Lightroom: Interface Improvement for Editing (Mac Touchpad Focus)

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Problem: Tedious control adjustment for multiple variables

Solution: Implement technique to minimize movement in order to change the setting desired


At the moment, the interface is generic and could benefit from improved intuition.
Most picture adjustment settings use the same level/tool for adjustment so it could be more efficient to only need to change the settings than to move to a different lever.

I have attached an image of how it could look like, and for compatible devices, the quick control uses pressure sensitivity to toggle a quick change of the type of adjustment being done, without the need to move the cursor to scroll to change.

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Rami A.

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Posted 10 months ago

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Gabriel

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I think the current system works quite well, as you can see all the adjustments at the same time, and you can easily pick the tool you need to use. With your suggestion we would loose both of these... no way to quickly see what adjustments have been done to the image, and if you don’t always use the same tools in the same order, more time taken to get to the tool you want.
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I agree with Gabriel.  I don't see that Rami's suggestion would be an improvement and it seems would take away benefit.  However I don't use touch screens so perhaps I'm missing some problem that folks using that type of interface are experiencing.
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Rami A.

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Thanks for the honest and constructive criticism. The need to see all settings is an advantage that was taken for granted in the thought process there so I agree there as well. After Dan's comment it really seems that it's better implemented where screen real estate is minimal, which is definitely not the case on a workstation/desktop. Really the idea was inspired while using the touchpad and knowing that force touch could have expanded uses.