Lightroom: Sliders to establish white and black points in Tone Curve panel

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My work flow, even today, works fastest in the curves panel in LR. Could you please add levels like sliders to establish white and black points? Yes, I know I can by grabbing the slider dot but it is very difficult to see the curve and all too many times I end up adding a control point when all I wanted is to set my white point.

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Rob Cole

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As you may already know, it's usually best to get white and black point in the ball park using basic sliders first.

That said, I agree it would be convenient to be able to cinch in the white/black points via the point curve using a quick auto feature, preferably with a "clipping tolerance" option.

I've implemented this in my (free) Gazoo plugin, but quite frankly: it doesn't work very well, because requisite info not available via the SDK.

Adobe: if you'll not add this feature, at least consider providing fresh histogram data to plugins - thanks.

PS - Use the Alt key along with the mouse to make it easier to control manual point curve adjustments.

Rob
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Rob, how does the alt key come into play?
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It down-throttles mouse sensitivity, making point curve adjustments less squirrelly and easier to do more precisely - did you try it?
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Not yet, I'm done for the night:)

On another note, I've been using VSCO Keys for the last couple of years, best time saver I've found for production work.
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Dunno what a VSCO key is, but maybe I'll investigate.
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VSCO Keys allows you to map short cuts to your key board for slider movement, and allows you set increments per click. Just a different approach to what it looks like you are doing in Gazoo.
http://vsco.co/store
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PS - Although Gazoo's auto white (and black) point features leave something to be desired (in my opinion), the nudging of black and white points works very well, so it's another option for adjusting point curve without difficulty (and in bulk, relatively..).