Introduction: How PFixer Works

When PFixer for OSX is running it appears as a menu item in the OSX Menubar.

PFixer runs as a "background" program and communicates directly with Lightroom to provide an unprecedented degree of control and tactility to the Lightroom experience.

When PFixer is running it continuously checks to see if Lightroom is running and if so, if Lightroom is in the Develop Module. Once it detects that Lightroom is running with the Develop Module active, it binds itself to Lightroom's many sliders and controls. Once PFixer has bound itself to Lightroom, you can take advantage of all that PFixer can do.

PFixer gives you three main features:

Hardware Control

When used with the PFixer XTremist, MiniMal, Pluto controllers PFixer allows you to control Lightroom with physical sliders, buttons and knobs, which is faster and more intuitive than a keyboard and mouse. In addition to the PFixer XTremist, MiniMal, and Pluto controllers, PFixer will also work with any other MIDI control surface hardware unit that sends and received standard MIDI CC# messsages.

To enable hardware control in PFixer, turn it on in Preferences:

Keyboard Shortcuts

PFixer allows you to completely customize Lightrooms shortcuts and allows you to assign keys to things that even Lightroom doesn't allow, such as each of the individual sliders. You can also assign keyboard shortcuts to any of the Develop Presets you have. You can use any of the keys on any keyboard you want.

To enable keyboard shortcuts in PFixer, turn it on in Preferences:

PFixer is not a preset system, but it does allow you to assign keyboard shortcuts to any preset you already have.

Trackpad Support:

Beginning with PFixer v.1.3, the photographer on the go can use the trackpad on their Macbook (or a Magic Trackpad) to control Lightroom with "virtual" sliders covering the surface of the trackpad to perform a myriad of functions.

NOTE: Trackpad Support is not available in PFixer CORE.

To enable trackpad support in PFixer, turn it on in Preferences: