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Chapter 14: Keyboard shortcuts
Shortcuts work in all modules on full-size U.S. keyboards unless otherwise indicated. Functionality may vary on other
keyboards and in other languages.
For information on restrictions or limitations of Lightroom keyboard shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts and OS
conflicts - Lightroom 3 (Mac OS, Vista) in the Adobe support knowledgebase.
Keys for working with panels
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Show/hide side panels
Tab
Tab
Show/hide all panels
Shift + Tab
Shift + Tab
Show/hide toolbar
T
T
Show/hide Module Picker
F5
F5
Show/hide Filmstrip
F6
F6
Show/hide left panels
F7
F7
Show/hide right panels
F8
F8
Toggle solo mode
Alt-click a panel
Option-click a panel
Open a new panel without closing soloed
panel
Shift-click a panel
Shift-click a panel
Open/close all panels
Ctrl-click a panel
Command-click a panel
Open/close left panels, top to bottom
Ctrl + Shift + 0 - 5
Command + Control + 0 - 5
Open/close right panels, Library and
Develop modules, top to bottom
Ctrl + 0 - 8
Command + 0 - 8
Open/close right panels, Slideshow, Print,
and Web modules, top to bottom
Ctrl + 1 - 7
Command + 1 - 7
Keys for navigating modules
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Go to Library module
Ctrl + Alt + 1
Command + Option + 1
Go to Develop module
Ctrl + Alt + 2
Command + Option + 2
Go to Slideshow module
Ctrl + Alt + 3
Command + Option + 3
Go to Print module
Ctrl + Alt + 4
Command + Option + 4
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Keyboard shortcuts
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Go to Web module
Ctrl + Alt + 5
Command + Option + 5
Go back / go forward
Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow / Ctrl + Alt + RIght
Arrow
Command + Option + Left Arrow /
Command + Option + Right Arrow
Go back to previous module
Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow
Command + Option + Up Arrow
Keys for changing views and screen modes
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Enter Library Loupe view
E
E
Enter Library Grid view
G
G
Enter Library Compare view
C
C
Enter Library Survey view
N
N
Open selected photo in the Develop
module
D
D
Cycle forward / backward through Lights
Out modes
L / Shift + L
L / Shift + L
Toggle Lights Dim mode
Ctrl + Shift + L
Command + Shift + L
Cycle screen modes
F
F
Previous screen mode
Shift + F
Switch between Normal and full-screen,
hide panels
Ctrl + Shift + F
Command + Shift + F
Go to Normal screen mode
Ctrl + Alt + F
Command + Option + F
Cycle info overlay
I
I
Show/hide info overlay
Ctrl + I
Command + 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.
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Open secondary window
F11
Command + F11
Enter Grid view
Shift + G
Shift + G
Enter normal Loupe view
Shift + E
Shift + E
Enter locked Loupe view
Ctrl + Shift + Enter
Command + Shift + Return
Enter Compare view
Shift + C
Shift + C
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Keyboard shortcuts
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Enter Survey view
Shift + N
Shift + N
Enter Slideshow view
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Enter
Command + Option + Shift + Return
Enter full-screen mode (requires a second
monitor)
Shift + F11
Command + Shift + F11
Show/hide Filter bar
Shift + \
Shift + \
Zoom in / zoom out
Ctrl + Shift + = / Ctrl + Shift -
Command + Shift + = / Command + Shift + -
Increase / decrease Grid thumbnail size
Shift + = / Shift + -
Shift + = / Shift + -
Keys for managing photos and catalogs
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Import photos from disk
Ctrl + Shift + I
Command + Shift + I
Open catalog
Ctrl + O
Command +Shift + O
Open Preferences
Ctrl + , (comma)
Command + , (comma)
Open Catalog Settings
Ctrl + Alt + , (comma)
Command + Option + , (comma)
Create new subfolder (segmented tethered Ctrl + Shift + T
capture)
Command +Shift + T
Hide/show tether capture bar
Ctrl + T
Command + T
Create a new folder in the Library module
Ctrl + Shift + N
Command + Shift + N
Create virtual copy (Library and Develop
module only)
Ctrl + ‘ (apostrophe)
Command + ‘ (apostrophe)
Show in Explorer / Finder (Library and
Develop module only)
Ctrl + R
Command + R
Go to next/previous photo in the Filmstrip
Right Arrow/Left Arrow
Right Arrow/Left Arrow
Select multiple folders or collections (in
Shift-click or Ctrl-click
Library, Slideshow, Print, and Web modules)
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 selected photo(s) and move to
Recycling Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac OS)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Backspace
Command + Option + Shift + Delete
Delete rejected photo(s)
Ctrl + Backspace
Command + Delete
Edit in Photoshop
Ctrl + E
