Did you know that you can hide specific panels in Lightroom? You probably knew that you can collapse a panel just by clicking the tiny arrow next to the name of the panel. But you can also hide them so they simply don’t show up. For example, personally I don’t use the Split Toning panel, so why even have it show up there anymore? To hide it (or any other panel) right click under the Histogram in the dark gray empty area in the Develop module (just to the left of the word Basic in the Basic panel). The panels that are visible will be checked. To hide one or more just click on it. Here’s a graphic that shows where I clicked and the list that you’ll see.
It not only works in the Develop module but all of the modules. Cool huh? Well, have a great weekend! I’m on my way out to Adobe Max this weekend so I’ll make sure I give you a report next week if anything cool happens.