lightroom

Shortcut Keys For Lightroom

The next time you are working away in Lightroom, and ask yourself, “What the heck is the keyboard shortcut for this?

The below comes straight from adobe themselves, but as their website is massive and their search engine is lacking, I decided to make it a bit easier to find for the fans.

Keys for working with panels

ResultWindowsMac OS
Show/hide side panelsTabTab
Show/hide all panelsShift + TabShift + Tab
Show/hide toolbarTT
Show/hide Module PickerF5F5
Show/hide FilmstripF6F6
Show/hide left panelsF7F7
Show/hide right panelsF8F8
Toggle solo modeAlt-click a panelOption-click a panel
Open a new panel without closing soloed panelShift-click a panelShift-click a panel
Open/close all panelsCtrl-click a panelCommand-click a panel
Open/close left panels, top to bottomCtrl + Shift + 0 – 5Command + Control + 0 – 5
Open/close right panels, Library and Develop modules, top to bottomCtrl + 0 – 8Command + 0 – 8
Open/close right panels, Slideshow, Print, and Web modules, top to bottomCtrl + 1 – 7Command + 1 – 7

Keys for navigating modules

ResultWindowsMac OS
Go to Library moduleCtrl + Alt + 1Command + Option + 1
Go to Develop moduleCtrl + Alt + 2Command + Option + 2
Go to Slideshow moduleCtrl + Alt + 3Command + Option + 3
Go to Print moduleCtrl + Alt + 4Command + Option + 4
Go to Web moduleCtrl + Alt + 5Command + Option + 5
Go back / go forwardCtrl + Alt + Left Arrow / Ctrl + Alt + RIght ArrowCommand + Option + Left Arrow / Command + Option + Right Arrow
Go back to previous moduleCtrl + Alt + Up ArrowCommand + Option + Up Arrow

Keys for changing views and screen modes

ResultWindowsMac OS
Enter Library Loupe viewEE
Enter Library Grid viewGG
Enter Library Compare viewCC
Enter Library Survey viewNN
Open selected photo in the Develop moduleDD
Cycle forward / backward through Lights Out modesL / Shift + LL / Shift + L
Toggle Lights Dim modeCtrl + Shift + LCommand + Shift + L
Cycle screen modesFF
Previous screen modeShift + F
Switch between Normal and full-screen, hide panelsCtrl + Shift + FCommand + Shift + F
Go to Normal screen modeCtrl + Alt + FCommand + Option + F
Cycle info overlayII
Show/hide info overlayCtrl + ICommand + I

Keys for using a secondary window

Note: The shortcuts for using the secondary window are the same as the equivalent shortcuts in the Library module, with the Shift key added.

ResultWindowsMac OS
Open secondary windowF11Command + F11
Enter Grid viewShift + GShift + G
Enter normal Loupe viewShift + EShift + E
Enter locked Loupe viewCtrl + Shift + EnterCommand + Shift + Return
Enter Compare viewShift + CShift + C
Enter Survey viewShift + NShift + N
Enter Slideshow viewCtrl + Alt + Shift + EnterCommand + Option + Shift + Return
Enter full-screen mode (requires a second monitor)Shift + F11Command + Shift + F11
Show/hide Filter barShift + \Shift + \
Zoom in / zoom outCtrl + Shift + = / Ctrl + Shift –Command + Shift + = / Command + Shift + –

Keys for managing photos and catalogs

ResultWindowsMac OS
Import photos from diskCtrl + Shift + ICommand + Shift + I
Open catalogCtrl + OCommand +Shift + O
Open PreferencesCtrl + , (comma)Command + , (comma)
Open Catalog SettingsCtrl + Alt + , (comma)Command + Option + , (comma)
Create new subfolder (segmented tethered capture)Ctrl + Shift + TCommand +Shift + T
Hide/show tether capture barCtrl + TCommand + T
Create a new folder in the Library moduleCtrl + Shift + NCommand + Shift + N
Create virtual copy (Library and Develop module only)Ctrl +  ‘ (apostrophe)Command +  ‘ (apostrophe)
Show in Explorer / Finder (Library and Develop module only)Ctrl + RCommand + R
Go to next/previous photo in the FilmstripRight Arrow/Left ArrowRight Arrow/Left Arrow
Select multiple folders or collections (in Library, Slideshow, Print, and Web modules)Shift-click or Ctrl-clickShift-click or Command-click
Rename photo (in Library module)F2F2
Delete selected photo(s)Backspace or DeleteDelete
Remove selected photo(s) from catalogAlt + BackspaceOption + Delete
Delete selected photo(s) and move to Recycling Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac OS)Ctrl + Alt + Shift + BackspaceCommand + Option + Shift + Delete
Delete rejected photo(s)Ctrl + BackspaceCommand + Delete
Edit in PhotoshopCtrl + ECommand + E
Open in other editorCtrl + Alt + ECommand + Option + E
Export selected photo(s)Ctrl + Shift + ECommand + Shift + E
Export with previous settingsCtrl + Alt + Shift + ECommand + Option + Shift + E
Open plug-in managerCtrl + Alt + Shift + , (comma)Command + Option + Shift + , (comma)
Print selected photoCtrl + PCommand + P
Open Page Setup dialog boxCtrl + Shift + PCommand + Shift + P

