If we’re going to spend lots of time in Lightroom (and I bet that we will), we might as well customize it just the way we like, right? Lightroom has a pretty good number of options that I’ll show you below to set it up just the way you want to see it. Today, we’ll show you how to change the look of Lightroom.
Arrows are your friend when it comes to customizing Lightroom. When we click arrows, we change the way that Lightroom displays itself. Let’s take a look and use the Library module as an example.
In the screenshot below, you can see how clicking the arrow to the left of “Navigation” causes that panel to disappear. You can use this with any panel to hide it and give you more room to work.
Beyond the individual settings panels, you can hide entire sides of Lightroom by clicking the arrows on the far left and right of the application.
The same can be done for the right side. Simply press the arrows again to re-open those parts of the program. You can also modify the size of the filmstrip as shown below:
You might as well get comfortable in Lightroom. Once you learn to love it, you’ll spend so much time in it that you will want to customize it to your liking!
Do you customize the view of Lightroom? Feel free to leave a comment to let me know how you set up your view of the program.