Lightroom Classic’s Hidden “Swipe Between Images” Feature
If you’re using Lightroom Classic on a Laptop (or you have a separate trackpad or even mouse with a scroll wheel) check this out — you can quickly scroll through your images by swiping with your finger right to left on your trackpad. See the 7-second quick video below (no audio).
Here’s where you turn it on:
You turn this feature on in Lightroom Classic’s Preferences; click on the Interface Tab, and the checkbox to turn this feature on/off is at the bottom of the window: “Swipe between images using mouse/trackpad.” (as seen above).
Hope you find that helpful.
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Wish it worked in the develop module. Still trying to figure out how to quickly move between images without moving my hand to the arrow keys.
Must be Mac only. Option not available in my Win 10 / LR 8.0 system.
Thanks for sharice this article keep up the work
Hi. You may also find this very useful with your trackpad. I made an app for macOS that lets you do quick develop changes with simple gestures over the trackpad. It’s called AudioSwift.
How has that been hidden for so long? Thank you Scott!
Thanks, I know now how to disable this 🙂
I’m fine that windows doesn’t do this, as I don’t like to have my images swiped anyway ! 🙂
Same as others, no option in Windows version of Lightroom Classic 7.5.
No option in mine 🙁
Same as others, in Windows 10 and Lightroom 7.5 there is no option in the Interface tab.
It works on my iMac with a Magic Mouse and on my MacBook Pro touch pad but lack finite control … when you swipe/scroll through, the smallest of movements results in swiping through quite a few images and doesn’t seem to be easy to fine tune … but it does work.
same as Jim. On Windows 10, latest Lightroom, there is no such option in Preferences.
FYI – Swipe between images works on my desktop using the trackwheel. However, there is no option to select it on-or-off in the preferences. Lightroom 7.5, Windows 7.
Maybe Macintosh only?