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10 Shortcuts Every Lightroom Classic User Should Know

Here ya go!

  1. To change the brush size of Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush; the Left Bracket key on your keyboard makes the brush size smaller; the right bracket makes it larger
  2. To reset any slider to its default setting, double-click on the slider’s nub or its name.
  3. To make your thumbnails in the Library Module larger, press +. To make them smaller press –.
  4. To reset all your Adjustment Brush sliders back to zero, all at once, double-click directly on the word “Effects” near the top of the panel.
  5. To side all the panels, press Shift-Tab. To enter Full-Screen mode, press the letter “f” on your keyboard.
  6. To “Auto” set your White Balance, double-click on the word Temp, then double-click on the word Tint.
  7. To show/hide the Library Search Bar, press the Backslash Key
  8. To get some help finding a missing original photo; click on the exclamation point warning in the top right corner of the thumbnail, and it will tell you where the original image was the last time Lightroom knew where it was.
  9. To see just one panel at a time (instead of constantly scrolling through a list of panels) right-click in the title bar of any panel and choose “Solo Mode.”
  10. To see a side-by-side before/after of your edited image, press the letter “y” on your keyboard.

Hope you found those helpful.

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  1. Cameron 24 May, 2019 at 13:36 Reply

    “To ‘Auto’ set your White Balance, double-click on the word Temp, then double-click on the word Tint.”

    This is 4 mouse clicks. It’s only 2 to click on the white balance mode drop-down (1) and choose ‘Auto’ (2). Not sure how this is a shortcut?

  2. STEVEN GOTZ 24 May, 2019 at 11:33 Reply

    I read these things because I just never know when I might learn that one trick that will come in handy.

    I never knew about the last one. I always just made a virtual copy and reset it to compare it against the edited version.

  3. Craig 24 May, 2019 at 08:39 Reply

    I don’t understand why anyone would need to see Before/After as a shortcut key. Seeing last action would be more preferable.

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