A few weeks ago I shared a new article from new user tips series by Scott Kelby and his team that can be found on the Lightroom Killer Tips website. The series is now complete so if you want to skip ahead see the rest of the articles, just click on the link to get started.
Use Lightroom Solo Mode To See What Tools You Are Currently Using
When I was new to Lightroom I found it overwhelming and a bit confusing at times. There is simply to much going on when editing images. Like most Lightroom users, I would just scroll to the right hand tool bar in development mode until I found the tools I was comfortable with. At times, I couldn’t find the tools I needed or I wouldn’t use the tools I needed because I was a little weaker using them.
To lessen the overwhelming feeling you can get while using development mode, Scott Kelby suggests using Lightroom Solo Mode to automatically close the different development panels when you click to another panel.
After trying this tip, I found it does help and I only see the topic of each panel. Using Lightroom Solo Mode makes easier to find what I’m looking for. It also speeds up the editor process as well. If you hate a cluttered editor, then this is the tool for you.
To learn how to use Lightroom Solo Mode and why you might want to try out Lightroom Solo Mode check out Scott’s Kelby article, 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #6.