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LR Mobile; Undocumented feature in Develop

PeteGB

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Sorry - i wasn’t sure how to title this thread. Ive been using LR Mobile since it first came out on iPad and iPhone and yesterday stumbled by accident on a feature I can’t actually work out how to use properly. I can’t seem to find any instructions for it.

If I’m developing a photo and using the exposure slider for example The ‘normal’ action is for the slider to move and the picture to change.

If i press and hold the picture whilst moving the slider the behaviour is different. The screen gives a ‘stylised view’ showing the effect the slider is having on various bits of the picture (similar to holding the ALT key when moving the sliders in Classic), very useful, all the other sliders disappear and the numeric changes to the exposure are displayed at the top of the screen. Stopping touching the picture the screen shows normal but the slider remains the only one showing whilst I move it and the number if value appears at the top. Moving another slider shows that same behaviour.

I can get the interface to return to ‘normal’ behaviour but I’m not sure exactly how.

It looks a really useful feature, I’m just not sure exactly how to use it.

Apologies - Thats not an awfully coherent explanation, interfaces are difficult to describe in words sometimes !!

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That stylized view is a clipping warning, just like the one you get on the desktop. It's done on mobile by using 2 fingers when adjusting sliders, and it shows when the highlights or shadows are going to clip.
 

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Thanks Victoria that's helpful,

The bit I really can't figure is;

In normal behaviour the sliders all stay visible and the one being moved value changes at the right hand side.

There is something I do that means the slider being moved becomes the only one visible, the others fade to black, and the number values appear at the top of the screen. Once this behaviour is 'enabled' all the sliders exhibit it.

Having turned it on I can't turn it off again. Or rather I can, I just don't know how I'm doing it, its some combination of double tapping, or tapping specific bits of the screen. Everytime I think I've got the gesture worked out I realize it's not repeatable.

Am I going nutts ?

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It shouldn't be sticky. Just take both fingers off the screen and only use one to move the slider with the normal preview, or use two fingers to show the clipping warning.
 
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