Keyboard shortcuts



Keyboard shortcuts let you quickly select tools and execute commands without using a menu. When available, the keyboard shortcut appears to the right of the command name in the menu.

In addition to using keyboard shortcuts, you can access many commands using context-sensitive menus. Context-sensitive menus display commands that are relevant to the active tool, selection, or panel. To display a context-sensitive menu, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) an area.

Shortcuts work in all modules on full-size U.S. keyboards unless otherwise indicated. Functionality may vary on other keyboards and in other languages.

Keys for working with panels

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Show/hide side panels

Tab

Tab

Show/hide all panels

Shift + Tab

Shift + Tab

Show/hide toolbar

T

T

Show/hide Module Picker

F5

F5

Show/hide Filmstrip

F6

F6

Show/hide left panels

F7

F7

Show/hide right panels

F8

F8

Toggle solo mode

Alt-click a panel

Option-click a panel

Open a new panel without closing soloed panel

Shift-click a panel

Shift-click a panel

Open/close all panels

Ctrl-click a panel

Command-click a panel

Open/close Navigator or Preview panel

Ctrl + Shift + 0

Command + Control + 0

Open/close left panels under Navigator or Preview panel, top to bottom

Ctrl + Shift + 1 -3

Command + Control + 1 - 3

Open/close Histogram

Ctrl + 0

Command + 0

Open/close right panels, top to bottom

Ctrl + 1 - 7

Command + 1 - 7

Keys for navigating modules

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Go to Library module

Ctrl + Alt + 1

Command + Option + 1

Go to Develop module

Ctrl + Alt + 2

Command + Option + 2

Go to Slideshow module

Ctrl + Alt + 3

Command + Option + 3

Go to Print module

Ctrl + Alt + 4

Command + Option + 4

Go to Web module

Ctrl + Alt + 5

Command + Option + 5

Go to previous module

Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow

Command + Option + Up Arrow

Keys for changing views and screen modes

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Enter Library Loupe view

E

E

Enter Library Grid view

G

G

Enter Library Compare view

C

C

Open selected photo in the Develop module

D

D

Cycle Lights Out modes

L

L

Toggle Lights Dim mode

Ctrl + Shift + L

Command + Shift + L

Cycle screen modes

F

F

Switch between Normal and full-screen, hide panels

Ctrl + Shift + F

Command + Shift + F

Go to Normal screen mode

Ctrl + Alt + F

Command + Option + F

Keys for using a secondary window

Note: The shortcuts for using the secondary window are the same as the equivalent shortcuts in the Library module, with the Shift key added.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Open secondary window

F11

Command + F11

Enter Grid view

Shift + G

Shift + G

Enter normal Loupe view

Shift + E

Shift + E

Enter locked Loupe view

Ctrl + Shift + Enter

Command + Shift + Return

Enter Compare view

Shift + C

Shift + C

Enter Survey view

Shift + N

Shift + N

Enter full-screen mode (requires a second monitor)

Shift + F11

Command + Shift + F11

Show/hide Filter bar

Shift + \

Shift + \

Zoom in / zoom out

Ctrl + Shift + = / Ctrl + Shift -

Command + Shift + = / Command + Shift + -

Increase / decrease Grid thumbnail size

Shift + = / Shift + -

Shift + = / Shift + -

Keys for managing photos and catalogs

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Import photos from disk

Ctrl + Shift + I

Command + Shift + I

Open catalog

Ctrl + O

Command + O

Open Preferences

Ctrl + , (comma)

Command + , (comma)

Open Catalog Settings

Ctrl + Alt + , (comma)

Command + Option + , (comma)

Create a new folder in the Library module

Ctrl + Shift + N

Command + Shift + N

Create virtual copy (Library and Develop module only)

Ctrl +  ‘ (apostrophe)

Command +  ‘ (apostrophe)

Show in Explorer / Finder (Library and Develop module only)

Ctrl + R

Command + R

Go to next/previous photo in the Filmstrip

Right Arrow/Left Arrow

Right Arrow/Left Arrow

Select multiple folders or collections (in Library, Slideshow, Print, and Web modules)

Shift-click or Ctrl-click

Shift-click or Command-click

Rename photo (in Library module)

