Using the X-TOUCH MINI

This device only works with LrControl if it is in regular mode. The "MC MODE" light should be off. To turn it off, unplug the USB cable. Then insert the cable again while pressing the lower left button.


This device has build-in layers A and B and on top of that LrControl has 7 layers. These layer combinations are numbered A1 to A7 and B1 to B7. So each control can have up to 14 functions.

One thing to bear in mind when switching device layers A/B is that the LrControl plug-in does not know you have switched the device layer untill you press another button or rotate a knob. So for example if you switch to layer B then change photo with the mouse, LrControl will update the controller, but it will switch to layer A. If LrControl knows what layer you have because you used a control, then it will keep the correct layer when updating the device.

There are two rows of buttons, the top row (B) and the bottom row (C). The encoders are numbered A1 to A8, the buttons B1 to B8 and C1 to C8. There is one Fader (D) and the device layers are switched using the buttons E.

A1Select Layer 1Select Layer 1
A2Select Layer 2Select Layer 2
A3Select Layer 3Select Layer 3
A4Select Layer 4Select Layer 4
A5Select Layer 5Select Layer 5
A6Select Layer 6Select Layer 6
A7Select Layer 7Select Layer 7
A8Paste All Develop ParametersReset Last Develop Parameter
B1Select Layer 1Flag As Reject
B2Select Layer 2Flag: Remove
B3Select Layer 3Flag As Pick
B4Select Layer 4Set Rating 1
B5Select Layer 5Set Rating 2
B6Select Layer 6Set Rating 3
B7Select Layer 7Set Rating 4
B8Select Layer 8Set Rating 5
Buttons Bottom RowLAYER ALAYER B
C3Previous PhotoPrevious Photo
C4Next PhotoNext Photo
C5Toggle ZoomToggle Zoom
C6Before ViewBefore/After Horizontal
C7Sync Controller to PhotoSync Controller to Photo
C8Toggle DevelopBefore/After Vertical
LAYER A1TemperatureTintExposureContrastHighlightsShadowsWhitesBlacksTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER B1ClarityVibranceSaturationSharpnessSharpen RadiusSharpen DetailSharpen Edge MaskingSharpen Edge MaskingTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER A2Parametric HighlightsParametric LightsParametric DarksParametric ShadowsParametric Shadow SplitParametric Midtone SplitParametric Highlight SplitExposureTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER B2ContrastHighlightsShadowsWhitesBlacksClarityVibranceSaturationTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER A3Hue Adjustment RedHue Adjustment OrangeHue Adjustment YellowHue Adjustment GreenHue Adjustment AquaHue Adjustment BlueHue Adjustment PurpleHue Adjustment MagentaTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER B3Saturation Adjustment RedSaturation Adjustment OrangeSaturation Adjustment YellowSaturation Adjustment GreenSaturation Adjustment AquaSaturation Adjustment BlueSaturation Adjustment PurpleSaturation Adjustment MagentaTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER A4Luminance Adjustment RedLuminance Adjustment OrangeLuminance Adjustment YellowLuminance Adjustment GreenLuminance Adjustment AquaLuminance Adjustment BlueLuminance Adjustment PurpleLuminance Adjustment MagentaTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER B4Gray Mixer RedGray Mixer OrangeGray Mixer YellowGray Mixer GreenGray Mixer AquaGray Mixer BlueGray Mixer PurpleGray Mixer MagentaTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER A5Split Toning Shadow HueSplit Toning Shadow SaturationSplit Toning Highlight HueSplit Toning Highlight SaturationSplit Toning BalanceTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER B5DistortionVertical PerspectiveHorizontal PerspectivePerspective RotateScaleAspect RatioTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER A6SharpnessSharpen RadiusSharpen DetailSharpen Edge MaskingLuminance SmoothingLuminance Noise Reduction DetailLuminance Noise Reduction ContrastTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER B6Color Noise ReductionColor Noise Reduction DetailColor Noise Reduction SmoothnessTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER A7DehazePost Crop Vignette AmountPost Crop Vignette MidpointPost Crop Vignette RoundnessPost Crop Vignette FeatherPost Crop Vignette Highlight ContrastTemp. Fine Adjustment
LAYER B7Grain AmountGrain SizeGrain FrequencyTemp. Fine Adjustment

Fader D

The master fader D is used for making fine adjustments to the color temperature.

The color temperature adjustment has a very large range of values, this makes the adjustment steps quite large as well. The fine adjustment solves this problem, you can make adjustments in steps of 10 degrees. First use the normal temperature adjustment then use this fine adjustment.

Tool Mode

When you use the Graduated Filter tool, the Radial Filter tool or the Adjustment Brush, the knobs control the tool parameters.

Encoders A LAYER ATool TemperatureTool TintTool ExposureTool ContrastTool HighlightsTool ShadowsStraighten Angle
Encoders A LAYER BTool ClarityTool DehazeTool SaturationTool SharpnessTool Luminance NoiseTool MoireTool Defringe

Function Details

Most functions are tied directly to a Lightroom parameter or function. But some have a function specific for the LrControl plug-in.

Factory Reset

When you have bought a new device, you can just plug it in and LrControl should work. If you notice that you get unexpected results, you should try a factory reset. After a factory reset, the device should work again.

To do a factory reset follow the following steps:

  1. Unplug the device.
  2. Press and hold both LAYER buttons, A and B, on the right side of the device.
  3. Plug-in the device while still keeping down the two layer buttons.
  4. Keep holding down the buttons for a few seconds, the buttons will flash a few times.
  5. When only the layer A button is illuminated, the reset is complete. Release the buttons.