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Using Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

In this video tutorial I will show you some of my most used Lightroom keyboard shortcuts, in particular for the Library and Develop modules. If you're not a shortcut fan, I urge you to have a watch of this and see how quickly I move around without using my mouse much, or at all. It can really speed up your workflow to keep your hands off the mouse. I also highly recommend getting a Wacom tablet if you're doing any photo editing or retouching (saves the wrist and is way more accurate).

Enjoy the video, and then grab the PDF list of shortcuts I use right below.

Bonus free download

If you've read this far and are still with me, here's a little bonus for you.  I've created a PDF of  keyboard shortcuts for Lightroom I mention in the video.  I work with a Wacom tablet and keyboard and don't use my mouse all that much when working in Lightroom so it saves me a lot of time. I recommend you learn as many keyboard shortcuts as possible, especially the ones you use all the time.  If I've missed one of your favorites, please tell me in the comments below.

Download LR keyboard shortcuts here

This is a short list, keep in mind there are many others!  If you want a more all encompassing list of keyboard shortcuts you can find that on the Adobe website.

I have have a few other helpful articles and videos on using Lightroom here:

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Read: Lightroom Alternative - Is Luminar the Answer?

If you haven't made the leap and purchased Lightroom yet, you can do that here, or get the upgrade to Lightroom 5. Look for specials, it's frequently on sale. Lightroom is the only Adobe Photoshop program that you can still buy on its own without having to buy into the Cloud monthly subscription.

More info on Wacom tablets – or purchase one here. Keep in mind you do NOT need the largest one. I use an Intuos 4 medium.



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