Lightroom Panels


Today’s Question: Is there a way to customize the panels in Lightroom Classic? I never use the Keywording section, for example, because I use the Keyword List. Can I remove the Keywording section altogether?

Tim’s Quick Answer: Yes, you can hide a section of the various panels in Lightroom Classic by right-clicking on a heading for the applicable panel, at which point you can turn off (or on) any of the panels you’d like.

More Detail: While it wasn’t always possible to hide panel sections in Lightroom Classic, it is possible now. This is true across the various modules, on both the left and right panels.

As noted above, you can right-click on any of the headings (or in an empty area) of the applicable panel. On the popup menu that appears you’ll see a list of the panel sections. A checkmark to the left of a section name indicates that the panel is currently visible, and the absence of a checkmark indicates that the panel is hidden. You can select the panel section name to toggle the visibility on or off.

The one thing I do recommend is to keep in mind that if you have hidden panel sections, you might forget they are available. So, remember that you may have certain features hidden from view that could be re-enabled by enabling hidden panel sections.