Lightroom: Is there a way to view EXIF in the Develop module?

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Following an import, I typically walk through my photos one-by-one looking for any oooh-shots where Ansel Adams may have been channeling through my shutter finger. Typically seeing few to none, I then start discarding and tweaking, hoping I can again rescue my photo-creative self-dignity, salvaging at least a couple worthy of LR 4-5 star notation and maybe even impress my wife (my most important critic). Since at this point, I'm already in develop mode, wouldn't it be insightful to be able to push a button and view a popup of the EXIF data, particularly the exposure settings, to help instill why something I tried did or didn't work? I know I can hop back to library mode and scroll down to see the info but I'm often dissuaded from doing this because of the time it takes for the computer to switch modes and then switch back again. It definitely impedes the workflow to do this mode switch--so I don't. But I should. So, I'm American--why can't I have instant gratification and feedback? I'm thinking a off/on floating panel or a press-for-popup EXIF balloon or maybe just a view option in the status bar.
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Beat Gossweiler

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You could use Info Overlays 1+2 in develop to see the most important data about an image. You can toggle thru Info1, Info2, None by using the "I" shortcut, and you can configure Info1 and Info2 by Ctrl+J (View Options).

Beat
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Beat Gossweiler

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You could use Info Overlays 1+2 in develop to see the most important data about an image. You can toggle thru Info1, Info2, None by using the "I" shortcut, and you can configure Info1 and Info2 by Ctrl+J (View Options).

Beat
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Ah yes - one of the many lib/dev split issues...

I voted for this, because I agree with the spirit of the request, not necessarily the letter.

I want ready access to exif info during develop without a module switch too.

However, a popup seems contrary to present Lightroom design. Seems just having ready access to exif info available in a (keyboard mapped) panel section would suffice - preferably on secondary monitor, with dev image full-screen on primary monitor.

To William Driskell Only: Would it be helpful to have an exif popup by invoking a plugin via file menu, in the mean time? (file menu / plugin extras are available via keyboard shortcut in windows, on mac - not so much)
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Exposure settings are also visible under the histogram in Develop, if your pointer is not over the image.
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Thank you my (presumably) fellow Americans. My needs for instant gratification have been met twice over in less than half a day. Both methods, toggling "I" and reading the small print beneath the histogram, accomplish what I was looking for. Now, if only I could find that Ansel Adam filter plugin...
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Mark Sirota

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You're welcome. This is a worldwide community -- Beat is in Zurich, I'm in Philadelphia.
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WILLIAM DRISKELL

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Thanks again. Didn't mean to sound so jingo-istic. Only referring to the instant gratification aspect....which I used repeatedly last night! Woof! Like an early Christmas.
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William, how should I resolve this thread? Are you still looking for a feature or did the feature that's already there suit your needs?
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WILLIAM DRISKELL

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I'm a happy camper. The two suggested methods cover my needs.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Thanks. I made the topic a question and marked it answered. Hopefully it'll help other users.