Lightroom Tips

Lightroom Tip: Quick and Easy Before/After View

Hey everyone. Happy Friday! I’ve got a really quick and simple Lightroom tip today. It’s one of those keyboard shortcuts that’s become second nature for me, but I run in to folks all the time that didn’t know about it. See, Lightroom has official Before/After buttons at the bottom left of your photo (while in the Develop module). Here’s a screen capture to show you where they are.

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While they’re good at showing you your before/after next to each other, that’s typically not the view I prefer. I prefer to see it large on screen. Well, there’s a quick keyboard shortcut that’ll do just that. Just hit the backslash key (\). Press it once and you’ll see the Before image (with no Lightroom changes – except cropping). Then press it again and you’ll see your current After image. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!