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Photoshop Lightroom Adventure by Mikkel Aaland

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1.2. Organizing the Lightroom Workspace

The Lightroom workspace is extremely malleable. You can easily enlarge or shrink the various windows to suit your viewing and working preferences, whether you are on a laptop in the field or using your cinema display in the studio.

Let's start with the obvious and then move on to more hidden ways of organizing the Lightroom workspace. Everything here applies to all the modules.

The Obvious

If you are like me, if you see certain icons you naturally want to click on them to see what they do.

See the triangle-shaped icons on the side panels and top and bottom? (I circled them in red.) This is a quick way to get extra real estate. Figure 1-18

Figure 1-18. Figure 1-18

I positioned my mouse and clicked on them one at a time. Now I have a screen that shows only my preview images without any extra clutter. Figure 1-19 To reveal the side panels and the filmstrip and menu bar, simply click on the triangle again. (Rolling your cursor over the triangle while any of the panels are hidden will temporary reveal them. They will disappear when the cursor is moved away.)

Figure 1-19. Figure 1-19

You can also resize the entire Lightroom window to fill a specific area on your screen by placing your cursor on the bottom right of the window, then clicking and ...

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