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How do you zero all sliders in LR4?

Feb 20, 2012 10:52 AM

The default in previous versions of LR had the sliders set to various positions on import ie. Brightness 50 etc. You could zero out the slider by setting them at 0. Now with the sliders set to 0, yet LR adding a default processing, how to you zero out to start out flat?

 
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    Feb 20, 2012 11:00 AM   in reply to jljonathan

    In the Develop Module under "Lightroom General Presets" you use the "General Zeroed".

    General 0.JPG

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    Feb 20, 2012 11:19 AM   in reply to jljonathan

    jljonathan wrote:

     

    Now with the sliders set to 0, yet LR adding a default processing, how to you zero out to start out flat?

    To tell you the truth, if the sliders are at zero, then you are starting out flat. By the way, there's no such thing as a RAW that is "zeroed"  ... just to display the RAW every piece of software has to decide how to display it, and each piece of software uses different defaults for contrast, exposure, etc. The zeroed RAW will look different in each piece of software.

     

    Better you should spend your time an energy getting the photo to look the way you want them, than to spend time and energy starting from some mythical zero.

     
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    Feb 20, 2012 11:43 AM   in reply to jljonathan

    There are no internal default settings in LR unless you set them - for instance during import.

    In LR 4 you "zero`by setting the sliders to "0". This is different that in LR 3 where - for instance the "zero" setting for Brightness was at 50.

    In LR4 0" means "0".

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    Feb 20, 2012 12:12 PM   in reply to jljonathan

    jljonathan wrote:

     

    The sliders and tone curve were actually set to these points for default but you could zero everything out and arrive at a FLAT image. Now, with LR4 these defaults are set by LR inside, BUT with the sliders are zeroed out. Is there a way  in LR4 to to get to that same FLAT state?

     

    No, not directly...you could set the sliders to zero with a linear curve in an image with PV 2010 and then convert the image to PV 2012. You'll end up with a minus Exposure of some number and a tone curve with multiple points already set to map the curve. But the image will have settings, no "zero'ed" as it was in PV 2010.

     

    This has already been discussed, see:

    Develop basic sliders - truly zeroed?

    and:

    Zeroed Defaults vs. Zeroed RAW File?

    And before you ask, no, it's not likely to change...

     
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