The Most Useful Button in Lightroom!

It was Matt Kloskowski who originally tagged it with that name here on Lightroom Killer Tips, and I think he was spot on. Well, maybe it should be “The Most Useful Button in Lightroom?” (with a question mark instead) because while it’s certainly debatable, I believe it’s truly one of, if not the, handiest. If you’re not using the Previous button in your daily work, check out this short little video on why it’s so handy. 

I love that dang button! 🙂

Are you coming to the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando this Summer?
We’ve got three solid days of Lightroom training (and a bunch of Photoshop classes, and lighting and photography and more!). You’ve always said to yourself, “One day, I’ve gotta go to Photoshop World…” and this can be the year. If you’re still on the fence, watch the 1-minute trailer below:

Don’t wait another year – don’t look at all the videos and photo afterward and think you should have gone, but you missed it again. Go right now to – book your hotel (you can stay at the same hotel where we’re holding the conference – the beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel & Convention Center – it where all the instructors and staff are staying, and we’ve even got special discounted room rates). Pack your bags — we’re going to Orlando May 31-June 2, 2018. Let’s do it!

Have a great Monday everybody – let’s make this one count! 🙂



Author: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. You can learn more about Scott at

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  1. …and here I thought it was Adobe’s way of saying “undo”! Man this is a facepalm moment. Thanks Scott!

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  2. Thanks for the tip on the Previous button. Never used it before but now I know what it does, it makes the process a lot easier.

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  3. Great tip, Scott. I use this button quite often. Keep presenting your tips, I enjoy them all and have learned a lot from your tips and tutorials.

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  4. I really enjoy these tips and always learn something even though I’ve been using LR for a long time – thanks for posting them daily

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  5. Great tip – thanks sooooo much!! It will save a lot of time.

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  6. Such a useful tip! Thanks! (I assumed it took you to the next image and never understood why it didn’t do that when I tried!)

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  7. who da thunk it!! I figured that it took you back one step. Great find!!!!! But if this is the BEST button, what is a second great button that nobody knows about?

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    • I thought the same thing myself when I first saw it. Great minds think alike. 🙂

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  8. Agree 100%, Scott! I use that button nearly every day! Worth noting: you can do the same thing in Lr Mobile.

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  9. What? I actually never used the previous button (not sure why).
    Thanks, Scott!

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  10. For some reason it never occurred to me to click the “Previous” button, although I’ve used paste settings from previous before. Thank you very much, that was hiding right there in plain sight!

    As I was watching your video in full screen and tried hitting the “G” button before I remembered it was only a video! 😉

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  11. Thanks, Scott! I always used copy / paste develop settings to do the same things… nice to know there’s one big button to do the same thing.

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    • Great tip. Definitely will use.!!

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  12. Thanks for the tip. I have only used “Previous” to revert back to an earlier setting when working with a given photo. Never considered it could be applied to subsequent photos.

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  13. Darn it, Scott, you did it again. We have plans for the same days as PSW. Don’t tell Kalebra, but we’ll be in Paris those days, followed by a wine-centric river cruise in the Bordeaux region.

    Speaking of KK, if you’re looking for a Valentine Gift, try Laderach chocolate. We did a chocolate tasting tour in Switzerland and they were the clear winners.

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