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Sat, Apr 9, 2011 2:27 PM

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Lightroom: more explicit on/off buttons in develop panel

To aid in Viewing the very tiny on/off buttons within the develop panels ...many times I ask myself so is this effect on or is it off (up or down). especially when viewing panels that are all collapsed (solo mode) at same time.
perhaps green when on, red when off...even gray when off, white when on... just something to be able to see better at a glance if on or off.the button is curently both white (up or down)

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Champion

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102.3K Points

10 years ago

I'd second this one - I do the same debate myself. I heard the justification on one occasion that they work like light switches, that flicked up is on and down is off, but light switches vary by country, so that's not much help either. Grey and white would fit in nicely with the LR UI without being distracting.

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Victoria,thanks,the other side of the world never even thought about

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22.5K Points

10 years ago

When I scan down the right panel, it's not immediately obvious whether the little light grey switches are up or down. I have to look at each one in turn. Make it a darker shade of grey when it's down, or how about this - a tick in a box. Patent the idea, quickly.

Champion

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10 years ago

I'll vote for more clarity, I think tick √ and cross x symbols would make for easier recognition for sure.

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I'd prefer the switches as they are, just with distinct shades of grey added for clarity. The LR user interface excels at not drawing attention away from the image(s). I feel that ticks and cross symbols are already too "busy" in the sense that they could draw attention away from the image(s). The same holds true for colour.

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But they aren't distinct shades of grey, are they? They're the same shade, just a few pixels up or down, so you actually have to look at each one rather than a doing a quick scan down the column.

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John, what I meant was that different shades of grey should be added to the switches as they are. As a matter of fact, the "up/down" change is not really required. A square changing colour, perhaps giving the illusion of a pressed vs non-presses button, would do for me.

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10 years ago

There are all kinds of ways to make this bettee. As it is no I simply can't tell whether they are on or off without toggling the switch a couple times. I'd love to see colored boxes, but could be happy with ticks or x's too.

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10 years ago

Thanks I am glad others agree I like the tic idea ...I do the like more obvious colors ....the quick scan is the end result tics or colors just something