Every computer program has its quirks that may annoy you and slow your workflow down. Here are two fixes that will make your Lightroom experience just a little easier.
Matt Kloskowski is back once again with another insightful video on the subject of Lightroom. Kloskowski noticed recently that while teaching some hands-on workshops that he found himself turning off the same default features on all the student's machines. Even though the feature in question may not be a big deal to some, I have to agree that the informational text overlay that he is referring to in the video really is an eyesore and should be switched off. While I appreciate there are times when things like camera settings and file names are of use, there really is no need for that text to cover up so much of your photograph or be switched on by default. Thankfully, this feature can be quickly switched off, and Kloskowski shows us how to do just that.
The second suggestion he makes is of a feature that isn't switched on by default but should be. This time, Kloskowski shows us the benefits of having "Solo Mode" switched on and how this stops Lightroom from opening more than one panel at a time. Again, this might seem like a trivial change, but when you have many control panels open it, can be time-consuming scrolling up and down looking for the one you want. If you spend a lot of time in Lightroom, little changes such as these really can have a big impact on your workflow and are well worth taking advantage of.
Have you already made these changes in Lightroom? Any other quick tips you wished you learned about the program sooner? I'd love to hear about them in the comments below.