Lightroom Tips

Lightroom Tip – Resetting Sliders The Quick Way

Here’s one of those tips that, truth be told, I tend to forget about. But then, every time I use it I’m like “Crap! I’ve got to use that more”. Here’s an example. I’ll be editing a photo where I usually adjust the white balance first, then maybe some of the toning sliders in the Basic panel (Exposure, Fill Light, etc…). Then maybe I’ll drop the photo too. After I look at it for a while, sometimes I’m just not happy with it so I’ll reset the sliders and start from scratch. Well, so many times I just hit the Reset button which resets EVERYTHING, not just the toning sliders I’ve moved. So now, I have to recrop and adjust the white balance again when really, all I wanted to do was the toning sliders. Okay… all that to get to the tip. If you hold down the Option (PC: Alt) key when you’re in a panel, you’ll see some text appear at the top of the panel that reads “Reset Tone” (in my Basic Panel example). But it works for more than just the Basic Panel. So if you ever make adjustments in several panels, but then decide you want to ditch the settings in say, the Effects panel, there’s no need to manually reset all the sliders to their defaults. Just hold down Option/Alt and click Reset – it’ll do it for you. Hope you have a great weekend. I’m off to forget some more tips 😉