Keys for comparing photos in the Library module

ResultWindowsMac OS
Switch to Loupe viewE or EnterE or Return
Switch to Grid viewG or EscG or Esc
Switch to Compare viewCC
Switch to Survey viewNN
Switch from Grid to Loupe viewSpacebar or ESpacebar or E
Swap select and candidate photos in Compare viewDown ArrowDown Arrow
Make next photos select and candidate in Compare viewUp ArrowUp Arrow
Toggle Zoom viewZZ
Zoom in / zoom out in Loupe viewCtrl + = / Ctrl + –Command + = / Command + –
Scroll up/down zoomed photo in Loupe view (also works in Develop and Web modules)Page Up / Page Down on full-size keyboardPage Up / Page Down on full-size keyboard
Go to beginning/end of Grid viewHome / EndHome / End
Play impromptu slide showCtrl + EnterCommand + Return
Rotate photo right (clockwise)Ctrl + ]Command + ]
Rotate photo left (counterclockwise)Ctrl + [Command + [
Increase/decrease Grid thumbnail size= / –= / –
Scroll up/down Grid thumbnailsPage Up / Page Down on full-size keyboardPage Up / Page Down on full-size keyboard
Toggle cell extrasCtrl + Shift + HCommand + Shift + H
Show/hide badgesCtrl + Alt + Shift + HCommand + Option + Shift + H
Cycle Grid viewsJJ
Open Library view optionsCtrl + JCommand + J
Select multiple discrete photosCtrl-clickCommand-click
Select multiple contiguous photosShift-clickShift-click
Select all photosCtrl + ACommand + A
Deselect all photosCtrl + DCommand + D or Command + Shift + A
Select only active photoCtrl + Shift + DCommand + Shift + D
Deselect active photo//
Add previous/next photo to selectionShift + Left/Right ArrowShift + Left/Right Arrow
Select flagged photosCtrl + Alt + ACommand + Option + A
Deselect unflagged photosCtrl + Alt + Shift + DCommand + Option + Shift + D
Group into stackCtrl + GCommand + G
UnstackCtrl + Shift + GCommand + Shift + G
Toggle stackSS
Move to top of stackShift + SShift + S
Move up in stackShift + [Shift + [
Move down in stackShift + ]Shift + ]

Keys for rating and filtering photos

ResultWindowsMac OS
Set star rating1 – 51 – 5
Set star rating and go to next photoShift + 1 – 5Shift + 1 – 5
Remove star rating00
Remove star rating and go to next photoShift + 0Shift + 0
Increase / decrease rating by 1 star] / [] / [
Assign a red label66
Assign a yellow label77
Assign a green label88
Assign a blue label99
Assign a color label and go to next photoShift + 6 – 9Shift + 6 – 9
Flag photo as a pickPP
Flag photo as a pick and go to next photoShift + PShift + P
Flag photo as a rejectXX
Flag photo as a reject and go to next photoShift + XShift + X
Unflag photoUU
Unflag photo and go to next photoShift + UShift + U
Increase / decrease flag statusCtrl + Up Arrow / Ctrl + Down ArrowCommand + Up Arrow / Command + Down Arrow
Cycle flag settings‘ (back quote)‘ (back quote)
Refine photosCtrl + Alt + RCommand + Option + R
Show/hide Library Filter bar\\
Open multiple filters in the Filter barShift-click filter labelsShift-click filter labels
Toggle filters on/offCtrl + LCommand + L
Find photo in the Library moduleCtrl + FCommand + F

