This is going to be a really great week, so let’s start it off by learning some really helpful shortcuts for the Develop Module in Lightroom. Here we go:

(1) To move through the sliders in the Basic panel, press the period ( . ) key to move to the next slider down, or press the comma key ( , ) to move to the previous slider. You’ll know which one you’re adjusting because as you move to a new slider, it displays which slider you’ve reader right on screen.

(2) When you reach a slider you want to adjust, use the + key to move the slider to the right, or the minus ( – ) key to move it to the left. When using these shortcuts, they all move in 5-point increments (like +5, +10, +15 and so on) except for Exposure which moves in increments of +10.

(3) Add the Shift Key to + and – and then they move in larger increments (+20, +40, +60 etc.)

(4) Double-click on any of the words (i.e. Exposure, Shadows, Highlights, etc.) and it resets that slider to zero.

(5) Double-click on the word “Tone” and it resets all the sliders in the Tone section (Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadow, Whites, Blacks) to zero.

(6) To reset the White Balance to the “As Shot” White Balance, double-click on WB.

(7) To instantly see your image as a Black & White photo, press the letter “v” on your keyboard. If you want it back in color again, just press “v” again.

Hope you found that helpful. 🙂

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Have a great Monday everybody, and we’ll catch you back here tomorrow for Lightroom Coffee Break!





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  2. Joe Barranco 13 February, 2017 at 08:31 Reply

    The period (.) does not move to next slide on my computer.

    I am using a Mac desktop computer with latest software. Is there some other button I need to enable to get this to work?

    • Andreas Daudert 14 February, 2017 at 18:21 Reply

      Hi Joe,
      I have a mac and it works, but it depends on the keyboard-layout.
      With german keyboard try the + -key instead of the . -key to switch sliders in the developement tool and hit # -key or the device-key (-) to increase or decrease the value a bit or in combination with shift for bigger values. While you hit the + -key the word beside the slider will be highlighted and a tooltip will show up for a second in middle of the screen.


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