by Julieanne Kost

 Comments (5)


June 7, 2013

The double and single arrow buttons in Quick Develop (in the Library module) make the following changes:

• Exposure 1/3 stop, 1 stop

• All others (Contrast, Highlights Shadows etc.) 20 and  5.

• 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 20 and 5. For raw images, the increments for Temperature and tint are also 20 and 5. 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!)

• Finally, holding the Option + (Mac) | Alt  + (Win) in the Library module will change the Clarity and Vibrance settings to Sharpening and Saturation in the Quick Develop panel.


  • By Rich MacDonald - 7:10 AM on June 7, 2013  

    Is there any way to reduce these steps? I’d love to be able to change exposure in +/- 0.1 steps. Right now I switch to develop mode (‘d’ key) and then use ‘+’ or ‘-‘ with the Exposure setting preselected.

  • By Matt - 6:56 PM on June 7, 2013  

    The quick develop module is incredibly useful but often frustratingly limited, it is good to know about the option/alt function. Thanks Julieanne, I always enjoy your posts!

  • By Carmine Picarello - 4:27 PM on July 14, 2013  

    Can someone please help me. This has been driving me NUTS! I have been using LR since v.10 and now using v.5. Recently I managed to lose the double and single arrow section of the tools on the right side of the Library section. I can see the Histogram. Then below that I next see “Keywording” What happened to all the quick develop stuff in between? I figure it must be some super secret key command I unknowingly stumbled upon. I’ve looked to reset whatever I can but nothing seems to work. H E L P …. Thanks… C.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 4:44 PM on July 15, 2013  

      Can you display it by choosing Window > Panels > Quick Develop?

  • By Carmine Picarello - 4:18 AM on July 16, 2013  

    YES !!! I must have hit cmd.-1 at some point. Thanks so much. Julieanne, tell me, do you get many marriage proposals on line? You’re amazing, saw you in NYC at the Javitz last month. Many thanks for all you do. – C.