3 Keyboard Shortcuts for People View


As a person who does a lot of pictures of people, I am very excited to get into tagging them in People view in Lightroom CC. Here are three shortcuts that I think will speed up that process for you.

O and G : The G key will always bring you to Grid view in Lightroom – so we already know that one. The O key will bring you into People view. If you have your people scanning turned off in Activity center, this is the only time that the scanning will take place.

Shift O: Once you have a stack of images collected in either the named or unnamed section, you’ll need to name them. You can do that by using Shift-O on the selected stack and it will let you enter text for the name.

Alt Drag the Stack: Lightroom will automatically add faces that it believes are similar into a stack of images. If you would like to see what those faces are, alt drag on the stack and it will scrub through the list.

S or Hold S: If you press the letter S on the stack, the stack will expand. Pressing it again will collapse the stack. If you press and hold the S key the stack will stay open for as long as you keep it pressed – a welcome function 🙂



  1. Bob 29 July, 2016 at 10:05 Reply

    I frequently INADVERTENTLY am hitting some key to open People View for which I have absolutely no need. I’ve tried to find online how to avoid turning People View on and to find how to turn it off. I can find no relevant info on this.

    How can I get rid of this unwanted intrusion into my work flow. Under LR>Catalog Settings I have face detection UNCHECKED.

    Can someone advise on this ?

    Thank you

  2. Tore Jessen 22 May, 2016 at 15:24 Reply

    Does anyone know how to remove some photos from face recognition?
    I have many group photos where i dont care of naming the persons.
    I cant find any options for that..?

  3. Nichlas 9 December, 2015 at 06:13 Reply

    Another tip is to mark multiple pictures of the same person (when Lightroom hasn’t stacked them) and then clicking the checkmark with the mouse – this will approve all the marked pictures at once.

    This is good when sorting by “suggested name”.

  4. Jared 5 October, 2015 at 10:12 Reply

    When LR sees several images of the SAME PERSON but doesn’t stack them, how can I stack them if I don’t know the person’s name? It would help unclutter the “Unnamed People” area if I could MANUALLY stack unknown people based on what MY EYE sees, and come back later when I have a name.

    Does anyone know if this can be done yet?

    • Nichlas 9 December, 2015 at 06:15 Reply

      What I do, is that I give them a nickname. Then I can ignore them in the future, or I can change the name when I learn what they are really called.

  5. prakash 29 April, 2015 at 01:26 Reply

    As a person who does a lot of pictures of people, I am very excited to get into tagging them in People view in Lightroom CC. Here are three shortcuts that I think will speed up that process for you.

  6. Thomas 28 April, 2015 at 15:42 Reply

    Anyone happen to know how to force LR to find all faces again in a folder?
    I wanted to clear all name-suggestions in a folder by selecting all pictures and clicking the “this is not xyz” button on the bottom right. As it did not seem to react immediately, I clicked again, only to find that all “face regions” had disappeared. I would like to find a way to force LR to do another facial recognition on the folder. But I have not found a way to accomplish that apart from doing it manually pic by pic.

  7. RobB 28 April, 2015 at 07:38 Reply

    I’d be grateful for any tips or best practices for naming (literally) tens of thousands of People from a Lightroom catalog I recently imported into LR CC. My issue is that upon identifying a person or people in the Unnamed People view, Lightroom spins its wheels and is unresponsive for 5-10 seconds. If there was some way to defer whatever it’s doing at that moment so I could just name a few People uninterrupted, it would save a HUGE amount of time.

    • NeilB 10 April, 2016 at 03:41 Reply

      I was experiencing long delays after tagging a stack of people. Switching from sort by “Stack size” to sort by “Popular Names” removed the slowdown for me.

    • NigelB 8 October, 2016 at 00:43 Reply

      Select a smaller group of images, I did mine by year (about 3-5K images per year) instead of All Photos. Responds reasonably well on a 50K image catalog then. Also when you have a few people in the system select them, and look at the Similar faces search it does – usually very quick at getting 80-90% of the images of that person done in 10-20 clicks.

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