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Lightroom Shortcuts Library: Keyboard Keys For Windows and Mac

Adobe Lightroom is a non-destructive photo editing software commonly used by photographers and editors during the post-processing phase. This software has multiple complex in-build features that help you gain more creative control over your edit. While using it could make your editing process easy, applying shortcuts could make your work even easier! Navigating through every function manually – especially when working on complicated edits or multiple projects – could get time-consuming and challenging. So to make the entire process more seamless, this blog brings a library of Lightroom shortcuts to refer to.

Important Lightroom Shortcuts 

Infographic stating important keyboard shortcuts to easily navigate Lightroom

Below is a list of some important Lightroom shortcuts that will help you navigate through this software more efficiently and quickly. Note that there are many keyboard shortcuts. The ones mentioned below are simply those that are most commonly used.

1. Panels

Action Shortcut Key for Windows Shortcut Key for Mac
Open/close all panels Ctrl + Click on the panel header Command + Click on the panel header
Show/hide side panels Tab Tab
Show/hide all panels Shift + Tab Shift + Tab
Show/hide left panels F7 F7
Show/hide right panels F8 F8
Show/hide toolbar T T
Show/hide module picker F5 F5
Show/hide Filmstrip F6 F6
Toggle solo mode Alt + Click a panel Option + Click a panel
Open a new panel in solo mode Shift + Click a panel Shift + Click a panel

2. Lightroom Modules

Action Shortcut Key for Windows Shortcut Key for Mac
Library module Ctrl + Alt + 1 Command + Option + 1
Develop module Ctrl + Alt + 2 Command + Option + 2
Map module Ctrl + Alt + 3 Command + Option + 3
Book module Ctrl + Alt + 4 Command + Option + 4
Slideshow module Ctrl + Alt + 5 Command + Option + 5
Print module Ctrl + Alt + 6 Command + Option + 6
Web module Ctrl + Alt + 7 Command + Option + 7
Go back Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow Command + Option + Left Arrow
Go forward Ctrl + Alt + RIght Arrow Command + Option + Right Arrow
Go back to previous module Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow Command + Option + Up Arrow

3. Screen Modes

Action Shortcut Key for Windows Shortcut Key for Mac
Normal screen mode Ctrl + Alt + F Command + Option + F
Cycle screen modes F F
Previous screen mode Shift + F Shift + F
Switch between normal & full-screen, hide panels Ctrl + Shift + F Command + Shift + F

4. Secondary Window

Action Shortcut Key for Windows Shortcut Key for Mac
Open secondary window F11 Command + F11
Grid view Shift + G Shift + G
Normal Loupe view Shift + E Shift + E
Locked Loupe view Ctrl + Shift + Enter Command + Shift + Return
Compare view Shift + C Shift + C
Survey view Shift + N Shift + N
Filter view Shift \ Shift \
Slideshow view Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Enter Command + Option + Shift + Return
Enter full-screen mode Shift + F11 Command + Shift + F11
Zoom in Ctrl + Shift + = Command + Shift + =
Zoom out Ctrl + Shift – Command + Shift + –

5. Photos and Catalogs

Action Shortcut Key for Windows Shortcut Key for Mac
Open catalog Ctrl + O Command +Shift + O
Open catalog settings Ctrl + Alt + , Command + Option + ,
Open preferences Ctrl + , Command + ,
Import photos Ctrl + Shift + I Command + Shift + I
Create new subfolder (segmented tethered capture) Ctrl + Shift + T Command +Shift + T
Create a new folder in the Library module Ctrl + Shift + N Command + Shift + N
Hide/show tether capture bar Ctrl + T Command + T
Go to next/previous photo in the Filmstrip Right Arrow/Left Arrow Right Arrow/Left Arrow
Select multiple folders or collections (in Library, Slideshow, Print, and Web modules) Shift-click or Ctrl-click Shift-click or Command-click
Rename photo (in Library module) F2 F2
Delete selected photo(s) Backspace or Delete Delete
Remove selected photo(s) from catalog Alt + Backspace Option + Delete
Delete rejected photo(s) Ctrl + Backspace Command + Delete
Export selected photo(s) Ctrl + Shift + E Command + Shift + E
Export with previous settings Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E Command + Option + Shift + E
Print selected photo Ctrl + P Command + P

