by Julieanne Kost

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July 25, 2011

Clicking on the single and double arrow icons in the Quick Develop panel (in the Library module) make the following changes:

• Exposure 1/3 stop / 1 stop

• Recovery 5 and 20

• Fill Light 5 and 15

• Blacks 1 and 10

• Brightness 5 and 20

• Contrast 5 and 20

• Clarity 5 and 20

• Vibrance 5 and 20

Holding down the Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) key toggles the Clarity option to Sharpen and the Vibrance to Saturation (which also make changes in increments of 5 and 20).

The Temperature and Tint sliders are dependent on the file format. When working with JPEG files, you guessed it, the changes are in increments of 5 and 20.

For raw images, the increments for Temperature and tint are also 5 and 20. However in this case they are being calculated in relative percentage terms. (Camera raw translates the relative percentage amount to the absolute temperature and tint value using curve functions – both are quadratic and perhaps not as obvious!)



  • By Chris Ogden - 1:14 PM on September 26, 2011  

    Thanks for your information (wonderful as always). Here’s hoping that a future LR release will allow configuring these increments in prefs. Particularly, setting Exposure to .25 stop (1/3 is usually just way too much).