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How do you restore the default settings to Shadows/highlights

Apr 21, 2010 7:55 AM

Hi. Is there anyone out there who knows how to restore the default settings to the Shadows/Highlights as somehow the settings have changed from as follows.


Lighten Shadows: 50%

Darken Highlights: 0%

Midtone Contrast: 0%


to now the following.


Lighten Shadows: 40%

Darken Highlights: 1%

Midtone  Contrast: +15%


I have spent a great deal of time trying to restore these settings but no luck whatsoever. Thank you. Sean Marks.

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    Apr 21, 2010 8:51 AM   in reply to Sean marks

    I have PEv.8


    • Open the dialog for Shadows/Highlights
    • Press ALT on the keyboard. "Cancel" should change to "Reset"
    • Lighten shadows remains at 25% - probably the default
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    May 8, 2010 4:43 AM   in reply to Sean marks

    Which file format you have....


    I would also be interested to know about the solution for this problem... As per my curent knowledge, when we save in a particular format these settings are applied as per format compression algo... Story is different for raw files...

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    May 8, 2010 6:59 AM   in reply to Sean marks

    Quit the editor (quit PSE on a mac), then restart it while holding down ctrl+alt+shift (command+option+shift) on a mac. Keep holding the keys till you see a window asking if you want to delete the settings file.  You do.

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