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One-click Adjustment dialog opening?

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When you select a parameter in the Adjustment panel it doesn't directly open the dialog for adjusting. Instead you're presented with various presets one of which you then have click on to open the dialog. Is there a way to immediately open the dialog without this extra step? (I'm looking at something like 10,000 needless mouse clicks during my slides-to-digital editing!)

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Most used adjustments have keyboard shortcuts https://affinity.help/photo2/English.lproj/pages/Workspace/shortcuts.html

and you can assign your own.

Then you have 2 ways to add adjustments:


  • via adjustment panels shows list of presets
  • via layers panels adds directly selected adjustments



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2 hours ago, bpedit said:

Thanks! The adjustment I use the most, Levels, is Command-L, how simple. I'll look to see if I can shortcut Exposure and Brightness/Contrast as well.

Easily done if you mean for new adjustments. In Preferences > Shortcuts, just set the the first popup to Photo & the second one to Layer. Scroll down a bit to see this:


Now just click in the field on the right for the adjustment shortcut you want & add it.

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