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Shortcuts

Here are the most useful shortcuts.

Many are single letters.

Others require you to press and hold Ctrl (Mac: Cmd), while pressing a letter.

Press Ctrl + ?, to see the shortcuts for the module you're using.

For all of the shortcuts, go to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Keyboard Shortcuts.

For a list of the most-used shortcuts, go to Lightroom Shortcuts: Word file or PDF file.

Modules

g

Library Module: Grid View

e

Library Module: Loupe View

d

Develop Module

Views

g

Grid

e

Loupe

c

Compare

n

Survey

Hide & Show Stuff

Press the shortcut to toggle back-and-forth.

Full Screen

Press f to cycle: Normal →

 Full Screen w/Menu Bar

 → Full Screen

Module Picker

F5

All Panels

Shift + Tab

Left & Right Panels

Tab

Left Panel

F7

Right Panel

F8

Tool Bar

t

Filmstrip

F6

Change the preview Features/Information

You can change the features and information displayed around the previews.

Grid View

j

Loupe View

i

Darken the Area Around Image

Press L to darken the area around the image.

You can cycle from gray, to dark gray, to black.

Selecting previews

Ctrl + a

Select All

Press & Hold Shift

Select a contiguous series of previews.

Press & Hold Ctrl

Select non-contiguous previews.

Go to Click a preview.

Flags

On Tool Bar?

Yes

Keyboard Shortcut

p = Flag

x = Reject

u = Unflag

Right Click Menu

Yes

Menu on Top of the Screen

Photo > Set Flag

On Preview Cell (Border)?

Yes

Other & Related Methods

• Press Ctrl + Up Arrow & Press Ctrl + Down Arrow to change the flagging.

• Press the Caps-lock key to engage Auto Advance.

• To delete the rejected  previews, press Ctrl + Backspace (Mac: Cmd + Delete).

• Go to Library > Refine Photos to change all unflagged previews to rejects, and all flagged previews to unflagged.

Go to Flags.

Star Ratings

On Tool Bar?

Yes

Keyboard Shortcut

0 = No stars

1 = ★

2 = ★★t

3 = ★★★

4 = ★★★★

5 = ★★★★★

Right Click Menu

Yes

Menu on Top of the Screen

Photo > Set Rating

On Preview Cell (Border)?

Yes

Other & Related Methods

Press the Caps-lock key to engage Auto Advance.

Go to Star Ratings.

Color Labels

On Tool Bar?

Click triangle at right end of the tool bar to add to the tool bar.

Keyboard Shortcut

Red = 6

Yellow = 7

Green = 8

Blue = 9

Purple = None

Right Click Menu

Yes

Menu on Top of the Screen

Photo > Set Color Label

On Preview Cell (Border)?

Yes. Press Ctrl + j. Select Show Grid Extras & Expanded Cells at the top. At the bottom, select Include Color Label.

Other & Related Methods

Go to Color Labels.

Stacks

On Tool Bar?

No

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl + g

Right Click Menu

Select Stacking > Group into Stack

Menu on Top of the Screen

Photo > Stacking

On Preview Cell (Border)?

No

Other & Related Methods

• Open & collapse stacks: s

• To change the preview on top of the stack: Select the new preview & press Shift + s

• Move a preview up or down a stack: Shift + [ or Shift + ].

• Unstack: Shift + Ctrl + g

Go to Stacks.

Magnification (Zoom)

On Tool Bar?

Yes

Keyboard Shortcuts

Zoom in: Ctrl + =

Zoom out: Ctrl + –

Right Click Menu

No

Menu on Top of the Screen

View > Zoom In & Out

On Preview Cell (Border)?

No

Other & Related Methods

To toggle between Fit & the last magnification used:

• Press the spacebar

• Press z

• Double click on a preview to enlarge to Fit, and then single click it to toggle between Fit & the last magnification used

Go to Zoom.

Zoom Entire Grid In & Out

Zoom In

=

Zoom Out