With Caps Lock turned on, the image will automatically advance to the next one in the library once a flag or rating has been applied. And some of the most useful Develop controls are also tucked away off-screen in the lower panels. Also use Cmd + Shift + Z to Redo if bouncing back and forth to see if I like the results. The rule set for text based searches has changed little since Lightroom 1. Remember Rule 5 - Enjoy! It's one way to help clean up the look of the user interface. Most of this file is language translations, however, you will also find keyboard shortcut entries.
Collections can be created and viewed from within the Library or the Develop modules. However, look where they are on a Portuguese Keyboard. To open the crop tool quickly, and avoid clicking on the tool icon, you can use the R key. Below, you will find the full array of known keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Lightroom 5, presented for both Mac and Windows users. Which brings me to a question for you. Choose some of the tools you use most often in Lightroom and learn the shortcuts for those.
In Windows 10 click search, type Notepad, right click on the result and select Run as administrator. Doing this fills the screen with your selected image and blacks out the Lightroom interface. This trick works for stars, flags, and color labels. Helpful if you are trying to pick one image from several very similar ones. What would you add to the list? This is where keyboard shortcuts can be of tremendous help. You can click on the module name in the upper right of the user interface to move between modules. The B key shortcut will add the current image or selection to that Target Collection.
Black clipped areas will be shown in blue and white clipped areas shown in white. There are times when we need to narrow down the selected images even more. It is easy to get lost when you have all nine panels extended, not to mention that it takes a lot of scrolling to navigate between them. I'll admit that I really enjoy the post-production of my images. This one setting alone will give you a huge boost in productivity, saving you hours over the course of a lifetime! New Config Now simply change the key to the one you wish to re-assign. Reset Sliders When you open one of the Develop Module tools, such as the Gradient Filter, Radial Filter, or Adjustment Brush, the sliders remain in the same position as when that tool was last used.
Plus, the faster you can get through post-processing your images, the sooner you are able to get out to make more. Fortunately, a number of Lightroom users have developed scripts that can be used to achieve broadly similar functionality to that described above for the Mac. One such user is Gordon McKinney, and his script can be found on the This script is specific to the Library and Develop modules, but who knows with some encouragement he might extend it to included the other modules. Colour labels can be assigned through menus, but the fastest way is to use numbers 6-9 on your keyboard. I find that this really helps me keep a methodical approach to my photo editing as I move down the list of panels, working with each one in turn.
This is especially true in the Develop Module. There is an intuitive graphical mappings editor, allowing you to customise 20 different sets of mappings. Finally, multiple filters are activated by shift clicking the respective filter name e. This is a great way to get a good feel for how an image is looking as you are moving through the editing process. Private sessions including 1-to-1 and 1-to-2 also available! Last Updated 23rd July 2018.
Alternately, you can right click anywhere on the right panel to access the selection menu. Flag Photo as Pick Shortcut: P A quick way of sorting your picks from a shoot is to initiate Auto Advance using the Caps Lock trick explained above, and then use the P key to flag your picks. Since it's something that has to be done, why not aim to make your workflow as efficient as possible? When combined, this makes for a powerful and efficient system that will save you a lot of time in the long run. Again, some are fairly obvious, others less so. Straighten Tool When Cropping The Straighten Tool within Crop Mode can be used to straighten out a photo by drawing a line across anything that should be a straight line, and the crop will automatically adjust itself so this line is horizontal. If at anytime you need to revert, simply delete this saved file. This is far from a comprehensive list of every available shortcut.
It will continue to work in this way, only keeping one panel open at a time, until you perform the shortcut again to exit Solo Mode. If you find yourself adjusting the same settings over and over, consider creating a Preset. Learning shortcuts will end up saving you hours in your workflow, and takes only seconds to learn. If the photos were shot in the same lighting conditions in relatively quick succession then this will give you an instantaneous starting point for the edit of this next image. Once you have the method down, you will be able to go through a batch of photos in the blink of an eye! He works in the environmental consulting industry by day, spends evenings and weekends trying to keep up with 3 growing boys, and squeezes in as much photography time as possible. Portuguese Keyboard To use the square brackets, you are required to press the alt gr key.
These custom key mappings cover the entire range of the Develop module, from Adjustment Brush settings and Tone Curve values, to Details and Dehaze. Pressing the L key twice will black out the surrounding screen and really make your image stand out. Pressing the L key a third time will take you back to normal view. This time, it's Lightroom's turn. One of the simplest and most important ways to speed up your photo editing is by using shortcuts.