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5 Must-Know Shortcuts for Lightroom's Develop Module


At Pretty Presets, almost everything we do is about saving time in Lightroom.  We want you to spend less time on the computer and more time with those that you love.  That is why keyboard shortcuts are so valuable in Lightroom.

Get familiar with these must-know shortcuts for Lightroom's Develop Module and you will quickly be saving lots of time in Lightroom!

 Develop Mode Shortcuts

D—Develop Mode

We'll start with the most obvious.  Since we spend so much time developing our photos in the Develop Module it is important to know how to get there with just a finger tap. Type the "D" key to quickly get to the Develop Module!  BONUS: Type "G" for Grid to get back to the Library Module.


I use this feature all the time to make sure that I am heading in the right direction with an edit.  Seeing the Before/After view is super helpful for this.  Just tap the "Y" key to see your photo in Before/After mode and then tap the "Y" key to get out of the mode as well.

P—Pick a Favorite (Flag a Photo)

A super quick shortcut for picking favorites from a session is the "P" key.  Tapping "P" for pick will give your photo a flag and then you can filter your filmstrip so that you only see your favorite images when editing the session.

Cmd/Ctrl + or - —Zoom In or Zoom Out

Another action that I find myself doing ALL THE TIME is zooming in to check sharpness.  Using Cmd/Ctrl + or - will allow you to quickly zoom in and out of your photo.  Cmd/Ctrl + will zoom you in and Cmd/Ctrl - will quickly zoom you out!

K—Brush Tool

Since I am constantly using my brushes while developing my photos, this shortcut is super helpful.  Tap the "K" key to open Lightroom's Adjustment Brush tool and then tap it again to close the tool!

Start using these 5 Lightroom shortcuts to save yourself even more time while editing!

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