Jul 242012

Did you know that you can reset any individual sliders in the Develop module by double-clicking on the slider name (for example, Exposure)?

I knew this tip, but I just recently learned another tip for resetting groups of sliders in the Basic Panel, from David Julian:

When you hold down the Alt/Opt key, the word Tone becomes a  Reset Tone button. Click on this to reset all the tone sliders (In Lightroom 4: Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks.)  Likewise, Presence becomes a Reset Presence button to reset Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation.

lightroom reset tone and presence buttons with alt/opt key

Pressing the Alt/Opt Key

I always wonder if I am the last to discover these tips — thanks, David!


  8 Responses to “Lightroom Quick Tip: Resetting All Your Basic Panel Tone and Presence Sliders”

  1. Thanks for the tip Laura. This will come in handy.

  2. No Laura you’re not the last. Maybe I am? Thanks for passing this on.

  3. Well, a double click do the trick too… 🙂

  4. Yes, a double click on the tear-drop shaped slider will also reset to default. Often quicker than moving across to the slider’s name.

  5. You can also reset any individual sliders in the Develop module by double clciking on their tear-drop shaped slider.

  6. I lost lightroom 4 Developing module what can I do? thanks anyone

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