Seven More Of My Favorite Lightroom Classic Shortcuts

Let’s kick off this “almost holiday weekend” by learning some really helpful keyboard shortcuts for Lightroom Classic. Here we go:

(1) To open all the panels in the left or right side panels, hold the Command-key (PC: Ctrl-key) and click on any panel. To close ‘em all back up, use the same shortcut.

(2) To have Lightroom show you exactly where your currently open image is found on your computer, press Command-R (PC: Ctrl-R) and it will open the original image in the Finder (Windows: Explorer)

(3) To play an instant slideshow of your current images in the Library module or the Develop Module, press Command-Return (PC: Ctrl-Enter).

(4) To apply an Auto White Balance to your image in the Develop Module, press Shift-Command-U (PC: Shift-Ctrl-U).

(5) To change the color of the Mask Overly from its default tint of red, press Shift-O (each time you press it, it toggle to the next color). 

(6) If you’re cropping an image and feel likes it needs some straightening too, while you still have the Crop border in place, just hold the Command-key (PC: Ctrl-key) and your crop cursor will change temporarily to the Straighten tool, so you can drag the tool out over an area of your image, vertically or horizontally, that should be straight. 

(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. 🙂

OK, I Don’t Know What This Says, But…
…there are screen caps from an interview I did with Scandinavia’s biggest photography magazine, Digital Foto, and the issue just hit this month. While I’m not exactly sure what it says, I remember we talked about photography, and Photoshop and Lightroom. A lot. Anyway, I thought it was kinda cool so I thought I’d share it with you guys. If you understand Danish, maybe you could give me the gist (down in the comments).

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Have a great weekend everybody, and we’ll catch you back here on Monday. #rolltide!

Best,

-Scott

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 http://scottkelby.com

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  1. I’m danish – though the resolution is way too low for me to read
    Congrats, and cheers!

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  2. lower case “f” (and same to revert that display…)

    F gets it done for me for more viewable space on a laptop (or desktop if I’m really bothered…)

    Windows 10, LR Classic CC.

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  3. Well, thank you, Jesper – I really appreciate the translation (and the oracle thing made me laugh). 🙂 Thanks again, and Have a great weekend! 🙂

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    • You’re welcome, Scott. Have a great weekend too 🙂

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  4. Hi Scot, From the opening it says something like this; He’s written the best selling book on digital photography, ever , travels around the world to teach others to take better pictures. Even thoug he insists to answwe all the requests he gets. Meet photographyer, author and lightrooom oracle, Scott Kelby, who lives and breathes getting other photographers succeed.

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