Command + E
Open in other editor
Ctrl + Alt + E
Command + Option + E
Export selected photo(s)
Ctrl + Shift + E
Command + Shift + E
Export with previous settings
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E
Command + Option + Shift + E
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Keyboard shortcuts
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Open plug-in manager
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + , (comma)
Command + Option + Shift + , (comma)
Print selected photo
Ctrl + P
Command + P
Open Page Setup dialog box
Ctrl + Shift + P
Command + Shift + P
Keys for comparing photos in the Library module
Result
Windows
Mac OS
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
Swap select and candidate photos in
Compare view
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Make next photos select and candidate in
Compare view
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
Toggle Zoom view
Z
Z
Zoom in / zoom out in Loupe view
Ctrl + = / 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 keyboard Page Up / Page Down on full-size keyboard
Go to beginning/end of Grid view
Home / End
Home / End
Play impromptu slide show
Ctrl + Enter
Command + Return
Rotate photo right (clockwise)
Ctrl + ]
Command + ]
Rotate photo left (counterclockwise)
Ctrl + [
Command + [
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
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Keyboard shortcuts
Result
Windows
Mac OS
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
Move to top of stack
Shift + S
Shift + S
Move up in stack
Shift + [
Shift + [
Move down in stack
Shift + ]
Shift + ]
Keys for rating and filtering photos
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Set star rating
1-5
1-5
Set star rating and go to next photo
Shift + 1 - 5
Shift + 1 - 5
Remove star rating
0
0
Remove star rating and go to next photo
Shift + 0
Shift + 0
Increase / decrease rating by 1 star
]/[
]/[
Assign a red label
6
6
Assign a yellow label
7
7
Assign a green label
8
8
Assign a blue label
9
9
Assign a color label and go to next photo
Shift + 6 - 9
Shift + 6 - 9
Flag photo as a pick
P
P
Flag photo as a pick and go to next photo
Shift + P
Shift + P
Flag photo as a reject
X
X
Flag photo as a reject and go to next photo Shift + X
Shift + X
Unflag photo
U
U
Unflag photo and go to next photo
Shift + U
Shift + U
Increase / decrease flag status
Ctrl + Up Arrow / Ctrl + Down Arrow
Command + Up Arrow / Command + Down
Arrow
Cycle flag settings
‘ (back quote)
‘ (back quote)
Refine photos
Ctrl + Alt + R
Command + Option + R
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Keyboard shortcuts
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Show/hide Library Filter bar
\
\
Open multiple filters in the Filter bar
Shift-click filter labels
Shift-click filter labels
Toggle filters on/off
Ctrl + L
Command + L
Find photo in the Library module
Ctrl + F
Command + F
Keys for working with collections
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Create a new collection in the Library
module
Ctrl + N
Command + N
Add to Quick Collection
B
B
Add to Quick Collection and go to next
photo
Shift + B
Shift + B
Show Quick Collection
Ctrl + B
Command + B
Save Quick Collection
Ctrl + Alt + B
Command + Option + B
Clear Quick Collection
Ctrl + Shift + B
Command + Shift + B
Set as target collection
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + B
Command + Option + Shift + B
Keys for working with metadata and keywords in the
Library module
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Add keywords
Ctrl + K
Command + K
Edit keywords
Ctrl + Shift + K
Command + Shift + K
Set a keyword shortcut
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K
Command + Option + Shift + K
Add/remove keyword shortcut from
selected photo
Shift + K
Shift + K
Enable painting
Ctrl + Alt + K
Command + Option + K
Add a keyword from a keyword set to
selected photo
Alt + 1-9
Option + 1-9
Cycle forward / backward through keyword Alt + 0 / Alt + Shift + 0
sets
Option + 0 / Option + Shift + 0
Copy/paste metadata
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C / Ctrl + Alt + Shift + V
Command + Option + Shift + C / Command
+ Option + Shift + V
Save metadata to file
Ctrl + S
Command + S
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Keyboard shortcuts
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Open Spelling dialog box
Command + :
Check spelling
Command + ;
Open Character palette
Command + Option + T
Keys for working in the Develop module
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Convert to grayscale
V
V
Auto tone
Ctrl + U
Command + U
Auto white balance
Ctrl + Shift + U
Command + Shift + U
Edit in Photoshop
Ctrl + E
Command + E
Copy/paste Develop settings
Ctrl + Shift + C / Ctrl + Shift + V