F2

F2

Delete selected photo(s)

Backspace or Delete

Delete

Remove selected photo(s) from catalog

Alt + Backspace

Option + Delete

Delete selected photo(s) and move to Recycling Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac OS)

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Backspace

Command + Option + Shift + Delete

Delete rejected photo(s)

Ctrl + Backspace

Command + Delete

Edit in Photoshop

Ctrl + E

Command + E

Open in other editor

Ctrl + Alt + E

Command + Option + E

Export selected photo(s)

Ctrl + Shift + E

Command + Shift + E

Export with previous settings

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E

Command + Option + Shift + E

Open plug-in manager

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + , (comma)

Command + Option + Shift + , (comma)

Print selected photo

Ctrl + P

Command + P

Open Page Setup dialog box

Ctrl + Shift + P

Command + Shift + P

Keys for comparing photos in the Library module

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Switch to Loupe view

E or Enter

E or Return

Switch to Grid view

G or Esc

G or Esc

Switch to Compare view

C

C

Switch to Survey view

N

N

Switch from Grid to Loupe view

Spacebar or Z

Spacebar or Z

Swap select and candidate photos in Compare view

Down Arrow

Down Arrow

Make next photos select and candidate in Compare view

Up Arrow

Up Arrow

Toggle between Loupe and Zoom

Spacebar or Z

Spacebar or Z

Zoom in / zoom out in Loupe view

Ctrl + = / Ctrl + -

Command + = / Command + -

Scroll up/down zoomed photo in Loupe view (also works in Develop and Web modules)

Page Up / Page Down on full-size keyboard

Page Up / Page Down on full-size keyboard

Play impromptu slide show

Ctrl + Enter

Command + Return

Rotate photo right (clockwise)

Ctrl + ]

Command + ]

Rotate photo left (counterclockwise)

Ctrl + [

Command + [

Increase/decrease Grid thumbnail size

+ / -

+ / -

Scroll up/down Grid thumbnails

Page Up / Page Down on full-size keyboard

Page Up / Page Down on full-size keyboard

Toggle cell extras

Ctrl + Shift + H

Command + Shift + H

Show/hide badges

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H

Command + Option + Shift + H

Cycle Grid views

J

J

Open Library view options

Ctrl + J

Command + J

Select multiple discrete photos

Ctrl-click

Command-click

Select multiple contiguous photos

Shift-click

Shift-click

Select all photos

Ctrl + A

Command + A

Deselect all photos

Ctrl + D

Command + D

Select only active photo

Ctrl + Shift + D

Command + Shift + D

Deselect active photo

/

/

Add previous/next photo to selection

Shift + Left/Right Arrow

Shift + Left/Right Arrow

Select flagged photos

Ctrl + Alt + A

Command + Option + A

Deselect unflagged photos

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + D

Command + Option + Shift + D

Group into stack

Ctrl + G

Command + G

Unstack

Ctrl + Shift + G

Command + Shift + G

Toggle stack

S

S

Move to top of stack

Shift + S

Shift + S

Move up in stack

Shift + [

Shift + [

Move down in stack

Shift + ]

Shift + ]

Keys for rating and filtering photos

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Set star rating

1 -5

1-5

Set star rating and go to next photo

Shift + 1 -5

Shift + 1-5

Remove star rating

0

0

Increase / decrease rating by 1 star

] / [

] / [

Assign a red label

6

6

Assign a yellow label

7

7

Assign a green label

8

8

Assign a blue label

9

9

Assign a color label and go to next photo

Shift + 6 - 9

Shift + 6 - 9

Flag photo as a pick

P

P

Flag photo as a pick and go to next photo

Shift + P

Shift + P

Flag photo as a reject

X

X

Flag photo as a reject and go to next photo

Shift + X

Shift + X

Unflag photo

U

U

Unflag photo and go to next photo

Shift + U

Shift + U

Increase / decrease flag status

Ctrl + Up Arrow / Ctrl + Down Arrow

Command + Up Arrow / Command + Down Arrow

Cycle flag settings

‘ (back quote)

‘ (back quote)

