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1.9K Points

Wed, Aug 12, 2020 4:15 PM

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Visibility of the edit Knobs

I'd like to suggest a feature to improve the visibility of the little grey round edit "Knobs" for local adjustments, graduated filters, radial filters, as well as the cloning/healing brush.

I'm on a 27" iMac with a 5K display and I *am* wearing my reading glasses but nevertheless, on many of my more detail-rich images, I find it hard to locate them (I use local adjustments a lot so there may be plenty).

The middle grey they're using now is probably the worst color - if they were bright white, red, green, blue, whatever, it would be much easier to locate them (and when their visibility is set to "Auto" it would still be possible to quickly hide them by dragging the mouse away from the image area).

I could imagine that a way to cycle through the colors of the knobs itself, similar to how it's possible to cycle through the overlay with Shift-O, would be very helpful.

Thanks for considering it.

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607 Messages

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12.3K Points

5 months ago

Got another thread here for changing the color etc. of the adjustment pins - it's a 9yr old thread so hopefully, your new post would attract some added attention https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_option_to_change_the_actual_colour_...

124 Messages

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Oh gee nine years old?!? I guess these two threads could be merged then...

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11.2K Points

Yeah, that thread is 9 yrs old and regretfully still only has 20 votes (one of which is mine!). That's one of the problems with the idea of prioritizing development based on forums like this. I can't imagine how anyone who is actually doing local adjustments in LrC hasn't come across this issue at some point, but there aren't enough votes to raise visibility. Even with only 20 votes though, it just feels like a no-brainer that improvements could & should be made here.

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9.6K Points

5 months ago

While I heartily support your suggestion, part of the problem is your monitor. 27" is too small for 5K resolution. It is just barely large enough for 4K though even that works better on a 32" (well, 31.5"). 5K needs 35-40" otherwise the pixels are being binned, always a tricky process.

I replaced my 27" 5K with two 4k monitors: 27 and 32 for a much more satisfying Lightroom experience. It works well on the 27 and great on the 32. The only thing that I miss is the 99% Adobe RGB of the 5K vs 99% sRGB of the two 4K. But the 99% Adobe RGB monitor was twice the price.

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I can run Lightroom in low-res mode on the Mac (and in fact, I tried that, to see what difference it would make performance-wise and with some other issues I'm having) but the edit pins are rendered the same size. They're just much smoother on the HiDPI display and blend in more/don't stick out as much.

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848 Points

5 months ago

I think it's a great suggestion.

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594 Points

5 months ago

I've been asking for the ability to change the color of the pins for years, but to no avail. Hopefully, this will bring this issue to the forefront again and stimulate someone at Adobe to act.

Champion

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902 Messages

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14.8K Points

5 months ago

This has been a requested feature for a LONG time.   It shouldn't be that hard to make the color of the pins user selectable or flash with a modifier key or something.  They essentially disappear in some photos.  My workaround, although not very handy, is to run the exposure slider in the basic panel, which can still be open and visible when using the local adjustments, to minus 5 and locate the pins and then do a Command Z to reset the slider.

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That is a useful workaround, I hadn't thought of that! Thanks.

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11.2K Points

5 months ago

To expand on this a bit, I'd not only like to see some different color/visibility options, I'd also love the ability to see ALL the local adjustment pins on the screen at one time, regardless of which tool was used.

Currently, there's no easy way to see what adjustments have been applied when going back to an old image or an image someone else edited.  You have to go to each develop tool and scan the image for any adjustment pins.  Doable, but a pain.

Having a view with all the pins displayed at once would allow you to identify where edits have been made very quickly.  If the color, shape or hover over of the pins gave an indication of what tool had been used and/or clicking on a pin took you to the specific tool itself, all the better.

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848 Points

5 months ago

Great suggestion Tom. I often use various tools and need to be bouncing back and forth as well.  I wish Adobe had a feature for posting some of these suggestions, which would allow us to vote on them so that they'd know how to prioritize their efforts.

Adobe Administrator

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The [Vote] button is at the top of the page...

Although any subsequent 'good ideas' posted in the text will be lost. Different features need to have different threads.  One Idea per thread please. 
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Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

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Gotcha Rikk.  I was thinking of it more in terms of just expanding on the current thought, but if you're feeling it's more, I'll go ahead and post a new thread for it.

808 Messages

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9.6K Points

5 months ago

I up-voted this suggestion but it is essentially a non-issue with me since I:
  1. abandoned a 5K monitor on Windows
  2. set the defaults for resolution and scale on my 4K monitors (27" and 32")