Lightroom Tips

Tip – Another Before/After Shortcut

Folks. I’m doing it again. Yep, I’m stealing tips from the unsuspecting people that comment here on the blog. But hey, would you rather I just keep them to myself? No way. You want me to steal… you need me to steal! For a second I just felt like Jack Nicholson in “A Few Good Men”. “You want me on the wall! You need me on that wall!”. OK, I digress. Here’s the tip. A while ago I told you about using the Y key as a shortcut to jump to Before/After view. After that tip, a few folks had emailed me about another shortcut. But I totally forgot about it until I saw a comment from one of the friends I met at Photoshop World last year, Glyn Dewis. Here’s the thing. The Y key is fine if you like to see your photo get smaller and sit side-by-side in Before/After view. But what if you want to see your photo at it’s full size. Instead of Y try pressing the (backslash) key. Instead of displaying the Before/After view side by side, it just replaces your photo with the original Before photo. Then, pressing it again displays the photo with all of your settings applied. Go ahead and give both a try and you’ll see what I mean. I thought I liked the Y key a lot but I think I like this one even better. Thanks Glyn! Have a great weekend everyone.