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6 - Library Module Panels

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2 - Quick Develop Panel

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Quick Develop Panel

What?

What's the Quick Develop panel doing in the Library module?

Shouldn't it be in the Develop panel?

Some photographers use the Quick Develop panel for quick editing while they're reviewing their work.

Many photographers ignore the Quick Develop panel.

You may want to jump ahead to the next panel, Keywording.

Click the Black Triangles

Click the black triangles in the panel to show more tools.

Press Alt

If you press Alt:

• The Clarity tool changes to the Sharpening too.

• The Vibrance tool changes to the saturation tool.

Two Major Differences

There are two major differences between Quick Develop and the Develop module.

Difference #1 - No Numbers

The tools in the Quick develop panel don't have numbers—while those in the Develop module do.

In the Quick Develop panel, the tools don't have any numbers.

When using the Exposure tool:

• Clicking the single-arrow button makes a change of 1/3 stop.

• Clicking the double-arrow button makes a change of 1.0, a full stop.

When using the other tools, the values change as follows.

• Clicking the single-arrow button makes a change of 5.

• Clicking the double-arrow button makes a change of 20.

Difference #2 - Relational

Let's say you changed the exposure of Sunset A by 1.0.

You then changed the exposure of Sunset B by 2.0.

Sunset A 1.0
Sunset B 2.0

You now want to lighten both of them.

You select both of them, and change their exposures by 1.0.

1.0 of exposure is added to the previous exposure values.

Sunset A 1.0 + 1.0 = 2.0
Sunset B 2.0 + 1.0 = 3.0

Here's a summary.

  Previous Edit Change Result
Sunset A 1.0 1.0 2.0
Sunset B 2.0 1.0 3.0

Above, in Quick Develop, the change is added to the previous change.

The relationship between the previous exposure change is maintained.

In the Develop module, if you change the exposure of the two photographs by 1.0, the two photographs are changed to 1.0.

The previous exposure changes are ignored in the Develop module.

  Previous Edit Change Result
Sunset A 1.0 1.0 1.0
Sunset B 2.0 1.0 1.0

Resetting

There's a Reset All button.

To reset an individual tool, double click the name of the tool.

Sync Metadata & Sync Settings

Sync Metadata and Sync Settings, the two buttons in the lower-right corner, are covered in the More section.

Go to Copy/Paste Settings & Sync Metadata & Sync Settings.