Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet

"Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Lightroom Tutorials.

This is the second part of the Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts article. If you remember in the original post, I outlined my approach for using shortcuts in Lightroom and listed the ones I use most often in my editing workflow.

The original article resonated well with my blog readers and on social media in general, so I decided to extend the topic by putting together a cheatsheet of my favorite shortcuts. This is one you can download and use in Lightroom.

Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet


Here is the graphic I created in Photoshop where I listed my favorite Lightroom shortcuts.

Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet - Screenshot

This is how it looks after I installed it in Lightroom using the little-known Panel End Mark feature of the application. This feature allows users to add any graphic—in PNG format—and set it to appear on every panel (left and right) of each module.

Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet - One

Library Module. Left Panel

Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet - Two

Develop Module. Right Panel

Below is the 3 step installation process to bring Keyboard Cheatsheet into Lightroom.

Feel free to use the images I created or use your own by following the installation steps below.​

Installation: Step 1

Right-click (Option-click) to download the appropriate version below. Save it to your computer.

Window Version

Mac Version

These are PNG images with the transparent background.

Installation: Step 2

​Right click (Control-Click) at the bottom of the left or right panel in any module.

Select Panel End Mark > Go to Panel End Marks Folder​

Copy PNG file you downloaded in Step 1 to the Panel End Marks Folder

Installation: Step 3

Now you have a new option under Panel End Mark menu: LR_Shortcuts_Cheatsheet_WIN.png or LR_Shortcuts_Cheatsheet_MAC.png depending on what version you downloaded.

Select the image name of the graphic you copied to​ Panel End Marks Folder​ in step 3 and it will appear at the bottom of the panels.

The Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet appears on both panels in every module.

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  • Annette Johnson says:

    Hi Viktor,
    What a great little freebie, and so damn useful. I have shared this on one of my facebook groups as a thank you for a great idea! tip: you can also istall it via Edit-Preferences-interface-Panels-Endmarks-drop down and select “go to end marks folder”-drag and drop your PNG into it- shut down Lr and then restart, do the same upto drop down- then select the png shortcuts and voila! it’s on the end mark places on LR!

    Thank you!

  • Colin Boyland says:

    Thanks Victor. In theory, this looks like a good idea, as a way to try to adapt to Keyboard shortcuts (I nearly always just use the mouse, but read other experienced Lightroom (and Photoshop users) say it’s much quicker to use the Keyboard. I’ve set it up, but will wait now until another day, the next time I open Lightroom to try it.

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