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134 Points

Fri, Nov 20, 2020 7:28 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Default Tool Selection in "Develop"

I'd like (nay, LOVE) if I could set a default tool to be selected within the "Develop" window. I batch edit hundreds of images at a time, and Crop is my go-to first tool selection. Not having to add that extra click each time I navigate to a new photo inside Develop would be huge.

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13 days ago

There are keyboard shortcuts for some tools. The crop tool, for example, can be activated by taping the R key -- R for cRop.

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Thanks, yep that's helpful. But still would like to cut out that entire keystroke/click entirely.

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Just to be more clear about tapping the R shortcut -- tapping R for cRop is a global Lightroom keyboard shortcut. If you're not already in the Develop module, tapping R takes you to that module and invokes the Crop tool. No need to press D to first enter the module and then select Crop.

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Yep, understood. When I've finished an image however, I'd like to arrow over to the next one in the filmstrip and have Crop already selected and ready for adjusting. I don't want to hit a keystroke every time when I have 150+ images lined up.

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With crop tool active, Ctrl + arrow (windows) or Cmd + arrow (mac) will advance to next photo and crop tool will remain active.

Adobe Administrator

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This might work for you:

1. select a series of images 

2. Press "R" to invoke Crop Tool

3. set crop on first image

4. Press ⌘+right arrow to go to the next image with Crop tool still active

5. Hit "Return" when finished

You can rip through a lot of images in short order. Just make sure you have Auto Sync turned off.

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134 Points

Again, helpful, but still a keystroke. Appreciate your insights!

carlos_cardona

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Yes, but you need a keystroke (or click on the menu, which is worse) to go from Grid to Develop anyway, there's no avoiding that, so "R" gets you there with the Crop tool selected. I don't see the big whoop.

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Yes, R calls it up with a crop, understood. I highlight and launch several images into the filmstrip to batch in Develop. All I'm saying is I'd like the option to have a default tool selected and ready to go when I advance to the next photo without having to hit a two-button shortcut.

When you're dealing with large quantities, that becomes a tiresome repeat step.

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I agree and I'd like the ability to view and crop multiple images on one screen at the same time, even doing 2-4 at a time would be a huge time saver as I tend to shoot crooked when firing on the fly :/

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13 days ago

Lightroom does not respond to thoughts only. If you want to go to the next image, you will either have to click once or press a key once. Clicking on the next thumbnail while the crop tool is active will bring you to the crop tool in the next image. Pressing the keystroke as advised by others will also do that. So what’s the difference between these two options and being able to set a default tool? You still need to do something (click or press) to get to that next image in the first place...

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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No kidding! It doesn't read my mind? What a revelation.

The difference is that since every image is getting cropped somehow, I want to click advance and, boom, there's the crop grid already called up. No two-fingered shortcut. No hitting a keystroke once to advance, and then once more for the crop grid to show. No, I want the ability to hit 'next' and have the crop grid ready to go. This is a feature already in Photoshop, might as well be enabled in Lr.

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So make sure the film strip is visible and click on the next thumbnail to advance to that image with the crop tool still active...

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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12 days ago

If you culled your photos and they ALL have Pick Flags or they are ALL Unflagged then you could turn Auto Advance ON and just hit the P key or U key while cropping. It advances to the next photo with the crop tool turned on without changing the flag already set.  It does what you want if the scenario is appropriate.  

To me the 2 finger shortcut it just as easy so I don't see a need to waste valuable engineering time on this.

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Best suggestion yet. May seem a waste to you, not to me. To each their own.