Topic: Hardware controls for Lightroom
Hello folks. Just wanted to share with you my latest discovery for fast photo editing.
I have always had a gripe with how small all the controls in lightroom are and how imprecise they are. I know you can get into special sensitivity modes, but they are cumbersome.
Given that, I have been concocting a plan for building an Arduino controller, just a very long linear potentiometer. But recently I found that there exists hardware that provides this and connects to the computer: midi control surfaces!
And googling a bit further, I found that there is a little program called Paddy for Lightroom that turns this (a Behringer BCF2000):
into a set of controllers for lightroom. The faders are motorized, so when you move through the photos and through the controller's programs they automatically position themselves in the correct place - that's a dealbreaker. Absolutely terrific feature.
I bought one and have been trying it for a couple of weeks. It works really well, it really speeds up the editing of photographs. If you have a big volume of pictures to process it is very very useful.
Last edited by al (2012-02-08 05:22:21)