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I would like to see Exposure available in .05 increments like it is in Ps CR. Sometimes +/- .10 is too much of a change & I have to adjust Highlights, Whites or Blacks, Shadows to get it like I want, which is OK. but extra steps.
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Ken Rounds

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Tom Mickow

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Not sure what OS & Lr version you're running, or adjustment method you're using, but try holding the shift key or alt key down when you do it.  Those alter the increments in different ways.

For example, in Windows, if you're using the method where you hover over the exposure slider and use the up/down keys to make adjustments, you move in +/- .10 increments.  If you do the same thing with the shift key held down, you'll move in +/- .33 increments.  Same thing with the alt key held down moves in +/- .02 increments.

If you're dragging the slider, try holding the shift key down while dragging for more finite control.
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Thanks, Tom! I found if I just move the slider it moves in .12 increments. If I hover over the number, arrows appear & it moves in .10 increments. If I hover over the slider & use the up/down keys it works as you said. If I hold the shift key & move the slider it moves in .01 increments! I don't need anything smaller than that! I guess I could have looked in the Help File, Keyboard Shortcuts. It mirrors what you said & adds Shift++ +up/down arrow keys for larger increments. I didn't see anything about what I just discovered "hold the shift key & MOVE the slider for .01 increments." I also tried holding the alt key & using the arrows above the number, but all it does is make the develop window turn black. Thanks for the info, that will help a lot.
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Here's an article that will tell you more about what the display is showing you when you're holding down Alt while making some adjustments -

http://digital-photography-school.com/lightroom-tips-develop-module-magic-alt-key/

In addition to that extra visualization help explained in the article though, it also should affect the adjustment increments.  Try contrast, instead of exposure.  Hover over the contrast slider, hold down Alt and press the up/down arrows and it should move +/- 1.  Do the same without the Alt and it should move +/- 5.
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Thanks! That is also very helpful to know.