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9 Messages

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610 Points

Wed, May 11, 2011 2:05 PM

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Lightroom: Floating panels/toolbars...like other Adobe products

I love Lightroom. I use it every single day as I am a professional photographer. However, I can't understand for the life of me why Adobe has chosen to have no ability to float Lightrooms toolbars as is possible with the other Adobe products. I have two monitors and would love to actually make the best possible use of them. Adobe, please add this feature as I'm sure it will be welcomed by all users.

Thanks, Freddy

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236 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I would like to see Lightroom support a modular window design similar to Premiere....

I would like to see Lightroom support a modular window design similar to Premiere. For example, I'd like to be able to drag the folders section to a second screen, and then also resize it. And maybe do the same for the metadata section of the Library tab and move it to a different screen and size it. Thanks!

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94 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Ability to move/reorder panels in Lightroom in the order I use most (m....

It's a start, but could we have the panels in detachable windows so we can move them off to a second monitor?

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Lightroom: Ability to move/reorder panels in Lightroom in the order I use most.

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334 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I want to customize my lightroom classic interface like I can with every other ap....

I want to see my folders and collections at the same time. I want to have multiple windows open like I can in Bridge. Or at least let me pull the panels out, rearrange them and have them float. Just make the interface like Bridge... I hate scrolling forever in the folders panel, and then I can't see my collections. Going back and forth is very time consuming. LR is streamlined to edit, not to organize. I use it primarily to organize and it's faster for me to organize in Bridge and then Synchronize my folders in LR classic. This request has been around for years. LR (not classic) is way faster for editing, please optimize LR classic for organizing.

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17.2K Points

Bridge is a pile of crap too. I HATE the master window paradigm, its a Windows thing. Meanwhile, Lightroom's UI is vastly inferior to Aperture. Adobe should drop a couple million on Apple to crib from the Aperture way of operating.

Modes suck, disappearing tools and command suck, differing window behavior sucks, full screen mode is crippled, Lightroom is just really, really awful.

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60 Points

a year ago

Imagine if Adobe put energy into making what the users wanted, instead of stuff like Muse...

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134 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled provide for the possibility of separating the panels into windows.

it would be nice if you could separate the panels. the most precise example I can make is for example the history panel, from the presets panel. it is not possible that I have to scroll through all my 350 presets in order to see the story of a photo

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9.6K Points

Simple answer is you don't. You can Close, Collapse, the Preset panel.  Or you could turn it off, Hide it. You can also Collapse your presets into the top level categories so they don't take up so much room. 
You can put that panel into solo mode where only one section is open at a time. Click on the Header of another section closes the one you were in and opens the other.

Would it be nice to UnDock them. I guess it would.

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134 Points

the panel "navigator remain always at the top, i'd love just a thing like that.

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406 Points

12 days ago

I've been a Lightroom user since v1.0 and Photoshop user some time before that. In Photoshop there's a lot of flexibility of how you set up your computer screens. I can group, for example the tools and put them on one of my screens and have the main image I'm working on on another screen.

In Lightroom my two screens are much more limited. So I tend to have grid view on my secondary monitor to allow me to choose images and on my primary monitor I have the develop view.

But that's only part of the issue.

Every year I take images that I've done during the year and archive them. I drag one folder down, and down, and down, and wait until I get to my external drive. Then I can let go and the images get moved.

If I were to do this in Windows Explorer I'd simply open two Explorer windows side by side, one for the source and one for the target and drag folders over. I can't achieve anything that simple in Lightroom.

The result is that I put off archiving as it is a right pain to do.

I'm currently in the middle of a re-organisation of my drive structure, re-categorising images and where I physically want them stored and it is painful.


For so many reasons it would be prefereable not to have the panels visible/hidden in their strict positions but to be able to move them around. I migth like my keywording and metadata above my folders in a panel on one screen and my histogram and navigator in another panel.

Arbitrarily being assigned positions of the panels makes little sense when Photoshop has the flexibility to put the items wherever one wants them.

So my suggstion is that Lightroom allows one to put panels where one wants them (on the second, third or even fourth screen!) and that it also allows multiple instances of items such as folders to allow for easier re-organisation when that is called for.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Lightroom Classic: could do with moveable panels

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406 Points

Wow, my request for floating panels gets merged with another master post about it where many many people have asked for this over ten years. Ten years. And still nothing. I doubt it will ever happen then which is a huge shame.

I find the present structure infuriatingly limiting. It feels like we are using a program from the 90s not 2021.

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107.6K Points

There has been some acknowledgment of the desire to rearrange panels in the Develop panel order adjustment that was added a while back. Real tear off panels clearly won't be possible with the current architecture, but that doesn't mean it won't ever happen... just that it's not a small undertaking and there are other priorities (like performance!) at the moment.

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.

18 Messages

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406 Points

Victoria, thanks for the response. I'd read this thread through and couldn't see any acknowledgement of the desire so it's good to know from one that knows these things that it is the case. I agree performance improvements are needed (they always seem to be needed on Lightroom).