Today’s Question: Is there a way to delete a control point on the Tone Curve in Lightroom Classic? I thought it used to be possible to drag the control point away from the curve to remove it, but that doesn’t work now.
Tim’s Quick Answer: You can delete a control point from the Tone Curve in Lightroom Classic (or for the Curve adjustment in Camera Raw for Photoshop users) by either double-clicking on the control point or by right-clicking and choosing “Delete Control Point” from the popup menu.
More Detail: In earlier versions of Lightroom Classic (and Camera Raw) it was indeed possible to remove a control point from a curve by simply dragging it away from the curve far enough for it to be removed. I don’t have any idea why Adobe would have disabled this behavior, but they did.
Fortunately, you can still easily remove a control point by double-clicking the control point or right-clicking and choosing “Delete Control Point” from the popup menu.
Note, by the way, that if you’re using the Parametric option for the Tone Curve adjustment you don’t have the option to remove a control point because there aren’t any control points on the curve. In Parametric mode instead of adjusting the shape of the curve by adding and moving control points you use the sliders for Highlights, Lights, Darks, and Shadows to adjust the tonality of the image.