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Mouse Input for Photoshop Lightroom

March 25th, 2015 Comments off

Lightroom_Input_Devices_MouseI’m always amazed that photographers can work with a standard mouse. Many photographers using Macs don’t even use a mouse with a right click. I’m not sure how to work without a bunch of Lightroom Shortcuts shortcuts on my mouse.

There are thousands of options for good input devices and many retouchers would say that a Wacom tablet is the only way to go. I do agree with that for actual retouching but in my day to day photography business grind, I’m simultaneously running many programs that don’t work all that well with a stylus. The main issue is flipping back and forth from typing to using the stylus. You have to set down the stylus to use two hands and pick it back up, then find the spot on the pad where you need to be. The answer is to have both a great mouse and a Wacom Tablet.

My current mischief of mice (lol-not a pack, flock or school) all have 12 thumb buttons that can be set up for different shortcuts. It takes a little while to set up the system and get used to it but once you do the productivity is gains are amazing. Below is the info on an inexpensive “Gaming Mouse”. I guess Adobe Lightroom is a game of sorts. This is a bargain copy of the Logitech models we use as well. The Logitech is pricy but the heavy weight, smooth glide and button set up make them top of the line.  This model is for PC only but many of these have software for both Mac and Win.

What really makes these glide is a good gaming mouse pad.  We prefer the hard surface models over the rubber and cloth models.

UtechSmart Venus 50 to 16400 DPI High Precision Laser MMO Gaming Mouse