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Ten More Things About Lightroom


AJ Wood returns with a follow up to his popular post Ten Things Beginners Should Know in Lightroom with an updated Lightroom 4 edition.

These are AJ’s ‘must know’s’, do you have any of your own you want to share? Drop them in the comments and we’ll compile them for a future post.

In the meantime, here’s Ten More Things About Lightroom..


10. Press the Tab key to make side panels disappear, SHIFT+TAB to make side panels, top module links, and bottom film strip disappear.

9. Pressing F5, F6, F7, F8 individually will turn off the top, bottom, left & right panels.

8. You can customize the Lightroom Identity Plate by choosing from the menu Lightroom->Identity Plate Setup on a Mac or Edit->Identity Plate Setup on a PC.


7. You just moved from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 4 – FLAGS ARE GLOBAL. This means images are no longer “unflagged” when added to a Collection.

6. Press the \ (Backslash) key to toggle Before/After previews in the Develop module.

5. Press the Y key to see a side-by-side preview in the Develop module.


4. Press the O key to toggle brush overlay on/off when using the Adjustment Brush.

calibration3. You have Lightroom 4 but want the old slider adjustments from Lightroom 3? Change the Process Version to “2010” under the Camera Calibration panel.

2. Make a virtual copy by pressing CMD+’ (apostrophe) on a Mac or CTRL+’ (apostrophe) on a PC.

1. Use the +/- (plus & minus) keys to quickly size thumbnails when in Grid view in the Library module.






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