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 11 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.
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:
- 6 Common Lightroom Catalog Questions – Ask Darlene
- Correct Your Images in Under 2 Minutes Using Lightroom 5
- Tips for Using Adobe Lightroom Presets
- Tips for Setting up your Lightroom Preferences
- Top 10 Reasons Lightroom Rocks!
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