Support for MIDI control of LightRoom sliders

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This would map the sliders in Lightrooms modules to hardware sliders on a MIDI controller such as the BCF2000.

There are several plugins that already do this but native control would be much better. Check out Paddy for Lightroom or MIDI2LR on Windows and Knobroom or PFixer on Mac.

I currently use Paddy but it doesn't support past LR5.7 and has some glitches so I will be moving to MIDI2LR soon.

I'm a wedding photographer so deal with a very large volume of images, this one change to my workflow has doubled my productivity. My hand goes straight to the correct slider rather than having to look for the slider on the right, look back at the photo, make the adjustment and then look back to the right for the next slider.

The BCF2000 also has several buttons which can be programmed using Paddy to various functions which again speeds up workflow dramatically. For example, I have several of my most used presets mapped to buttons along with very commonly used things like crop, paste settings or undo.

I now consider LR essentially unusable without hardware mapping as it is so slow in comparison. Native support would make things much easier as updates to the plugins can be unreliable.
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