Logitech's Craft keyboard gets new SDK, support for Adobe's Lightroom Classic CC and core ...

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Logitech this week enabled new Craft keyboard functions on the Mac for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Spotify, and Safari, Preview, and QuickTime.




Within Lightroom Classic CC, Craft users can now access up to 11 tools by tapping the keyboard's crown, among them contrast, saturation, and shadows. A single tap switches functions, while turning the dial makes the actual adjustment.

In Safari the crown can be used to switch tabs, while in Preview it can zoom, scroll horizontally, or change pages. QuickTime lets people alternately scrub forward and backward, or adjust volume.

In Spotify the crown handles play/pause, volume, and changing tracks.

Logitech has also finally released its promised Software Developer Kit, allowing developers to create their own plugins.

AppleInsider examined the keyboard in October 2017. At the time, limited software compatibility was its biggest drawback, but with Wednesday's additions, that looks to improve going forward.





The Craft Advanced Keyboard costs $199.99.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    If I have to move my hand from the keyboard to something else like the dial, why would I not just move my hand to the mouse.  I can then proceed to do what ever I want vs a limited set of functions that I have to learn.  These types of products are solutions to things no one has a problem with.  
  • Reply 2 of 5
    coolfactorcoolfactor Posts: 1,529member
    Give me a split version and you have a sale.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 3,161member
    $200? I guess if you don't already have a keyboard. Otherwise you can spend under $40 on a Griffin PowerMate or similar:

    https://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Technology-NA16029-Multimedia-Controller/dp/B003VWU2WA
  • Reply 4 of 5
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 3,161member

    If I have to move my hand from the keyboard to something else like the dial, why would I not just move my hand to the mouse.  I can then proceed to do what ever I want vs a limited set of functions that I have to learn.  These types of products are solutions to things no one has a problem with.  
    Wheels are great for precision jogging through audio and video
    StrangeDays
  • Reply 5 of 5
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,763member
    If I have to move my hand from the keyboard to something else like the dial, why would I not just move my hand to the mouse.  I can then proceed to do what ever I want vs a limited set of functions that I have to learn.  These types of products are solutions to things no one has a problem with.  

    And you can move a mouse to the other side of the keyboard.
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