Lightroom: Allow a vertical filmstrip

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Modern monitors have a much wider aspect ratio than the older CRT monitors. With the filmstrip located at the bottom of the window, the workspace provides a very limited view of the image being developed. Adobe Bridge allows the filmstrip to be configured as a vertical strip on the right side of the window; thus making much more efficient use of the workspace. Why can't Lightroom offer the same functionality? You don't have to reinvent the wheel; just adapt it to Lightroom.
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Makes sense to me.

Not sure how that would integrate with Lightroom's UI, which seems so "firmly established".
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I forgot to mention: I'm using LR 3.6. Has this functionality already been added to LR 4?
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No, this feature is not being added to the Lightroom 4 (I now use 4.1 RC2).
This feature will be the most missed one compared to Adobe Bridge I've tried before buying Lightroom.
I'm currently using a 1366 x 768pixel display (laptop). And the filmstrip really blocks alot of space that we can use to see the photo that I wanted to develop.
I would usually need to turn it off until I finish editing a photo, then turn it on again to select the next one.

This is not not very productive.
I hope Adobe team can make some change for this.
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With today's wide screen monitors it would make a lot of sense to allow the user to put the thumbnails to the left or right side instead of the bottom. It's OK if this would result in two rows of tools on one side. E.g. from left to right the development module would look like this:
first thumbnails, then navigator toolbar, then work area, then adjustments toolbar
This would result in a more square shaped work area on the screen, which is especially useful for pictures with portrait orientation.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Allow thumbnails to be moved to the side of the screen.