Lightroom workflow: Keyboard shortcuts to save you time and trouble in Adobe Lightroom


posted Monday, February 13, 2017 at 2:30 PM EST


After covering printing and print templates in Lightroom last week, today we are sharing some awesome workflow tips for the popular Adobe software.

Scott Kelby has published a list of seven Lightroom shortcuts every user should know when working in the Develop module. Did you know that you can move from slider to slider in the Basic panel by using the period and comma keys? The period key moves you to the next slider below and the comma key moves to the previous slider above. When using the sliders to perform adjustments, you can use the "+" and "-" keys to move sliders up and down in five-point increments, save for the exposure slider, which moves in ten-point increments. If you want to make larger changes using the "+" and "-" keys, hold the shift key.

Double clicking in Lightroom has different effects as well. If you double click any of the words corresponding to sliders, such as exposure, contrast and highlights, for example, the slider resets to zero. Double clicking the word "tone" resets all the sliders in the tone section to zero as well. Further, double clicking white balance reverts it to the white balance "as shot." Have you ever wanted to quickly check what your photo would look like in black and white without going through the black and white conversion process? Press the "V" key. Pressing it again adds the color back in.

Adam Lerner published the video below a few years ago showing Lightroom workflow basics and a wide array of keyboard shortcuts, so be sure to check that out for more tips for speeding up your work in Lightroom.

(Seen via Lightroom Killer Tips)