Use the #2 icon, "swap before and after". This will do what you want.
The "Q" key toggles the comparison views.
Thank you for answering but the second icon from left (shortcut P) jumps between the current or last one and the initial one.
I open an image [Step 0] and find it overblown and colorless, thus I move to HSL adjustments panel. I recover a blue sky, clouds, green on trees and vegetals,... [Step 1]
Then I move back to Basic panel and make further (minor) adjustments [Step 2]
Well, Second icon compares this Setp 2 with Step 0. (current vs. initial)
Fine, but it shows changes made in all the panels.
This is not what I asking for. I want to recover the option to view ONLY the changes made in the current panel. I want to compare Step 2, with Step 1.
But Q (first icon) toggles between different views side by side or split, of the current or last step, after adjusting in several panels, and initial one.
That's is not what I was asking for. Something that was possible earlier.
I want to toggle between the picture I have adjusted on a panel, and the picture before those adjustments made in that panel.
Half Resolved !!
I have found out at least a shortcut that in most situations makes what is needed.
It returns the adjustments in the current panel to its default or null values. Thus it compares the picture before making changes on that panel with the version after applying changes there:
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt +P (resets default values in current panel).
Please try the following:
Open a raw/dng file [Step 0]
let's suppose it's dark and we adjust:
Exposure: 0--> 2
Clarity: 0--> 25
and Dehaze: 0 -->30 [Step 1]
Now open HSL adj tab or panel
Select Target Adjustment tools
Drag right in the sky to make it bluer (Blues slider +70) [Step 2]
And now, I want to compare what I see now [Step 2] NOT with initial [step 0] but with [Step 1]
(If I press Q or P I see last or current adjustments with initial image)
Thay do, (if I am not wrong) practically the very same.
What I wish is to compare what I have done already at the Basic tap [Step 1] with the before and after the adjustments made in HSL tab [Step 2], and if move to another tab, and make further adjustments there, I need to compare changes made in that tab only.
The solution, do not found other, is with the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+P
Pressing Alt+P, copies current settings to Before, does not compares views.
That's the thing, you have to know what step you want to compare when you create that step. So you would have to set the preview to step 1, when you did step one. Only other way would be to use snap shots in combination with the comparison view.
Thanks Chuck for answering.
Please, let me know how to set the preview to Step 1. (Without using snapshots).
In Camera Raw some years ago, there was an option to Preview just the changes made in the current tab.
Thus, we could revisit what input and outcome provided each tab after making changes in several of them.
That's what I am missing.
The shortcut Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+P does the trick setting back adjustments in current tab. But I think ehere shold be an easier way.
You just have to press alt/opt-P when you are at step one, and before you continue to step 2.
Alt+P (third icon from left) consolidates the changes you have done. Thus if applied each time you leave a tab to the next one, you can compare current with (only) the one before.
But as I have told repeatedly, if I make some changes in Basic, Detail, HSL and Effects tab, I wish to be able to review how changes made in Detail, or HSL or any other tab, on/off. How each of the adjustments made in that precise tab changes what I see.
Do I explain it clearly?
If you want to compare more than one thing, you have to use the snapshots. You can take snapshots of each step that you want to compare, including the present state, then go to that snapshot, set the comparison using alt-p, then use the snapshot to go to the last view. Not the most ideal way to do this, but I think it might be your only option.