Posts tagged "Viewing Images"

August 3, 2012

Unlocking Compare View’s Link Focus in Lightroom 4

When using Compare View in Lightroom, holding down the Shift key will unlock the Link Focus which, when zoomed in, allows the repositioning of each panel independently.

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December 19, 2011

LR3 – Finding Images on Disk

Command + R (Mac) | Control + R (Win) will display the selected image in the Finder (Mac) | Explorer (Win). Note, this will only work when a single image is selected.

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September 27, 2011

LR3 – Selecting Folders, Collections and Files in Lightroom’s Output Modules

If you find that you’re in one of Lightroom’s output modules but don’t have the correct images to work with, instead of returning to the Library Module, you can:

•  Choose a different collection using the Collections panel.

•  Use the Go Back and Go Forward navigation icons to view recently viewed folders (located above the Filmstrip on the left-hand side, in the little black strip)

•  Click the downward pointing triangle to the right of the path (above the Filmstrip, on the left-hand side, in that little black strip) and choose from Recent and Favorite Sources.

You can also refine the selection using the Content Selector in the tool bar – choosing between All Filmstrip Photos, Selected Photos or Flagged Photos.

And don’t forget, you don’t have to return to the library to reorder images either. Simply drag to reposition the images in the Filmstrip (be sure you have to click and drag in the thumbnail area – not the gray area surrounding the thumbnail to reposition). Note, there are certain circumstances when you can not drag to create a custom sort order. Click here to watch the short video on Custom Sort Orders.


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August 29, 2011

LR3 – Thumbnail Badges

To show/hide the small iconic badges that appear overlaid on an image’s thumbnail in the Library module (in Grid view), select View > View Options and under the Cell Icons options choose to check/uncheck Thumbnail Badges.  To show/hide badges that are overlaid on the image thumbnails in the Filmstrip, select Preferences > Interface and, in the Filmstrip options, check/uncheck Show Badges.

It’s worth taking a minute to look at all of the options for displaying additional information such as Flags, Quick Collection Markers, and Unsaved Metadata in the View Options and Ratings & Picks, Stack Counts, and so on in the Interface Preferences  to customize the amount of information that you want Lightroom to display on your images.

Here are a few shortcuts that I commonly use to display various amounts of information:

•  Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + Shift  + H  hides/shows Badges.

•  Command (Mac) / Control (Win)  + J displays the View options for the Library (Grid and/or Loupe) and Develop modules.

•  Tap the I key to cycle through the Information overlay in Loupe View (the content is controlled in the Loupe Info view options).

•  Tap the J key to cycle through the Grid View Style.

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January 7, 2011

LR3 – Auto Stack by Capture Time

In the Library module, choose Photo > Stacking> Auto Stack by Capture Time and use the slider to set the amount of time between stacks. Lightroom will automatically stack the images in the folder based on the range selected.

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January 6, 2011

LR3 – Stacking Photographs

Stacking photographs can be helpful when you only wish to display the best of several similar frames in the Library while hiding the others (as if stacking images on a light table for those of us old enough to remember shooting chromes). In Grid view, select the range of photos, then choose Photo > Stacking > Group into Stack or Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + G. A small icon is displayed in the upper left of the photograph’s thumbnail in Grid view displaying number of stacked images.

Some additional stacking shortcuts:

• Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Shift + G will unstack images.

• Tap “S” will show/hide the images in the stack.

• Shift + { or } moves an image up or down in the stack.

• Shift + S moves an image to the top of the stack.

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January 5, 2011

LR3 – Survey View (N)

In Survey View the right/left/up/down arrow keys move you from one image to the next. The  “/” (forward slash) removes the active image (the one with the thin white outline around it) from the selection.

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January 4, 2011

LR3 – Compare View (C)

In Compare View, the left and right arrow keys move through your selected images , displaying them as the Candidate. The down arrow swaps Select and Candidate while the up arrow promotes Select to Candidate.

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December 30, 2010

LR3 – Overlay Photo Information

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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December 29, 2010

LR3 – Viewing Images

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).

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December 9, 2010

LR3 – Viewing 1:1 on Import

New to Lightroom 3 is the ability to view images in the Import dialog at 1:1 (100%). Use the same shortcuts as in the Library module – G for grid and E for Loupe (or enlarge) or use the icons at the lower left of the preview area in the tool bar. Once in Loupe view, you will automatically be given the zoom tool to view at 1:1 (100%) to check focus.

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December 6, 2010

LR3 – Import: Compact and Expanded View

Tapping the Tab key while in the Import dialog, toggles between Compact and Expanded view (or click the small triangle in the lower left of the Import window).

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September 15, 2010

Previewing Images Full Screen in Bridge

Tapping the spacebar will display all of the selected files in Bridge in Slideshow Mode. Note – so will Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + L.

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