Logitech Adds More More Power to The Crown – Updated Logitech Options Brings New App Support to Craft Keyboard

Posted by at 12:05 pm on February 28, 2018

Today Logitech has updated the Options driver for Craft keyboard, the flagship keyboard which has a very useful Creative Input Dial AKA the Crown. The new version of the Options package now has support for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC!  We got to check out yesterday on MacOS and it rocks.  It also works for you Windows Lightroom Classic CC users too!  Now we need to redo a traveling desktop video editor and photo editor rig.  Bring the Craft keyboard along with us will make getting out those videos and photso from the con to you easier and faster .

Using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC with Crown on the Craft, you can edit your photos without taking your eyes off your image. With a slight touch of the Crown, you can easily access 11 different editing tools, such as saturation, tint contrast or shadows, without fidgeting with sliders. A quick tap changes functions, and a smooth turn changes the selected function’s value. The Crown keeps you in the creative flow and let’s you work faster. .

This new feature came out just in time for our coverage of ECCC.  It looks like those engineers at Logitech knew we needed this!  We are sure you will love the new value it adds to the Craft keyboard too!

The new version Options also adds support for Adobe Reader DC on Windows and Preview and Quicktime on Mac. There are even more apps have been added to the mix. Check out the list below.

Plus there is a new Craft Software Developer Kit (SDK) is also now available, allowing application developers the opportunity to add the Craft user experience to their App control set.   with the  keyboard’s creative input dial, or Crown, giving immediate access to context-specific computing tools, into apps.  Application developers can access high-level architecture, design guidelines and sample codes to create app-specific plugins for the Crown at the link here.

“We’ve received extremely positive feedback about the CRAFT keyboard since launch, but wanted to support more apps, with more customization options, for an even deeper and more engaging creative experience,” said Art O’Gnimh, global head of keyboards at Logitech. “We have now added support for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and also released an SDK so developers can help us make the Crown even more useful for all users.”

More ways to Use the Crown in the following apps:

  • Adobe Reader DC on Windows: Zoom, change the page and scroll horizontally.
  • VLC Media Player on Windows: Skip forward and backward while watching a video, or adjust the volume.
  • Preview on Mac: Zoom, change the page and scroll horizontally.
  • Quicktime on Mac: Skip forward and backward while watching a video, or adjust the volume.
  • Safari for Mac: Navigate between tabs.
  • Spotify for Mac and Windows: Play and pause your music, change the volume, or change songs.

Availability

Craft updates are available today through Logitech Options 6.8, which is a free download from logitech.com/options.

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