Lightroom’s Hidden “Reset” Buttons (there’s more than one)

Hey, before we get started, I wanted to apologize for not posting last Monday and Tuesday. I was in the midst of launching and then tweaking my new “Shoot Like a Pro: Reloaded” tour, and I was totally 100% heads-down on that until the wee hours of the morning from Sunday until Wednesday, so I had to bail on those two posts. Thanks for your patience with that — now I’m back in the saddle (and back home), and here’s my Monday post. 🙂

Besides the obvious “Reset” button at the bottom of the Right Side panels in Lightroom, there are a number of ways to reset part of your edits, or all of your edits, and here are ten of my favorites:


#1: To reset just the sliders in the middle section of the Basic Panel, double-click directly on the word “Tone” (as seen above right), and all the sliders in just that section reset to zero.


#2: To reset both White Balance sliders to zero, double-click directly on “WB” (as seen above right).


#3: To reset just the sliders in the bottom section of the Basic Panel, double-click directly on the word “Presence” (as seen above right), and all the sliders in just that section reset to zero.


#4: To reset any individual slider to zero, just double-click directly on the nub of the slider itself (as seen above left) and it resets (as seen above right).


#5: When using the Adjustment Brush, to reset all the sliders back to zero (I usually do this each time I hit the “New” button to start painting somewhere else), double-click directly on the word “Effects” as seen above right.


#6: To reset the Tint color applied to the Adjustment Brush, double-click directly on the word “Color” and it resets the chosen color to “None.”


#7: If you choose an effect from the Effect pop-up menu (seen above left), it zeroes out all the other sliders and increases just the amount of the slider you’ve chosen (as seen above right).

Reset 8a

#8: A shortcut to resetting all the settings for your images, it to right-click within the image and choose Reset from the pop-up menu (in reality this takes two clicks: one to right click, another to choose Reset, rather than just clicking once on the Reset Button at the bottom of the Right Side panels, but this one is handy to know if you work with the Right Side panels hidden).

Reset 9a

#9: Another way to reset all your sliders to zero is to click on the Preset (under General Presets) called Zeroed.

Reset 10b

#10: To reset a Crop to the uncropped image press Option-Shift-Command-R (Win: Alt-Shift-Ctrl-R) and it returns you to the original cropped version. Also, while you have the Crop tool; pressing Command-Option-R (Win: Ctrl-Alt-R) will reset the Crop.

OK, that’s a few of my favorites.

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