First, a few words about input devices
When we’re dialing in a specific batch of images – diving head first into the Develop Module, we often turn to an old mainstay – the mouse. The cool thing is that Lightroom has some nice integration with the scroll wheel on a mouse.
Mice play nice …
This is our favorite mouse integration*.
(*there may be other cool integrations with Lightroom similar to this one, but we don’t know what they are. Enlighten us in the comments below)
When it comes to Spot Removal, this one rocks!
1 . Head over to the Develop Module
2. Select the Spot removal brush
We’re always annoyed with trying to use the sliders to set brush size:
Instead, when activated, use the scroll wheel on your mouse to set brush size:
That’s it! Total timesaver!
The mice we love
When it comes to picking a mouse that offers you both the proper ergonomics and precision, one need to look no further than a gaming mouse.
Why a gaming mouse? Easy:
- built for speed (how does 5,600 DPI sound?)
- built for long-term use (designed with hours and hours of use in mind)
- durable (they just work)
- smooth (teflon anyone?)
For a wired mouse, you can’t beat the price/performance on the Copperhead. Included are some super smooth teflon feet that go onto the bottom of the mouse and it feels like butter all day long.
We were convinced that a wired mouse was the only way to get the fast response times and DPI we were used to, then Razer dropped the Mamba onto the world. This mouse is insane!
The other thing to consider is the ergonomics of the mouse which should work to help combat repetitive stress injuries. That doesn’t mean you can bang away for 18 hours a day without a break, but for long term use these mice are the most comfortable we’ve ever used (and we’ve tried dozens of brands). The thing we like about the Razer line is they are built for speed and comfort.
What other mouse and/or input device tricks for Lightroom are out there? These seem to be undocumented across the board. Share below in the comments!
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