Saturday, October 24th 2009
Here are a few more things I’ve noticed about Adobe’s new Lightroom 3 beta.
- Keyboard shortcuts for +/- exposure have been fixed, which I really like. Previously, hitting the + key would increase exposure by 0.33 steps and the – key would decrease it by 0.10. Now they both change exposure by 0.10, and holding shift gives you 0.33 steps. The way it was meant to be!
- The spot removal tool is still laggy, as I showed in a previous blog post. It seems to be related to having two monitors active (in Windows, not Lightroom).
- The White Balance picker still only picks one pixel. It would be much more accurate (and less affected by colour noise) if it would average at least a 9×9 sqaure of pixels.
- This has nothing to do with the new beta, but I’ve just discovered how the Masking slider (under Detail) can help keep smooth areas smooth when you increase sharpness in the image. My new settings for the details panel will probably be 40 – 1.0 – 40 – 40.