Keys for working with collections

ResultWindowsMac OS
Create a new collection in the Library moduleCtrl + NCommand + N
Add to Quick CollectionBB
Add to Quick Collection and go to next photoShift + BShift + B
Show Quick CollectionCtrl + BCommand + B
Save Quick CollectionCtrl + Alt + BCommand + Option + B
Clear Quick CollectionCtrl + Shift + BCommand + Shift + B
Set as target collectionCtrl + Alt + Shift + BCommand + Option + Shift + B

Keys for working with metadata and keywords in the Library module

ResultWindowsMac OS
Add keywordsCtrl + KCommand + K
Edit keywordsCtrl + Shift + KCommand + Shift + K
Set a keyword shortcutCtrl + Alt + Shift + KCommand + Option + Shift + K
Add/remove keyword shortcut from selected photoShift + KShift + K
Enable paintingCtrl + Alt + KCommand + Option + K
Add a keyword from a keyword set to selected photoAlt + 1-9Option + 1-9
Cycle forward / backward through keyword setsAlt + 0 / Alt + Shift + 0Option + 0 / Option + Shift + 0
Copy/paste metadataCtrl + Alt + Shift + C / Ctrl + Alt + Shift + VCommand + Option + Shift + C / Command + Option + Shift + V
Save metadata to fileCtrl + SCommand + S
Open Spelling dialog boxCommand + :
Check spellingCommand + ;
Open Character paletteCommand + Option + T

Keys for working in the Develop module

ResultWindowsMac OS
Convert to grayscaleVV
Auto toneCtrl + UCommand + U
Auto white balanceCtrl + Shift + UCommand + Shift + U
Edit in PhotoshopCtrl + ECommand + E
Copy/paste Develop settingsCtrl + Shift + C / Ctrl + Shift + VCommand + Shift + C / Command + Shift + V
Paste settings from previous photoCtrl + Alt + VCommand + Option + V
Copy After settings to BeforeCtrl + Alt + Shift + Left ArrowCommand + Option + Shift + Left Arrow
Copy Before settings to AfterCtrl + Alt + Shift + Right ArrowCommand + Option + Shift + Right Arrow
Swap Before and After settingsCtrl + Alt + Shift + Up ArrowCommand + Option + Shift + Up Arrow
Increase/decrease selected slider in small incrementsUp Arrow / Down Arrow or + / –Up Arrow / Down Arrow or + / –
Increase/decrease selected slider in larger incrementsShift + Up Arrow / Shift + Down Arrow or Shift + + / Shift + –Shift + Up Arrow / Shift + Down Arrow or Shift + + / Shift + –
Cycle through Basic panel settings (forward/backward). (period) / , (comma). (period) / , (comma)
Reset a sliderDouble-click slider nameDouble-click slider name
Reset a group of slidersAlt-click group nameOption-click group name
Reset all settingsCtrl + Shift + RCommand + Shift + R
Sync settingsCtrl + Shift + SCommand + Shift + S
Sync settings bypassing Synchronize Settings dialog boxCtrl + Alt + SCommand + Option + S
Toggle Auto SyncCtrl-click Sync buttonCommand-click Sync button
Enable Auto SyncCtrl + Alt + Shift + ACommand + Option + Shift + A
Match total exposuresCtrl + Alt + Shift + MCommand + Option + Shift + M
Select White Balance tool (from any module)WW
Select the Crop tool (from any module)RR
Constrain aspect ratio when Crop tool is selectedAA
Crop to same aspect ratio as previous cropShift + AShift + A
Crop from center of photoAlt-dragOption-drag
Cycle Crop grid overlayOO
Cycle Crop grid overlay orientationShift + OShift + O
Switch crop between portrait and landscape orientationXX
Reset cropCtrl + Alt + RCommand + Option + R
Select the Spot Removal toolQQ
Select the Adjustment Brush tool (from any module)KK
Select the Graduated Filter toolMM
Increase/decrease brush size] / [] / [
Increase/decrease brush featheringShift + ] / Shift + [Shift + ] / Shift + [
Switch between local adjustment brush A and B//
Temporarily switch from brush A or B to EraserAlt-dragOption-drag
Paint a horizontal or vertical lineShift-dragShift-drag
Increase/decrease AmountDrag adjustment pin right/leftDrag adjustment pin right/left
Show/hide local adjustment pinHH
Show/hide local adjustment mask overlayOO
Cycle local adjustment mask overlay colorsShift + OShift + O
Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Tone Curve adjustmentCtrl + Alt + Shift + TCommand + Option + Shift + T
Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Hue adjustmentCtrl + Alt + Shift + HCommand + Option + Shift + H
Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Saturation adjustmentCtrl + Alt + Shift + SCommand + Option + Shift + S
Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Luminance adjustmentCtrl + Alt + Shift + LCommand + Option + Shift + L
Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Grayscale Mix adjustmentCtrl + Alt + Shift + GCommand + Option + Shift + G
Deselect Targeted Adjustment toolCtrl + Alt + Shift + NCommand + Option + Shift + N
Show clippingJJ
Rotate photo right (clockwise)Ctrl + ]Command + ]
Rotate photo left (counterclockwise)Ctrl + [Command + [
Toggle between Loupe and 1:1 Zoom previewSpacebar or ZSpacebar or Z
Zoom in / zoom outCtrl + = / Ctrl + –Command + = / Command + –
Play impromptu slide showCtrl + EnterCommand + Return
View Before and After left/rightYY
View Before and After top/bottomAlt + YOption + Y
View Before and After in a split screenShift + YShift + Y
View Before only\\
Create a new snapshotCtrl + NCommand + N
Create a new presetCtrl + Shift + NCommand + Shift + N
Create a new preset folderCtrl + Alt + NCommand + Option + N
Open Develop view optionsCtrl + JCommand + J

