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Tue, Dec 20, 2011 3:02 AM

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Lightroom: Is there a keyboard shortcut to swap the white box in compare view?

I would like to know if there is a keyboard shortcut to swap the white box in compare view.

For example, say you have a few images you want to compare. Using the compare view, you get the select on the left, and the candidate on the right. The select (left) has a white box around is. Say you want to keep the selected, but flag the candidate for deletion. If I press X, the selected one (left) is flagged, not the candidate.

I know you can use the mouse to somehow place the white box on the candidate (right), but is there a keyboard shortcut for this?

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Employee

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9 years ago

Hi Shaun,

The backslash key "\" will switch focus from the Select to the Candidate.

-Ben

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Ah! Thank you Ben, this was exactly what I was looking for.

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9 years ago

On Windows, Ctrl + left or right arrow does the trick.

Marc

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Hi Marc,

Thanks for the reply, but that keyboard command doesn't seem to move the white box.

Granted, I am on a mac, but command + left or right arrow only swaps the select and candidate photos, not the white box.

If you click on the right image, you will see the white box move to the right. This is the function I am after.

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9 years ago

True, but if you don't want to use the mouse, you can use Ctrl-Right arrow, X and Ctrl-Left arrow to reject the candidate photo.

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Ok, thanks Marc, this is a workable solution.

I guess I was hoping for a single keyboard shortcut so that the white box is over the candidate. That way I can rapidly flag successive candidates as rejects quickly.

Champion

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9 years ago

Down Arrow- Swap Images

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Hi Rikk, again this just swaps the images, not the white box.

Champion

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On my system, it swaps the images and the box doesn't move. That means the 'other image' now has the white box. But Ben's method does it without moving the image.