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Six…No Wait…Seven Ways to Move Sliders in Lightroom Classic

One of these is probably going to make your life easier. Check out Benjamin Warde’s quick 60-second video on all seven:

Thanks, Benjamin.

Looking forward to seeing everybody in Atlanta today that’s here for my “Photoshop for Lightroom Users” seminar. Next stop — Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Monday. Come on out and spend the day with me. 

Have a good one, everybody! 🙂




  1. Craig Stocks 4 December, 2018 at 07:52 Reply

    Also, click in the number field and use the cursor keys to increase or decrease the value. One advantage is that after clicking in the field you can move the mouse pointer into the image area to see precise values displayed just below the histogram display. For instance you can position the cursor over a 50% luminance reference and adjust exposure to achieve the desired value.

    • callmebob 4 December, 2018 at 13:59 Reply

      If you’re interested in luminance itself – right click on the histogram and switch it to “Show L*a*b color values”… Then when the mouse is over the image you see the specific lightness %, vs RGB blend %s. Really handy, especially for people who grew up doing Zone System…

  2. Petr Klapper 4 December, 2018 at 07:24 Reply

    One other that I use the most (and is probably not that known/working? in Apple world) – click the slider and rotate the mouse wheel up and down, moves it a predefined amount (WB by 250K, Exposure 0.1, other sliders +/-5). In time you’ll learn to better estimate how many ‘turns’ you probably need (or want).
    Dragging sliders seems imprecise to me and for Activation&Keys+/- you need both hands (and has a small delay), this way you click+turn right away. And when you’re done, you move the mouse slightly away from the slider and use the scroll wheel to move panels up/down quite quickly.

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