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Lightroom: Adjustment Brush: Why is mouse wheel direction reversed for feather?

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 25, 2011 Jul 25, 2011

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The size of the adjustment brush can be controlled using the mouse wheel: Rolling it away from me increases the size, rolling it towards me reduces the size (same as in spot removal).

When the mouse wheel is used while holding the shift key, it adjusts the feather. However, it does so in the opposite direction: Away from me decreases the feather, towards me increases it.

IMHO this is completely counterintuitive and confusing. Was this intented (if yes, why?) or is it a bug?

I use LR 3.4.1 on Win XP 32Bit SP3, no special mouse driver and a Logitech MX400 mouse.
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LEGEND , Aug 23, 2011 Aug 23, 2011
This issue has apparently been fixed in LR 3.5 RC. This will suit me a lot. Thanks team!

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Mentor ,
Jul 25, 2011 Jul 25, 2011

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Heh...that's pretty silly! Never noticed that but I can confirm it here on Win7-64 bit.

If that was intentional, I don't follow the thinking. I'd call it a bug.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 26, 2011 Jul 26, 2011

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This has bugged me as well. I've somewhat accustomed myself to the counterintuitive reversal of direction but I agree that it doesn't make sense (for mouse users, maybe it's different for tablets).

It will be difficult to just change the behaviour as many will have trained themselves to do the right thing, but I'd support a feature request that asks for an additional preference option that controls in what direction the scroll wheel has to be turned when adjusting the feather.

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 27, 2011 Jul 27, 2011

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Appears to be normal in Mac OS. Sounds like a Windows-only bug

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 27, 2011 Jul 27, 2011

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Not intentional. I've entered the issue in our bug database. (And yes, the bug is Windows-only.)

Thanks,
Ben

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Aug 23, 2011 Aug 23, 2011

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This issue has apparently been fixed in LR 3.5 RC.

This will suit me a lot. Thanks team!

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