Add the same Keyboard shortcuts from Lightroom Classic

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Lightroom mobile has some keyboard shortcuts but a lot of issues could be solved when Adobe would just use a lot of the same keyboard shortcuts from Lightroom Classic. For example: R for entering Crop mode and CMD+ARROW Left/Right to go to the next photo even when you are in Crop mode. 
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Brian Satoer

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Lightroom mobile is part of the Lightroom Ecosystem.  The keyboard shortcuts from the Lightroom Desktop software will likely be the same as those in the mobile environment.  Lightroom Classic shortcuts are different in many cases from Lightroom Desktop. 
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Hi Rikk... Thanks for your reply. The shortcuts are not simuliar as you pointed out. But that's one of the reasons why lightroom mobile isn't  really a good professional tool yet.
I tried cropping and rotating 600 photos. This took so much longer just because of the lack of some features or simple keyboard shortcuts. To go into crop mode you have to click, then crop and rotate but there is no way to stay in crop mode and go to the next photo. On LR Classic you simply press CMD+Right Arrow. But now I had to click done. Go to the next photo and then click on the crop icon again. Even just adding the keyboard shortcut R would speed up things. 
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I'd suggest a tweak to the request - to add shortcuts for the tools to match the cloudy version of Lightroom. They're unlikely to make them match Classic, but even having a C shortcut for Crop (for example) would be great.
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I agree... the cloud version misses so many features that it would be impossible to match all keyboard shortcuts. But just having the basics would help so much. At this time I already have to use a lot of work arounds. The mobile version is just so slow for doing large shoots. Normally I would cull using X en P and use the cursors if I change my mind after setting a flag to change it. Because of the lack of the auto advance feature I have to set a filter to only show the unflagged photos but then I can't go back easily to change a slag. I thought using a keyboard for my iPad would help because I wouldn't have to swipe but when you use the X and P via a keyboard you get an annoying blauw dialog box on the next photo which takes 1-2 seconds to go away. Normally I just need 1 second to set a flag so that dialog box really slows things down. The after culling I do the cropping/rotating for all photos and this really is an impossible thing to do because you have to click done after every photo before you can go to the next photo. And then because there is no keyboard shortcut for Crop you have to click it on the screen. I could cull an entire wedding with around 3500 photos in about 1-1.5 hours on my Mac but on mobile it takes at least twice as long. Then the cropping of the selected photos (500-700) normally took me around 70-80 minutes. On mobile because all of the extra things you have to click it takes me almost 3 hours.