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The Ultimate List of Adobe Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

All the Adobe Lightroom keyboard shortcuts you could ever need are here in this handy PDF cheat sheet.

Have a massive collection of photos? Adobe Lightroom provides you with the tools to organize, edit, store, and share those photos. So when you're ready to clean out your camera next time, Adobe Lightroom can streamline the process.

To help you sort your photo collection faster, we've collected the best Lightroom shortcuts. As another in-depth program, these ten categories will help you work across the entirety of Lightroom. These shortcuts range from module-specific to generalized use.

So whether you're needing to target one area in particular or just want to learn the program, these shortcuts will help you.

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Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

ShortcutAction
Photos and Catalog Shortcuts
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + IImport photos (from disk)
Right/Left ArrowNext/Previous Photo in Filmstrip
Ctrl/Cmd + RLibrary/Develop Modules - Show File in Explorer/Finder
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + EExport selected photo(s)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E / Cmd + Option + Shift + EExport selected photo(s) with previous settings
F2Rename Photo (Library Module)
Backspace/DeleteRemove selected photo(s)
Ctrl + Backspace / Cmd + DeleteDelete rejected photo(s)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Backspace / Cmd + Option + Shift + DeleteDelete selected photo(s) and send to Recycling Bin or Trash
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + POpen Page Setup
Ctrl/Cmd + PPrint selected photo
Ctrl/Cmd + , (comma)Open Preferences
Ctrl + O / Cmd + Shift + OOpen Catalog
Ctrl + Alt + , (comma) / Cmd + Option + , commaOpen Catalog Settings
Alt + Backspace / Option + DeleteCatalog - Remove selected photo(s)
Ctrl/Cmd + EEdit in Photoshop
Ctrl + Alt + E / Cmd + Option + EEdit in Other Program
Module Shortcuts
Ctrl + Alt + 1 / Cmd + Option + 1Library Module
Ctrl + Alt + 2 / Cmd + Option + 2Develop Module
Ctrl + Alt + 3 / Cmd + Option + 3Map Module
Ctrl + Alt + 4 / Cmd + Option + 4Book Module
Ctrl + Alt + 5 / Cmd + Option + 5Slideshow Module
Ctrl + Alt + 6 / Cmd + Option + 6Print Module
Ctrl + Alt + 7 / Cmd + Option + 7Web Module
Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow / Cmd + Option + Left ArrowBack a Module
Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow / Cmd + Option + Right ArrowForward a Module
Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow / Cmd + Option + Up ArrowGo to Previous Module
Panel Shortcuts
TabSide Panels - Show/Hide
Shift + TabAll Panels - Show/Hide
TabToolbar - Show/Hide
F5Module Picker - Show/Hide
F6Filmstrip - Show/Hide
F7Left Panels - Show/Hide
F8Right Panels - Show/Hide
Changing Screen Modes and Views
Ctrl + Alt + F / Cmd + Option + FNormal Screen Mode
Ctrl + Shift + F / Cmd + Shift+ FFull Screen and Hide Panels
FCycle Screen Modes
Shift + FNext Screen Mode
Ctrl/Cmd + IInfo Overlay - Show/Hide
ICycle Info Overlay
ELibrary Loupe View
GLibrary Grid View
CLibrary Compare View
NLibrary Survey View
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + LLights Dim Mode - Toggle
ZZoom View - Toggle
Metadata and Keywords Shortcuts
Ctrl/Cmd + KAdd Keywords
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + KEdit Keywords
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K / Cmd + Option + Shift + KSet a Keyword Shortcut
Alt/Option + 1-9Add a Keyword from Keyword Set to Selected Photo
Shift + KAdd/Remove Keyword Shortcut from Selected Photo
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C / Cmd + Option + Shift + CCopy Metadata
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + V / Cmd + Option + Shift + VPaste Metadata
Ctrl/Cmd + SSave Metadata to File
Flagging and Filtering Photos
PFlag Photo - Pick
Shift + PFlag Photo - Pick and Go to Next Photo
XFlag Photo - Reject
Shift + XFlag Photo - Reject and Go to Next Photo
UUnflag Photo
Shift + UUnflag Photo and Go to Next Photo
' (back quote)Cycle Flag Settings
Ctrl/Cmd + LFilters - Toggle
Ctrl + Alt + R /Cmd + Option + RRefine Photos
Develop Module Shortcuts
VConvert to Grayscale
WSelect White Balance Tool
RSelect Crop Tool
AWhen Crop Tool is Selected (Constrain Aspect Ratio)
QSelect Spot Removal Tool
KSelect Adjustment Brush Tool
MSelect Graduated Filter Tool
Ctrl/Cmd + UAuto Tone
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + UAuto White Balance
JShow Clipping
Ctrl/Cmd + ]Rotate Photo Right (Clockwise)
Ctrl/Cmd + [Rotate Photo Left (Counterclockwise)
Slideshow Module Shortcuts
Enter/ReturnPlay Slide Show
Ctrl + Enter / Cmd + ReturnPlay Impromptu Slide Show
SpacebarPause Slide Show
Alt + Enter / Option + ReturnPreview Slide Show
EscEnd Slide Show
Right ArrowGo to Next Slide
Left ArrowGo to Previous Slide
Ctrl/Cmd + JExport PDF Slide Show
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + JExport JPEG Slide Show
Ctrl + Alt + J / Cmd + Option + JExport Video Slide Show
Print Module Shortcuts
Ctrl/Cmd + PPrint
Ctrl + Alt + P / Cmd + Option + PPrint One Copy
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + P / Cmd + Option + Shift + PPrint Settings
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + Left ArrowGo to First Page
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + Right ArrowGo to Last Page
Ctrl/Cmd + Left ArrowGo to Previous Page
Ctrl/Cmd + Right ArrowGo to Next Page
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + HGuides (Show/Hide)
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + MMargins and Gutters (Show/Hide)
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + JPage Bleed (Show/Hide)
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + KImage Cells (Show/Hide)
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + UDimensions (Show/Hide)
Ctrl/Cmd + RRulers (Show/Hide)
Web Module Shortcuts
Ctrl/Cmd + JExport Web Gallery
Ctrl/Cmd + RReload Web Gallery
Ctrl/Cmd + SSave Web Gallery Settings
Ctrl + Alt + P / Cmd + Option + PPreview in Browser

Lightroom Magic: Taking Control of Your Photos

When you first start bringing your photos into Lightroom, it can seem like a lot. However, as you learn Lightroom's shortcuts, you'll see how everything integrates together.

From that point on, you can explore more of Lightroom's many benefits. For instance, try these free Lightroom presets for any occasion.