Area Picker – Viewing a Preview Image when sharpening

The Detail panel of the Develop module in Lightroom contains the features you need to sharpen an image. In this panel is a small square icon with lines radiating from it. Click this once and now hover over an area in the larger image. As you do this you will see that area of the image appears in the preview panel at 100% magnification. Use this tool to click on an area of interest in the image that you can view in the preview area so you can see how the sharpening is being applied.

If minor adjustment is required, drag the preview image in the preview area with your mouse to fine tune its placement.

Helen Bradley