Lightroom: MacBook Touch Bar support

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When/will Adobe going to update Lightroom 6 to take advantage of the MacBook pro touch bar?  It has been a few months since Photoshop was updated...
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What would you like to see the touchbar controls do in Lightroom?
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Stephen Shankland

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It's an obvious candidate for control sliders or flimstrip navigation. Module changing also an option. Whatever is done, please let there be a disable option because I hit touch bar accidentally more often than deliberately.
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Eerik Kiskonen

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Yes. It's a must for filmstrip navigation.
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PrettyGreenParrot

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definitely film strip navigation. I'd like to have the Develop module sections (histogram, basic, and so forth) as items on the touch bar, opening up to options, and then sliders/choices. it'd keep the screen open for images and make it easier to navigate the huge array of develop choices.
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Katie Steinbauer

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It would be awesome to use adjusting sliders for basic color correcting at least.
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Ziv Kraus

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Control sliders would be huge. Adjusting, say, white balance using a wide touch screen slider would be far more intuitive/provide finer control than using a mouse or trackpad on a slider on screen.
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I'd also love to see the Touchbar provide EXIF data while in fullscreen mode.  I like to flag photos in fullscreen mode.  Often, I'll have multiple, similar photos, with slightly different settings.  Currently, I have to leave fullscreen to view the settings.  It would be nice to just look down and see all the info.

I also agree that white balance and exposure sliders would be awesome!
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Stephen Shankland

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I like Andrew Holman EXIF idea. My stray touch interactions vastly outnumber my deliberate ones on the Touch Bar and I'd like something useful but passive.
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Pathomporn Indrarasoot

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I'd like to adjust common photo adjustments ex. white balance, exposure, contrast, shadow, highlight, etc. and in the Library tab it can use to add keyword, filter by colour label or flag
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David De Gendt

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Would. be nice to have the ability to have it display the image thumbnails and scroll through them the way it is done in Apple Photos. 
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David De Gendt

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would also love to see an option to display an image in full screen/black background using just 1 touch
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i would love to be able to control the sliders with the touch bar as opposed to having to click as you drag with the touch pad
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sam Oldham

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control sliders, module switching, selecting tools etc,  there is so much potential...  
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled if future Lightroom support 'touch bar'.

If future Lightroom support touch bar, please add
in full screen mode , show on touch bar whether flags are up, how much star rated,
and set them from touch bar. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Support MacBook Touch Bar.

Plz add new MacBook pro "Touch bar" functionality on LR to launch Lua plugins.
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Nick Tompson

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Yes please - touch bar support for Lightroom is essential!! So much that could be done. When can we expect it?
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Dan Davis

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Touch bar support would be great. Obvious use would be adjustment sliders in develop. Film strip and star/flag ratings in library would be useful.
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Ryan Flynn

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how has it been this without touch bar support?
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Bruno Ricardo

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We need a Touch bar, I bought Macbook pro just because of it. In Photoshop my productivity has increased a lot, and it will be a must for LR. 
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Add in hsl sliders and sliders for all the other settings like exposure, vibrance, etc. Maybe we can select one section with the mouse and control the slider on the touch bar! Definitely add filmstrip sliding too. Something along the lines of Apple's photo app filmstrip!(: Please!!!! The touch bar needs some serious compatibility with the Adobe programs!
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Lightroom provides some keyboard shortcuts that do not work on a MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar. Keys like F2 are simply not available on the keyboard. But apart from certain shortcuts missing, I would love to be able to slide through the images, like I can do in iPhoto. Other shortcuts will help, but are not as badly needed, as a lot of actions in Lightroom are already available through keyboard shortcuts.

So, I would love sliding through the pictures, and shortcuts that are currently not available as they require function keys.
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FWIW F2 works for me to show function keys if I hold down "Fn" key first (as with physical function-key Macs in default state). But there's no option to show the function keys by default all the time on the Touch Bar.
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Thank you Stephen. That should have been obvious to me, but I completely missed it. So much more to learn about my brand new MacBook Pro.
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David Glasser

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System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Function Keys -> add apps to show function keys in Touch Bar instead of application controls.
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And back in the Keyboard section in System Prefernces, you can choose to show Fn keys all the time, or app controls, or the standard bar. And you can change what Fn shows.
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When will it arrive? The touch bar would be amazing when you are rating your images. 
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Lee Allen

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I would love to see presets being added to the touchbar... that would speed things for me a fair bit
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The touch bar would be so useful in so many things... flagging/unflagging, star ratings, sort by ___, color coding, adjustment sliders, preset shortcuts, sliding through the bottom photo strip... Where is this update?
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I agree with everyone's sentiments in these replies. I would love to see all of them integrated.

For me the key thing is that the Touch Bar can be whatever anyone wants it to be; so make it exactly that. If people don't want it used, then have an option to delselect it; if people want it as a film strip have the whole thing as a film strip; if people want to flag/rate/keyword, then do that; have it do different things in each module.

The world really is your oyster with this thing guys and I'm amazed (and hugely disappointed as I just got myself a new MacBook Pro) to see it's not being utilised.

PLEASE sort this out, even if you improve it in later updates, get something out that uses it in some way, because having nothing there feels worse than having normal "F-keys"...
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Lars D. Terkelsen

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Yes, please. And make it costumisable, as we all will have different uses for it.
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In the meantime you may want to take a look at BetterTouchTool app. It's not perfect, but you can use it to add several Lightroom commands to the touch bar. https://folivora.ai