Lightroom mobile: Swap panels for Left-Handers

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The current (08-2017) build on Lr Mobile places the tools on the right' for left handed people especially when using a iPad Pro and the iPencil, this causes serious functionality issues, as using the sliders etc means the left hand is over the image...it would be great if the location of the tools could be moved back to the bottom (prefered) or be selectable (left or right side)
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Eric Boutilier-Brown

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Joe Surdoval

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I totally agree!  It would be extremely helpful if Adobe would give its left-handed customers the option of moving the tools panel to the left side of the screen, or simply move the location to the bottom of the screen so that it works equally well for both right-handed and left-handed users.  The current location is very frustrating for left-handed customers.
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Agree here too! Just purchased the Wacom Cintiq Pro and I had no idea that in 2017 I would be hampered because I was Left Handed! I called Adobe and the response was so poor in terms of customer service. I use LR for 95% of my editing and feel I have wasted $2000 because Adobe LR doesn't support Left handed people using touch screens. ( response from Adobe support person was 'just edit in PS' Super helpful NOT! Thanks dude! :( For now, I'm turning my screen upside down and working that way, no good enough
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Begging for left handed support.

It is a bit ridiculous that LR Mobile (and the desktop apps for that matter) do not have this functionality. Left handed creatives are being shut out over a simple feature that should be very easy to implement. I love using the iPad Pro + Apple Pencil for editing, but it is rendered useless for lefties by the fact that the adjustment panels are locked to the right side of the screen. While left handed folks edit, their hand, wrist, and arm are in the way of the image. It's a constant struggle to make a adjustments. Get with it Adobe, you're not listening to your customer base there are posts about this missing "feature" dating back 7 years ago.
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For LR Classic, please add your me-too vote and detailed opinion to this existing (popular) topic: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_panels_for_left_handers
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David Hopley

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Agree with OP. Lightroom Mobile is a pain for left handed users at the moment
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Joan Ruppert

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Yes, please do add this functionality. Affinity for iPad already has it.
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Luis Vasconcelos

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Left Handed Costumers.

I'm a left handed person. Now, for me is almost impossible to work in my IPad, or IPhone, with the new Lightroom CC. I think that Adobe could (should!) do something to make the life of the thousands of left handed costumers, that regularly use Lightroom CC in portable devices.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Left Handed Support or severe lack thereof!.

No support for left handed users.

Why, despite the many many complaints by many users for such a long time have you, Adobe, not done anything about this or given reason for your lack of support for left handed users?

Please can you update us all as to what if anything you are planning to do about this major flaw in your program?
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We are working on an update for Lightroom Mobile to provide left-handed support. Thanks for your patience as we build this functionality in--unfortunately it's not a simple change since we need to make sure that all of the experience flows work without adding bugs, while also ensuring that we can continue to build the app in an efficient way (that is, without having to build and maintain two similar but different views ad infinitum :)).

While I can't say exactly when it'll come out, know that the team is actively working on it (there's actually fingers on code on this feature already) so hopefully it'll be sooner vs. later :)
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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It's in the latest release Frunk. Tap the LR icon top left, go down to General and you'll find the preference setting in there.
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I'm on Android and don't see this preference setting you're referring to, is it IOS only?
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Yes, it's iOS only so far. The iOS/Android features tend to leapfrog each other, so it's likely to be added to Android soon.
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Frunk

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ooh excellent! Thanks!!
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Jessica Beckendorf

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Can't wait - I'll keep watching for it!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cambiar controles al lado izquierdo.

¿Se puede cambiar la paleta de controles al lado izquierdo? Para los zurdos es incómodo trabajar con el Apple Pencil y el panel de revelado al lado derecho.
Gracias.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom cc on iPad Pro tolls meniu on right hand was, I work in left hand chang....

Hello, I am use Lightroom cc on iPad Pro and tolls meniu on right hand was, I work in left hand how to changed left side position? It is possible to change?
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Rodney Watkins

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I agree! Adobe needs to adress this issue and provide necessary accessibility options for left handed users.
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Art Mitchell

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LR for iPad- Please allow for movement of the tool panel..

The right side placement of the tool panel is horrible for lefties. Reaching across the photo to adjust a setting obscures the photo and the impact of the setting change as it is adjusted. What were you thinking??? Please move it back to bottom or allow it to be moved around. It would also be nice if it’s size could be reduced. It takes up a lot of screen real estate.
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This is long overdue!  Really difficult for left-handers and I recall this was first raised quite a long time ago.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Left hand menu urgently needed.

Left hand menu urgently needed - please!!!!!
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Andrew Read

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I want to add my voice to this, too! As a left handed creative, it's very uncomfortable trying to edit photos with my hand in the way...
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Kalen Sowul

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Andrew this functionality has been added in a recent LR Mobile update. It's a settings function you can turn on in the app!
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Andrew Read

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yep, found it. Thank you!
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Andrew Read

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SOLVED!!!

If you click on the "Lr" on the home page and then go to "General" you'll find "Left Handed Editing" and can switch it there. Thank you Adobe!!!