Adobe Lightroom is full of useful shortcuts that can speed up your workflow. If you still haven’t created the habit of using them, this video from Lucy Martin might help you do it. It’s an easy to remember video with 18 Lightroom shortcuts every photographer should know. They’ll help you work faster and more efficient, so take a look.
Lucy’s list of Lightroom shortcuts is shown in a video that makes them easy to remember. First of all, she visualizes the shortcuts by pressing the keyboard buttons and adding animations around them. I don’t know about you, but visual cues like this help me remember stuff better. Also, she demonstrates what each of these shortcuts does within Lightroom.
Here’s the list of shortcuts from the video:
- G – go to Grid (Library Mode)
- E – Enter Loupe View (Survey Mode)
- L – Lights Out
- P – Pick/Flag Photo
- X – Reject Photo
- CAPS LOCK – Auto Next Photo
- CTRL/CMD + DELETE – Delete all Rejects
- D – Go to Develop Module
- \ – Before & After Shortcut Key (it will show you the image before the editing, and bring back the edited image when you press “\” again)
- Y – Before & After side-by-side comparison
- V – Black& White
- R – Resize & Rotate (Crop)
- Q – Spot Removal Tool
- H – Hide Adjustment Pins
- CMD + Z – Undo Last Action
- CMD + C – Copy Develop Settings
- CMD + P – Paste Develop Settings
- CMD + / – Show All Shortcuts
According to Lucy, these are the shortcuts she uses all the time. There are two more I’d like to add that have just crossed my mind: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + E for Export and Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + Alt/Option + E for Export as Previous. Along with the majority of the shortcuts Lucy suggests, these are also the ones I use during every editing session.
Even if you use Lightroom shortcuts, perhaps you’ve learned a couple of new ones. And if you are still not used to using them, this video can be a handy place to start and a reminder.
[Lightroom SHORTCUTS you NEED to know!! | Lucy Martin]