Usage develop settings

Usage of develop adjustments

Your adjustments tell who you are. This reports answers the question “What development adjustments do I use and how often”. You can choose between Quick Collection or the whole catalog.

What’s in it for me?

The strength of this report is not in its complexity, but in the information and insight this report it provides in your editing behavior.

One photographer said, “I knew that I had to get my sensor cleaned, but that a third of all my adjustments were “spot removal” shocked me.” It showed the time I wasted on that.

See which adjustments you use and how often. Assess whether you use presets and how often. You might get new ideas for new presets or using existing ones more.
Learn how you can edit more efficiently by looking at your current usage!

Curious and want to know more? Download the free sample.


Your development adjustments tell who you are.
This report answers the question “What adjustments do I use and how often?” The adjustments are both ordered in alphabetical and number order, together with the percentage.

You can choose either to run the report against your whole catalog or just on the images in Quick Collection.

To demonstrate the strength of this little report I asked a well-known photographer for a part of his catalog. I ran the report and showed him the results. See sample report below. What is your first impression? Yes, he should have his camera cleaned. I talked to him and somehow he knew he should, but now he saw that a third of all the development adjustments he made were “Spot Removal”.

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Are you a big user of presets, or do you prefer to pull the sliders? Which sliders do you use most and perhaps more important, which do you never use?


You can run this report against your whole catalog or against the photos in your Quick Collection.


LightroomStatistics is open, you can export to:

  • PDF
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • OpenOffice
  • HTML
  • XML
  • CSV


The LightroomStatistics reports can be parametrized in order to get the desired results.
These parameters are described below. By the way, all parameters have a default value, so you only have to change them when needed.

Restrict to images in Quick Collection
DescriptionRestrict the report to the images in your Quick Collection if desired.
DefaultFalse (= whole catalog)
FormatCheck box (true or false)


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