Midi2LR – Software to bridge a midi controller to Lightroom

Hi everyone! Hope all is well with y’all! Just wanted to drop a note regarding the availability of an update for Midi2LR to version 3.2.2.0. If you haven’t upgraded yet, here’s the link:

https://github.com/rsjaffe/MIDI2LR/releases/tag/v3.2.2.0

If you’re not familiar with Midi2LR it is a piece of software that lets you use a Midi Controller to adjust the adjustment sliders in Lightroom. The above image is 1/3 of the Midi Controller that I’m using. It is a Behringer XTouch Mini. The labels I stuck on myself using regular stickers including the colored dots on the knobs. Here’s my review of the Behringer XTouch Mini.

I realize that this device may be overkill for many people but if you shoot a lot of RAW images and want a quicker way to edit those RAW files you may want to check this out. I can 100% say that I can edit my images quicker and arguably more precisely with this MIDI controller.

MIDI2LR is donation ware so if you can get your hands on a compatible MIDI controller, give it try!

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Edit you images in LR using knobs and buttons

Behringer XTouch Mini Controller for Lightroom.

Hi everyone! Hope all is well with y’all! Just wanted to drop a note regarding the availability of an update for Midi2LR to version 3.0.0.11. If you haven’t upgraded yet, here’s the link:

https://github.com/rsjaffe/MIDI2LR/releases/tag/v3.0.0.11

If you’re not familiar with Midi2LR it is a piece of software that lets you use a MIDI controller to adjust the adjustment sliders in Lightroom. The above image is 1/3 of the MIDI controller that I’m using. It is a Behringer XTouch Mini. The gold labels I stuck on myself using regular stickers including the colored dots on the knobs. I’m sure y’all can do a better job labeling and coloring yours, haha. Here’s my review of the Behringer XTouch Mini.

I realize that this device may be overkill for many people but if you shoot a lot of RAW images and want a quicker way to edit those RAW files you may want to check this out. I can 100% say that I can edit my images quicker and more precisely with this MIDI controller than I could using my wireless mouse. I bet a touch screen computer with stylus would be faster and more precise but I’m not hardcore….yet.

MIDI2LR is donation ware so if you can get your hands on a compatible MIDI controller, give it try!

Consider following me for updates to find not only my other toys and collectibles posts but also my travel bloopers, blunders and shenanigans posts, photography related news/reviews posts and the occasional contest entry.

All the photos (unless otherwise noted in the post) were taken by me and are available for sale. If you’re interested in buying an image or three, 😃 please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Thanks in advance!

Comments & Critiques are always welcome, as are upvotes and resteems.

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CTRL+J for PS no longer working after update?

Dragon Pillar and Yixian Wooden Pagoda in infrared
If you’re like me and have both LR and PS in your photo editing workflow and have updated to the latest version of Photoshop (20.0.1), you may have run into the issue where your CTRL+J (to make a copy of your image in a new layer) doesn’t work. Upon further investigating you may find that a lot of your menu items are also grayed out. I found it extremely frustrating the first few times it happened. Here are some solutions i’ve come across:

  1. Wait for Adobe to fix the bug. This is not an option for me.
  2. Take this opportunity to jump ship and move to a different editing suite. Tempting but I’m too lazy to learn a new platform although I’ve heard there are some “better” and “less expensive” options. Hmmmm….maybe…Adobe has been less helpful recently.
  3. Open image directly into Photoshop (as opposed to opening from LR). This totally sucks for my workflow.
  4. Open both Photoshop and LR. Then from within LR, right click the image and select “edit in Adobe Photoshop cc 2019” This is ok, I guess. When I can remember to do it this way.
  5. Roll back Photoshop. To do this, open Adobe Creative Cloud and navigate to Photoshop CC (v 20.0.1) click the down arrow to view the menu options then click “other versions” pick the most recent update that’s not 20.0.1. This seems like the best way but I’m too lazy (I don’t use Photoshop that much anyways). Hopefully the next update will have the fix so I’ll just wait until then, less for me to do so less for me to muck up, haha.

So for me I’ve been doing #4. Hope you found this useful!!

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All the photos (unless otherwise noted in the post) were taken by me and are available for sale. If you’re interested in buying an image or three, 😃 please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Thanks in advance!

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