Some Cool Tips For The White Balance Eyedropper Tool

This video not only features a few cool tips for using the White Balance Selector (the eyedropper), but you get to experience an awkward moment of silence (you’ll see why, and we’ll have a moment of shared pain). Plus, this will be a good test to see if you can “bare the pear.” Or is it “Bear the pear?” Or “Bare the Pair?” Just watch the video. 😉

Hope you find it helpful.

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Hope you have a good one. 🙂



Author: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. You can learn more about Scott at

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  1. Keyboard shortcut W to show hide.

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  2. Love all these tips – thanks again!

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  3. This is a great series, and so is the one on PS things I didn’t know Keep ’em coming.

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  4. I always use the loop…
    Look at the numbers below. You will see for example
    R65.7 G25.9 B77.1

    If you find a spot where the number are almost identical..
    R65.7 G65.9 B65.7

    that’s the spot to pick

    Try it

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  5. Wish there was a way to change the target from neutral grey to pre-picked color/hue. Imagine for example “I want this photo to match the specific skin tone from the other one in different light, but with the same person/skin tone” scenario.

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    • Go watch the other series on PS tips we didn’t know. Scott just showed something similar that you might find useful

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  6. Like Paul C., I’ve been using the dropper since LR 1.0 and never ever knew I could get rid of the Loupe and auto dismiss! Great tip!


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  7. This was a great tip!!! Love it when you find these little hidden (or hidden in plain sight) tips!!!

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  8. Ok, so I’ve been using the dropper for 7 years and NEVER noticed (or thought about) these cool extras. Many thanks, Scott, it will save me a ton of time. Greetings from the UK (with our Union FLAG…. well done)!

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