Show/hide Library Filter bar

\

\

Open multiple filters in the Filter bar

Shift-click filter labels

Shift-click filter labels

Toggle filters on/off

Ctrl + L

Command + L

Find photo in the Library module

Ctrl + F

Command + F

Keys for working with collections

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Create a new collection in the Library module

Ctrl + N

Command + N

Add to Quick Collection

B

B

Show Quick Collection

Ctrl + B

Command + B

Save Quick Collection

Ctrl + Alt + B

Command + Option + B

Clear Quick Collection

Ctrl + Shift + B

Command + Shift + B

Set as target collection

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + B

Command + Option + Shift + B

Keys for working with metadata and keywords in the Library module

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Go to the Add Keywords field of Keywording panel

Ctrl + K

Command + K

Set a keyword shortcut

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K

Command + Option + Shift + K

Add/remove keyword shortcut from selected photo

Shift + K

Shift + K

Enable painting

Ctrl + Alt + K

Command + Option + K

Add a keyword from a keyword set to selected photo

Alt + 1-9

Option + 1-9

Cycle through keyword sets

Alt + 0

Option + 0

Copy/paste metadata

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C / Ctrl + Alt + Shift + V

Command + Option + Shift + C / Command + Option + Shift + V

Save metadata to file

Ctrl + S

Command + S

Open Spelling dialog box

 

Command + :

Check spelling

 

Command + ;

Open Character Palette

 

Command + Option + T

Keys for working in the Develop module

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Convert to grayscale

V

V

Auto tone

Ctrl + U

Command + U

Auto white balance

Ctrl + Shift + U

Command + Shift + U

Edit in Photoshop

Ctrl + E

Command + E

Copy/paste Develop settings

Ctrl + Shift + C / Ctrl + Shift + V

Command + Shift + C / Command + Shift + V

Paste settings from previous photo

Ctrl + Alt + V

Command + Option + V

Copy After settings to Before

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Left Arrow

Command + Option + Shift + Left Arrow

Copy Before settings to After

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Right Arrow

Command + Option + Shift + Right Arrow

Swap Before and After settings

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Up Arrow

Command + Option + Shift + Up Arrow

Increase/decrease selected slider in small increments

Up Arrow / Down Arrow or + / -

Up Arrow / Down Arrow or + / -

Increase/decrease selected slider in larger increments

Shift + Up Arrow / Shift + Down Arrow or Shift + + / Shift + -

Shift + Up Arrow / Shift + Down Arrow or Shift + + / Shift + -

Cycle through Basic panel settings

. (period)

. (period)

Reset a slider

Double-click slider name

Double-click slider name

Reset a group of sliders

Alt-click group name

Option-click group name

Reset all settings

Ctrl + Shift + R

Command + Shift + R

Sync settings

Ctrl + Shift + S

Command + Shift + S

Sync settings bypassing Synchronize Settings dialog box

Ctrl + Alt + S

Command + Option + S

Toggle Auto Sync

Ctrl-click Sync button

Command-click Sync button

Select White Balance tool (from any module)

W

W

Select the Crop tool (from any module)

R

R

Constrain aspect ratio when Crop tool is selected

A

A

Crop to same aspect ratio as previous crop

S

S

Crop from center of photo

Alt-drag

Option-drag

Cycle Crop grid overlay

O

O

Reset crop

Ctrl + Alt + R

Command + Option + R

Select the Spot Removal tool

N

N

Select the Adjustment Brush tool (from any module)

K

K

Select the Graduated Filter tool

M

M

Increase/decrease brush size

] / [

] / [

Increase/decrease brush feathering

Shift + ] / Shift + [

Shift + ] / Shift + [

Switch between local adjustment brush A and B

/

/

Temporarily switch from brush A or B to Eraser

Alt-drag

Option-drag

Paint a horizontal or vertical line

Shift-drag

Shift-drag

Increase/decrease Amount

Drag adjustment pin right/left

Drag adjustment pin right/left

Show/hide local adjustment pin

H

H

Show/hide local adjustment mask overlay

O

O

Cycle local adjustment mask overlay colors

Shift + O

Shift + O

Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Tone Curve adjustment

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T

Command + Option + Shift + T

Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Hue adjustment

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H

Command + Option + Shift + H

Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Saturation adjustment

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S

Command + Option + Shift + S

Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Luminance adjustment

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + L

Command + Option + Shift + L

Select Targeted Adjustment tool to apply a Grayscale Mix adjustment

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + G

Command + Option + Shift + G

Deselect Targeted Adjustment tool

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + N

Command + Option + Shift + N

Show clipping

J

J

Rotate photo right (clockwise)