6. Develop Module

Action Shortcut Key for Windows Shortcut Key for Mac
Go to Develop Module D D
Copy/paste Develop settings Ctrl + Shift + C or Ctrl + Shift + V Command + Shift + C or Command + Shift + V
Paste settings from previous photo Ctrl + Alt + V Command + Option + V
Copy After settings to Before Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Left Arrow Command + Option + Shift + Left Arrow
Copy Before settings to After Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Right Arrow Command + Option + Shift + Right Arrow
Convert to grayscale V V
Auto tone Ctrl + U Command + U
Auto white balance Ctrl + Shift + U Command + Shift + U
Increase/decrease selected slider in small increments Up Arrow / Down Arrow or + / – Up Arrow / Down Arrow or + / –
Increase/decrease selected slider in larger increments Shift + 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 slider Double-click slider name Double-click slider name
Reset a group of sliders Alt-click group name Option-click group name
Reset all settings Ctrl + Shift + R Command + Shift + R
Sync settings Ctrl + Shift + S Command + Shift + S
Sync settings bypassing Synchronize Settings dialog box Ctrl + Alt + S Command + Option + S
Toggle Auto Sync Ctrl-click Sync button Command-click Sync button
Enable Auto Sync Ctrl + Alt + Shift + A Command + Option + Shift + A
Match total exposures Ctrl + Alt + Shift + M Command + Option + Shift + M
Select White Balance tool (from any module) W W
Select the Crop tool (from any module) R R
Switch crop between portrait and landscape orientation X X
Reset crop Ctrl + Alt + R Command + Option + R
Select the Guided Upright tool (also works in the Library module when a photo is selected) Shift + T Shift + T
Select the Spot Removal tool Q Q
Toggle Brush between Clone and Heal modes when Spot Removal tool is selected Shift + T Shift + T
Select the Adjustment Brush tool (from any module) K K
Select the Graduated Filter tool M M
Toggle Mask between Edit and Brush modes when the Graduated Filter or Radial Filter is selected Shift + T Shift + T
Paint a horizontal or vertical line Shift-drag Shift-drag
Increase/Decrease Amount Drag adjustment pin right/left Drag adjustment pin right/left
Show/Hide local adjustment pin H H
Show/Hide local adjustment mask overlay O O
Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Tone Curve adjustment Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T Command + Option + Shift + T
Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Hue adjustment Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H Command + Option + Shift + H
Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Saturation adjustment Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S Command + Option + Shift + S
Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Luminance adjustment Ctrl + Alt + Shift + L Command + Option + Shift + L
Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Grayscale Mix adjustment Ctrl + Alt + Shift + G Command + Option + Shift + G
Deselect Targeted Adjustment tool Ctrl + Alt + Shift + N Command + Option + Shift + N
Show clipping J J
Rotate photo right (clockwise) Ctrl + ] Command + ]
Rotate photo left (counterclockwise) Ctrl + [ Command + [
Toggle between Loupe and 1:1 Zoom preview Spacebar or Z Spacebar or Z
Zoom in / Zoom out Ctrl + = or Ctrl + – Command + = or Command + –
View Before and After left/right Y Y
View Before and After top/bottom Alt + Y Option + Y
Create a new snapshot Ctrl + N Command + N
Create a new preset Ctrl + Shift + N Command + Shift + N
Create a new preset folder Ctrl + Alt + N Command + Option + N
Open Develop view options Ctrl + J Command + J

7. Library Module

Action Shortcut Key for Windows Shortcut Key for Mac
Switch to Loupe view E or Enter E or Return
Switch to Grid view G or Esc G or Esc
Switch to Compare view C C
Switch to Survey view N N
Switch from Grid to Loupe view Spacebar or E Spacebar or E
Toggle Zoom view Z Z
Zoom in / Zoom out in Loupe view Ctrl + = or Ctrl + – Command + = or Command + –
Scroll up/down the zoomed photo in Loupe view Page Up / Page Down on the full-size keyboard Page Up / Page Down on the full-size keyboard
Go to beginning/end of Grid view Home / End Home / End
Increase/decrease Grid thumbnail size = / – = / –
Scroll up/down Grid thumbnails Page Up / Page Down on full-size keyboard Page Up / Page Down on full-size keyboard
Toggle cell extras Ctrl + Shift + H Command + Shift + H
Show/hide badges Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H Command + Option + Shift + H
Cycle Grid views J J
Open Library view options Ctrl + J Command + J
Select multiple discrete photos Ctrl-click Command-click
Select multiple contiguous photos Shift-click Shift-click
Select all photos Ctrl + A Command + A
Deselect all photos Ctrl + D Command + D or Command + Shift + A
Select only active photo Ctrl + Shift + D Command + Shift + D
Deselect active photo / /
Add previous/next photo to selection Shift + Left/Right Arrow Shift + Left/Right Arrow
Select flagged photos Ctrl + Alt + A Command + Option + A
Deselect unflagged photos Ctrl + Alt + Shift + D Command + Option + Shift + D
Group into stack Ctrl + G Command + G
Unstack Ctrl + Shift + G Command + Shift + G
Toggle stack S S

Further Read: Tutorial: How To Remove Shadows In Lightroom

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