Tapping the “I” key cycles between 2 different information overlays (or no display) in Loupe View in both the Library and Develop module as well as displays one overlay in the Print module. Control what information is displayed using the View > View Options menu’s in the corresponding modules).
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To move quickly between Grid and Loupe view, use the shortcuts “G” for Grid and “E” for Loupe (I think of “enlarge” so that I can remember the shortcut). When in Loupe view, double clicking on the image will take you back to grid view (and vice versa).
Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + click the panel header to show/hide all panel options.
To only display the options (or contents) of one panel at a time in Lightroom, Control (Mac) / Right Mouse (Win) -click on the panel header and select Solo Mode. Now, when you click the panel header for one panel, the others will close automatically. This can be especially useful when working on a laptop or smaller display. You can also toggle on Solo Mode by Opt/Alt -clicking the triangle on the panel header. To display more than one panel while still in Solo Mode, Shift -click an additional panel’s header.
Each Panel has it’s own shortcut depending on it’s placement in the panel. For example, in the Library and Develop Modules, Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + 0 (zero) will toggle the contents of the Histogram (the first panel on the right side), Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + 1 toggles the Basic panel and so on down the panels. Its a bit different in the Output panels, because they begin with Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + 1 (not zero).
As for the panels on the left, on the Mac, it’s an odd shortcut Command + Control + 0 (zero), 1, 2 etc. and on Windows, Control + Shift +0 (zero), 1, 2 etc.
Sometimes the panels in Lightroom seem a little “over-anxious” to display themselves. In the Library module, for example, when I have the right panel hidden but reach for the scroll bar, I often overshoot it and the panel pops out. In order to control the panel’s behavior, Control (Mac), right mouse (Win) -click the small triangle (outer edge of the panel midway down the screen) to change panel hide/show options and choose from Auto Show and Hide, Auto Hide and/or Manual as desired. Note that each panel can be controlled separately.
F5 toggles the Module picker.
F6 toggles the Filmstrip.
F7 toggles the left panel.
F8 toggles the right panel.
To Move to the Develop Module tap “D” for develop or “R” if you want to go to the Develop Module and simultaneously select the Crop Tool.
To return to the Library, tap the “G” key to return in Grid view or tap the “E” to return to Loupe view.
Or, you can get to any of the Modules via Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 for each of the 5 modules (Library, Develop, Slideshow, Print, and Web).
Tap the L key to “dim” the lights (screen back the Lightroom interface so that the focus is more on the selected image.
Tap L again to “turn off” the lights (darken the interface completely).
Tap L again to return to “lights on” (the original view).
Tapping the “T” key toggles the visibility of the Tool bar.
Tapping the F key in Lightroom cycles through Standard, Full Screen with Menus, and Full Screen modes. When working on a larger monitor the extra real estate isn’t super critical, but when working on a laptop, every pixel counts!
Note: when in Full Screen Mode on the Macintosh positioning the cursor at the bottom of the screen doesn’t reveal the OS’s Doc. Use Command + Tab to cycle through your open applications (when Lightroom is in Full Screen).
Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Shift + F hides all panels and enters Full Screen Mode.
Photoshop and Lightroom Tips
After posting 450+ Photoshop Shortcuts in the past 18 months, it’s time to expand my blog!
As some of you have noticed, I have started posting some of my photography as well as the video’s that I post on AdobeTV. And I believe that a lot of you will be happy to hear that I will also begin posting content about Lightroom too! So lets get started…
This week I’ll begin with a shortcut that is the same for both Photoshop and Lightroom:
The “Tab” key hides the panels in Lightroom, and it hides the Tool Bar and panels in Photoshop.
Adding the Shift key is a little different in the two applications:
LIGHTROOM – Shift +Tab hides the panels plus the module picker and filmstrip.
PHOTOSHOP – Shift +Tab hides the panels but leaves the Tool Bar visible.
There are two different shortcuts to cycle through your open documents:
1) Cmd (Mac) / Ctrl Win) + ~ (tilda) and
2) Control + Tab. (Adding the Shift key will reverse direction.)
At any time, if you’re feeling overwhelmed at the number of menu items that Photoshop displays, you can hide the ones that you aren’t using. Simply select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and click the Menu tab. Navigate to any of the menus that you don’t want to see, and click the eye icon to toggle it’s visibility. You can hide/show as many menus as desired, even save different sets for using when working on different tasks.
Note: when you choose to hide menu items, a command to “Show All Items” will be added to the bottom of the Menu or Panel. To temporarily see hidden menu items, click on “Show All Menu Items” or Command (Mac) / Control (Win) -click on the menu.
When using the keyboard shortcuts to select a tool in Adobe Camera Raw, ( “C” to access the Crop tool for example) tapping it again will take you back to the previously selected tool.