Keys for working in the Slideshow module

ResultWindowsMac OS
Play slide showEnterReturn
Play impromptu slide showCtrl + EnterCommand + Return
Pause slide showSpacebarSpacebar
Preview slide showAlt + EnterOption + Return
End slide showEscEsc
Go to next slideRight ArrowRight Arrow
Go to previous slideLeft ArrowLeft Arrow
Rotate photo right (clockwise)Ctrl + ]Command + ]
Rotate photo left (counterclockwise)Ctrl + [Command + [
Show/hide guidesCtrl + Shift + HCommand + Shift + H
Export PDF slide showCtrl + JCommand + J
Export JPEG slide showCtrl + Shift + JCommand + Shift + J
Export video slide showCtrl + Alt + JCommand + Option + J
Create a new slide show templateCtrl + NCommand + N
Create a new slide show template folderCtrl + Shift + NCommand + Shift + N
Save slide show settingsCtrl + SCommand + S

Keys for working in the Print module

ResultWindowsMac OS
PrintCtrl + PCommand + P
Print one copyCtrl + Alt + PCommand + Option + P
Open Page Setup dialog boxCtrl + Shift + PCommand + Shift + P
Open Print Settings dialog boxCtrl + Alt + Shift + PCommand + Option + Shift + P
Go to first pageCtrl + Shift + Left ArrowCommand + Shift + Left Arrow
Go to last pageCtrl + Shift + Right ArrowCommand + Shift + Right Arrow
Go to previous pageCtrl + Left ArrowCommand + Left Arrow
Go to next pageCtrl + Right ArrowCommand + Right Arrow
Show/hide guidesCtrl + Shift + HCommand + Shift + H
Show/hide rulersCtrl + RCommand + R
Show/hide page bleedCtrl + Shift + JCommand + Shift + J
Show/hide margins and guttersCtrl + Shift + MCommand + Shift + M
Show/hide image cellsCtrl + Shift + KCommand + Shift + K
Show/hide dimensionsCtrl + Shift + UCommand + Shift + U
Play impromptu slide showCtrl + EnterCommand + Return
Rotate photo right (clockwise)Ctrl + ]Command + ]
Rotate photo left (counterclockwise)Ctrl + [Command + [
Create a new print templateCtrl + NCommand + N
Create a new print template folderCtrl + Shift + NCommand + Shift + N
Save print settingsCtrl + SCommand + S

Keys for working in the Web module

ResultWindowsMac OS
Reload web galleryCtrl + RCommand + R
Preview in browserCtrl + Alt + PCommand + Option + P
Play impromptu slide showCtrl + EnterCommand + Return
Export web galleryCtrl + JCommand + J
Create a new web gallery templateCtrl + NCommand + N
Create a new web gallery template folderCtrl + Shift + NCommand + Shift + N
Save web gallery settingsCtrl + SCommand + S

Keys for using Help

ResultWindowsMac OS
Display current module shortcutsCtrl + /Command + /
Hide current module shortcutsClickClick
Go to current module HelpCtrl + Alt + /Command + Option + Shift + /
Open Community HelpF1F1