One trick to working at speed with Lightroom is to know a few essential keyboard shortcuts. But a command that’s essential to one user is something that another person might never require.

Luckily Lightroom’s menu items show the keyboard shortcuts so you can memorize those you need most, and under Help there is a keyboard shortcuts command, but here is my suggestion of those most worth learning.

I do not aim to provide a comprehensive list. After all, Lightroom offers shortcuts for almost every activity and life’s too short to bother remembering the more obscure ones.

Essential shortcuts