this thread started and what I can see no response from Adobe about the problem, a problem that grew to me now when I invested in an iPad pro with a pen. Every time I make an adjustment, my hand covers the image I'm working with. Is this really to be updated with the launch of the new LightroomCC for work on iPads and tablets.

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150 Points

3 y ago

It‘s a disgrace that Adobe hasn't listened to this outcry a long time ago. I can only suggest to the left handers in the Adobe Lightroom CC community to ditch the app on the iPad and download Affinity Photo, unless Adobe immediately steps up to the plate. This is something that is extremely easy to fix! At Affinity they are taking ALL their customers seriously, and have implemented a simple function that switches the work space to accommodate us left handers. BTW Affinity Photo is a serious challenger not only to Lightroom but to Photoshop as well, layers and all. The iPad version actually has all the functionality of the desktop version, and you pay once (a VERY reasonable price) and it’s yours to keep forever.

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122 Points

it occurs to me that this might also be viewed as an accessibility issue for
those with a disability.

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150 Points

It’s taken some time but Adobe has finally listened. A few weeks ago Lightroom CC for iOS got an upgrade that allows for left handed use.

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374 Points

For iOS....not for either desktop version though, and that is where I use my Wacom Cintiq digitizer. In fact my bet is that most folks who seriously use digitizing are using these things. They're incredibly useful in Photoshop, and these things work on both Windows and MacOS platforms.

I'm also not going to do much with any of Adobe's cloud platform offerings because frankly I prefer managing my files locally, and I'm frequently offline doing photo stuff on my laptop with very unreliable connections. Hard drives are cheap.

No, for all their efforts to get us all onto a user base that is regularly dependent on their cloud servers, I will probably never go there, so iOS is a non-starter for me.

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178 Points

3 y ago

Using an Apple pencil in Lightroom iPad is a NIGHTMARE for lefties. Adobe, this is a trivial fix, please add necessary accessibility options for left handed users in Lightroom for iPad!

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124 Points

3 y ago

Just got a Surface Pro and was trying to move panels. Searched lead me here where I see that it is not possible. Please make the software work for me and not the other way around.

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504 Points

3 y ago

And another vote. I'd also love an option to fix the panels to their current position and state. When rotating an image I regularly find myself enlarging a panel instead of rotating because I moved the cursor just a notch too far to the right. Or I erroneously touch the tab key and all my panels are gone. I hate that. They could make the program a lot more user friendly by letting users decide how they want to interface with it.

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894 Points

3 y ago

Another lefty vote for this. We're about 15% of the population, and probably a greater percentage of Lightroom users, as several studies show an over-representation of lefties in the arts. This just wouldn't seem to be any major programming, swap the panels, and a y-displacement for the flyovers. After we get Adobe to do this, let's move to the camera manufacturers for us left-eyers!

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122 Points

3 y ago

Thought I would try and edit a photo in tabletmode for the first time, well... This is a serious problem for us lefthanded. epic fail adobe, please fix.

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122 Points

3 y ago

How disappointing that Adobe doesn't care about their left handed customers.   Recently purchased a 2 in1 and have been using Lightroom 5.7.1    Was contemplating upgrading to Lightroom CC..... not anymore.  It is was too difficult to work on photos being a lefy.... will look for another vendor that appreciates their left handed customers.

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6.5K Messages

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109.5K Points

Left handed panels has recently been added to the Lightroom CC iOS app.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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374 Points

3 y ago

I really do not care about mobile Lightroom apps. My money is invested in using my desktop Wacom digitizer for fine grained editing. Using iOS is fine for some users, but most of us are still using desktops, and of those probably more than 20% of us are left handed. So saying that iOS has lefty panels is irrelevant to this thread.

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> saying that iOS has lefty panels is irrelevant to this thread
I was replying to Christopher, who stated he was contemplating upgrading to Lightroom CC, and didn't specific which operating system he was planning to use. 

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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100 Points

not being able to move panels may be an accessibility issue for some disabled users and should be addressed by adobe as such.

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134 Points

3 y ago

Adding my voice to the others - it looks like this has been an issue for a long time. I am so glad I saw this thread before making a purchase. I thought I would try editing out on my husband's Surface Pro 4 and it was frustrating having my hand in front of the photo while trying to use the sliders. Please help the lefties out!

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122 Points

2 y ago

Adding. Unbelievable that this is not an option. I just got access to a Surface Studio, was super excited to work on it with Lightroom and within the first 2 minutes realized I had to switch the panels. Shocking to find out it's not an option!