Command + Shift + C / 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
Swap Before and After settings
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Up Arrow
Command + Option + Shift + Up Arrow
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
Constrain aspect ratio when Crop tool is
selected
A
A
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Keyboard shortcuts
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Crop to same aspect ratio as previous crop
Shift + A
Shift + A
Crop from center of photo
Alt-drag
Option-drag
Cycle Crop grid overlay
O
O
Cycle Crop grid overlay orientation
Shift + O
Shift + O
Switch crop between portrait and
landscape orientation
X
X
Reset crop
Ctrl + Alt + R
Command + Option + R
Select the Spot Removal tool
Q
Q
Select the Adjustment Brush tool (from any K
module)
K
Select the Graduated Filter tool
M
M
Increase/decrease brush size
]/[
]/[
Increase/decrease brush feathering
Shift + ] / Shift + [
Shift + ] / Shift + [
Switch between local adjustment brush A
and B
/
/
Temporarily switch from brush A or B to
Eraser
Alt-drag
Option-drag
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
Cycle local adjustment mask overlay colors
Shift + O
Shift + 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 + = / Ctrl + -
Command + = / Command + -
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Keyboard shortcuts
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Play impromptu slide show
Ctrl + Enter
Command + Return
View Before and After left/right
Y
Y
View Before and After top/bottom
Alt + Y
Option + Y
View Before and After in a split screen
Shift + Y
Shift + Y
View Before only
\
\
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
Keys for working in the Slideshow module
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Play slide show
Enter
Return
Play impromptu slide show
Ctrl + Enter
Command + Return
Pause slide show
Spacebar
Spacebar
Preview slide show
Alt + Enter
Option + Return
End slide show
Esc
Esc
Go to next slide
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
Go to previous slide
Left Arrow
Left Arrow
Rotate photo right (clockwise)
Ctrl + ]
Command + ]
Rotate photo left (counterclockwise)
Ctrl + [
Command + [
Show/hide guides
Ctrl + Shift + H
Command + Shift + H
Export PDF slide show
Ctrl + J
Command + J
Export JPEG slide show
Ctrl + Shift + J
Command + Shift + J
Export video slide show
Ctrl + Alt + J
Command + Option + J
Create a new slide show template
Ctrl + N
Command + N
Create a new slide show template folder
Ctrl + Shift + N
Command + Shift + N
Save slide show settings
Ctrl + S
Command + S
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Keyboard shortcuts
Keys for working in the Print module
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Print
Ctrl + P
Command + P
Print one copy
Ctrl + Alt + P
Command + Option + P
Open Page Setup dialog box
Ctrl + Shift + P
Command + Shift + P
Open Print Settings dialog box
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + P
Command + Option + Shift + P
Go to first page
Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow
Command + Shift + Left Arrow
Go to last page
Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow
Command + Shift + Right Arrow
Go to previous page
Ctrl + Left Arrow
Command + Left Arrow
Go to next page
Ctrl + Right Arrow
Command + Right Arrow
Show/hide guides
Ctrl + Shift + H
Command + Shift + H
Show/hide rulers
Ctrl + R
Command + R
Show/hide page bleed
Ctrl + Shift + J
Command + Shift + J
Show/hide margins and gutters
Ctrl + Shift + M
Command + Shift + M
Show/hide image cells
Ctrl + Shift + K
Command + Shift + K
Show/hide dimensions
Ctrl + Shift + U
Command + Shift + U
Play impromptu slide show
Ctrl + Enter
Command + Return
Rotate photo right (clockwise)
Ctrl + ]
Command + ]
Rotate photo left (counterclockwise)
Ctrl + [
Command + [
Create a new print template
Ctrl + N
Command + N
Create a new print template folder
Ctrl + Shift + N
Command + Shift + N
Save print settings
Ctrl + S
Command + S
Keys for working in the Web module
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Reload web gallery
Ctrl + R
Command + R
Preview in browser
Ctrl + Alt + P
Command + Option + P
Play impromptu slide show
Ctrl + Enter
Command + Return
Export web gallery
Ctrl + J
Command + J
Create a new web gallery template
Ctrl + N
Command + N
Create a new web gallery template folder
Ctrl + Shift + N
Command + Shift + N
Save web gallery settings
Ctrl + S
Command + S
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Keyboard shortcuts
Keys for using Help
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Display current module shortcuts
Ctrl + /
Command + /
Hide current module shortcuts
Click
Click
Go to current module Help
Ctrl + Alt + /
Command + Option + Shift + /
Open Community Help
F1
F1
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