Lightroom: Toggle Switch for Basic Panel

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Why not put a toggle switch on the Basic Panel? It is the only one without a switch. I mean, how much trouble could it be?
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Steve Gandy

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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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It's not a question of how much trouble (and that's always way more than we think!!!). Best chance of getting it implemented is a great argument for why it's needed... so what's the argument?
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Steve Gandy

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Well, "basically" I would like the ability to preview before and after settings on _all_ the panels.  Sorry, but it seems obvious to me. Every other panel has the switch.  But specifically, I may want, for instance to, to see the sharpening effect on the image before and after my Basic edits. That was the one that I remember most recently. I don't think Clarity and sharpening are always the best combination and I wanted to look closely at that.

On another note, I almost always get questions from students in my Lr classes about it. They  don't understand why it isn't there either. If someone knows why it isn't included, I'd like that info!
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Rick van Tuijl

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I totally agree with Steve. The Basics panel is the most important one and deserve an on/off switch.
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Laura Kent

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I think it's absolutely useful!  I'd toggle basic panel off to see what my tone curve adjustments look like without any settings.  Maybe for the purpose of deciding if a tone curve is worth saving (it could stand alone, without other adjustments).  I'd also toggle it off to see what various custom profiles looks like on their own.  Honestly, why WOULDN'T it be useful?  

On another note, I think sharpening and noise reduction deserve their own toggle.  I see that they can go together, but I can't view the results of one without resetting the other (to see if one or the other is helping or hindering an image).

And while you're at it, fix the bug with the tone curve toggle because it isn't correctly syncing, applying presets or snapshots when going from on to off or off to on.  Every other toggle's settings change to sync settings, presets and snapshots EXCEPT the tone curve toggle.