Today an accidental Lr discovery, that totally helps me pick the pics I love the most.
Oh, I should mention, I’m a full-on geek. I love technology and learning ‘all the things’. When I discover a new Lr trick I get all kinds of happy.
This tutorial may or may not ‘light you up’ the way it does me.
Anyhow, let’s dive in.
Today’s Lightroom Quick Tip
The preset hover technique only works in Lr Classic (for creative cloud subscriber).
You might find it works best to build 1:1 previews on import.
The preset hover has been around for a bit, but I never thought to use it by simply leaving my mouse hovered over the preset while culling/sorting my the initial shoot photos.
If your photos need a major exposure adjustment (over or under exposed) adjust this first. Otherwise, it’ll be difficult to know which photos you like best.
Next, inside develop hover over your presets and pick one that looks good.
You’re just previewing the ‘look’ when hovering.
Once you find a look you like, keep your mouse hovered over that preset and use your arrow key to cycle through your photos, tapping the letter P for the ones you like the most.
Once you have your ‘picks’ you can then move on with the editing process.
Links & Such
Today’s photos… taken with the Nikon d850 using the SIGMA ART 50 mm and/or Nikon 85mm f/1.4.
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Over to You
Have you tried this? Whatcha think?
Any questions? Please feel free to ask in the comments below.