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Fully remappable keyboard shortcuts for sliders in Develop

ON1 would benefit from a fully remappable keyboard shortcut system, where you could assign key combinations to increase/decrease the individual sliders (or at least the most-used ones, if there would be too many to assign on a regular keyboard). This way you could quickly use two hands, one on the mouse and the other on the keyboard, to switch between photos in Develop and quickly adjust what you need by pressing the keys. Mouse control is nice to have, but many times it is tedious to move to and hit the precise slider (its control point I mean). Dedicated shortcuts would be much faster in the long run, especially if you do smaller adjustments on 30 photos, rather than experiment with 3 shots to perfection.

13 comments on “Fully remappable keyboard shortcuts for sliders in Develop”

  1. On July 2, 2016 at 3:41 am Dave Steward wrote:

    This is one essential thing Lightroom still misses and one has to revert to expensive or deprecated tools to accomplish this. The gain in productivity is so incredible that I still cannot believe this is still not implemented.

    It would be an enormous advantage for Photo Raw to have this and I’m sure a lot of people will be very happy.

  2. On August 5, 2016 at 8:30 am Wolfram Scheible wrote:

    Please note that different keyboards exist for other languages. In Lightroom many shortcuts are not usable with a german keyboard.

  3. On August 16, 2016 at 11:13 am shutterspeedman@gmail.com wrote:

    Yes, please, please, please include this feature. Im a professional retoucher and i have to have so many extra tools and plugins to remap lightroom shortcuts, its ridiculous. This feature would be such a time saver.

  4. On October 15, 2016 at 7:23 am Tony Bramley wrote:

    This is where Capture One Pro excels. I can have delete, exposure +/- , next image, reject all under one hand on the keyboard and use the mouse with the other. Makes a very fast workflow for minor tweaking of exposure.

  5. On November 4, 2016 at 12:43 am Tony Bramley wrote:

    Please give this serious consideration. It makes a huge difference to workflow time for PJ wedding photographers who just need to tweek exposure as they edit through.

  6. On November 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm Lasse Holmqvist wrote:

    Yes please add support for non US keyboards; as, at least I, can’t get [ and ] and any combo of them and Opt/Shift or whatever to work (And it is very missed regarding quick brush settings)…

  7. On November 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm shutterspeedman@gmail.com wrote:

    Yes!!!!! Please add this. Im a professional retoucher and i have to resort to expensive external keyboards and special software to accomplish this in lightroom. It can’t be that hard to do, right?

  8. On November 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm Robert Henderson wrote:

    I’m a real estate photographer. To expand on what Tony said above, Capture One excels with the ability to use keyboard shortcuts (and does a great job as the final step in my workflow). For my editing (after running RAW images through an HDR program) I go to Capture One. With the ability to use shortcuts, I actually use a gaming keypad with my left hand (if you’re interested, it’s a Razer Orbweaver) and have it programmed to most keyboard shortcuts.

    I think that, for my purposes, Photo RAW (with the “no import” ability), will be able to do a great job editing so many shots, and do it more quickly than C1 (though maybe not quite as well), but not without an extensive collection of shortcuts. That’s the deal breaker for me. I like some things I can (probably) do in Photo RAW a bit better than C1, but it needs shortcuts.

    Did I mention how important keyboard shortcuts are?

  9. On January 8, 2017 at 1:17 pm Axel Buecker wrote:

    Let me refresh this November discussion once more. For a productive workflow dealing with hundreds of pictures per event (or session) powerful keyboard shortcuts are essential.

    Right now Photo RAW provides some great tools for my job, but the workflow is the awkward because I have to move the mouse around for several miles (it seems) per event. Lightroom still works perfect for me (with my US keyboard), but I definitely miss a flexible shortcut assignment a-la Photoshop.

    For example, just to switch between the Develop and Effects module I have to move the mouse all the way to the right side of the panel. Too tedious if you have to work through, say, 500 images.

    For Photo RAW to become really successful, this is a MUST HAVE.

  10. On January 8, 2017 at 1:31 pm Axel Buecker wrote:

    I’d like to add more comment on the sliders.

    When working in Lightroom I really like that the individual sliders become “active” when I hover my mouse over them. Then I typically use the “up-arrow” and “down-arrow” keys to quickly adjust the values. I even assigned the forward and backward mouse buttons to up-arrow and down-arrow for Lightroom use. This way I only need to move the mouse over the sliders and click the mouse buttons to make changes.

    This would be another huge improvement for Photo RAW in making great use of the mouse.

    — — —

    One more important aspect on sliders:

    Double-clicking the slider handles should reset them to their 0 value!!

  11. On June 16, 2017 at 12:32 am ronny.hermans@gmail.com wrote:

    I have to rehash what has been said above. With the keyboard setting I use, I have to press ctrl+alt+[ or ctrl+alt+] just to change brush site what makes the shortcut key’s simply not usable. Or let us change the key’s, use key’s that’ll work on other keyboard, let the scroll wheel of the mouse do this. Anything would be a great enhancement.

  12. On March 12, 2019 at 6:15 pm Rui Leal wrote:

    This is a must have feature along with midi external sync option so we can attach a midi controller for the shortcuts.

  13. On May 29, 2019 at 6:55 pm Chin Lung Lam wrote:

    When I using Lightroom, I always move the mouse cursor to the picture and use up/down key to adjust the pre-click slider. It help me to get a accuracy RGB value.

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