Ctrl + ]

Command + ]

Rotate photo left (counterclockwise)

Ctrl + [

Command + [

Toggle between Loupe and 1:1 Zoom preview

Spacebar or Z

Spacebar or Z

Zoom in / zoom out

Ctrl + = / Ctrl + -

Command + = / Command + -

Play impromptu slide show

Ctrl + Enter

Command + Return

View Before and After left/right

Y

Y

View Before and After top/bottom

Alt + Y

Option + Y

View Before and After in a split screen

Shift + Y

Shift + Y

View Before only

\

\

Cycle info overlay

I

I

Show/hide info overlay

Ctrl + I

Command + I

Create a new snapshot

Ctrl + N

Command + N

Create a new preset

Ctrl + Shift + N

Command + Shift + N

Create a new preset folder

Ctrl + Alt + N

Command + Option + N

Open Develop view options

Ctrl + J

Command + J

Keys for working in the Slideshow module

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Play slide show

Enter

Return

Play impromptu slide show

Ctrl + Enter

Command + Return

Pause slide show

Spacebar

Spacebar

Preview slide show

Alt + Enter

Option + Return

End slide show

Esc

Esc

Go to next slide

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Go to previous slide

Left Arrow

Left Arrow

Add text overlay

Ctrl + T

Command + T

Rotate photo right (clockwise)

Ctrl + ]

Command + ]

Rotate photo left (counterclockwise)

Ctrl + [

Command + [

Show/hide guides

Ctrl + Shift + H

Command + Shift + H

Export PDF slide show

Ctrl + J

Command + J

Export JPEG slide show

Ctrl + Shift + J

Command + Shift + J

Create a new slide show template

Ctrl + N

Command + N

Create a new slide show template folder

Ctrl + Shift + N

Command + Shift + N

Save slide show settings

Ctrl + S

Command + S

Keys for working in the Print module

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Print

Ctrl + P

Command + P

Print one copy

Ctrl + Alt + P

Command + Option + P

Open Page Setup dialog box

Ctrl + Shift + P

Command + Shift + P

Open Print Settings dialog box

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + P

Command + Option + Shift + P

Go to first page

Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow

Command + Shift + Left Arrow

Go to last page

Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow

Command + Shift + Right Arrow

Go to previous page

Left Arrow

Left Arrow

Go to next page

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Show/hide selected guides

Ctrl + Shift + H

Command + Shift + H

Show/hide rulers

Ctrl + R

Command + R

Show/hide page bleed

Ctrl + Shift + Y

Command + Shift + Y

Show/hide margins and gutters

Ctrl + Shift + M

Command + Shift + M

Show/hide image cells

Ctrl + Shift + T

Command + Shift + T

Show/hide dimensions

Ctrl + Shift + U

Command + Shift + U

Play impromptu slide show

Ctrl + Enter

Command + Return

Rotate photo right (clockwise)

Ctrl + ]

Command + ]

Rotate photo left (counterclockwise)

Ctrl + [

Command + [

Create a new print template

Ctrl + N

Command + N

Create a new print template folder

Ctrl + Shift + N

Command + Shift + N

Save print settings

Ctrl + S

Command + S

Keys for working in the Web module

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Reload web gallery

Ctrl + R

Command + R

Preview in browser

Ctrl + Alt + P

Command + Option + P

Play impromptu slide show

Ctrl + Enter

Command + Return

Export web gallery

Ctrl + J

Command + J

Create a new web gallery template

Ctrl + N

Command + N

Create a new web gallery template folder

Ctrl + Shift + N

Command + Shift + N

Save web gallery settings

Ctrl + S

Command + S

Keys for using Help

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Display current module shortcuts

Ctrl + /

Command + /

Hide current module shortcuts

Click

Click

Go to current module Help

Ctrl + Alt + /

Command + Option + Shift + /

Open Community Help

F1

Command + Shift + / (Mac OS X v.10.4)