Almost every function in Lightroom has a specified keyboard shortcut for quicker access. Using keyboard shortcuts is a great way to speed up your post-processing significantly, but memorizing all of them can be quite tough. You can view these Module-specific keyboard shortcuts by selecting “<…> Module Shortcuts…” from the Help menu at any time, or by hitting Ctrl + / on your keyboard. Mind you, as many as there are of the shortcuts listed in this table (shown for the Develop Module below), there’s actually more of them. You can find all the Lightroom 4 shortcuts in Adobe’s Help page for both Mac and Windows, while Lightroom 5 shortcut list should be available shortly.
Even though Lightroom’s shortcuts table can be of great help, I still think that it’s a bit over-cramped for daily use. That’s why, after one of our reader’s inquiry (thanks, JADiniz!), I’ve made a list of my most-used Lightroom keyboard shortcuts for you to download and print. Having a printed copy within reach as you post-process your images will help you quickly memorize the shortcuts you use most. Even if you don’t use all of them, the list hopefully won’t be too difficult to search through. Do note these shortcuts are for Windows PC users with Mac OS version coming up soon.
- Click here to download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Most-Used Keyboard Shortcuts print-ready PDF (Windows PC)
- Click here to download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Most-Used Keyboard Shortcuts print-ready PDF (Windows PC)
If you have any suggestions how this list may be improved, feel free to share them in the comments section below.