Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Mastering Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts will dramatically speed up your entire workflow process, especially if you spend lots of time organizing and editing your photos.

The more you use them, the faster your workflow becomes. What most people don’t know is that its really easy to view the Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts for the module that you’re working in: Mac users: Press CMD /, Windows users Press CTRL /.

Some of the shortcuts are more useful than others. The best approach is to get used to using them for the tasks you do most – you’ll soon be working through your images much quicker.

For your convenience they’re all listed below:

Library Module Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

View Shortcuts

ESC: Return to Prevoius View.

Enter: enter Loupe or 1:1 view.

G: Enter: Grid Mode.

E: Enter: Loupe View.

C: Enter: Compare Mode.

N: Enter: survey Mode.

Control + Enter: Enter Impromptu Slideshow Mode.
Command + Return

F: Cycle to next Screen Mode.

Control + Alt + F: Return to Normal Screen Mode.
Command + Option + F

L: Cycle through Lights Out modes.

Control + J: Grid View Options.

J: Cycle Grid Views.

:  Hide/show the Filter Bar.

Rating Shortcuts

1-5: Set Ratings.

Shift + 1-5: Set rating and move to next photo.

6-9: Set color labels.

Shift + 6-9: Set color labels and move to next photo.

0: Reset ratings to none.

[: Decrease the rating.

]: Increase the rating.

Flagging Shortcuts

‘: Toggle Flagged Status.

Control + Up Arrow: Increase Flag Status.

Control + Down Arrow: Decrease Flag Status.

X: Set Reject Flag.

P: Set Pick Flag.

Target Collection Shortcuts

B: Add to Target Collection.

Control + B: Show Target Collection.

Control + shift + B: Clear Quick Collection.

Photo Shortcuts

Control + Shift + I: Import photos and videos.

Control + Shift + E: Export.

Control + [: Rotate Left.

control + ]: Rotate right.

Control + E: Edit in photoshop.

Control + S: Save Metadata to File.

Control + -: Zoom Out.

Control + =: Zoom in.

Z: Zoom to 100%.

Control + G: Stack photos.

Control + Shift + G: Unstack photos.

Control + R: Show in Explorer.

Backspace: Remove from Library.

F2: Rename File.

Control + Shift + C: Copy Develop Settings.

Control + Shift + V: Paste Develop Settings.

Control + Left Arrow: Previous Selected Photo.

Control + Right Arrow: Next Selected Photo.

Control + L: Enable / disable Library Filters.

Control + Shift + M: Mail selected photos.

Control + Shift + I: Import photos and videos.

Control + Shift + E: Export.

Control + [: Rotate Left.

control + ]: Rotate right.

Control + E: Edit in photoshop.

Control + S: Save Metadata to File.

Control + -: Zoom Out.

Control + =: Zoom in.

Z: Zoom to 100%.

Control + G: Stack photos.

Control + Shift + G: Unstack photos.

Control + R: Show in Explorer.

Backspace: Remove from Library.

F2: Rename File.

Control + Shift + C: Copy Develop Settings.

Control + Shift + V: Paste Develop Settings.

Control + Left Arrow: Previous Selected Photo.

Control + Right Arrow: Next Selected Photo.

Control + L: Enable / disable Library Filters.

Control + Shift + M: Mail selected photos.

Panel Shortcuts

Tab: Hide/Show the side panels.

Shift + Tab: Hide / Show all the panels.

T: Hide / Show the toolbar.

Control + F: Activate the search field.

Control + K: Activate the keyword entry field.

Control + Alt + Up Arrow: Return to the previous module.

Develop Module Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Edit Shortcuts

Control + U: Auto Tone.

V: Convert to Black and White.

Control + Shift + U: Auto White Balance.

Control + E: Edit in Photoshop.

Control + N: New Snapshot.

Control + ‘: Create Virtual Copy.

Control + [: Rotate left.

Control + ]: Rotate right.

1-5: Set Ratings.

Shift + 1-5: Set rating and move to next photo.

6-9: Set color labels.

Shift + 6-9: Set color labels and move to next photo.

Control + Shift + C: Copy Develop Settings.

Control + Shift + V: Paste Develop Settings.

Output Shortcuts

Control + Enter: Enter Impromptu Slideshow Mode.

Control + P: Print selected photos.

Control + Shift + P: Page Setup.

Navigation Shortcuts

Control + Left Arrow: Previous Photo.

Control + Right Arrow: Next Photo.

View Shortcuts

Tab: Hide/Show the side panels.

Shift + Tab: Hide / Show all the panels.

T: Hide / Show the toolbar.

F: Cycle screen modes.

Control + Alt + F: Go to normal screen mode.

L: Cycle through Lights Out modes.

Control + Shift + L: Go to Lights Dim Mode.

Control + Alt + Up Arrow: Go to previous module.

Control + I: Show/Hide Info Overlay.

Control + J: Develop View Options.

S: Show/Hide Soft Proofing Preview.

Mode Shortcuts

R: Enter Crop Mode.

Q: Enter Spot Removal Mode.

M: Enter graduated Filter Mode.

K: Enter Adjustment Brush Mode.

D: Loupe View.

Y: View Before snd After left and right.

Alt + Y: View Before and After up and down.

Tool Shortcuts

X: Rotate Crop.

O: Show/Hide Paint Overlay.

H: Show/Hide Pins.

Map Module Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Map Shortcuts

Backspace: Delete GPS Coordinates.

Control + Backspace: Delete All location Metadata.

Control + K: Lock Markers.

Control + F: Search.

Control + Right Arrow: Previous Tracklog.

Control + Left Arrow: Next Tracklog.

Map Style Shortcuts

Control + 1: Hybrid.

Control + 2: Road Map.

Control + 3: Satellite.

Control + 4: Terrain.

Control + 5: Light.

Control + 6: Dark.

View Shortcuts

i: Hide / Show Map Info.

O: Hide/Show Saved Location Overlay.

: Hide/Show  Filter Bar.

T: Hide/Show Toolbar.

-: Zoom Out.

=: Zoom In.

Alt (Held Down): Drag zoom.

Tab: Hide side panels.

Shift + Tab: Hide all panels.

Control + Alt + Up Arrow: Go to previous module.

Book Module Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

View Shortcuts

Control + Shift + Left Arrow: Go to first page.

Control + Left Arrow: Go to previous page.

Control + Shift + Right Arrow: Go to last page.

Control + Right Arrow: Go to next page.

Control + E: Multi-page view.

Control + R: Spread view.

Control + T: Single page view.

Control + U: Zoomed page view.

Guides Shortcuts

Control + Shift + G: Show guides.

Control + Shift + H: Show Filler Text.

Control + Shift + K: Show Photo Cells.

Control + Shift + J: Show Page Bleed.

Control + Shift + U: Show Text Safe Area.

UI Shortcuts

Tab: Hide side panels.

Shift + Tab: Hide all panels.

Control + Alt + Up Arrow: Go to previous module.

Control + Alt + A: Select all text cells.

Control + Alt + Shift + A: Select all photo cells.

Mode Shortcuts

F: Cycle screen modes.

Control + Alt + F: Go to normal screen mode.

L: Cycle lights out modes.

Control + Shift + L: Go to lights dim mode.

Slideshow Module Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Slideshow Shortcuts

Enter: Play slideshow.

Alt + Enter: Preview Slideshow.

Space: Pause Slideshow.

Esc: End Slideshow.

Control + J: Export PDF Slideshow.

Control + Shift + J: Export JPEG Slideshow.

View Shortcuts

Tab: Hide side panels.

Shift + Tab: Hide all panels.

Control + Alt + Up Arrow: Go to previous module.

Control + Shift + H: Show Guides.

Mode Shortcuts

F: Cycle screen modes.

Control + Alt + F: Go to normal screen mode.

L: Cycle Lights Out modes.

Control + Shift + L: Go to Lights Dim mode.

Target Collection Shortcuts

B: Add to Target Collection.

Control + B: Show Target Collection.

Control + Shift + B: Clear Quick Collection.

Print Module Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Printing Shortcuts

Control + P: Print.

Control + ALt + P: Print One Copy.

Control + Shift + P: Page Setup.

View Shortcuts

Control + Shift + Left Arrow: Go to first page.

Control + Left Arrow: Go to previous page.

Control + Shift + Right Arrow: Go to last page.

Control + Right Arrow: Go to next page.

Page extra shortcuts

Control + Shift + G: Show Guides.

Control + Shift + H: Show Margins and Gutters.

Control + Shift + K: Show Image Cells.

Control + Shift + J: Show Page Bleed.

Control + R: Show rulers.

UI Shortcuts

Tab: Hide side panels.

Shift + Tab: Hide all panels.

Control + Alt + Up Arrow: Go to previous Module.

Mode Shortcuts

F: Cycle screen modes.

Control + Alt + F: Go to normal screen mode.

L: Cycle Lights Out Modes.

Control + Shift + L: Go to Lights Dim Mode.

Target Collection Shortcuts

B: Add to Target Collection.

Control + B: Show Target Collection.

Control + Shift + B: Clear Quick Collection.

Web Module Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Web Shortcuts

Control + J: Export Web Gallery.

Control + R: Reload Web Gallery.

View Shortcuts

Tab: Hide side panels.

Shift + Tab: Hide all panels.

Control + Alt + Up Arrow: Go to previous module.

Mode Shortcuts

F: Cycle screen modes.

Control + Alt + F: Go to normal screen mode.

L: Cycle Lights Out Modes.

Control + Shift + L: Go to Lights Dim Mode.

Target Collection Shortcuts

B: Add to Target Collection.

Control + B: Show Target Collection.

Control + Shift + B: Clear Quick Collection.